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Cookies Policy

Effective since: 13 September 2022

Last update: 13 September 2022

The Association of Communication Companies ASBL/VZW (hereinafter “ACC”, “us” or “we”) respects the privacy and personal data protection of the visitors (hereinafter the “Visitor(s)”) of its website (hereinafter the “Website”), and wishes to be transparent about how technologies and cookies are used on the Website.

Whenever the information collected using cookies includes personal data, the provisions of the Privacy Policy shall apply and complete this Cookies Policy.

If you have any questions related to the use of cookies on the Website, feel free to contact us at  

  1. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a very small text file that a website or mobile application can save on a computer, smartphone, or other device. The information in that file can be read by the website or application that created it, both during your current visit or use, as well as during future visits or uses.

Cookies can be used to store your preferences, status, or progress on a website or in an application, and can help to facilitate your navigation and ensure the smooth functioning of the website or application. As a result, cookies can be used to identify you.

  1. What are the cookies used on the Website?

The Website uses different types of cookies for different purposes as follows:

a. Essential/functional cookies that are strictly necessary

These cookies are essential for Visitors to browse the Website or strictly necessary for the provision of a service specifically requested by a Visitor. The removal of this type of cookies can lead to navigation difficulties and is therefore strongly discouraged.

We use the following essential cookies:

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This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.

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OptanonAlertBoxClosedThis cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information.364 Days


b. Performance cookies to encourage personalization

These cookies collect information about your choices and preferences and make your navigation more pleasant and personalized. These cookies can for example memorize the language chosen during your first visit to our Website in order to personalize it accordingly.

We use the following performance cookies:

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c. Analytical cookies for statistical purposes

These cookies are used to gather information about your use of the Website, in order to improve the content of the Website, make it more suitable to your needs and increase its usability. For example, these cookies show us the most visited pages of the Website or help us identify difficulties that may be encountered during navigation.

We use the following analytical cookies:

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This cookie records a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 
For example, this data is used to improve the website and customer experience

1 year

_ga_(container-id) is used to persist session rate. In other words, it is used to identify and track individual sessions with your device. 
Also for improving and customer experience.
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d. Other third-party cookies

The Website may use other services from third parties, for example to display videos or show maps. These services may set their own cookies to store your preferences or analyse your interaction with the service. Although ACC takes care in selecting these services, it has no direct control over the cookies that they set. Please check the privacy policies of these services to see how they handle the data collected. Because these are not essential and/or functional, they will only be applied if you have given your consent.

We use the following third party cookies:

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Targeting cookie: this cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

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  1. Can I configure the cookies?

You can easily disable or accept cookies from our cookie settings or you can manage them at any time by configuring the settings of your browser. Every browser (such as Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi, Safari, or Internet Explorer) has its own cookie configuration settings. To learn more about how to configure cookie settings in your browser, please see

If you use different computers, smartphones and/or tablets, please remember to configure each device so that each of them corresponds to your preferences regarding cookies.

  1. Will the Website still function if I refuse the use of cookies?

You will still be able to view the Website, but some interactions may not work correctly.