Cookie policy

We use cookies on the Toerisme Oost-Vlaanderen websites. We do this to improve our service provision, allow the websites to function optimally, to efficiently carry out campaigns, and for the purposes described in this privacy statement.

Cookies are small text files that are installed on a PC, tablet, or mobile telephone by an Internet page. The following websites install cookies or similar technology (hereinafter referred to as ‘cookies’):

Below is an overview of the cookies that are installed and what they do.

Google Analytics

De cookies

_gat: Is used to measure the speed of the request

_gid: Is used to distinguish between users

_ga: Analytical cookie that measures website visits and is used to distinguish between users (anonymous)

Toerisme Oost-Vlaanderen uses Analytics cookies to study the use of the websites. This involves the placement of a permanent cookie on your computer or mobile device. This gives Toerisme Oost-Vlaanderen insight into the way and how often the websites are used, thus allowing Toerisme Oost-Vlaanderen to make the necessary changes to the websites based on this data. This allows us to ensure that the website functions optimally.

Toerisme Oost-Vlaanderen processes statistics on visits to its website. This is done using a web analysis system. Among others, the following data is stored in the web analysis system via cookies:

  • the IP address
  • technical features, such as the browser you are using (e.g. Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, or Firefox) and the resolution of your computer screen
  • the page that you used to get to the website
  • when and how long you browsed or used the website
  • whether you use the website’s functions or not 
  • which website pages you visited 

Facebook Cookies


Facebook; Act, c_user, csm, fr, lu, s, presence, p, xs: These cookies provide insight into which media Facebook uses effectively and these cookies let you see advertisements from Toerisme Oost-Vlaanderen that suit your preferences (interest-based targeting) on other websites that you visit after you have been on the Toerisme Oost-Vlaanderen websites.



Google Doubleclick These cookies allow you to see Toerisme Oost-Vlaanderen ads that match your preferences (interest-based targeting) on websites you visit, after you have been on Toerisme Oost-Vlaanderen websites

Removing Cookies 

The easiest way to remove cookies is via your browser. Below is a list of the most popular browsers and a link to the manner in which cookies are removed from these browsers: