Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small data or text files that are installed on your computer or mobile device when you visit one of our websites. The cookie file contains a unique code which allows your browser to be identified during the visit to the website or during subsequent, repeated visits. Cookies may be set by the server of the website or application you are visiting, but also by servers of third parties which may or may not collaborate with this website. Cookies cannot be used to identify persons; they can only identify a device.

Who Sets These Cookies?

Artevelde University College Ghent uses two types of cookies:

  • First-party cookies: These are necessary technical cookies that are used by the visited site itself. Their purpose is to make the site run as smoothly as possible by, for example, saving your language settings or form preferences.
  • Third-party cookies: These cookies are managed and set by a third party during your visit to an Artevelde University College Ghent website.
    • Google Analytics: We consult the user statistics of our website via Google Analytics. To this end, a number of cookies are loaded when you visit the website. These tracking cookies allow us to collect certain demographic data and see how many visitors visit our website. These statistics provide us with an insight in the use of our website and enable us to improve it for the end user.
    • Advertising cookies: Third parties such as Facebook can set cookies on Artevelde University College Ghent websites so that their advertising services can be used. Based on this, we can show you customised advertisements on these platforms which are tailored to your age, area, interest, etc. For this, we refer to the privacy policy of these parties.

How Long Do These Cookies Remain Active?

Depending on their nature, these cookies are stored in your browser either temporarily (session cookies) or permanently (either until they reach their expiry date, they are overwritten by new cookies or you delete the cookies yourself via your browser settings).

How Do I Disable the Use of Cookies?

We use cookies to keep statistics and to improve or facilitate your visit to our website. Therefore, we recommend you to keep cookies enabled in your browser.

However, if you prefer not to use cookies, you can disable them permanently or temporarily via the options menu of your Internet browser.