Last modified on: 21 June 2020
This document describes what cookies are and how they are used on the website of The Belgian Lighthouse.
The Belgian Lighthouse (enterprise number BE 0729 909 657), Milseweg 9/0103, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium.
2. General modalities
A user is free at any moment to delete or restrict cookies by changing the settings of his browser.
However, switching off cookies can affect the correct functioning of the website. Some functions of the website may be only partly or not accessible.
3. What are cookies?
A cookie is a small computer file emitted by the server of The Belgian Lighthouse that gets saved on the device with which a user visits our website.
Several types of cookies can be distinguished according their purpose. On the one hand there are essential or strictly necessary cookies and on the other hand there are non-essential cookies (function, analytic and targeting cookies).
When a cookie has been stored on a device, subsequent requests to the same domain can send information saved inside the cookie, until the cookie expires or is deleted.
A server can only store a cookie on the device of a user if the user sends a request to this server and the browser of the user is configured to allow and store cookies.
Cookies offer extra functionality to the website and help us follow up the usage of the website more accurately.
5. Cookies used by The Belgian Lighthouse
5.1. Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are required to allow correct functioning of the website and cannot be switched off in our systems.
These cookies are typically set in response to an action carried out by the user on the website, for example the addition of an item to the shopping basket, the placement of an order, or the execution of an online payment.
5.2. Non-essential cookies
These cookies are not strictly required for the correct functioning of the website, but help us with maintaining and improving the website.
The Belgian Lighthouse uses these cookies to offer improved functionality and personalisation of the website. They can be set by The Belgian Lighthouse or by external provides with which we partner to offer optimal functionality of the website.
Analytical (Statistics) cookies
The Belgian Lighthouse uses these cookies to monitor visitor numbers and to gain insight into which pages are visited often and less often.
The Belgian Lighthouse does NOT use these cookies.
(These cookies are typically used by advertising partners and allow these external partners to construct a profile of the interests of a user based on which the user can be shown relevant advertisements on other websites.)
6. Privacy and user rights
As cookies may entail or constitute manipulation of personal information, the user has a right to a lawful and secure handling of this information.