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What is a cookie?
A "cookie" is a sequence of information, usually small in size and identified by a name, which can be transmitted to your browser by a website you visit. Your web browser will store it for a certain period of time and send it back to the web server every time you reconnect to it. Cookies have multiple uses: they can be used to remember your customer ID on a shopping website, the current contents of your shopping cart, an identifier for tracking your navigation for statistical or advertising purposes, and more.
There are several types of cookies:
"Essential" or "necessary" cookies allow information to be stored between visits to the same website on the same device. They can save a shopping cart, login credentials, or interface customization elements. They do not require user consent.
"Statistical" cookies track the actions of a user on a website. When the statistics are anonymous (meaning they cannot identify an individual), user consent is not required.
"Internal" or "first-party" cookies are deposited by the visited website. They can be used in addition to necessary cookies and may be used to collect personal data, track user behavior, and serve advertising purposes.
"Third-party" cookies are cookies deposited by (or for) a site B (often an advertising network) on a site A. This allows site B to see which pages were visited on site A by a user and collect information about them.
What are cookies used for on the platform https://www.odwb.be?
Cookies necessary for the proper functioning of the platform / functional cookies
ProviderService and locationCookie namePurpose
OpendatasoftAuthentication (front and back office)sessionidRemembering the user from one page to another.
OpendatasoftLanguage selection (front and back office)django_languageRemembering the visitor's language.
OpendatasoftAPI (CSRF) (front and back office)csrftokenRetrieving data via API calls.
OpendatasoftChoice regarding your cookie preferencescookies_preferencesRemembering the visitor's choice regarding cookies.