Our website www.flanders.bio (“Website”) uses cookies in order to optimise the functioning of the website and your user experience.

Your continued use of our Website constitutes your acceptance of our Cookie Policy. If you do not agree with our Cookie Policy, please do not continue to use our Website.

This Cookie Policy applies to the website https://www.flanders.bio operated by FlandersBio vzw, a Belgian non-profit organisation, with company / VAT number BE0863 763 620 and registered offices at

Jean-Baptiste de Ghellincklaan 13 bus 0102
9051 Gent
BELGIUM 

Contact details

+32 92418041
info@flanders.bio

This policy solely concerns the use of cookies. Please click here if you wish to consult our full Privacy Statement.

1. WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small data files that your computer, mobile phone or other device downloads when you visit a website. Cookies are sent back on each subsequent visit to this website or to another website that recognizes this cookie.

Cookies enable a website to recognise users.

Cookies are used, among other things, to help you navigate between pages efficiently, to remember your preferences and to increase your general ease of use.

See also the following link for more information about cookies: www.youronlinechoices.com

We strongly respect your privacy and therefore ensure that our use of cookies is fully in accordance with the most recent legislation. 

2. WHY DO WE USE COOKIES?

We make use of cookies for the following reasons, amongst others:

  • To increase the functionality of our Website;

  • To ease the use of our Website and to adapt it to your needs;

  • To gather statistics and study the behaviour of visitors of our Website;

  • ....

3. WHAT TYPE OF COOKIES DO WE USE?

We make use of the following type of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are necessary for the functioning of our Website. They allow you to log in and use our services.

  • Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies analyse the way our Website is used, which pages are most frequently visited, which problems occur, etc. This way we can improve our Website and keep your user experience optimal.

  • Functionality cookies. These cookies are used to recognize individual users and to remember their preferences. We can, for instance, remember your choice of language and other settings so that they are immediately correct on your next visit.

  • Targeted or marketing/advertising cookies. These cookies analyse your surfing behaviour (on our and other websites) to show you ads that match your interests and profile. Such cookies generally come from third parties (such as Google or Facebook) that collect that information and also take care of the ads based on it.

As a rule, our cookies expire automatically.

 Our cookies can also be explained on the basis of who owns them. They can thus be divided into:

  • First-party cookies. These cookies are created by the domain (website) you are visiting directly. They control and remember e.g. the display of the website in your preferred language or the username you entered on the Website.

  • Third-party cookies. These cookies come from other parties. They are often used to track online behaviour across different websites.

4.WHICH COOKIES DO WE USE?

4.1 flanders.bio

  • First-party cookies

  • Purpose: To improve the operation and functioning of the website.

  • Type: Strictly necessary cookies

  • Data: Your behaviour on our website, technical identification data, preferences, etc. No data will be kept permanently that may lead to identification.

  • Validity: First-party cookies include both session cookies (which expire when you close your browser) and persistent cookies which expire after 1 year.

4.2 Google Analytics

  • Third-party cookies

  • Purpose: Analysis of technical and geographical data, user interactions and usage of our Website to enhance your user experience and the functionalities offered on this Website. We have set Google Analytics so that the findings of Google Analytics are only shared anonymously with Google.

  • Type: Analytical/performance cookies

  • Data: Technical identification data, your behaviour and interactions with our Website. We do not have access to the information collected, only to the resulting statistics.

  • Validity: These include both session cookies and cookies that expire after 2 years.

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4.3 YouTube / Vimeo

  • Third-party cookies

  • Purpose: YouTube and Vimeo are used by the website to store and show video content. These cookies are set by YouTube and Vimeo to track usage of their services.

  • Type: Performance cookies

  • Data: Usage of services (for example to increment the ‘views’ counter on the videos).

  • Validity: These cookies are removed at the end of your session.

4.4 Facebook

  • Third-party cookies

  • Purpose: These cookies are used by  Facebook as part of their embedded services on our Website (likes, sharing etc.).

  • Type: Marketing cookies

  • Data: More information about Facebook’s use of cookies can be found in their cookie policy  

  • Validity: These cookies are from Facebook and will be deleted after a maximum of 2 years. Your personal data will be saved for a maximum of 180 days.

5. HOW CAN YOU CONTROL COOKIES?

At any time, you are able to refuse any advertising, analytical and functionality cookies via our cookie settings on our Website.

You can also control which cookies you want to accept yourself via your browser settings. If you refuse functionality, analytical and/or strictly necessary cookies, it might be possible that certain parts of our website will not work properly or not at all.

Settings for your browser can be found via the following links:

6. MODIFICATIONS

We may modify this cookie policy at any time. You will be informed of any significant changes upon your next visit to the website. Such modifications become binding as of your first visit on our Website after the changes have been made. We therefore recommend that you consult this page regularly as we will post any changes to our cookie policy here.