Privacy &
Cookie policy.

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Porta Cité values your privacy. Although most information on this site is available without the need to provide personal data, it is possible that the user may be asked for personal information. This information will only be used as part of a strict follow-up of your information request. The user can, free of charge and on request, always oppose the use of his data for direct marketing. To do so, he will contact:

Porta Cité
Louis Mercierlaan(E) 1
3630 Maasmechelen


In accordance with the Personal Data Processing Act of 08/12/1992, users have a legal right to access and, if necessary, correct their personal data. Provided proof of identity (copy of identity card) can be obtained via a written, dated and signed request to:

Porta Cité
Louis Mercierlaan(E) 1
3630 Maasmechelen

obtain the written communication of your personal data free of charge. If necessary, you may also ask to correct any data that might be incorrect, incomplete or irrelevant.
Porta Cité may collect anonymous or aggregated data of a non-personal nature, such as browser type or IP address, the operating system you use or the domain name of the website via which you arrived at or via which you leave it. This allows us to permanently optimise the website for users.


During a visit to the site, ‘cookies’ may be placed on the hard disk of your computer for the sole purpose of making the site more responsive to the needs of returning visitors. These mini files or cookies are not used to track the visitor’s browsing behaviour on other websites. Your Internet browser allows you to prevent the use of cookies, to receive a warning when a cookie is installed or to remove the cookies from your hard disk afterwards. Please consult the help function of your internet browser for this.

COOKIES uses cookies and other techniques such as JavaScript and web beacons on its website and related sites (hereinafter referred to as the ‘website’). Because we want to guarantee your privacy and improve the user-friendliness of your visit(s) to our website, we think it is important for you to know how and why we use cookies. Below, we try to give you as much information as possible about the use of these techniques, including cookies by Porta Cité.


Porta Cité, with registered office at Louis Mercierlaan(E) 1 – 3630 Maasmechelen
is the data controller as described in this cookie policy. The following websites and applications belong to Porta Cité:


Cookies are small, simple text files that your computer or mobile device stores when you use our website.


JavaScript and web beacons are standard Internet techniques that, together with cookies, allow a system to collect information (JavaScripts), store it in small, simple text files (cookies) and then send it (web beacons). Cookies and other techniques are used on almost all existing websites. By using cookies and other techniques, we ensure, for example, that:

Making browsing the website more fun and easier for you

You do not receive or have to enter the same information every time you visit our website

We can measure how our website is used and where we can still improve it

We can recognise which device you are using when you visit us

We can (have) record how often an ad is shown in order to better tailor the ads to your needs and interests and avoid you seeing the same ad over and over again


Third-party cookies are also set via our website. The use of cookies by other companies is subject to the privacy and cookie policy of the relevant company.


Functional cookies or necessary cookies

Functional cookies ensure that our website functions correctly e.g. Your browser settings are saved so that you can view our website optimally on your screen.

Analytical cookies

With analytical cookies, we collect statistics on users’ use of our website with the help of third parties. By measuring website usage, we can continue to improve our website for the benefit of our users.
Data stored include the following:

The IP address, which is made anonymous

Technical characteristics such as the browser you use (such as Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox) and the resolution of your computer screen and which device you use

From which page you came to the website

When and how long you visit or use the website

Third-party social media cookies

Social media cookies are cookies that enable functionalities of social media websites. Examples include a YouTube video accompanying a presentation of a project, use of Google Maps or a ‘like’ button for Facebook.


How do third-party social media cookies work?

Social media cookies are set by the social media websites themselves. When you click a social media button in our web shop, a social media cookie is placed. The social media party can recognise your IP address when you want to share a page of our web shop. For the cookies placed by the social media parties and the data they collect, please refer to the statements these parties make on their own websites. We advise you to consult the privacy and cookie declarations below regularly:



If you do not want websites to be able to store cookies on your computer, adjust your browser settings. You will then receive a warning before any cookies are placed. You can also adjust your settings so that your browser refuses all cookies or only third-party cookies. You can delete cookies that have already been placed. Please note that you must adjust the settings separately for each browser, device and computer you use. Please note that if you do not want to use cookies, we unfortunately cannot guarantee that our website will work properly. Some functions of the web shop may be lost or you may not be able to see certain pages at all. In addition, refusing cookies does not mean that you will no longer see advertisements. The ads will just no longer be tailored to your interests and will be repeated more often. How to change your settings varies from one browser to another. Click on one of the icons below to go directly to your browser manual or, if necessary, consult your browser’s help function.



Internet Explorer


If you want to disable cookies from specific parties, you can do so at


Delete cookies in Microsoft Edge:

Click on the Menu icon (icon with 3 lines) at the top right. Click the clock icon, which is the ‘History’ tab. Click on ‘Clear all history’. Now you can specify exactly what you want to delete. In any case, tick ‘Cookies and saved website data’ and click ‘Delete’. At the bottom, you can indicate whether you always want to delete this data when you close Microsoft Edge.

Delete cookies in Chrome:

Click on the icon with 3 lines at the top right. Click on ‘Settings’ > ‘History’ > ‘Clear browsing data’. Make sure at least that ‘Delete cookies and other site and plugin data’ is checked. You can also specify how old the Cookies should be. Choose ‘All’ here.

Delete cookies in Firefox:

Click on the icon with 3 lines at the top right. Go to ‘Options’ > ‘Privacy’. Click on ‘Clear your recent history’. Under ‘Details’, you can specify what exactly you want to delete. In any case, tick ‘Cookies’. You can also specify how old the Cookies should be. Select ‘All’ here.

Delete cookies in Safari:

At the top left of the menu bar, click ‘Safari’ > ‘Preferences’. At the top of the window, select the ‘Privacy’ tab. Then click ‘Delete all Website data’.

Delete cookies in Internet Explorer:

Click on the cog icon in the top right corner. Go to the ‘Security’ > ‘Delete browsing history’ menu. Now you can specify exactly what you want to delete. At least tick ‘Cookies and website data’. Click on ‘Delete’ at the bottom of the window

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