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Cookie Policy

The Brussels Regional Informatics Centre (BRIC) uses cookies on its website bric.brussels to improve its function and to gather statistics in connection with its use (number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.).

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of text, possibly including numbers, which a website stores on the PC or device (smartphone, tablet, etc.) you use to visit that website. Cookies are designed to speed up and customise the use of a website as you visit and re-visit that site.

For this purpose, cookies exchange information between your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.) and the server on which the website is running, for example information about your preference as to how the website is displayed (language, font size, etc.), your navigation history, your choices from the options provided by the website or registration information.

Which cookies do we use on the BRIC website?

Functional cookies:

these cookies are specifically for Plone, the content management platform that acts as the “engine” of the BRIC website.

The Plone cookies ensure better management of some of the website’s functionalities. These cookies are anonymous (none of the information gathered can be linked to your identity). In addition, with the exception of the cookie that records your language preference, Plone cookies disappear as soon as you close your browser. They are therefore deleted from your PC or device as soon as you close the browser.

Statistical cookies:

The BRIC uses the services of Google Analytics to analyse the number of visitors to the website and their behaviour.

These statistical cookies provide the BRIC with information on such things as the number of visitors, their location, their path through the website (how and via what page they reached the site, what pages they went on to consult and via what page they left the site), the time of the visit, etc. These cookies are anonymous and can remain in place for up to 2 years.

How are cookies monitored?

You have the option of monitoring and/or deleting cookies as you see fit through your browser settings.For example, you can delete all the cookies stored on your PC, and can also set most browsers to block cookies. In that case, you may have to re-enter certain preferences each time you visit the same website, and it is possible that certain services and functionalities will not work.

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