Cookie policy

In order to better tailor our websites to your needs and preferences, Brussels Eye Doctors uses cookies. You have the option to refuse cookies. In that case, we draw your attention to the fact that certain parts of our websites may not function properly. You may also find that you will no longer be able to access certain services we offer on our website.

If you do not change your cookie settings and opt to ‘continue’, Brussels Eye Doctors assumes that you accept our cookies.

Below, we would like to give you more information about cookies using a simple Q&A structure.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file left in the web browser of your computer or mobile device – such as your Smartphone, iPhone, iPad and the like – by the server of the website you are currently consulting.
A cookie contains a code that can only be read by the server that placed it there. The server therefore has no access to other information located on your computer or mobile device.

How is a cookie file structured?
A cookie file consists of:

  • the name of the server that placed the cookie file
  • an expiry date is given
  • a unique numerical code

What is the point of a cookie?

Using cookies, we ensure that your browsing experience as a visitor on one of our websites is as optimal as possible. Among other things, this is done to allow you to navigate more quickly and easily between the various parts of the website or by adapting the content of our site to your personal preferences, e.g. language preference.

Where can I find these cookies?
Cookies are placed in a separate folder of your browser on your computer or mobile device.

What is a ‘Session cookie’?
The function of this cookie is to recognise your browser during your visit to our websites.

What is a ‘Persistent cookie’?
The function of this cookie is to recognise your browser with a view to repeated visits to our websites.

Which cookies are necessary?
You will be under the impression that certain parts of our websites do not function properly or at all if you disable necessary cookies. Brussels Eye Doctors uses such cookies, for example, when filling in contact forms or to be able to participate in discussions on our blogs. 
Brussels Eye Doctors uses ‘necessary’ cookies when you wish to log in to your personal account. These cookies allow us to securely check your identity in order to provide access to the personal information you have left behind.

What are ‘Functional cookies’?
As the word itself suggests, these cookies ensure the optimal functioning of our websites so that you experience the most pleasant and personalised visit to our websites. Brussels Eye Doctors uses ‘Functional cookies’ for ‘remembering’ your personal preferences and for avoiding the same communication on repeated visits, for example when participating in a promotion.

What are ‘Performance cookies’?
Brussels Eye Doctors uses ‘Performance cookies’ to track how you use our websites with a view to customising and improving the content and ease of use of our websites. For example, the number of visitors per page is tracked or the most common language in which the website is visited.

What are ‘Third Party cookies’?
These are cookies that are written away from advertisements listed by third parties on Brussels Eye Doctors websites. This is for the purpose of customising the advertisements and/or their content to your personal preferences. You will only see these cookies if you have not disabled them.
When using third-party cookies, neither Brussels Eye Doctors nor the advertisers (third parties) have your personal data.

What is ‘Embedded content’?
Brussels Eye Doctors may redirect to other sites on its websites via a clickable link. This takes you to another organisation’s website. The referenced website may also use cookies. At that point, Brussels Eye Doctors advises you to consult the terms of use of the organisation in question, listed on their own website, to inform you of their privacy and cookie policy.

How can I manage cookies?
Managing cookies is up to you. You can adjust your browser settings to suit your personal preferences. You can always delete already installed cookies as well as refuse new cookies by adjusting your browser settings.

The website below lists the most commonly used browsers to guide you in setting your browser preferences: