Cookie policy

The Stories Unfold website is an initiative of VISITFLANDERS.

VISITFLANDERS is an agency of the Flemish government which has its headquarters in Brussels and has the following company registration number: 0225.944.375 and we are responsible for this  cookie policy. For more information, general questions, remarks or suggestions about the way Visit Flanders processes your personal data, you can contact our data protection officer (DPO) through For more information on how we process your personal data, we refer to our privacy policy.  

Visit Flanders believes it is important that you can watch, listen to, read or experience content at any place and any time through different media platforms. We therefore want to work on interactive services tailored to you. To make this possible, certain technologies are used, including cookies and scripts. These technologies are hereinafter referred to as "cookies" for simplicity. This document gives you more information about which cookies may be used on our website and for what purposes, so that you can set your own preferences regarding cookies.  

This cookie statement applies to the 

1. What are cookies exactly?

Cookies are small data or text files that are installed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or use a (mobile) application. The cookie file contains a unique code that allows your browser to be recognized when you visit the online service or during subsequent, repeated visits. Cookies may be set by the server of the website or application you are visiting, but also by third-party servers that may or may not work with that website or application.  

Cookies generally make interaction between the visitor and the website or application easier and faster, and help the visitor navigate between different parts of a website or application. 

2. What cookies do we use?

The following categories of cookies are possibly used on this website:  

  • Functional cookies: these are necessary for the proper functioning and security of the website. Furthermore, they enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization, such as remembering choices, users' preferred language or location. We inform you about the use of these cookies but cannot be disabled in our systems.
  • Analytical cookies: these allow us to count the number of visitors and traffic sources so that we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They allow us to know which pages are most and least popular and to see how visitors move around the website. All the information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we do not know when you have visited our website and cannot measure its performance.  
  • Advertising cookies: These may be placed by us or by our advertising partners. They are used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and to show you relevant advertisements about Visit Flanders services on other websites. They do not store personal information directly, but they do work by uniquely identifying your browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will see less targeted ads on third-party channels. 
  • Social media cookies: these cookies are used to connect to a third-party social media platform. They remember data from a user if they have logged into a social media account from a website.   


Here is an overview of the cookies we use on our website:  

Name cookie 




Functional cookies 




These cookies are set when a visitor indicates which cookies they agree or disagree with. This is used to not display the banner after the visitor has made a choice and to remember the visitor’s preferences.  

3 months 

Visit Flanders 


This cookie is used to indicate whether the user's browser has enabled JavaScript. 


Visit Flanders 


This cookie is used to store your preferred language.  

1 year 

Visit Flanders 

Analytical cookies 


This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visted in an anonymous form. 

1 day 



This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. 

2 year 



This is a cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites. 

1 minute 





These are third-party cookies used by Mautic that allow us to use the Mautic service. We use Mautic to support our marketing activities.  





These are third-party cookies used by Mautic that allow us to use the Mautic service. We use Mautic to support our marketing activities.  

1 year 



This cookie is saved to indicate a focus paragraph has been seen. 



Advertising cookies  


This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisements when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.  

2 months 



The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisments to the users and measure and improve the Advertentions. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin. 

2 months 



Personalises Google ads on websites based on recent searches and interactions. 

2 year 







Targeting cookie. Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising.  

2 year 



Social media cookies 


Google collects visitor information for videos hosted by YouTube on maps integrated with Google Maps. 



3. How can I refuse or modulate the use of cookies?

Change your cookie preferences here. 

You can refuse the use of cookies through your browser settings. You can also delete already installed cookies from your computer or mobile device at any time. Instructions can be found on your browser's website:  


Please note that if you disable cookies, please note that certain graphics may not look nice, or you may not be able to use certain features.   


Do you have any questions about this cookie statement or the processing of your personal data? Please feel free to contact our data protection officer at the following contact details: