Privacy statement

Cookie Policy

By accessing the Bruxelles-Propreté website, you agree to our cookies statement. Our cookies are used to enable the optimal functionality of our site and to facilitate your visit.

1. Purpose and scope

The Bruxelles-Propreté website uses different types of cookies. This policy aims to explain what a cookie is, how to manage them, and the types of cookies used on this site. You will find all additional useful information for each type of cookie used in the following sections.

This policy applies to all visitors to this website.

2. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small segment of data (text file) that is transferred to a visitor's computer or mobile device and stores information for future visits. Cookies allow visitors to navigate efficiently between pages, generally improve the visitor experience, and help us determine whether visitors are accessing our website for the first time or not.

3. How to manage cookies?

On your first visit, you will see a banner at the bottom of the screen that will allow you to either accept all cookies used on our website ("OK, accept all") or customize your cookie preferences ("Customize").

You can change your preferences at any time using the cookie manager, which you can access via the footer menu.

4. Types of cookies

Our website uses several types of cookies, including third-party cookies.

Unless cookies are essential to the operation of our website, we will ask for your consent before placing and storing them on your device(s). You can withdraw your consent at any time using the cookie manager.

  • a. Internal cookies necessary for the site to function

These cookies allow the site to function optimally. You can object to this and remove them using your browser settings. However, there is a risk that navigation will be impaired.

Name of cookie Retention period Purpose

Stores visitor preferences regarding cookies

SSESS 1 month Cookie de session (pour utilisateurs connectés)
alert Session cookie

Retains if the user has closed an alert message


  • b. Cookies for audience measurement


In order to tailor the site to the needs of our visitors, we measure the number of visits, the number of pages viewed, the activity of visitors on the site and the frequency of their visits. Google Analytics is the statistical tool used by Bruxelles-Propreté.

These cookies, owned by Google Analytics, will collect your IP address to determine the city/location from which you are connecting. After using these cookies, Google Analytics will make your IP address anonymous. No information related to these cookies is transferred to other third parties or used for other purposes.

You can manage your preferences for these cookies via our cookie manager. You can also choose to decline cookies and statistical analysis of your browsing data more generally via the opt-out procedure available here:


Name of cookie Retention period Purpose
_GA, _GID 2 years, 24 hours Distinguishes visitors by assigning them a randomly generated number as an identifier
_GAT, __UTMT 1 minute, 10 minutes Reduces the load level by identifying the browser
__UTMA, __UTMB 2 years after last update, 30 minutes after last update

Distinguishes between visitors and sessions. They are updated each time data is sent to Google Analytics.

The __utma cookie is also used to calculate statistics on new and repeat visitors.

__UTMZ 6 months after last update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the visitor reached the site. This cookie is updated each time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__UTMC Expires at the end of the session It is designed to allow interoperability with the older version of the Google Analytics code known as Urchin


  • c. Cookies to improve site interactivity

The Bruxelles-Propreté website uses third-party services to enhance the interactivity of its site.

Cookies are set directly by third-party services. On your first visit you will be asked whether or not you wish to give your consent to the use of these cookies. They will only be set on your device if you accept them. You can set your preferences at any time via the cookie manager available in the menu at the bottom of the page.


YouTube may store the following cookies from any visitor who watches an embedded video on a web page:

Name of cookie Retention period Purpose
CONSENT 20 years

Records visitors' acceptance of cookies used by the service

_GA 2 years Analytics cookie used by YouTube to obtain statistics on how visitors use our website.
APISID, ENABLEDAPPS.UPLOADER, HSID, LOGIN_INFO, SAPISID, SID, SSID, GEUP, PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC 2 years / 1 month / 2 years / 2 years / 2 years / 2 years / 2 years / 13 months / 2 years / 6 months A set of cookies used by YouTube to collect information about visitor behaviour in relation to embedded videos.



The Google reCAPTCHA service, owned by Google, is used to protect our website from spam and abusive traffic. The placement of these cookies on your device is subject to your prior consent. For more information, visit the site:

If you give your consent, the cookies identified below may be stored in your browser:

Name of cookie Retention period Purpose
_ga et _gid 2 years / 24 hours Analytical cookies used by Google services via Google reCAPTCHA to distinguish visitors and generate statistical data.
1P_JAR, AID, TAID, PAIDCONTENT 13 months / 18 months / 14 days / 2 months Advertising cookies used by Google services via Google reCAPTCHA to track visitor behaviour and provide targeted advertising.
S, SSID, SNID, SID, SIDCC, SAPISID, NID, HSID, OGP, OGPC, CGIC, PL_GACID, WMC, OTZ, DV Duration of session / 2 years / 1 year / 2 years / 15 months / 2 years / 27 months / 2 years / 6 months / 6 months Performance cookies used by Google to store information such as visitor preferences and to assess the functionality of the Google reCAPTCHA module on websites.
CONSENT 20 years Performance cookies used by Google to record visitors' acceptance of cookies used by its services.



These cookies are essential for websites and their features to work properly. E.g.: authentication cookies.


These cookies enable us to improve comfort and usability of websites and to provide various features. E.g.: comfort cookies can be used to store search results, language, character dimensions.


These cookies collect information about how you use websites. Performance cookies help us, for example, to identify especially popular areas of our website. In this way, we can adapt the content of our websites more specifically to your needs and thereby improve what we offer you.


These cookies are used to send advertising and promotional information that is relevant to you, e.g. based on the web pages you visited.

Managing cookies

If a user nevertheless wishes to limit, block or remove cookies from Bruxelles-Propreté, he or she can manage the browser settings.


In Internet Explorer, click on 'Internet Options' in the 'Extra' menu.

Under the 'Privacy' tab, set the settings to 'low' or 'accept all cookies' (any setting above 'medium' will disable cookies).

Click on 'OK'.


Click on 'Firefox' in the top left corner of the browser and then select 'Options'.

Under the 'Privacy' tab, make sure 'Tell websites I do not want to be tracked' is not ticked.

Click on 'OK'.


Click on 'Extra' in the top of your browser window and select 'Options'.

Under the 'Under the Hood' tab, look for 'Privacy' and select 'Content Settings'.

Now select 'Allow local data to be set'.


Click on to 'Cog' icon in the top of your browser window and select 'Preferences'.

Click on 'Security' and then tick the option that says: 'Block cookies from third parties and advertisers'.

Click 'Save'.

Should you have any questions or comments about cookies after having read this cookies statement, please contact Bruxelles-Propreté via