Cookie Statement

What are cookies?

This website (https://www.fwo.be) uses cookies. These are small text files that are sent along with pages of fwo.be and stored by your web browser on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. When you next visit fwo.be, the information contained in these cookies can be sent back to the website, allowing faster and more efficient access to the site, user statistics to be generated, etc.

Cookies can be categorised according to their origin, their lifespan and their function. 

Origin

  • First party cookies are cookies that are placed directly on the website by fwo.be.
  • Third party cookies are cookies that are placed on fwo.be by third parties because fwo.be incorporates elements from other websites.

Duration

  • Session cookies are stored temporarily whenever you visit the website and are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
  • Persistent cookies remain on your device for the duration of the cookie and are activated whenever you visit fwo.be.

Function

  • Functional cookies are essential for fwo.be to function properly. These cookies are necessary for the website to function optimally and securely, such as cookies for load balancing (i.e. the distribution of requests to a web server over a number of computers) and cookies that store your cookie preferences. These cookies cannot to rejected if you want to visit our website and can be installed without your consent.
  • Non-functional cookies are not essential for fwo.be to function properly, but enable us to offer an optimised and personalised website. These cookies may be used for statistical, social or commercial purposes and are independent of the technical support of the website. These cookies can only be installed with your express consent.

    • Technical cookies are used to store your user preferences and track prior visits to the website. As a result, you no longer need to enter the same information with every new session.
    • Analytics cookies measure website activity and allow the website to be optimised. They tell us which pages are visited most, how users behave on the website, etc. The information thus gathered is then subjected to a statistical analysis to make the structure, navigation and content of fwo.be more user friendly and enhance its performance.
    • Social media cookies make it possible to embed the content of social networking sites. If social networking sites install cookies via fwo.be to gather your data, fwo.be has no influence on how such third parties handle the gathered data. Further information can be found in the privacy statements of the respective social networking sites.Where appropriate, these are specified in the list of active cookies below. Please note that these privacy statements can be changed at any time by the social networking sites.

Cookies contain personal data and their processing is therefore governed by our Privacy Statement.

Cookies used by fwo.be

 

Cookies

Type

Lifespan

Description

Essential

NET_SessionId                                

First party

session

 

 

This cookie stores which web pages the user has successively visited.

 

fwo_cookieconsent_status

First party

1 year

This cookie stores the user’s cookie preferences.

 

Analytics

Google Analytics

First party

session up to 2 years

These cookies gather information for fwo.be, including information about the number of (unique) visitors, visitor sessions, how visitors use the website and via which channel (social media, search engines etc.) fwo.be was accessed. Google Analytics then provides insight into this data based on an analysis report. You can read Google’s privacy policy here.

 

_ga

2 years

_gat

session

_gid

session

 

 

companywebcast.com

Third party

session up to 2 years

These cookies gather information for companywebcast.com, including information about the number of (unique) visitors, visitor sessions, how visitors use the website and via which channel (social media, search engines etc.) fwo.be was accessed. Google Analytics then provides insight into this data based on an analysis report. You can read Google’s privacy policy here and companywebcast’s privacy policy here.

 

_ga

2 years

_gat

session

_gid

session

 

 

_flowbox

Third party

3 months

This cookie gathers information for getflowbox.com, including information about the number of (unique) visitors, visitor sessions, and statistics relating to the Instagram content embedded on fwo.be. You can read flowbox’s privacy policy here.

 

Consent

When first visiting the website, you will be asked to indicate your cookie preferences. You have the option either to accept all cookies, in which case you will be able to make full use of all the website’s functions, or to accept only cookies that are technically necessary for the proper operation of the website. You can decide, at any time, to restrict or expand the use of cookies by adjusting your preferences (at the bottom of this page).

The use of essential cookies is based on our legitimate interest, because these cookies are necessary for fwo.be to function properly and securely. No other cookies will be used unless fwo.be has received your express consent to do so.

Please be aware that changing your preferences may affect the appearance and functioning of the website. Some functions will be restricted or closed if you do not accept all cookies.

How to deactivate or delete cookies?

If you want to know which cookies have been installed on your device or if you want to delete them, you can do so in your browser settings. Further information on this is available via the links below.

Firefox

Chrome

Safari

Internet Explorer

Firefox (mobile)

Chrome (mobile)

Safari (mobile)

Microsoft Edge

Your rights as a website visitor

Pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation), your rights as a website visitor include the right to information, rectification, erasure, objection to and restriction of data processing. More information about your rights can be found in our Privacy Statement.

To exercise the above rights, send your request by e-mail to dpo@fwo.be.

Contact

This website is the property of the Research Foundation - Flanders.

Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen
Egmontstraat 5
1000 Brussel
Belgium

Tel: +32 2-512 91 10
Fax: +32 2-512 58 90
E-mail: post@fwo.be

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at dpo@fwo.be.