Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that can be placed in the browser of your device when you visit a website. On your next visit, the website will be able to read the cookies that have been placed. The information contained in these cookies is necessary, or at least useful, for your visit to, or use of, the website.

Most cookies have an expiration date. 'Session cookies' are automatically deleted when you close your browser. 'Persistent cookies' are programmed to remain on your computer for a number of months. You can remove them manually at any time before they reach their expiration date. 

Who are we?

The cookie information in this document was created by the National Social Security Office (NSSO) and the Crossroads Bank for Social Security (CBSS).

Do you have a question about our cookies? You can ask it by filling out the contact form available on the NSSO website.

Do you have a complaint related to our cookies? Then please address it to:

What does this cookie policy apply to?

The cookie information in this document applies to the website Settling in Belgium.

What type of cookies do we use and why?

Essential cookies

Our website needs to place a number of technically essential cookies on your device in order to function properly. These cookies are placed automatically when you arrive on the site and cannot be refused. 

NameExpiryContentPurpose
_localeSession end A cookie to remember your language preference
BIGIpServer~SOC~router.prdSession endA sequence of charactersAssigns the processing of the requests of a user to a server
^.{32}$Session endRandomly generated stringAssigns the processing of all requests from one user to the same server

Functional cookies

Functional cookies remember the choices you make in order for your visit to our website to run smoothly. If you want to use our website, you must not refuse them. However, we do not place these cookies unless you have confirmed your consent.

NameExpiryContentPurpose
Orejime3 monthsJSON objectRemembers that you have clicked the consent button

Optional cookies

Optional cookies are not essential for a smooth, basic user experience on our website. You can choose to accept one or more of these cookies.

Analysis cookies

These cookies track your visit and the origin of your visit. We use them to compile statistics for improving the site and making it more user-friendly. The data are analysed anonymously. The tool we use for analysis is Matomo.

Name of the cookieExpirationContentPurpose
_pk_id13 monthsToken IDSaves a number of data, such as your unique user ID
_pk_ses, _pk_cvar, _pk_hsr30 months Saves temporary data for your session
[a-f0-9]{32}Session endString generated within the regex patternRemembers that you gave your consent for analysis cookies
BIGipServer.*90 days Remembers for the duration of your session with which server your computer has made a connection
.*90 days Identifies the Matomo session

How do you delete cookies?

Do you want to know which cookies have been placed on your device, or do you want to delete them? To do so, adjust your browser settings. 

On the following pages, you can read how to detect cookies and delete them from your browser: