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Cookie Policy

Version June 14, 2018

This declaration is effective from May 25, 2018.

The Flemish Environment Agency (hereafter the VMM) with registered office at Dokter De Moorstraat 24-26, 9300 Aalst, Belgium, is responsible for this cookie policy. For all questions and/or comments you can go to the above address or to the e-mail address .

VMM thinks it's important that you can view, listen to, read or experience its VMM content at any place and at any time through various media platforms. VMM also wants to work on interactive services and services tailored to your needs. On VMM online services techniques are used to make this possible, for example with the help of cookies and scripts. These techniques are hereinafter referred to as cookies for the sake of simplicity. In this cookie policy, VMM wishes to inform you about which cookies are being used and why this happens. Furthermore, it is explained to what extent you as a user can control the use. VMM wants to guarantee your privacy and the user-friendliness of its online services as much as possible. VMM has tried to keep this policy as simple as possible.

This cookie policy applies to all "VMM online services", in particular all websites, (mobile) applications and internet services that VMM offers and that give access to VMM content.

Certain collected data allow you to identify yourself or to make a connection with you as a natural person and therefore qualify as personal data. In that case, the information (with regard to your various rights) as set out in our privacy policy also applies to these processing by the cookies.

VMM can change the cookie policy at any time. This can be done, for example, in the context of changes to its services or the applicable legislation. The amended policy will then be published on the relevant VMM online services and apply from the moment it is published.

What are cookies exactly?

Cookies are small data or text files that are installed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or use a (mobile) application. The cookie file contains a unique code that allows you to recognize your browser during the visit to the online service or during consecutive, repeated visits. Cookies can be placed by the server of the website or application you visit, but also by third party servers that may or may not cooperate with this website or application.

Cookies generally make the interaction between the visitor and the website or application easier and faster and help the visitor to navigate between the different parts of a website or application.

How can you refuse or manage the use of cookies on VMM online services?

You can refuse the installation of cookies through your browser settings. You can also remove the already installed cookies from your computer or mobile device at any time, as follows:

When you disable cookies, you should keep in mind that certain graphical elements may not look good, or that you can not use certain applications. Below is a detailed list of all types of cookies that VMM uses on its websites.

Cookies used

Login users:

  • Name of cookie: __ac
  • Purpose: Remember session data for the logged-in visitor.
  • Website: vmm.be, milieurapport.be, zonderisgezonder.be, integraalwaterbeleid.be
  • Cookie (s) placed by: VMM
  • Receivers of data: VMM
  • Validity: during the same log-in session

Measuring user visits:

  • Name of cookie: _ga, _gat, _gid
  • Purpose: The user visit on the VMM websites is measured anonymously via Google Analytics in order to optimize the information on the websites. Google Analytics is set up so that the IP address is not processed or data is shared.
  • Website: vmm.be, milieurapport.be, zonderisgezonder.be, integraalwaterbeleid.be
  • Cookie (s) placed by: Google
  • Receivers of data: Google
  • Validity: permanent cookies with validity of up to 2 years
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