The King Baudouin Foundation uses cookies to make your browsing experience easier and more pleasant and also to better tailor the content of its website to your needs and preferences. We are considered as the data controller for the personal data we gather through your use of our website.

On this page, you can find more information about:

  • the types of cookies that we use
  • the cookies that our service providers use
  • how you can manage and block these cookies.

If you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding this cookie policy, or our use of cookies, or if you would like to revoke your consent, you can contact us by e-mail at

This cookie policy was last revised on September 1st, 2021.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files or pieces of text that are stored by your browser on your computer, laptop or mobile device when you visit a website or certain pages of a website. The cookie allows that website to “remember” your actions or preferences over a certain period of time and then to apply them during subsequent visits (a typical example would be your preferred language).

Cookies usually contain the name of the website where the cookie has come from, the time during which the cookie will remain on your device (its expiry date), and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.

A distinction is made between strictly necessary cookies and other cookies.

Strictly necessary cookies are needed for the proper functioning of the website, such as the security of our website and its accessibility. It is not a legal obligation to ask for your consent to use these cookies.

A further distinction on the basis of category can be made according to the specific purpose of the cookie. For each of these categories (apart from those that are strictly necessary), we will ask for your consent.

Cookies can be divided into the following categories:

  • Permanent cookies and session cookies: the task of a permanent cookie is to recognise the web browser with a view to repeat visits to the website, while the task of a session cookie is to recognise the web browser during the visit to the website. Permanent cookies remain stored on your computer or mobile device from one search session to another, while session cookies are deleted at the end of every session.
  • First party cookies and third party cookies: first party cookies are set by our website. Third party cookies are set by websites other than ours. This is what happens when our website contains elements from other websites, such as social media plug-ins and advertisements that are put on our website.
  • Performance cookies and functional cookies: performance cookies monitor how you use the website. They enable the website manager to adjust and optimise the content and ease of use of the website (for example, how many people have visited the website’s various pages and which language is the most popular). Functional cookies are cookies that remember your preferences when you visit the website (such as your chosen language), and make the website more user-friendly, and enhance your user experience.

Cookies will not always contain personal data but they may contain information that may lead to your identification. In this case, the cookie will be treated as personal data. Insofar as a cookie can be considered as personal data, our privacy policy will apply.

Which cookies do we use?

  • Strictly necessary cookies: these are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log in. No consent for these cookies is required.
  • Other cookies: these cookies can be divided into several categories, as mentioned earlier. For these cookies, your consent is required.










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Cookies used by our partners

Our website makes use of social media plugins. These social media partners are Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. They use third party cookies. Each social media organisation provides information relating to their privacy policy.

Facebook: privacy policy
Instagram: privacy policy
LinkedIn: privacy policy
Twitter: privacy policy
YouTube: privacy policy

Managing and blocking cookies

When visiting our website, you are informed (through a pop-up) about which cookies we are using and we will ask for your consent for the use of each of the cookies. You can at all times manage or delete cookies using the settings on your internet browser, except for the strictly necessary cookies because these cookies are essential for the visitor to browse our website and its functions. Turning off cookies will limit the service that we are able to provide and may affect your user experience. Deleting cookies may mean that you have to manually adjust your preferences each time you visit our website.

Each browser has its own information regarding the management and/or deletion of cookies:

Chrome: manage and delete cookies
Safari: manage and delete cookies
Internet Explorer: manage and delete cookies
Firefox: manage and delete cookies
Opera: manage and delete cookies
Microsoft Edge: manage and delete cookies


We reserve the right to make amendments to this cookie policy. The most recent version of our cookie policy can be consulted on our website.