What are cookies, scripts, logs, iframes, plugins, captchas, trackers and pixels?
Cookies are small data or text files that are installed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or use an online service. They allow you to recognize your web browser or device and keep track of your surfing behaviour. In this way we remember, for example, how the website can be displayed properly on your device, what you filled in on a form, which pages you visited, whether you read our newsletter and what your social media profiles are. We use them to protect our forms against cyber attacks and also to collect all kinds of statistics about the use and users of our website(s) and online services. Some cookies are ours, others come from third parties. Cookies usually also have an expiration date.
The following technologies are also covered by this cookie statement:
- Scripts: a series of commands that perform a task on the website to, for example, save data from a form and edit it on our server. Your web browser may block certain scripts.
- Logs: files that keep track of user information such as your IP address, browser type, internet provider, the website that referred you to this website, date, time and number of mouse clicks. These logs are used to manage and optimize the website.
- I-frames: a field that we use to display external content on the website, such as videos from YouTube, Vimeo, …
- Plug-ins: pieces of software that extend the functionalities of the website and that come from third parties.
- Captchas: response tests that check whether a person or a computer program is visiting your website. This is to prevent computer programs from misusing the forms on the website.
- Trackers: technology that keeps track of your online behavior between websites, such as which websites you visit, what actions you take and what information you have entered on these websites, such as your bank card use, your search terms or the content of your social media profiles, which can then be used to infer personality traits. Examples of trackers are certain cookies, pixels and fingerprint.
- Pixels: small invisible images that allow us to collect certain information about the use of the website, such as the number of users who visit a certain page.
You can determine how your web browser handles cookies via the web browser settings. You can also always remove the already installed cookies from your computer or mobile device. Consult the help function of your web browser or one of the following web pages for this:
Who is the data controller and how can you exercise your rights?
The province of Antwerp group consists of various legal entities:
- The legal entity 'province of Antwerp', which then includes the various provincial departments, which are further subdivided into departments. For a description of our tasks and scope we refer to our homepage.
- The provincial external autonomous agencies are services with their own legal personality that are set up by the province or in which the province participates and which are charged with specific policy-executing tasks of provincial interest. Each legal entity acts as the controller of your personal data. Look here for the contact details of the various entities and their DPOs.
Contact Provincial services (legal entity 'province of Antwerp')
Koningin Elisabethlei 22
company number: 0207.725.597
You can exercise these rights via the web form on the website.
Finally, you have the right to lodge a complaint against or about the processing of your personal data with the Data Protection Authority.
Changes to the cookie statement
This cookie statement may change if circumstances require, such as changes to our services or applicable legislation. The version number and date in the title indicate the most recent change. If we add new cookies to our website(s) or online services, we will request permission again via the cookie banner.