This cookie statement was last updated on Januari 28, 2020 and applies to citizens of the European Economic Area.

1. Introduction

Our website, (hereinafter: "the website") uses cookies and other related technologies (for convenience all technologies are referred to as "cookies"). Cookies are also placed by third parties we have engaged. In the document below we inform you about the use of cookies on our website.

2. What are cookies

A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.

3. What are scripts?

A script is a piece of program code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.

4. What is a web beacon?

A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.

5. Consent

When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on "All cookies", you consent to us using all cookies and plug-ins as described in the pop-up and this cookie statement. You can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may no longer work properly.

6. Cookies

6.1 Technical or functional cookies

Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website and, for example, the items remain in your shopping cart until you have paid. We may place these cookies without your consent.

6.2 Analytical cookies

We use analytical cookies to optimize the website experience for our users. With these analytical cookies we get insights in the usage of our website. We ask your permission to place analytical cookies.

6.3 Advertising cookies

We do not use any advertising cookies on this website.

6.4 Social media buttons

On our website we have included buttons for Facebook and Twitter to promote webpages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook and Twitter themselves. This code places cookies. These social media buttons also can store and process certain information, so a personalized advertisement can be shown to you.

Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymized as much as possible. Facebook and Twitter are located in the United States.

7. Placed cookies


We use WordPress for website ontwikkeling.

Name Retention Function
wordpress_test_cookie geen Checkt of cookies kunnen worden geplaatst
wordpress_logged_in_* permanent Ingelogd houden van gebruikers

This data is not shared with third parties.

Cerber Security & Anti-Spam

We use Cerber Security & Anti-Spam for website veiligheid.

Name Retention Function
cerber_groove 1 jaar Provide protection against hackers
cerber_groove_x_* 2 weeks Provide protection against hackers

For more information, please read the Cerber Security & Anti-Spam Privacy Policy.

Google Fonts

We use Google Fonts for het vertonen van web-lettertypen.

Name Retention Function
Google Fonts API geen Vraagt het IP adres van de gebruiker op

For more information, please read the Google Fonts Privacy Policy.


We use Facebook for het vertonen van recente posts en/of social share buttons.

Name Retention Function
actppresence 1 jaar Regelen van frequentie van weergegeven advertenties
fbm_ 1 jaar Opslaan van account details
_fbc 2 jaren Stores last visit
fbm_* 1 jaar Opslaan van account details
xs 3 maanden Store a unique session ID
fr 3 maanden Ad delivery
_fbp 3 maanden Volgen van bezoeken over verschillende websites
datr 2 jaren Voorkomen van fraude
sb 2 jaren Opslaan van browserspecificaties
*_fbm_ 1 jaar Opslaan van account details
wd 1 week Bepalen van schermresolutie
act 90 dagen Ingelogd houden van gebruikers
c_user 90 dagen Opslaan van een unieke gebruikers ID
csm 90 dagen Voorkomen van fraude
presence sessie Track if the browser tab is active

For more information, please read the Facebook Privacy Policy.


We use Twitter for het vertonen van recente posts en/of social share buttons.

Name Retention Function
local_storage_support_test permanent Load balancing functionaliteiten
metrics_token permanent Stores if the user has seen embedded content

For more information, please read the Twitter Privacy Policy.


Name Retention Function
Purpose pending investigation

This data is not shared with third parties.

8. Your rights with respect to personal data

You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained for.
  • Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.
  • Right to rectification: you have the right to supplement, correct, have deleted or blocked your personal data whenever you wish.
  • If you give us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke that consent and to have your personal data deleted.
  • Right to transfer your data: you have the right to request all your personal data from the controller and transfer it in its entirety to another controller.
  • Right to object: you may object to the processing of your data. We comply with this, unless there are justified grounds for processing.

To exercise these rights, please contact us. Please refer to the contact details at the bottom of this cookie statement. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you, but you also have the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority (the Data Protection Authority).

9. Enabling/disabling and deleting cookies

You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser.

Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our websites again.

10. Contact details

For questions and/or comments about our cookie policy and this statement, please contact us by using the following contact details:

Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte - Universiteit Gent
Blandijnberg 2
9000 Gent

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This cookie policy was synchronized with on Januari 28, 2020