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Cookie policy

Which cookies are used on the Ecsite website.

This cookie policy applies to all websites and online applications of:

European Collaborative for Science Industry and Technology Exhibitions
Avenue Louise 89/7
1050 Ixelles (Belgium)

(hereinafter referred to as "Ecsite" or "we" or "our")


1. Cookies: what are they?

When you visit our website, the server sends small text files with information. Your browser stores those small text files on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device: these are cookies. They contain information about your identity, personal preferences, location, etc.

The cookie allows the website to "remember" your actions or preferences over time. The main purpose of the cookies is to improve your user experience. The cookies namely remember your preferences, learn from your click behaviour and make your experience more pleasant.

The Belgian law states that we can store cookies if they are necessary for the functioning of the website.

For all other types of cookies we will need your consent.


2. Which cookies do we use?

We use different types of cookies:

  • Essential cookies: This type of cookies ensure that our website functions properly. They regulate the basic functions such as page navigation, security and load time.
  • Functional cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember preferences or choices you made (such as language or region). Their aim is to provide a comfortable browsing experience for you.
  • Analytical cookies: These cookies gather information about user demographics and behaviours on the website, in order to monitor the success of our different contents and services and improve them if necessary.
  • Session cookies: These are temporary cookie files, that help the website to keep your session open while you to proceed through many pages. They are generated when you log in, and are erased when you log out from your profile.
  • Permanent cookies: Permanent cookies help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future.
  • Third party cookies: On some pages of our website, other organisations may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application, or to customise the application for you. We cannot access these cookies, nor can we influence them.

A. Detailed overview of the cookies we use

We make a distinction between first party cookies and third party cookies.

  • First party cookies: are the cookies that we completely control. We determine the information that is been collected through these cookies and for which purpose(s).
  • Third party cookies: are cookies that third parties with a different domain name place on our website.


a) First party cookies

Overview of the most used first party cookies on our website:

  • Name of cookie: SSESSxxx 
  • Purpose of cookie: authcache session cookie
  • Type of cookie: Session cookies 
  • Retention period: 3 weeks


  • Name of cookie: aucp13n  
  • Purpose of cookie: the cache invalidation cookie for authcache p13n 
  • Type of cookie: Functional cookies 
  • Retention period:1 hour


  • Name of cookie: ecsite 
  • Purpose of cookie: used to store the users cookie agreement selection  
  • Type of cookie: Functional cookies
  • Retention period: 140 days


  • Name of cookie: has_js 
  • Purpose of cookie: contains the information about the users JS options in the browser 
  • Type of cookie: Essential cookies 
  • Retention period: for the browsing session


  • Name of cookie: aceuser 
  • Purpose of cookie: For signed-in users only; stores First + Last name for the user menu to work properly with cached pages 
  • Type of cookie: Functional cookies
  • Retention period: for the logged-in session


b) Third party cookies

Overview of the most used third party cookies on our website:

  • Name of cookie: _ga 
  • Purpose of cookie: Used by GA to distinguish users 
  • Type of cookie: Analytical cookies
  • Retention period: 2 years


  • Name of cookie: _gid 
  • Purpose of cookie: Used by GA to distinguish users 
  • Type of cookie: Analytical cookies
  • Retention period: 24 hours


  • Name of cookie: _gat 
  • Purpose of cookie: Used by GA to throttle request rate 
  • Type of cookie: Analytical cookies
  • Retention period: 1 minute


3. Our privacy policy

We also recommend you to read our privacy policy. Our cookie and privacy policies are related. Sometimes we use cookies to collect certain information about your use of our services. In our privacy policy you can read which personal data we may collect from you, how we collect this data, for which purposes we collect this data and how we want to deal with it. Moreover you can find additional information in our privacy policy regarding your rights concerning your personal data.


4. How do I turn off cookies?

You choose which cookies you approve. Do you prefer to delete or disable certain cookies? That is possible, but keep in mind that some functions of this website will be no longer available for you.

If you want to change your cookies settings: most internet browsers allow you to change your cookies settings. Here are the most common browsers’ help pages about cookies:


5. Changes to  this cookie policy

This cookie policy may be changed from time to time if required by our services or the applicable legislation. We will notify you when there are important changes, and ask for your permission if necessary.


6. Questions or remarks?

If you still have questions or remarks about cookies after reading this cookie policy, please contact us:

European Collaborative for Science Industry and Technology Exhibitions
Avenue Louise 89/7
1050 Ixelles (Belgium)
+32 2 649 7383


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