There are two types of cookies, session and persistent. Session cookies last only as long as your Web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies are stored on your device and remain valid until their set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. Sciensano’s website uses both session and persistent cookies.
Cookies may be set either by the website (first party cookies), or by a third party website (third party cookies). The names of the cookies that Sciensano’s website uses, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below.
First party cookies
|UUID||Random value assigned to a visitor of the website in order to identify him. This cookie is used by the system to know whether a user has closed the alerts displayed on the pages, and which ones have been closed.||One year|
|cookie-agreed||Records the fact that you as a user have agreed to accept cookies from this site.||100 days|
|NID||The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.||google.com||6 months|
|_ga||Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.||google.com||2 years|
|_gid||Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.||google.com||24 hours|
|_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||google.com||1 minute|