Cookie statement

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files which are downloaded to your device when you visit our website. Cookies may gather information about your use of the website [and/or application] or may enable us to recognise you as a visitor when you return to our website at a later date. Cookies allow us to recognise your device. You can find more information about cookies at http// and

You do not have to accept (all of) our cookies. However, if you do not accept or delete our cookies, some areas of our website may take more time to work, or may not function properly. You can find more information on how to disable and/or delete cookies below.

2. What type of cookies are used on the DNS Belgium website?

We use both session and persistent cookies on our website. These cookies are:

  • strictly necessary cookies - cookies that are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features
  • analytical / performance cookies – cookies that collect information about how you use our website, for example which webpages/features you go to most often. These cookies allow us to improve how the website works
  • functionality cookies – cookies that allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal or customized features
  • targeting or advertising cookies – cookies that are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests, based on an analysis of your browsing

3. List of cookies used on this website 

The following list categorises and describes the various cookies used on this website and the purposes for which they are used: 

Necessary and functionality cookies

OwnerCookie nameGoalStorage time
AWSAWSALBLoad balancing cookies for sticky sessions.1 week
DNS Belgiumcookie_agreedThis cookie keeps track on if the end user agreed to use cookies on this site. 100 days
Drupal/CMShas_jsDrupal uses this cookie to indicate whether or not the visitor's browser has JaveScript enabled. session
Drupal/CMSlanguageUsed to store language preferences. 1 year
Incapsulaincap_ses_Improve performance and security of the website. session
Incapsulanlbi_Improve performance and security of the website. session
Incapsulavisid_incap_Improve performance and security of the website. 1 year

Analytical cookies

OwnerCookie nameGoalStorage time
Google Analytics_gatUsed to throttle request rate. 1 minute
Google Analytics_gaUsed to distinguish users. 2 years
Google Analytics_gidUsed to distinguish users. 1 day

Targeting or advertising cookies

OwnerCookie nameGoalStorage time
Twitterguest_idSet by Twitter to identify and track the website visitor. 2 years
Twitterpersonalization_idImprove performance and security on the website. 2 years

4. Cookie configuration settings

Cookie settings can vary from one browser to another. By way of example, the below hyperlinks provide further guidance on how to disable the use of cookies on certain browsers, and/or on how to delete cookies:

To learn more about the behavioural advertising practice and to make choices regarding our use of targeting or advertising cookies, you can visit

5. Agreement with our use of cookies - changes to our Cookie Policy

By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge that you have read the terms of this Cookie Policy and that you agree with our use of cookies as set out above (unless you expressly indicated otherwise). 

We may amend this Cookie Policy from time to time. Any changes we make to our Cookie Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to the Cookie Policy. Your continued use of this website following the posting of changes to this Cookie Policy will indicate your acceptance of these changes. This Cookie Policy was most recently updated on 24 October 2018. 

6. Contact details

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Cookie Policy must be addressed to


program that makes it possible to access and read web pages. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari are some well-known browsers.


refers to Content Management System and refers to a web application that makes it possible for a user to easily publish data and documents on the internet. Through this system you can manage the content of your website.


Domain Name System or Domain Name Server. The global DNS is the system and protocol used on the internet to translate domain names into IP addresses and vice versa.