Cookie policy

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1. General

This cookie policy ("Cookie Policy") regulates the use of cookies and similar technologies as part of your use of our Websites at GIM.BE & BELMAP.BE (referred to hereinafter as the "Website") and the accompanying services (jointly referred to hereinafter as "Services"). This processing is performed by GIM as data controller in accordance with the applicable legislation relating to the protection of personal data. By 'GIM', we mean G.I.M. - Geographic Information Management nv, registered office at Ubicenter D, Philipssite 5 box 27, 3001 Leuven (Belgium), enterprise number 0454.064.819 and is entered in the Register of Legal Persons in Leuven and its subsidiary GIM Wallonie scrl, Parc scientifique Créalys, Rue Camille Hubert 13C, 5032 Gembloux, enterprise number 0888.052.222 and  is entered in the Register of Legal Persons in namur.
Cookies are small text files that are filed on the hard drive of a device and that contain certain information, which sometimes includes personal data. When you use our Website and/or Services, we then also collect and process other personal information by way of cookies and similar technologies. Read our Privacy Policy if you want to know more.


By continuing to use our Website and/or Services or by clicking “Accept” after you have been notified of the use of cookies and similar technologies, you acknowledge that you have carefully read this Cookie Policy and that you unreservedly agree with it. You can change your cookie preferences at any time. You can click on "cookie settings" at the bottom of the footer.
We reserve the right to change, supplement or replace this Cookie Policy from time to time. Your attention will be drawn to such changes, additions to or replacements through our Website and/or Services. If you do not agree with these changes, additions or replacements, we request you to send an email to datamanagement@gim.be. If we have not received any notification of this within three (3) working days after you have been notified of the changes, supplements or replacements through our Website or Services, you will be presumed to have accepted any changes, supplements or replacements.

This cookie policy was last modified on february 1st, 2020.

2. Which cookies and why?

When you visit and/or use our Website, we place cookies or use similar technologies with which we collect and process personal data about you. Such cookies and similar technologies consist of the following, for example:

1.1 Strictly Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

__cookie_consent
Type: functional
Description:  Indicates whether the cookie consent must be shown or whether it has already been accepted

Expiry: one year

rc::c
Type: functional

Description:  This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.

Expiry: one session


_language
Type: functional

Description:  This cookie remembers the user's language preferences.

Expiry: 29 days

lang_

Type: functional
Description:  Keep track of user language for all page requests.

Expiry: 1 year

cookie_aware

Type: functional
Description:  Used to see if the cookie banner needs to display.

Expiry: 1 year

PHPSESSID
Type: functional
Description:  Keep track of user session status for all page requests

Expiry: 1 user session

1.2 Statistic cookies

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

_ga

Type: statistic

Description: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Used by Google Analytics.

Expiry: 2 years

_gat

Type: statistic
Description: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

Expiry: 1 day

_gid

Type: statistic

Description: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Expiry: 1 day

1.3 Marketing Cookies

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

1P_Jar

Type: marketing

Description: Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.

Expiry: 1 month

ANDID

Type: marketing
Description: Google uses these cookies to customise ads on Google websites, based on recent searches and interactions.

Expiry: 13 months

NID

Type: marketing
Description: Google uses these cookies to store customer preferences and customise ads on Google websites, based on recent searches and interactions.

Expiry: 13 months

You can prevent cookies from being stored or remove cookies already stored by adjusting the settings in your browser. You find help to adjust these settings on the website of the browser that you use. Remember that disabling cookies when visiting the Website may cause some or all of the functions of the Website not to work properly.

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Microsoft Edge: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-10/edge-privacy-faq
Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=nl_BE&viewlocale=en_US.

If you have a complaint regarding our processing of your personal data, you can always contact us at the following email address datamanagement@gim.be. If you are still not satisfied with our answer, then you are at liberty to file a complaint with the competent data protection authority, the Belgian Privacy Commission. For more information, go to https://www.privacycommission.be.

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