Cookie Statement of Vlerick Business School

In this Cookie statement, the following is understood under the terms listed below:

  • ‘Vlerick’: Vlerick Business School, a public utility foundation with registered headquarters at Reep 1, B-9000 Ghent (Belgium) and with the company registration number 0424.244.049 (Trade Registry in Gent).
  • 'User’, ‘you’ or ‘your': Every natural person (B2C) or legal entity (B2B) that enters or has entered into a contractual relationship with Vlerick via its online platform.
  • ‘Telecommunications Act’: DRAFT LEGISLATION that contains various provisions regarding electronic communications (URL).

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small data or text files that are saved to your local computer by websites. Such cookies can have a number of different objectives: there are technical cookies (for language settings for instance), session cookies (temporary cookies) and tracking cookies (cookies that follow and record your behavior on the website, with the objective of providing you with a more optimal user experience).

The Belgian Telecommunications Act contains certain provisions with regard to cookies and their use on websites. This law is based on the European e-Privacy Directive, which implies that the use of cookies and cookie legislation is regulated differently in each European country. Vlerick is an international school that expressly focuses on a number of European member states. Section “7. I do not come from Belgium. Is a different form of permission required for my country?" offers an overview of how each European country has implemented cookie legislation.

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2. What is the use of these cookies?

Vlerick wants to inform you as well as possible about this new legislation and about the cookies that it uses. Cookies help Vlerick to optimize your visits to its website, to remember technical choices (for instance the choice of the preferred language, receipt of the newsletter, etc.) and to provide you with more relevant services and offers.
If you want to consult the website of Vlerick, then it is recommended that cookies are activated on your computer. However, if you would rather not do that, then you are free to switch off cookies (also see the section on "How can I manage my cookies?").
We use cookies to improve your visit to our website. The cookies that we use are safe. The information that we collect with the help of cookies enables us to identify possible errors or to display specific services which we think may be important for you. Via our private 'MyVlerick' portal we store information that is directly related to you. In addition, we may also use cookies provided by carefully selected partners, with whom we work and who advertise our services on their websites.

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3. What security do I have as a visitor?

Vlerick was awarded the legal quality label ‘mylabel’ after an extensive legal and technical audit of its website by the jurists of mylex. This label guarantees the visitor 100% legal security.
You can view the results of this audit via the following link:

juridische zekerheid

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4. What types of cookies are used by Vlerick?

To be able to consult the website of Vlerick, it is recommended that you activate cookies on your computer, tablet or mobile telephone. If cookies have not been activated, then we may not be able to guarantee a problemless visit on our website.

If you nevertheless would prefer to limit, block or delete the cookies of Vlerick, you can change your browser settings as described below in Section 6.

Vlerick cookies (www.vlerick.com and www.vlerick.com)

cuvon – www.vlerick.com

Objective of the cookie  – ClickDimensions: Registration of statistics. Registration of how the User visits the website, with the objective of improving the services and online portals. Privacy policy of ClickDimension.

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cusid – www.vlerick.com

Objective of the cookie  – ClickDimensions: Registration of statistics. Registration of how the User visits the website, with the objective of improving the services and online portals. Privacy policy of ClickDimension.

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Location – 1.18.10.1347815447 – www.vlerick.com

Objective of the cookie – ASP.net – technical cookie

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_utmb – www.vlerick.com

Objective of the cookie – Google Analytics: Registration of statistics. Registration of how the User visits the website, with the objective of improving the services and online portals. Privacy policy of Google.

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_utma – www.vlerick.com

Objective of the cookie – Google Analytics: Registration of statistics. Registration of how the User visits the website, with the objective of improving the services and online portals. Privacy policy of Google.

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_unam – www.vlerick.com

Objective of the cookie – Google Analytics: Registration of statistics. Registration of how the User visits the website, with the objective of improving the services and online portals. Privacy policy of Google.

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_utmc – www.vlerick.com

Objective of the cookie – Google Analytics: Registration of statistics. Registration of how the User visits the website, with the objective of improving the services and online portals. Privacy policy of Google.

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_utmz – www.vlerick.com

Objective of the cookie – Google Analytics: Registration of statistics. Registration of how the User visits the website, with the objective of improving the services and online portals. Privacy policy of Google.

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yandexuid – www.vlerick.com

Objective of the cookie – Yandex (RU company): Registration of statistics. Registration of how the User visits the website, with the objective of improving the services and online portals.

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yabs-sid – www.vlerick.com

Objective of the cookie – Yandex (RU company): Registration of statistics. Registration of how the User visits the website, with the objective of improving the services and online portals.

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5. How can I manage my cookies?

Make sure that cookies have been activated in your browser. To activate cookies, you must go through the following steps:

For browser - Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

  • In Internet Explorer, click on 'Internet options' in the menu 'Tools'.
  • On the tabpage 'Privacy', relocate the slide button in the 'Settings' area to 'low' or ‘accept all
     cookies' (the settings 'medium' and higher switch off cookies).
  • Click first on 'Apply' and then on 'OK'.

For browser - Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on 'Firefox' in the upper left hand corner of your browser and then click on 'Options'.
  • On the tabpage 'Privacy', make sure that  ‘Let websites know that I do not want to be
     followed’ is NOT checkmarked.
  • Then click on 'OK'.

For browser - Google Chrome

  • Click on 'Extra' at the top of your browser window and select  'Options'.
  • Click on the 'Under the Hood' tab, search for the section  'Privacy' and select the button
     'Content settings'.
  • Now select 'Allow local data to be set'.

For browser - Safari

  • Click on the icon 'Cog' at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option.
  • Click on 'Security' and then make sure that the option with the following text: 'Block third-
     party and advertising cookies' is not checkmarked.
  • Click 'Save'.

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6. I do not come from Belgium. Is a different form of cookie approval required for my country?

Vlerick is an international school environment and its website and online portal does not focus exclusively on Belgian citizens. The member states of the European Union often implement their cookie legislation quite differently, so that it is often difficult for the User to find out how permission to use cookies must be given. An overview of the European Union member states, the implementation status of cookie legislation and the (eventual) manner of implementation is presented below.

Vlerick makes every attempt to indicate the correct implementation method for each member state, to the extent that this is technically and materially possible.

MEMBER STATE OK? IMPLEMENTATION METHOD OPT-IN? REQUIREMENTS
Belgium Yes Amendment of the Belgian Telecommunications Act No Implicit
Bulgaria Yes Amendment of the 'Bulgarian Electronic Messages Act' No Opt-out
Cyprus Yes Amendment of the 'Regulation of Electronic Communication and Postal Services Law' Yes Strict Opt-in
Denmark Yes Revision article 5.3 + guideline No Soft Opt-in
Germany No Proposed law rejected No Self-regulation
Estonia / Interpretation already being applied No Implicit (Notice & Opt-out)
Finland Yes Amendment of Privacy Law No Via browser
France Yes New Legislation Yes Strict Opt-in
Greece No Net yet implemented No Via Browser
Hungary Yes Amendment of the 'Hungarian Act on Communications' No Via Browser
Ireland Yes Amendment + Guideline No No Provisions
Iceland No Proposed law No Via Browser
Italy Yes Amendment No Via Browser
Latvia Yes Amendment of the 'Law on Information Society Services' Yes Strict Opt-in
Liechtenstein No Proposal Unknown Unknown Unknown
Lithuania Yes Amendment of the 'Law on Electronic Communications' Yes Strict Opt-in
Luxembourg Yes Amendment No Implicit Agreement
Malta No New Legislation No No Provisions
The Netherlands Yes Revised Legislations. Telecommunications Act Yes Strict Opt-in
Norway No Proposed law Unknown Unknown
Poland No Proposed law Yes Opt-in for Tracking Cookies
Portugal No Proposed law (Final) Yes Discussion
Rumania Yes Amendment No Via Browser
Slovakia Yes Amendment No Via Browser
Slovenia No Proposed law (Final) No Via Browser
Spain Yes Amendment No Via Browser
United Kingdom Yes New Law "Privacy and Electronic Communications" No Via Browser
Sweden Yes Amendment No Via Browser

If you should nevertheless have questions or comments after this Cookie Statement, you can always take up contact with us by sending an e-mail to legal@vlerick.com.

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Cookie Statement of Vlerick Business School

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