Cookie policy


Cookies are small data or text files that are placed on your local computer by websites and applications. Such cookies can have different purposes: there are technical cookies (for example to keep track of language settings), session cookies (temporary cookies that expire after one session) and tracking cookies (cookies that track and monitor your behavior on the internet, in order to to offer a more optimal user experience).

The Belgian Electronic Communications Act of 13 June 2005 contains some provisions regarding cookies and their use on websites. The law is a transposition of the European e-Privacy Directive, which means that the cookie legislation can be implemented differently in other European member states.

IRSPM is based in Belgium and therefore follows the Belgian legislation on cookies.

Purpose and usefulness of cookies

By using the website, the visitor agrees to the use of cookies. Cookies help IRSPM to optimize your visit to the website, to remember technical choices (for example, a language choice, a newsletter, etc.) and to show you more relevant services and offers. If you prefer not to use the cookies, you as a visitor are free to disable the cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser ("Management of cookies").

Without enabled cookies, IRSPM cannot guarantee a smooth visit to the website.

Types of cookies used by IRSPM

We distinguish the following types of cookies, depending on their purposes:

  • Essential/Strictly necessary cookies:

    These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be disabled in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling out forms. They are necessary for good communication and they make it easier to navigate (eg return to a previous page, etc.).

  • Non-essential cookies:

    These cookies are not necessary in themselves for the website to function, but they do help us offer an improved and personalized website.

    • Functional cookies:

      These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.

    • Analytical cookies:

      These cookies allow us to track visits and traffic so that we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and how visitors move around the website.

    • Targeting / advertising cookies:

      These cookies can be set by our advertising partners through our website.
      They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites.

We use our own cookies on the one hand and cookies from carefully selected partners with whom we work and who advertise our services on their website on the other.

  • First-party cookies are those placed by us on our websites.
  • Third-party cookies are set by a domain other than that of the visited website (eg Google Analytics cookies).
  • Session cookies are deleted when a user closes their browser.
  • Persistent cookies remain on the user's device for a certain period (eg 1 day, 1 month, 2 years…).

Below you will find an overview of the cookies that IRSPM uses on its websites.

Name Function
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data about how the visitor uses the website.
_hole Used by Google Analytics.
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data about how the visitor uses the website.
collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour.
cookie_settings__analytics Used to send data to Google Tag Manager about the visitor's cookie preferences.

We use some of the services below for advertising based on your web activity or for remarketing purposes:

Google Adwords

We use Google AdWords, which allows us to advertise our website in Google search results and on third-party websites. To do this, Google places a cookie on your device's browser, which automatically uses a pseudonymous cookie ID based on the pages you've visited to enable interest-based advertising. More information about advertising and Google can be found at:

Facebook Pixel

We use the “Facebook pixel” from Facebook. This allows user behavior to be tracked after they have been forwarded to the IRSPM website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This allows us to measure the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected in this way is anonymous to us. We use pixel data to ensure that ads are shown to the right people and to build an advertising audience. To disable Facebook cookies in your browser, visit

LinkedIn Ads

We use the LinkedIn Ads cookie to track the success of LinkedIn ads. This cookie is an analytics tool that allows us to measure the effectiveness of advertisements by understanding the actions people take on our website. LinkedIn uses cookie data to enable LinkedIn login on our website and/or to enable LinkedIn's 'sharing' feature. To disable LinkedIn cookies in your browser, visit

Please read our privacy policy carefully for more information about the processing of personal data by IRSPM.

Cookie management

Make sure cookies are enabled in your browser. If you want to visit the IRSPM website, it is recommended that you enable cookies. However, you are free to disable it in your browser settings if you wish. To enable or disable cookies, you must adjust your browser settings (via the “settings” or “options” tab). The links below give you more information on how to manage your cookies.

Rights of the visitors

Since cookies can constitute a processing of personal data, you as a data subject have the right to the lawful and secure processing of the personal data. More information about the rights of visitors can also be found in the Privacy Statement .


If you still have questions or comments about cookies after reading this Cookie Statement, you can always contact us via .

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