Port of Antwerp-Bruges Cookie Policy

Date last updated: 13th of April 2022


Port of Antwerp-Bruges (hereinafter “Port of Antwerp-Bruges”, “we” or “us”) uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (hereinafter “cookies”) on its website(s) (hereinafter “Website(s)”).

In this Cookie Policy (hereinafter "Cookie Policy"), we explain, among other things, what cookies are, how and why we use cookies when you visit the Website(s), and what your rights are to verify our use of them.

 

For more information on the personal data we may process when placing cookies, please read our Website Privacy Statement.

To what does this Cookie Policy apply?

This Cookie Policy applies to www.portofantwerpbruges.com and its derivatives, further referred to as 'the Website(s)' in this Cookie Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website or use a mobile app. Cookies are then sent back to the Website when you return there; this is useful because it allows the Website(s) to recognise your device.
 

Cookies can serve various purposes, for example to allow you to browse between pages of the Website(s) and to remember your preferences or to improve your user experience.
 

"First party cookies" are cookies set by the website owner (for the Website(s) this is:
Port of Antwerp-Bruges) while "third party cookies" are set by parties other than the owner of the Website(s).

Why does Port of Antwerp-Bruges use cookies?

We use cookies primarily to improve your user experience and improve the functioning of the Website(s). Cookies generally make interaction between you and the Website(s) easier and faster.
 

We also use cookies to make the content of the Website(s) more interesting for you. We do this by adapting the content to your personal preferences and needs. Of course, only if you have given your consent for this.
We also use cookies to form a picture of your browsing habits. How did you end up on our corporate website? For how long did you visit our corporate website? These cookies allow us to collect data that we need to comply with certain reporting obligations.

Which cookies does Port of Antwerp-Bruges use and for which purposes?

Type of cookie

Essential cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide a service explicitly requested by the user (you) or are strictly necessary to transmit communication over an electronic communication network.
 

For example, these cookies are essential to enable you to browse the Website(s) and use its features. Without these cookies, the services you request (such as remembering your login details) cannot be provided.
 

These types of cookies also remember your preferences (such as language choices).

Name of the cookie(s)

BIGipServerNHu32q4PpDkCMQPei9qaMg

TS01323cb4

TS18becda0029

BIGipServerGlimXRvLDsYgd+UcHkAB7A

TS016bff10

BIGipServerV1PyKSyaKvtkHRh3Qhqh9Q

TSde8bea2d027
TS014ed495026
TS014ed495
BIGipServerJJg8eWg3CeNpK5mcqFmMNA
BIGipServerWjeZ5dI6g6WTHe9jDTs3eg

TS01dbaa6e

TS016bff10
BIGipServer1t++VtkkJfZORjcOq3iEZw

Purpose

These cookie names are associated with the BIG-IP product suite from the company F5. They are generally associated with managing sessions on load-balanced servers, to ensure that user requests are consistently routed to the correct server. The general root is BIGipServer, usually followed by a domain name, generally the one on which it is hosted, but not always.

Retention period: 0 days

Name of the cookie(s)

OAM_REQ_COUNT

OAM_REQ_0

Purpose

This cookie name is linked to Oracle Access Manager, which enables single sign-on, to log in from a corporate network.

Retention period: 0 days

Name of the cookie(s)

JSESSIONID

TS017ec473

Purpose

Platform session cookie for general purposes, used by sites written in JSP. Generally used to maintain an anonymous user session through the server.

Retention period: 0 days

Name of the cookie(s)

ECID-Context

TSde8bea2d027

Purpose

Oracle WebLogic cookie for single sign-on.

Retention period: 0 days

Name of the cookie(s)

_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx

TS01e5b590

Purpose

This cookie is linked with sites that use Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code on a page. Where it is used, it can be considered strictly necessary, since without it, other scripts may not work correctly. The end of the name is a unique number that is also an identifier for a linked Google Analytics account.

Retention period: 0 days

How to reject essential cookies or unsubscribe?

Because these cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with the functionality of the Website(s), you cannot reject them. You can block or remove them by changing your browser settings, but this may result in loss of functionality, services or access to certain parts of the Website(s).
 

Specific instructions for blocking cookies are given below in this Cookie Policy.

Type of cookie

Performance and analytical cookies: these cookies collect information about how you use the Website(s).
 

Port of Antwerp-Bruges uses these cookies, for example, to help us understand how users arrive at, browse or use the Website(s) and to highlight areas where we can improve, such as browsing and user experience. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve the operation of the Website(s).

Name of the cookie(s)

_hjIncludedInSessionSample

_hjIncludedInPageviewSample

Purpose

This cookie is set to inform Hotjar if the visitor is included in the data sample defined by the daily session limit of the Website(s).

Retention period: 0 days

Name of the cookie(s)

_ga

_ga_DTC7EP43ET

Purpose

This cookie name is linked to Google Universal Analytics - which is a major update to Google's more widely used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as the customer ID. It is included in every page request on a site and is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the site's analytics reports. It expires after 2 years by default, although this can be changed by website owners.

Retention period: 730 days

Name of the cookie(s)

_hjid

Purpose

Hotjar cookie. This cookie is placed when you first arrive at a page containing the Hotjar script. It is used to maintain the random user ID, which is unique to that site in the browser. This ensures that behaviour on subsequent visits to the same site is attributed to the same user ID.

Retention period: 365 days

Name of the cookie(s)

_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress

Purpose

This cookie is used by HotJar to detect a user's first page view session. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.

Retention period: 0 days

Name of the cookie(s)

_gid

Purpose

This cookie name is linked with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of spring 2017, no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

Retention period: 1 day

Name of the cookie(s)

_hjFirstSeen

Purpose

Identifies the first session of a new user on a website and indicates whether Hotjar is seeing this user for the first time.

Retention period: 0 days

Name of the cookie(s)

_hjTLDTest

Purpose

Identifies the first session of a new user on a website and indicates whether Hotjar is seeing this user for the first time.

Retention period: 0 days

Name of the cookie(s)

has_js

Purpose

Generally associated with the Drupal content management system. Drupal uses this cookie to indicate whether the visitor's browser has JavaScript enabled.

Retention period: 1 day

Name of the cookie(s)

Vuid

(third party: vimeo.com)

Purpose

This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is: Video Hosting/Sharing.

Retention period: 730 days

How to reject performance and analytical cookies or unsubscribe?

We will only place these cookies if you accept them on your first visit to the Website(s) and as long as your consent does not expire or is refused or withdrawn.
 

Specific instructions for blocking cookies are given below in this Cookie Policy.

Type of cookie

Customisation and targeting cookies: these cookies allow us to understand how the Website(s) are used and help us tailor the Website(s) for you.
 

These cookies may be used to provide you with an experience that better suits your choices and to make your visits to the Website(s) more customised. The information collected by these cookies may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. These cookies may also record your visit to the Website(s), the individual pages visited and the links followed. This collection of browsing habits is used to improve your user experience and customise the Website(s) according to this information. 

Name of the cookie(s)

_fbp

Purpose

Used by Facebook to provide a range of advertising products, such as real-time bidding from third-party advertisers

Retention period: 90 days

Name of the cookie(s)

YSC
 

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

 

CONSENT
 

(third party: youtube.com)

Purpose

YouTube is a platform owned by Google for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services to display targeted ads to web visitors on a wide range of their own and other websites.

Retention period;

  • YSC: 0 days
  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE: 180 days
  • CONSENT: 5,946 days

Name of the cookie(s)

UserMatchHistory
 

bscookie
 

Long
 

li_gc
 

AnalyticsSyncHistory
 

lidc
 

bcookie
 

(third party: linkedin.com)

 

Long

(third party: ads.linkedin.com)

Purpose

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the professional networking platform. It generally acts as an external host where website owners have placed one of the content sharing buttons on their pages, although content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website on which they appear, cookies are placed regardless of whether the visitor has an active LinkedIn profile or does not agree to the terms and conditions. For this reason, it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

Retention period:

  • UserMatchHistory: 30 days

  • bscookie: 731 days

  • Long: 0 days

  • li_gc: 730 days

  • AnalyticsSyncHistory: 30 days

  • lidc: 1 day

  • bcookie: 730 days

  • Long (third party: ads.linkedin.com): 0 days

Name of the cookie(s)

test_cookie

(third party: doubleclick.net)

Purpose

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Google's ad exchange with real-time bidding.

Retention period: 30 days

Name of the cookie(s)

nameless cookie

(third party: www.facebook.com)

Purpose

This domain is owned by Facebook, the world's largest social networking service. As an external host provider, it mainly collects data on users' interests through widgets such as the "Like" button, which is found on many websites. This is used to show targeted ads to its users when they are logged into its services. In 2014, it also began serving behaviour-based ads on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies.

Retention period: 0 days

Name of the cookie(s)

personalization_id

(third party: twitter.com)

Purpose

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where Twitter acts as a third-party host, it collects data through a series of plug-ins and integrations, used primarily for tracking and targeting.

Retention period: 730 days

How to reject customisation and targeting cookies or unsubscribe?

We will only place these cookies if you accept them when you first visit the Website(s) and as long as your consent does not expire or is refused or withdrawn.
 

Specific instructions for blocking cookies are given below in this Cookie Policy.

How can I manage the use of cookies on the Website(s)?

Via settings, you can decide which types of cookies or technologies you want to activate or disable. Only essential cookies cannot be disabled, because they are essential for the proper functioning of the corporate website. You can also withdraw your consent at any time, without this affecting the lawfulness of the processing on the basis of consent which you gave prior to the withdrawal. You do this by disabling the technologies for which you wish to withdraw your consent via the settings within the drop-down menu.
 

If you choose not to give consent for the functional cookie that remembers your permissions for a subsequent visit, you will need to give consent again each time before the cookie is executed.

Via the corporate website

When you first visit the Website(s), you will be given the option to accept or reject specific types of cookies. Furthermore, on the Website(s) you can change the cookie usage by type of cookie at any time.

You cannot however change all types of cookies this way. This is not advisable in any case. The strictly essential cookies listed above cannot be modified. Indeed, these cookies are necessary to allow the Website(s) to function or to collect general information about how you and other visitors use the Website(s). The data we may collect through these cookies is always anonymous. This means that identification will never be possible. 

Via the browser

You can also manage or refuse the installation of cookies through your browser settings. Cookies already installed on your computer or mobile device can be deleted at any time. How you can adjust these settings depends on the browser. If necessary, consult the help function of your browser, go directly to the manual of your browser via these links: Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

Who can I contact for further questions or any complaints about cookies?

Have you read our cookie policy in full, but still can't find an answer to your question? If so, send your cookie-related question to marketing@portofantwerpbruges.com. We will answer your question as soon as possible.
 

In addition, Port of Antwerp-Bruges also has a Data Protection Officer (DPO). This person ensures the protection of your data at Port of Antwerp-Bruges. Our DPO will be happy to assist you at dpo@portofantwerpbruges.com.
 

If you so wish, you can also file a complaint with a supervisory authority. In Belgium, this is the Data Protection Authority.

Is it possible that this cookie policy changes?

This cookie policy may be modified if our services or applicable legislation so require. For example, our online services are a dynamic and innovative environment. This means that we are continually searching for better services tailored to your needs. There may be new applications where we will collect or want to use your data in a different way. The date of last update can always be seen at the top of this cookie policy.

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