Cookie Policy

These cookies are required for a minimally acceptable browsing experience and for the proper functioning of the website. You cannot turn these off.

We use these cookies to know how many times a particular page is viewed, for example. We only use this information to improve the content of our website. These cookies are only installed after you have given your consent.

Sometimes we show content from other sources on our website, for example from social channels such as YouTube, Facebook, etc. You must accept these cookies in order to be able to view this content on our website.

Marketing cookies allow us to show you customised advertisements based on the pages you have visited on our website. Those advertisements will reach you via social channels such as Facebook or Google. You will only receive customised advertisements if you have accepted these cookies.

This website uses functional and analytical cookies (e.g. Google Analytics).

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit that website. Cookies are widely used to enable or improve the functioning of websites, and as a source of information for the operators of the website.

How do we use cookies?

The city's website uses Google Analytics, a service offered by Google, Inc. (hereafter ‘Google’) for analysing website usage. To this end, Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, text files that are placed on your computer.

The information generated by the cookies about the use of this website - standard internet log information (including your IP address) and information about the surfing behaviour of the visitor, in anonymous form - is sent to and stored by Google, including on servers in the United States. We anonymise your IP address before sending it to Google.

Google declares that it complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield framework in accordance with its Privacy Shield certification. Google may pass on the data collected by Google Analytics to third parties if this is required by law, or if those third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

According to the contractual conditions of Google Analytics, Google is not allowed to link the IP address of the data subject with other data held by Google.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics cookies by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Cookies also serve to register whether or not the data subject consents to the use of cookies on the city's website, so that this does not have to be asked on every visit.

How to manage cookies

You can manage or delete cookies at will. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers so that no cookies are installed.

Managing cookies in your browser

Most browsers allow you to:

  • see which cookies you have installed, and delete each cookie individually
  • block cookies from other parties
  • block cookies from certain websites
  • block the installation of all cookies
  • delete all cookies when you close your browser
  • If you decide to delete cookies, preference settings will also be lost.

you want to block cookies completely, many websites (including ours) will not work properly and webcasts will not work at all.


With both legislation and policy regarding privacy still in constant flux, the privacy section of this website may be adjusted. The section is available for consultation on the website at any time.

If you have any questions or comments, you can always contact us via phone at +32 (0) 89 65 36 00 or via email at

When you visit a website, it places cookies on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that we store on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website.

Cookies are typically used to optimise the functioning of a website, to keep track of what visitors do on the website, to save login data, etc. There are different types of cookies that can be distinguished according to their origin, function and longevity.

Find out more about cookies at

Which cookies do we use and why?

Firstly, we use ‘first-party cookies’. These are technical cookies that are used by the website and that aim to optimise the functioning of the website. An example: settings which the user has personalised during previous visit to the site, or: a form pre-filled with information offered by the user during previous visits.

We also use a number of ‘third-party cookies’. These are technical cookies that are used by third parties and that are designed to inform us about your browsing behaviour and about your technical data.

What types of cookies are there and what are they for?

We can divide the cookies we use into four categories:

     1. Essential cookies

Essential cookies are cookies that are necessary for a website to function. They enable basic functions to work, such as page navigation, security and page loading time.

     2. Functional cookies

Functional cookies are cookies that keep information about your choices and preferences on a website. For example, they remember your language choice, login details or the region in which you live.


    3. Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies collect information about the behaviour of website visitors and the performance of the website. Based on these results, the website can be improved, and visitors will get a better user experience.

    4. Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies track the surfing behaviour of website visitors to compile a user profile, which is used to personalise the surfing experience and to show, among other things, personalised offers, advertisements, newsletters and such, which correspond to the visitor’s personal interests.

Which cookies are installed from our site?

PHPSESSID (session cookie)

  • Type: first party
  • Category: essential cookie
  • Lifespan: session
  • Purpose: this cookie allows communication between web server and browser and temporarily stores information from your session. For example, it ensures that you don't have to fill in a form all over again when you reload the page or make a mistake.

__utmb (Google Tag Manager)

__utmc (Google Tag Manager)

  • Type: third party
  • Category: analytical cookie
  • Lifespan: session
  • Privacy:
  • Purpose: works with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions from returning visitors.

__utmt_XX (Google Tag Manager)

  • Type: third party
  • Category: analytical cookie
  • Lifespan: 10 minutes
  • Privacy:
  • Purpose: Slows down the request speed and thus ensures that data collection on sites with a lot of traffic is limited.

__utmz (Google Tag Manager)

  • Type: third party
  • Category: analytical cookie
  • Lifespan: six months
  • Privacy:
  • Purpose: Identifies the source that directed you to our website.

__utma (Google Tag Manager)

  • Type: third party
  • Category: analytical cookie
  • Lifespan: two years
  • Privacy:
  • Purpose: distinguishes unique users and sessions from each other.

_ga (

  • Type: third party
  • Category: analytical cookie
  • Lifespan: two years after session
  • Privacy:
  • Purpose: anonymously measures how users use the website.

How can you disable cookies?

You may disable or delete the cookies or adjust their settings, but doing so will prevent our website from working optimally. Do you still want to go ahead with adjusting the cookie settings? You can do so by using the help function of your browser.

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Right to modify

Visit Genk reserves the right to modify this cookie statement. The cookie policy was last modified on 05/03/2020.