A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your internet-abled device (e.g. personal computer, smartphone etc.) when you visit a website. This small piece of data contains information that is transferred to your device. This information is sent back to the website on each subsequent visit, and thus, the cookie allows the website to "remember" your actions or preferences over time. A cookie enables the website to identify the device on which it is stored, until such cookie reaches its expiry date.
Cookies do not damage your device and cannot deliver viruses. They are not able to run automatically. Furthermore, cookies do not collect any information on your device or in your personal files.
The deposit of cookies by Ageas Sites enhances your online experience by allowing Ageas to save your preferences for your next visit. These cookies contain information such as users' language preference, so that you do not have to enter this information again the next time you visit Ageas Sites. Some cookies make sure that the graphics on Ageas Sites appear correctly, others that an Ageas Sites application works properly.
Cookies that Ageas uses also aim at obtaining statistics and analysing web traffic and how the various sections of Ageas Sites are used, thus enabling Ageas to improve online experience on Ageas Sites.
You may encounter the following categories of cookies by browsing Ageas Sites:
Necessary cookies are required for the operation of Ageas Sites. These cookies are essential to make Ageas Sites work correctly. They include cookies that remember previous actions (e.g. entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session. These cookies do not identify you as an individual. If you do not accept necessary cookies, it may affect the performance of Ageas Sites or parts of it.
Functionality cookies are used to recognise you when you return to Ageas Sites and to remember the choices you made (such as your language or the region you are in) to enable Ageas to personalise its content for you. These cookies can also enable visitors to watch videos and engage with social tools, such as social media platforms. The information the functionality cookies collect may include personally identifiable information that you have disclosed. If you do not accept functionality cookies, it may affect the performance and functionality of Ageas Sites and may restrict access to contents on Ageas Sites.
Analytical/performance cookies allow Ageas to recognise and count the number of visitors and help Ageas understand how visitors interact with Ageas Sites by providing information about, among others, the areas visited, the time spent on Ageas Sites and any issues encountered. This helps Ageas to improve the way Ageas Sites work (e.g. by ensuring that you are finding what you are looking for easily). This information is essential in helping Ageas to continuously improve Ageas Sites. Performance cookies do not identify you as an individual. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.
Advertising/targeting cookies record your visit to Ageas Sites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. Ageas will use this information to make Ageas Sites and the advertising displayed on these sites more relevant to you and your interests. The advertising cookies may be used to deliver targeted advertising and to help Ageas measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. Ageas may also share this information with third parties (including advertisers) for this purpose. Most advertising cookies track users via their IP address and may collect personally identifiable information.Please note that all these categories will not be used on each Ageas Site separately.
Some cookies set on Ageas Sites can only be read by Ageas Sites. They are known as ‘first party cookies’.
Ageas Sites also place cookies which can be read by websites owned by third parties (e.g. Google, Facebook): the so-called ‘third party cookies’. A third party cookie is a cookie that is set on Ageas Sites by partner companies. Third party cookies are subject to third party privacy policies.
Ageas Sites may contain third party cookies (e.g. delivered by advertising agencies, analytics providers, etc.) enabling them to collect browsing information on your device.
Ageas may choose to include in Ageas Sites some third party applications that provide you with the possibility to share content with third parties or to let other users know you visited Ageas Sites. Social network platforms (e.g. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.) which offer these functionalities may identify you even though you do not use these functionalities on Ageas Sites. Such functionalities allow social network platforms to track information about your visit to Ageas Sites whenever your social network account is active while visiting Ageas Sites.
Ageas does not control how these third party websites collect your personal data while you are visiting Ageas Sites. Ageas invites you to read the privacy policies of these third party websites to find out how they use the data they collect. The privacy policies of these third party websites provide you information about how to manage your preferences on your social networks accounts.
Session or temporary cookies: session or temporary cookies are deleted from your device after you leave Ageas Sites.
Permanent or persistent cookies: permanent or persistent cookies are not deleted from your device after you leave Ageas Sites. They remain on your device for a longer period of time.
Role of the cookie
“Lifetime” of the cookie / First or third party cookie
Analytics / Tracking
Statistical purpose, used for improving the website and the user experience ;
May be permanent or session cookies
You can manage cookies in different ways. Settings that you make are likely to change your internet browsing capacity.
At any time, you can set your browser to accept or reject cookies from Ageas Sites, either globally or cookie by cookie. You can also set your browser so that cookies’ acceptance or rejection will be offered to you each time a cookie is about to be stored on your device.
Please be aware that disabling cookies may impact your user experience and may prevent you from using part of Ageas Sites. Indeed, some of the cookies Ageas uses are essential for parts of Ageas Sites to operate. You may delete and block all cookies from Ageas Sites, but that may result in parts of Ageas Sites not working as intended.
You can block or delete cookies in most web browsers and you should be able to block cookies by activating the feature on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of some or all cookies. The “help” menu in your browser or operating system user manual should provide you with all necessary information about how to set your preferences.
If you would like to block cookies, you can do so for the browser you use:
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit:
For more information on cookies and their use, please visit the Belgian Privacy Commission’s website.