Cookie policy


Prins Bisschopssingel 34A
3500 Hasselt

BE 0455.929.494

During a visit to the website, cookies are placed on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that we store on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website.

Cookies are usually used to enable websites to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation, to keep track of the activities of visitors to the website, to store login credentials, etc. There are different types of cookies that can be distinguished according to their origin, function and lifespan.

You can read more about cookies at

Which cookies do we use and why?

In the first place, we use “First-party cookies”. These are technical cookies that are used by the website and are intended to make the website function optimally. Example: settings made by the user during previous visits to the website, or a pre-filled form with data that the user has entered during previous visits.

In addition to that, we use a number of “Third-party cookies”. These are technical cookies that are used by third parties for the purpose of informing us about your browsing behaviour and your technical data.

What types of cookies are there and what is their purpose?

We can divide the cookies we use into four categories:

1. Essential cookies

Essential or strictly necessary cookies are classified as cookies that are necessary for a website to function. They allow basic functions, such as page navigation, security and load time, to work.

2. Functional cookies

Functional cookies are cookies that track information about your choices and preferences on a website. For example, they remember your language settings, login credentials or the region in which you live.

3. Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies collect statistical, not personal information about the behaviour of website visitors and the performance of the website. Based on the results, the website can be improved and visitors get a better user experience.

4. Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies track the browsing behaviour of website visitors on their device to build a user profile. This profile is used to personalise the browsing experience and to display offers, advertisements, newsletters etc. to you based on relevant topics that interest you.

Which cookies are placed through our website?

PHPSESSID​ (session cookie) 

  • Type: first-party
  • Type: essential cookie
  • Expires: at the end of the session
  • Purpose: this cookie allows the communication between our web server and your browser, and temporarily stores information regarding your session. It ensures, for instance, that you do not have to refill out a form from scratch when you reload the page or make an error.

__utmb (Google Tag Manager)

__utmc (Google Tag Manager)

  • Type: third-party
  • Type: analytical cookie
  • Expires: at the end of the session
  • Privacy:
  • Purpose: works together with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions of returning visitors

__utmt_XX (Google Tag Manager)

  • Type: third-party
  • Type: analytical cookie
  • Expires: after 10 minutes
  • Privacy:
  • Purpose: slows down the search speed, thus ensuring that data collection on site with a lot of traffic is limited.

__utmz (Google Tag Manager)

__utma (Google Tag Manager)

  • Type: third-party
  • Type: analytical cookie
  • Expires: after 2 years
  • Privacy:
  • Purpose: distinguish unique users and sessions from each other

_ga (

  • Type: third-party
  • Type: analytical cookie
  • Expires: 2 years after the session
  • Privacy:
  • Purpose: measure anonymously how users use the website

How can you disable cookies?

You can either disable or delete cookies or change the cookie settings. Please remember that in that case some of the functionalities of our website will no longer be able to function optimally. Would you still like to change the cookie settings? In that case, you can use the help function of your browser to do so.

Internet Explorer





Updates to this Cookie Policy

QPS Accountants BV may update this Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use, or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Last updated: 2020/12/02