Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

The Finance & Budget Department (Departement Financiën en Begroting) (DFB) with its registered office at Koning Albert II-laan 35 bus 61, 1030 Brussels is responsible for this cookie policy. For all queries and/or comments, please write to the aforementioned address or use the contact form.

DFB considers it important that you can view, listen to, read or experience the content offered at any time and in any place via various media platforms. In addition, DFB is working on interactive services and tailor-made services. Techniques are used in the online services of the department to make this possible, for example with the help of cookies and scripts. In this cookie policy, DFB wishes to inform you which cookies are used and why. The extent to which you can control their use is also explained. DFB guarantees your privacy and the user-friendliness of its online services as far as possible.

This cookie policy applies to all DFB online services, in particular all websites, (mobile) applications and internet services offered by DFB and which provide access to the content offered.

DFB may change the cookie policy at any time. For example, by means of an update or an amendment to the applicable legislation. The amended policy will then be published in the DFB online services and will apply from the time it is published.

What exactly are cookies?

Cookies are small data or text files that are installed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or use a(n) (mobile) application. Cookie files contain a unique code by means of which your browser can recognise you during the visit to the online service or during subsequent, repeated visits. Cookies are installed by the server of the website or application you visit, but also by third-party servers that may or may not cooperate with this website or application.

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

How to manage the use of cookies in DFB online services

You can reject the installation of cookies via your browser settings. You can delete the installed cookies from your computer or mobile device accordingly:

You should be aware that when you do so, certain graphic elements may not look nice, or you may not be able to use certain applications. Below is a detailed list of all the types of cookies that DFB uses on its websites.

Cookies used

Measurement of user visits

  • Names of cookies: _ga, _gid, _gat en _umtz, _umta engaClientId
  • Purpose:User visits to be are measured anonymously via Matomo to optimise the information provided on the website.

Privacy Policy


Data controller:

Departement of Finance and Budget
Adressed to Koen Algoed
Koning Albert II-laan 35 bus 61
1030 Brussels

Data protection:

Data Protection Office