Cookie Policy

This cookie statement was last updated on 25 March 2020 and applies to citizens of the European Economic Area.

1. Introduction

Our website, (hereinafter referred to as “The Website”) uses cookies and similar technologies (for convenience, all of these are referred to as “cookies”). Cookies are also placed by third parties contracted by us. In the document below we inform you about the use of cookies on our website.

2. What are cookies?

A cookie is a simple small file that is sent along with the pages of an internet address and can be stored by the web browser on the PC or other device. The information stored in it may be sent to our servers or the servers of relevant third parties during subsequent visits.

3. What are scripts?

A script is a piece of program code that allows our website to function properly and interactively. This code runs on our server or on your device.

4. What is a web beacon?

A web beacon (also called a pixel tag) is a small invisible text fragment or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on the website. To make this possible, various data about you is stored using web beacons.

5. Consent

When you visit our website for the first time, a popup will be displayed with a statement about cookies. By clicking on “All Cookies” you agree that we use all cookies and plug-ins described in the pop-up and in this cookie statement. You can disable the use of cookies via your browser. Please note, however, that our website may no longer function properly.

6. Cookies

6.1 Technical or functional cookies

Some cookies ensure that parts of our website function correctly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. In this way you do not have to enter the same information repeatedly when visiting our website, or your items remain in your shopping cart until you pay, for example. We may place these cookies without your consent.

6.2 Analysis cookies

We do not use analysis cookies on this website.

6.3 Advertising cookies

We do not use advertising cookies on this website.

6.4 Social media buttons

On our website we have added buttons for Facebook to support web pages (e.g. “Like”, “Pin”) or sharing (e.g. “Tweet”) on social networks like Facebook. These buttons use code that comes from Facebook itself. This code places cookies. These social media buttons can also store and process certain information so that you can receive personalized advertising.

Please read the privacy policies of these social networks (which may change periodically) to learn how they handle the (personal) information they process using these cookies. The retrieved data will be anonymized as far as possible. Facebook is located in the United States.

7. Placed Cookies


Wir verwenden Automattic für Website-Entwicklung. Weiterlesen

Name Retention Function
tk_ai Session Save the unique User-ID

For more information, please read the Automattic Privacy Policy.

Visual Composer

We use Visual Composer for website design. Read More

Name Retention Function
Subject of the investigation    

This data is not shared with third parties.


We use WooCommerce for webshop management. Read more

Name Retention Function
wc_cart_hash_* Session Save items in shopping cart
wc_fragments_* stubborn  

This data is not shared with third parties.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use Google reCAPTCHA for spam prevention. Read more

Name Retention Function
rc::c Session Filter requests from bots
rc::b Session Filter requests from bots
rc::a stubborn Filter requests from bots

For more information, please read the Google reCAPTCHA Privacy Policy.


We use Facebook to display the latest social posts and/or social share buttons. Read more

Name Retention Function
actppresence 1 year Manage the frequency of displayed advertising
_fbc 2 years Stores last visit
fbm* 1 year Save User Details
xs 3 months Store a unique session ID
fr 3 months Enable ad delivery or retargeting
_fbp 3 months Tracking visitors across websites
datr 2 years Prevent fraud
sb 2 years Save browser information
*_fbm_ 1 year Save user details
wd 1 weeks Determination of the screen resolution
act 90 days User logged in
c_user 90 days Store the unique User-ID
csm 90 days Prevent fraud
presence session Track if the browser tab is active

For more information, please read the Facebook Privacy Policy.


Name Retention Function
Subject of investigation    

This data is not shared with third parties.

8. Your rights regarding personal data

You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:

  • You have the right to know why your personal data is being used, what happens to it and how long it will be kept.
  • Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data known to us.
  • Right of rectification: You have the right, whenever you wish, to have your personal data completed, corrected, deleted or blocked.
  • If you have given us your consent to process your data, you have the right to withdraw this consent and have your personal data deleted.
  • Right to transfer your data: You have the right to request all your personal data from one controller and to transfer them in their entirety to another controller.
  • Right of objection: You have the right to object to the processing of your data. We will comply unless there are legitimate reasons for processing.

To exercise these rights, please contact us. Please refer to the contact details at the end of this cookie statement. If you have a complaint about the way we handle your data we would like to hear it, but you also have the right to address it to the supervisory authority (the Data Protection Authority).

9. Activation/deactivation and deletion of cookies

You can use your Internet browser to delete cookies automatically or manually. You can also choose not to have certain cookies placed. Another option is to change your Internet browser settings so that you receive a message each time a cookie is set. For more information about these options, see the instructions in the help section of your browser.

Please note that our website may not function properly if all cookies are disabled. If you delete the cookies in your browser, they will be repositioned when you return to our site.

10. Contact details

For questions and/or comments about our cookie policy and this statement, please contact us using the following contact information:

Angela Schottenhammer
KU Leuven, Faculty of Arts, History Department
Blijde Inkomststraat 21 – bus 3307
B-3000 Leuven

Phone number: +32 16 33 06 33

This cookie policy has been synchronized with on March 25, 2020.