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A distinction is made between permanent and session cookies:
These cookies remain on the user's device for the duration specified in the cookie. Each time the user visits the website that placed the cookie, it is activated (e.g. cookies placed by social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Google Analytics, etc.). Most non-functional cookies are persistent cookies with a specific retention time that is longer than the duration of the browser session.
Session cookies can simplify and link the user's actions during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser screen and ends when the user closes the browser screen. Session cookies are placed temporarily. As soon as the user closes his browser, all session cookies are deleted.
When visiting this website, the user is asked to accept cookies. This can be done in two different ways: by clicking on the 'Accept' button or by simply continuing to browse the website. Users can disable cookies by activating the browser setting that allows them to refuse the placement of cookies. However, if the user chooses to disable cookies using his/her browser settings, it is possible that the user will not be able to access the website or certain parts of the website. If the user wishes to withdraw his/her consent, he/she must delete the cookies in accordance with his/her browser settings.