BELCHAM’S COOKIE POLICY WEBSITE

1.  What are cookies?

Our website (www.belcham.org) (the “Website”), owned and operated by The Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. with registered office at 1177 Avenue of the Americas, 8th floor, New York, NY 10036, the United States of America (“BelCham”), uses cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information in the form of text files, created by a program on the server of the Website, which are then placed on the hard drive of your computer when you visit the Website.

No personal data is collected in the processing of cookies.

The Website uses cookies to identify you as a user of the Website to make the Website more user-friendly, e.g. to remember you as a user of the Website, to remember your preferred language, to facilitate navigation on the Website, for personalized services (e.g. such as filling in your user name or password, selecting a language etc.).

2. What cookies does BelCham use?

The following types of cookies are placed when you visit the Website:

Technical cookies: Cookies used to improve the functioning and the features of the Website; to simplify the use of the Website for users; certain functions or features of the Website cannot be provided without the use of cookies.
Analytical cookies: Cookies used for statistical purposes; statistical knowledge is gained on how the Website is used to enable the constant optimization of the Website and the services.

More specifically, BelCham uses the following files to transmit them in cookies

Fonts: Standard cookie variable used to reload the fonts in the browser after a page refreshes
Fullcss: Standard cookie variable used to reload CSS files in the browser after a page refreshes

More specifically, BelCham uses the following cookies:

Name: _ga
_gat
_gid
Information collected by the cookie: _ga: identification details, composed of Client_ID + timestamp
_gat: query rate parameters
_gid:  identification details, composed of Client_ID + timestamp
Purpose: _ga:  identification of a user by Google Analytics
_gat: reduction by Google Analytics of the query rates
_gid: identification of a user by Google Analytics
Retention period for the collected cookies (maximum cookie lifetime): _ga:  expires two (2) years after being acquired
_gat: expires two (2) years after being acquired
_gid: expires twenty-four (24) hours after being acquired. Data of users collected in such a way are pseudonymized by means of technical measures.
Legal basis: Technical cookies: if and to the extent personal data are being processed while using technical cookies, legitimate interest

Analytical cookies: if and to the extent personal data are being processed while using analytical cookies, consent

Cookie Publisher: Google Analytics

3. Cookie management

Cookies are stored on your computer and transmitted from such to the Website. You can manage the use of cookies yourself. By changing the settings of your internet browser, you can ensure that you are notified each time cookies are being sent or prevent cookies from being created or stored on the hard drive of your computer or to block all cookies or only accept cookies from certain websites.

Certain features of some websites (including the Website) are only possible if you have accepted cookies. BelCham cannot guarantee access to and operation of the Website if you have blocked or disabled the creation of cookies by your internet browser. Accepting cookies makes browsing the internet much easier and ensures that the websites you visit perform better. The use of cookies is generally accepted by internet users.

Managing and deleting cookies is also possible via the settings of your browser:

Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=nl_NL&viewlocale=en_US
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored

To prevent Google Analytics from using user information, you can install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser.

BelCham processes Personal Data that BelCham collects through the use of cookies. Please read our Privacy Statement for details on how the processing of such personal data is done and what rights you have.