Cookie policy

Information HIMA Benelux asbl

Willem Klooslaan 10 bus 5
2050 Antwerp
BE 0821.786.968

During a visit to the website, cookies are placed 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 usually used to make websites function optimally, to keep track of the actions of website visitors, to save login details, etc. There are different types of cookies that can be distinguished according to their origin, function and lifetime.

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Which cookies to use and why? 

We primarily use ‘first party cookies’. These are technical cookies used by the website and whose purpose is to allow the site to function optimally. Example: settings made by the user during previous visits to the site, or even : a pre-filled form with data that the user has done during previous visits.

We also use a number of ‘Third party cookies’. These are technical cookies used by third parties whose purpose is to inform us about your browsing behaviour and technical data.

Which sort 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 allow basic functions such as page navigation, security and load time to work.

2. Functional cookies

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

3. Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies collect information about website visitor behavior and website performance. Based on the results, the website can be improved and visitors get a better user experience.

4. Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies track the browsing behavior of website visitors and compile a user profile on that basis. That profile is used to personalize the browsing experience and, for example, show personalized offers, advertisements, newsletters and the like that match your interests.

Which cookies are set through our website?

PHPSESSID (session cookie) 

  • Type: first party
  • Sort: essential cookie
  • Lifetime: session
  • Purpose: this cookie allows communication between web server and browser and temporarily stores information from your session. It ensures, for example, that you do not have to fill in a form all over again when you reload the page or make an error.

__utmb (Google Tag Manager)

__utmc (Google Tag Manager)

  • Type: third party
  • Sort: analytical cookie
  • Lifetime: session
  • Privacy:
  • Purpose: interacts with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions of returning visitors

__utmt_XX (Google Tag Manager)

  • Type: third party
  • Sort: analytical cookie
  • Lifetime: 10 minutes
  • Privacy:
  • Purpose: slows down the search speed, thus ensuring that data collection on high-traffic sites is limited.

__utmz (Google Tag Manager)

__utma (Google Tag Manager)

_ga (

  • Type: third party
  • Sort: analytical cookie
  • Lifetime: 2 years after session
  • Privacy:
  • Purpose: anonymously measure how users use the website

How can you disable cookies?

You can disable cookies, delete them or adjust the settings for cookies, although if you do so, our website will no longer be able to work optimally. Do you want to change the settings for cookies anyway? Then you can use your browser's help function to change them.

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Hima vzw has the right to change this cookie policy. This cookie policy was last amended on 28/10/2021.

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