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Privacy

The Flemish Parliament tries to give you control over the management of your own personal information as much as possible. Generally speaking, the website can be visited without providing any personal information. Moreover, care is taken to ensure that the laws on the protection of privacy and the secrecy of telecommunications are observed. 

Cookies

Cookies are small text files in which certain information about a user of the website is stored. There are 'session cookies' and 'permanent cookies'.

  • Session cookies contain information that is sent to your browser by the website, so that your browser is recognised.
  • Permanent cookies ensure that visitors of the website can be identified when visiting the website on repeated occasions.

The cookies are saved to the visitor's hard disk. Cookies can be placed by the server of the website you are visiting or by partners this website works with. Cookies only read the information that was placed by the cookies themselves. They do not have access to other information. A cookie usually contains the name of the server that placed the cookie, an expiry date and a unique numeric code. Cookies help adapt the website better to visitors' needs and preferences. 

The website of the Flemish Parliament makes use of various types of cookies:

  • Essential cookies
    These cookies are essential in order to be able to use the website and all its features. A few examples: navigation on the website, fill-in forms, … 
  • Functional cookies
    Functional cookies are cookies that make the functioning of the website easier and enable a more personal visitor experience. 
  • Performance cookies
    We use performance cookies to collect information about the use visitors make of the website, for the purpose of improving the content of the website, optimising it, or making it more efficient. A few examples: visitor counts, lists of most popular web pages,…

Your right of removal, inspection and correction

Under the Privacy Act you are entitled to inspect your personal data and correct any incorrect information referring to you. This can be done free of charge, by means of a dated and signed request, providing proof of your identity.

For this request, as for other questions, remarks or complaints you can contact our information security consultant,
Hans Van Den Abbeele,
Flemish Parliament, 1011 Brussels,
e-mail: hans.vandenabbeele@vlaamsparlement.be,
t: +32 (0)2 552 11 11

For more general information you can also always contact
the Belgian Privacy Commission at the Ministry of Justice
Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussels
t: +32 (0)2 274 48 00  -  +32 (0)2 274 48 35
commission@privacycommission.be
www.privacycommission.be