Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. This text file stores information, such as your language preference for a website. When you visit the website again at a later stage, this cookie will automatically be resent to the website. In this way the website recognises your browser, allowing information such as your language preferences to be recalled.

Cookies usually have an expiry date. Some cookies (session cookies) are automatically deleted when you close your browser, while others remain on your computer for a longer time.

Why do we use cookies?

The University of Antwerp uses two types of cookies on

  1. Cookies for functional purposes
  2. Cookies for analytical purposes

The University of Antwerp uses WordPress to keep the content of its blogs up to date. This software uses … functional cookie, which is necessary for the proper functioning of this website. You cannot refuse this cookie if you want to browse our website.

The University of Antwerp also uses Google Analytics for analytical purposes. This analysis tool places cookies that are used to measure website visits (traffic). This is how we know, for example, how many times a particular webpage is read. We only use this information to improve the content of our website.

Which cookies are used on

Below is a list of the cookies that we use, and the purpose they serve.

Functional cookies

You cannot refuse these cookies if you want to access

Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies provide website owners with insight into how visitors interact with the website by anonymously collecting information and generating aggregate reports.


Expiry date




2 years


Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.


Closing the browser


Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Can you avoid or delete cookies?

If you want to prevent certain cookies from being installed on your computer, you can set this up through your browser’s internet options. Under the ‘privacy’ tab you can specify which cookies you want to accept.
Cookies can also be deleted through your browser’s internet options, by selecting ‘delete browsing history’.

We use cookies to collect statistics and thus improve or facilitate your visit to our website. For this reason, we recommend that you keep cookies enabled in the browser.