Which cookies do we use on

We use cookies to analyse and improve our website, and to ensure that it works properly.            

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that your browser saves when you surf on Other pages on this website may request the information contained in the file. For example, we remember whether or not you accepted cookies. Otherwise, you would be asked each time whether you wish to accept or refuse cookies.

Accepting or rejecting cookies

You will receive a cookie report on your first visit to Some cookies ensure that the website works properly and you cannot refuse them. We use other cookies for statistical and research purposes. You may refuse them. If you want to refuse cookies after your first visit, you may accordingly change your browser settings.

Which cookies do we use on

Functional cookies

Google Tag Manager: these cookies are required in order to enable our website to function properly or to make your browsing experience more enjoyable.

Naam cookie Doel Wanneer Duur
has_js Indicates whether the browser supports javascript Always Always
language Indicates the language setting of your browser Always 7 days
cookie_agreed Remembers that you have accepted cookies Always Always

Non-functional cookies

Google Analytics: we use Google Analytics to monitor how you use our website. We collect the following information, among other things:

  • IP address (this is partially anonymised) 
  • Which pages you visit and in what sequence
  • The browser that you use (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.)
  • Whether you surf on our website with a laptop or smartphone
  • How long your visit lasts and how long you stay on pages

The city of Leuven has a processing agreement with Google. Your personal data are not visible and will not be shared with other parties.

Naam cookie Doel
_ga Identifies you as a unique user in Google Analytics
_gid Remembers which pages you visited
_gat Limits the data collection when there are many visitors at the same time
_gat_ClientID Counts the number of visits and indicates which website you came from

Facebook Pixel

When you surf on Facebook, you sometimes come across advertisements from Visit Leuven. We look at your surfing behaviour on our website in order to make these advertisements as interesting as possible. Facebook Pixel helps us remember which pages you visited on our website. This helps us ensure more targeted advertising on Facebook.

For example, if we announce a new application, we will ensure that you will not see an ad if you are already using the application.

We collect this information on every page.

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