Cookie notice

This information notice on the use of cookies (hereinafter the “Cookie notice”) has been drawn up to inform you about the cookies that SOFICO, a public legal entity with headquarters at Rue du Canal de l’Ourthe 9/3, 4031 Angleur, Belgium, registered with the Banque Carrefour des Entreprises under number 0252.151.302 (acting as data controller and hereinafter referred to as “we, us or our”, depending on the case) uses via this website (hereinafter, the “Website”).

1.      Introduction

Through this Notice, we would like to inform you about how we use cookies.

For general information about how we use, protect and share your personal data, as well as the rights you have and how and under what circumstances you can contact us, please read our privacy protection information notice available via the following link.

2.      General information about cookies

Cookies are small electronic text files placed in the browser of your computer (or another digital device used) by the websites that you visit. They are generally used to enable websites to operate or to operate more effectively, as well as to provide information to website owners.

When you visit this Website for the first time, the home page will inform you of this Website’s use of cookies and how to consent to their use, via a “cookie banner”. If you continue to actively use the Website and you do not actively oppose the use of cookies, you accept our use of cookies and this consent will be stored in your browser, so that the information does not need to be repeated on each page of the Website. If consent is missing in your browser (for example, if you have deleted your cookies), the “cookie banner” containing this information will appear again next time you visit the Website. You can configure the use of cookies at any time.

We use cookies that are technically required and do not need your prior consent. We also use session cookies that are automatically deleted at the end of your session and do not need your prior consent either. Other cookies (such as cookies to improve the browsing experience by storing certain data – which avoid you re-entering this data each time you visit – and to adapt the Website content to your preferences) may be installed and used on the basis of your consent.

3.       List of cookies used

Please refer to the table below for all relevant information on the cookies that we use.

Cookie name Information saved Purpose Service Cookie type Storage period Linked to user tracking Potential communication to third parties Third parties’ privacy notices
_ga [COLUMN TO BE FILLED IN] Used to distinguish users


_gid Used to distinguish users



Google Universal Analytics 24 hours
_gat Used to limit the request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_ <property-id> Google Universal Analytics 1 minute
AMP_TOKEN Contains a token that can be used to extract a client ID from the AMP Client ID service.  The other possible values indicate an exclusion, a query in progress or an error when retrieving a client ID Google Universal Analytics 30 second to 1 year
_gac_<property-id> Contains information relating to the campaign for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, the Google Ads website conversion tabs will read this cookie unless you refuse. Learn more Adwords (Google) 90 days
devicePixelRatio Used to make the website compatible with the visitor’s screen size


WordPress 1 year  


wordpress_test_cookie Checks that the browser accepts cookies


WordPress Session



The cookie __cfduid is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply client security settings for each client Cloud Flare 2 months


Used to define the user language


Polylangue 1 year

4.      Additional information about Google Analytics

This Website uses Google Analytics, which is an analysis tool from Google Inc. (hereinafter “Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies that enable us to analyse how users use this Website.

Information on the user’s use of websites generated by cookies, including the IP address, will be transferred to a server in the United States for storage reasons. You acknowledge and agree to this data transfer to the United States. To find out more about Google’s use of personal data, please visit this website.

5.      Sharing on social networks

We use social plug-ins to enable you to share information from this Website on Facebook and Twitter via “Share” buttons.

For data confidentiality reasons, we have deliberately refused to use direct plug-ins from social networks on our Website. Instead of this, we use an alternative technical solution that enables you to decide if you wish to send data to social network operators, and when. This way, when you visit this Website, the data is never sent automatically to a social network; Only when you click the corresponding button yourself will your browser connect to the social network servers. In other words, clicking the social network icon tells your browser that you consent to it connecting to the social network servers and sends usage data to this social network operator, whether or not you are subscribed to this social network.

Please note that we have no influence on the nature or scope of the data that social networks can then gather. For more information about the aims and scope of data collection, processing and use by social networks, your personal data protection rights and the relevant configuration settings, please read the social networks’ respective privacy notices.

6.      How do we prevent cookies from being placed?

You can prevent cookies from being loaded by suitably adjusting your browser. Most web browsers allow most cookies to be controlled via the browser settings. To find out how to prevent cookies from being saved, visit this website.

Please note that in this case, certain website features that require the use of these cookies may no longer work and certain website applications may no longer be available.

7.      How to delete/disable cookies?

If you wish to delete/disable cookies, most browsers will enable you to completely disable the use of cookies, or to delete cookies created by specific websites. To find out more about how to proceed, please refer to the browser’s help page:

You can specifically prevent Google from collecting and using data (cookies and IP addresses) for any website that you visit, by downloading and installing the valid add-in browser module from

An opt-out cookie including a line of code (<a href=“javascript:gaOptout()“>Disable Google Analytics</a>) preventing the future collection of your data when you visit this Website will automatically be installed on the computer (

Another possibility to refuse the use of Google Analytics on this Website (among others) is to click the following link, to install this extension in your browser and then to choose to block Google Analytics specifically. The company Ghostery belongs to the German company Cliqz.

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