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Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. This text file stores information, such as your language preference for a website. When you visit the website again at a later stage, this cookie will automatically be resent to the website. In this way the website recognises your browser, allowing information such as your language preferences to be recalled.

Cookies usually have an expiry date. Some cookies (session cookies) are automatically deleted when you close your browser, while others remain on your computer for a longer time.

Why do we use cookies?

The University of Antwerp uses three types of cookies on www.uantwerp.be:

  1. Cookies for functional purposes
  2. Cookies for analytical purposes
  3. Cookies for marketing purposes

The University of Antwerp uses a CMS based on ASP.NET to keep the content of its website up to date. This software uses one functional cookie, which is necessary for the proper functioning of this website. You cannot refuse this cookie if you want to browse our website.

The University of Antwerp also uses Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager for analytical purposes. This analysis tool places cookies that are used to measure website visits (traffic). This is how we know, for example, how many times a particular webpage is read. We only use this information to improve the content of our website.

The University of Antwerp uses a limited number of cookies for marketing purposes. Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across various websites. This is done to better align advertisements with the interests and needs of the visitor.

Which cookies are used on www.uantwerp.be?

Below is a list of the cookies that we use, and the purpose they serve.

Functional cookies

You cannot refuse these cookies if you want to access www.uantwerp.be.

Name

Expiry date

Type

Aim

ASP.NET_SessionId 

Closing the browser

HTTP

Preserves the visitor’s session state across page requests.

Hide_cookie_legal_info

None

HTTPS

Hides the cookiebanner if the visitor gave his consent.

 

Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies provide website owners with insight into how visitors interact with the website by anonymously collecting information and generating aggregate reports.

Name

Expiry date

Type

Aim

_ga

2 years

HTTP

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

_gid

Closing the browser

HTTP

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

_dc_gtm_UA-#

Closing the browser

HTTP

Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag.

 

Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across various websites. This is done to better align advertisements with the interests and needs of the visitor.

Name

Expiry date

Type

Aim

_hjIncludedInSample

Closing the browser

HTTP

Determines if the user’s navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder.

ads/ga-audiences

Closing the browser

Pixel

Google Analytics 

collect

Closing the browser

Pixel

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

adhese2

29 days

HTTP

Pebble Media/Predicube cookie to optimise advertisements.

 

Can you avoid or delete cookies?

If you want to prevent certain cookies from being installed on your computer, you can set this up through your browser’s internet options. Under the ‘privacy’ tab you can specify which cookies you want to accept.

Cookies can also be deleted through your browser’s internet options, by selecting ‘delete browsing history’.

Firefox

Chrome

Safari

Internet Explorer

 

We use cookies to collect statistics and thus improve or facilitate your visit to our website. For this reason, we recommend that you keep cookies enabled in the browser.