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The Van Bael & Bellis website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file which is sent by the Van Bael & Bellis server and which is stored on the hard disk of your computer. It is usually used to identify an individual when that individual is accessing a website. It keeps a record of the site visited and contains a certain amount of information regarding the visit. This website’s cookies are mainly used to operate the website. However, Van Bael & Bellis also uses them to update the website more efficiently and to compile statistics. In addition, third parties could place their own cookies on your device. Van Bael & Bellis does not have any control over the use of these cookies and therefore we refer to the relevant third party’s cookie policy for more information about these cookies.

You can set your web browser to disable or to refuse cookies in the privacy options of your browser, or you can opt out of receiving the performance cookies listed below. If you choose not to receive performance cookies, this may affect your ability to access the Van Bael & Bellis website or parts of it, or to otherwise benefit from the features of the Van Bael & Bellis website.

Following cookies are used on our website:

Strictly Necessary Cookies:

JSESSIONID ( - is a cookie generated by Servlet containers like Tomcat or Jetty and used for session management in J2EE web application for HTTP protocol. Since HTTP is a stateless protocol there is no way for Web Server to relate two separate requests coming from the same client and Session management is the process to track user session using different session management techniques like Cookies and URL Rewriting.

LMAC ( - This is a Load balancer cookie, i.e., a cookie used to improve reliability of the website.

__cfduid ( - Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.

cookiepermission - Used to record if a user has given permission for Performance Cookies to be set.

Performance Cookies:

_ga, _gid, _gat ( - Google Universal Analytics - Cookie name(s): _ga, _gid, _gat. _ga cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners. _gid appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited. _gat - it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes. Main purpose of Google Universal Analytics cookie is performance.

Third Party Cookies:,

1P_JAR - Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.

APISID - Advertising, Analytics and Personalisation.

CONSENT - Advertising, Analytics and Personalisation.

HSID - Google uses this cookie to keep track of Google user activity on individual websites to assist with security monitoring of logged in Google Account users. This cookie is also used for content and advertising personalisation.

NID - Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.

SAPISID, SID, SIDCC, SSID - This suite of cookies are used by Google to keep a track of user conversions, store preferences and use those preferences to serve (or not serve) advertising around the web, based on user interests and engagement.

OTZ - Google analytics and G+ button usage