Cookies are small data or text files that are sent to your browser by the website so that the site can recognize the browser. There are different types of cookies for different purposes: technical cookies (for language settings, for example), session cookies (temporary cookies), and tracking cookies (which record the activities of visitors to websites to be able to offer a more optimal user experience).
Cookies are stored on the hard drive of the user's computer. Cookies can be placed by the server of the website being visited or by partners that the website works with. Cookies only read information that the cookies have themselves stored. The cookies do not have any access to other information on the computer.
A cookie usually contains the name of the server that placed the cookie, an expiry date and a unique code.
Cookies help to coordinate the website better with the wishes and preferences of the visitors. Cookies can also be used to personalise the content of a website or an advertisement on a website.
The UZ Brussels website uses the following types of cookies:
These cookies are essential to be able to use the website.
Examples include: navigation on the website, filling in forms, etc.
These are cookies that simplify the functionality of the website and ensure that you have a more personalised browsing experience.
Examples include: language preference, presentation preferences, etc.
These cookies are used to monitor the use of the website.