What exactly are cookies?
Cookies are small data or text files that are installed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or use a (mobile) application. The cookie file contains a unique code that allows your browser to be recognized by the website or web application during the visit to the online service or during successive, repeated visits. Cookies may be placed by the server of the website or application you are visiting, as well as by third party servers that may or may not interact with this website or application.
In general, cookies make the interaction between the visitor and the website or application easier and faster and help the visitor to navigate between the different parts of a website or application.
You can refuse the installation of cookies through your browser settings. You can also delete the already installed cookies from your computer or mobile device at any time, as follows:
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/nl-be/help/17479/windows-internet-explorer-11-change-security-privacy-settings
When you disable cookies, please note that certain graphic elements may not look nice, or you may not be able to use certain applications. Below is a detailed list of all types of cookies that [entity name] uses on its websites.
The following elements must be described per cookie
Reverse proxy (example cookie)
Cookie name: boat charters
Purpose: the Reverse Proxy of the Flemish government places this cookie on Vlaanderen.be to ensure the proper execution of the transmission of communication over an electronic communication network of the Flemish government.
Cookie(s) placed by: Flemish government
Recipients of the data: Flemish government
Validity: permanent cookies with a validity of up to 24 hours