Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file which may be saved on your computer when you visit a website. This text file contains information such as the language you choose on a website. When you visit that website again, that cookie is sent to that site, so that the website recognises your browser and may know in advance the language you would choose.

Cookies generally have an expiration date. Certain cookies are for instance automatically deleted when you close your browser (session cookie), whereas others can remain much longer in your computer, sometimes until you delete them manually (persistent cookies).

Why do we use cookies?

Belgian Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment the administrator of the website, uses two types of cookies on the Passenger Locator Form:

  • essential cookies;
  • functional cookies.

To manage the content of its website, Belgian Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment uses the software elasticms, which uses essential and functional cookies. These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of this website. You cannot block these cookies if you want to visit our website.

List of essential cookies

These cookies are necessary for purely technical reasons for a normal visit of the website. Given the technical necessity, an information obligation solely applies, and these cookies are saved from the moment you access the website.

NameExpiryContentPurpose
Language cookie14 daysA sequence of charactersThis character sequence allows to save the language chosen by the user.
PHPSESSIONIDAt the end of the sessionToken FlexmailUsed to bring back the user to the page from which (s)he accessed the website, after choosing his/her cookie parameters.
PHPSESSIONIDAt the end of the sessionTokenUsed to keep the session on the server.

List of functional cookies

You cannot block these cookies if you want to access this website, but they are saved only after a choice is made concerning the placement of cookies.

NameExpiryContentPurpose
cookie-agreed90 days2Informs elasticms if you wish to accept the cookies or not

How can I see which cookies are saved in my device and how can I delete them?

If you wish to know which cookies have been saved on your device or if you can delete them, you can use a parameter of your browser. You will find more information on how to do it via the following links.

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If you use another browser, you can check if the procedure for your browser is mentioned in this explanatory website.