Cookie statement


BIRD, with registered office at Leuvensesteenweg 643, 1930 Zaventem and company number 0465.587.924 processes personal data collected via its website when using the website, such as IP address, browser type, the number of times you visited the website and the pages you visited. This personal data has been obtained with the help of cookies. BIRD uses this data to understand how visitors use and engage with the website, to detect and prevent fraud, to ensure that the website functions properly and to analyse and improve our services.


 A cookie is a text file that is installed in the browser of your computer or mobile device by a website's server. The use of cookies makes it possible to recognize visitors’ browsers, with the aim of remembering information about you.

It usually contains the name of the server that placed the cookie as well as a unique code which makes it possible for your browser to be recognized when you visit the website. It allows us to retain certain settings, such as your language choice, to make your visit to the website faster and easier. Cookies can also be used to make the content or advertisement on a website more relevant for the visitor and can be adapted to his personal taste and needs.

Certain cookies can be placed by a third party, for example Google Analytics for measuring the performance of the website. If you do not want a website to place cookies on your computer, you can change the settings of your browser. This is explained further in the next section.


4.1 Which types of cookies can be used?

Necessary cookies

Necessary or essential cookies are cookies that are necessary for the operation of the website. We can use strictly necessary cookies in a number of different ways, such as for the purpose of fraud detection and security.

Functional cookies

These are cookies that ensure that the website functions properly. Examples of this are cookies for:

  • remembering your login details
  • ensuring the security of your login details
  • ensuring the uniformity of the layout of the website

Performance and analytics cookies

These cookies collect information about the way visitors use our website. This is done with the intention to improve the content of our websites, to further adapt it to the wishes of the visitors and to increase the usability of our websites (e.g., Google Analytics cookies).

Social media cookies

The website may implement so-called built-in elements from other, third parties, such as, for example, Youtube, Twitter and Facebook. These are used to integrate social media into the website via plug-ins.

Targeting and marketing cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal data but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Other cookies

These are cookies that do not belong to one of the above categories of cookies. For example, cookies that can be used to make web analyzes themselves to optimize the website. In addition to the above-mentioned performance and analytics cookies, other web analytics cookies can be used. These will probably have to be disabled because identifiable personal data may be processed here. This is not the case with the mentioned performance cookies.

4.2 Who places and manages cookies when you use this website?

First-party cookies

First-party cookies are cookies that BIRD manages and that are specific to the visited or used online service.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are cookies that are managed and placed by a third party. This happens during your visit or use of the website. Third party cookies ensure that certain information is sent to third parties by your visit to the website.

4.3 How long are cookies stored?

Temporary cookies

Temporary cookies are only temporarily stored in your browser or application. As soon as you close and leave your browser or application, those cookies will be deleted.

Permanent cookies

Permanent cookies remain on your computer or mobile device, even if you close the browser or the application. Permanent cookies make it possible to recognize you during subsequent visits to the website or application. Permanent cookies remain on your device until their end date is reached, until a new cookie is installed, or until you delete them in your settings of your browser, application or mobile device.


If you choose to disable cookies, you can do so in the settings of the specific browser you are using:

Keep in mind that disabling cookies may result in certain graphic elements or applications on the website working less well. BIRD does everything necessary to guarantee the proper functioning of the website. Certain elements of the website, however, require the use of cookies.

5. BIRD uses different types of cookies.








Allows temporary information to be stored to improve navigation on the website (Language and user authentication)

2 hours




Ensures that it is not a robot for submitting forms (fraud detection and prevention)

1 hour




Records a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how visitors use the website.

2 years




Records a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how visitors use the website.

1 day




Cookie that records information about unique browser visits

1 minute



This cookie is used to enable credit card payments for event registrations

30 minutes



Set for fraud prevention purposes and helps us assess the risk associated with an attempted transaction

1 year



Set by our payment provider to process payments

2 years



Used to serve ads across different websites and stored in

1 year





This cookie contains a unique ID which Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. French), the number of search results you want to see per page (e.g. 10 or 20) and whether or not you want Google's SafeSearch filter turned on.

6 months



Cookie that is used to provide security against spam


6. Consent to use of cookies - changes to cookie policy

By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge that you have read the terms of this Cookie Statement and that you consent to our use of cookies as set out above (unless you have expressly stated otherwise).

We may update this Cookie Statement from time to time. Any changes we make to our cookie policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check regularly for updates or changes to the cookie policy. Your continued use of this website following the posting of changes to this cookie policy will mean that you accept those changes.