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Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data items that we save in your browser or on the hard drive of your computer. That way we can remember your preferences when using our website.

Brussels Airport Company uses functional cookies, which are necessary to the use of the website for you as a visitor and non-functional cookies such as statistical, advertising and social media cookies.

Brussels Airport Company uses cookies to collect personal data when you visit the website such as IP address, operating system, the type of browsers you are using, the number of times you visited the website and the pages you visited.

Usage of cookies

Brussels Airport Company only processes data that are automatically collected through the usage of the website such as IP address, operating system, the type of browsers you are using, the number of times you visited the website and the pages you visited. Brussels Airport Company uses cookies to collect this personal data when you visit the website.

Our website uses cookies and similar technologies to differentiate your usage preferences from that of other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a better user experience when you visit our website and also allows us to optimize our website.

However, cookies and similar technologies do not allow for systematic data collection by means of which the users of our website could be identified. They only help us to improve the user experience, increase the security, enhance the operation of our website, understand the interests of our users, measure the effectiveness of the content of our website, identify and solve problems and help with defining the marketing purposes. We may also use cookies for other purposes such as the commercialisation of our company.

Pursuant to the legislation in force, all websites aimed at certain parts of the European Union are required to seek your consent for the use or storage of cookies and similar technologies on your computers or mobile devices. This cookie policy gives you clear and complete information about the cookies we use and their purpose.

How to disable cookies?


You can check the use of cookies through your browser settings and other tools. You can configure your browser to disable, reset or block the use of cookies or similar technologies. However, it is possible that without the use of cookies, our website will not work properly. Certain graphic elements or applications/features on the website may not work as well as they would with cookies enabled

The links below provide more information about disabling cookies per browser:

Types of cookies

Temporary cookies


Temporary cookies are temporarily stored in your browser or application. As soon as you close your browser or the application, such cookies will be deleted.

Permanent cookies

Permanent cookies remain on your computer or mobile device, even if you close the browser or the application, and make it possible to recognize you during subsequent visits to the website or application. Permanent cookies remain on your device until their end date is reached, until a new cookie is installed or until you delete them in the settings of your browser, application or mobile device.

Owner of the cookie(s)

First-party cookie

First-party cookies are cookies that are managed by Brussels Airport Company and are specific for the visited or used online service/website.

Third-party cookie

Third party cookies are cookies that are managed and placed by a third party. This happens during your visit or use of the website. Third party cookies enable that certain information is sent to third parties by your visit to our website. Third parties collect this data so that they can understand and improve the functioning of our website. For more information about the use of cookies by third parties, we refer you to the website of the relevant third party, as they will use cookies in accordance with their own cookie policy. It is important to note that the policy of such third party can differ from our policy.

Why cookies?

Functional cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to work and to ensure the website functions properly. Examples for which these cookies can be used:
  • Remembering your login details ;
  • Ensuring the security of your login details ;
  • Ensuring the uniformity of the layout of the website.
  • You can not disable these cookies.

Statistical cookies

Based on these cookies, information is collected about the way visitors use our website. This is done with the intention to improve the content of our websites, to further adapt it to the wishes of the visitors and to increase the usability of our website.

Social media cookies

Our website can implement so-called embedded elements of other third parties, such as YouTube, Twitter and Google Analytics. These are used to integrate social media into the website through plug-ins.

Advertising cookies

In order to tailor information and advertising to your interest and relevance, we try to acquire an understanding of your likely interests on the basis of your visits and surfing behaviour on our websites and other third party websites.

Specific cookies used on the marketplace

 
Name Type (functional, statistical, social media or advertising cookies) What does it do? Lifetime First or third party cookie Link to privacy notice/cookie policy and consent check form third party
__stripe_mid functional A token set by Stripe (payment provider) to facilitate the payment of online orders. 1 year First party cookie
__stripe_sid functional Similar to __stripe_mid 30 minutes First party cookie
marketplace-cart functional Used to identify user with a shopping cart. 10 years First party cookie
JSESSIONID  functional General purpose platform session cookie, used to maintain user session by the server. 2 hours (session) First party cookie
ROUTE  functional Environment cookie to specify cluster node. 2 hours (session) First party cookie
cookie-notification functional Used to control the display of the cookie notification overlay. 1 month First party cookie
source  functional Cookie to capture campaign/referral values (no personal data) and link them to transactions in the backend. 24 hours First party cookie
acceleratorSecureGUID functional Used by webshop software to enable security mechanisms. 2 hours (session) First party cookie
bac-cart-quantity functional Keeps track of number of products in user's cart. 1 hour First party cookie
deviceId functional Device unique generated id. 1 year First party cookie
gig_hasGmid functional Internal cookie for the Gigya Web SDK. 1 year First party cookie
_gig_llu functional Cookie generated by Gigya software, allowing a user to authenticate and remain logged in. 1 year First party cookie
_gig_llp functional Similar to _gig_llu First party cookie
_gig_lt functional Login token for authentication. 2 hours or never First party cookie
glt_ functional Login token for authentication. 2 hours or never First party cookie
gmSettings  functional Locally stored "Loyalty settings". - First party cookie
gigyaSettings  functional Saves user "Share settings" locally. - First party cookie
gig3pc  functional Remembers if 3rd party cookies are blocked to avoid checking every time. 48 hrs First party cookie
gac_ functional Used to trigger server-initiated login. 2 hours (session) First party cookie
gltexp_ functional Manages login token expiration. dynamic First party cookie
_ga  analytical A token set for Google Analytics to help uniquely identify the visitor between page loads. 2 years First party cookie
__utma  analytical Used by Google Analytics service to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. 2 years First party cookie
__utmz  analytical Used by Google Analytics service to identify the source of visitor traffic. 6 months First party cookie
__utmc  analytical Used by Google Analytics service to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code (Urchin). End of browser session First party cookie
_gid analytical Used to distinguish users. 24 hours First party cookie
_gat or _dc_gtm_ analytical Used to throttle request rate. 1 minute First party cookie
__utmt analytical Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes First party cookie
__utmb analytical Used to determine new sessions/visits. 30 mins from set/update First party cookie
__utmv analytical Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. 2 years from set/update First party cookie


Last updated: 13/01/2020