Confidentiality policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small data file that can be placed on your computer when you visit websites.

Cookies can be placed and/or read when you consult a website or mobile application for example or when you install or use a software programme, irrespective of the terminal you are using: computer, smartphone, digital tablet or video game console connected to the Internet. 

Information such as your choice of language is stored in the cookie. When you next visit the website this cookie is sent to the website in question that is able to recognize your browser and retain your language choice, for example. 

Cookies usually have an expiry date. Some cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser (known as session cookies) while others stay longer on your computer, sometimes until you delete them manually (known as persistent cookies). 

Why do we use cookies?

The Brussels University Hospital (H.U.B), manager of this website, uses two types of cookies on

  • essential cookies
  • analytical cookies


Essential cookies


To manage its website content, the Brussels University Hospital   (H.U.B) places essential cookies. These cookies are necessary for the website to function correctly. It is not possible to refuse these cookies if you want to visit our website. 

For purely technical reasons these cookies are necessary for a normal visit to our website. Due to this technical necessity, an obligation to inform is all that applies and these cookies are placed on your device as soon as you access the website. 

Your cookie preferences will also be saved via a cookie.


Analytical cookies


The Brussels University Hospital   (H.U.B) uses "Google Analytics" for analytical purposes. This tool of analysis installs a cookie that we use to quantify the website visits or traffic. This enables us, for example, to know how many times a particular page has been read. We use this information for the sole purpose of improving our website content. 

Name: Google Analytics à 3 cookies under "ga" (1), "gid " (2) and "_gat_gtag_UA_170473199_1" (3)


  1. 2 years
  2. 24 hours
  3. 2 years        


  1. Distinguish the users
  2. Distinguish the users
  3. Perpetuate session status

Your cookie preferences

If you want to know what cookies have been placed on your device or if you want to delete them you can use a setting on your browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, etc.). Consult your browser's help function or assistance website for more detailed information on how to activate, deactivate or delete cookies. 

Do you use another browser? Check if the procedure for your browser is included on the website . This website is available in English only.

External links

The Bordet Institute's website provides external links for access to certain information. These links are marked to indicate that the user is leaving the Brussels University Hospital   (H.U.B)'s website. Users activate these links on their own responsibility. We advise you to consult the confidentiality statement and cookies policy of the website in question.