Use of cookies

The Infrabel.be site uses cookies to store information on your computer.

Infrabel is committed to ensuring your privacy and that of all visitors to its website by complying with all statutory requirements relating to the protection of privacy and electronic communication. We are therefore informing you about the use of cookies on our website.

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files transmitted by the servers of websites you visit that are stored on your computer's hard drive or your mobile device when you visit the sites.

1.1 The advantages for you

Cookies allow a website to remember your actions and preferences for a certain time, so you don't have to keep re-entering this information every time you visit the site or navigate from one page to another, saving you time when you return to the site. Generally speaking, they make it easier and faster for you to interact with the website. For example: some cookies remember the navigation language you choose.

Some cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of the site: these cookies are installed on your computer when you send a form or interact with the site beyond simply clicking on a link.

Infrabel also uses cookies to track your activity on the site, enhance your experience and improve the site.

Our cookies and their respective purposes are described in point 3 below.

1.2 Technical aspects

A cookie contains a unique code so that your browser can be recognised when you visit a website for the first time or when you return to it. Cookies may be placed by the server of the website you are visiting or by its technical partners to compile visitor statistics. A website's server can only read cookies that it has placed itself; it has no access to other information stored on your computer or mobile device. The data that Infrabel and, if applicable, its partners have access to is anonymous.

A cookie's content generally consists of the name of the server that has placed the cookie, an expiry date and a unique numerical code.

The information collected and stored in a cookie is deleted when it is no longer required for the purpose of the cookie.

2. Your agreement

Before cookies can be stored on your computer or used on the Infrabel.be site, you need to agree to this via the prompt on the first page you open on our site. If you reject cookies, you can still access the Infrabel.be site, but you may find that you cannot access all of the features, your browsing is slower or you cannot use certain parts of the site. To find out more about the rules we follow when processing any personal data we may collect, please see the section on "Data protection" in the Legal Notice for our site.

You can modify your agreement at any time and reject the storage of cookies on your computer, the use of cookies on the site and/or delete them, by changing your browser settings (see point 5 below).

3. Description of cookies used on this site and their purpose

The Infrabel.be site uses the following types of cookie:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies to enable visitors to visit the website and use its features. If these cookies are disabled, you will not be able to use certain parts of the website properly.
  2. Performance cookies, designed to collect anonymous information on the behaviour of visitors to the site. For example: which pages were visited, which error messages appeared. This information allows us to analyse and optimise the use of the website.
  3. Functionality cookies that record the choices and preferences of visitors to our site (such as the navigation language). These make it easier for visitors to navigate the site on subsequent visits.

The Infrabel.be site uses the following cookies:

Name: __utma
Expiry: After 2 years
Role: This cookie is used to distinguish unique visitors to our site. It is updated for each page viewed.

Name: __utmb
Expiry: After 30 minutes
Role: This cookie is used to track the session of your visit. This cookie expires as soon as you are inactive on our site for more than 30 minutes. Use of this cookie combined with the __utmc cookie enables us to track visits (sessions) to our site.

Name: __utmc
Expiry: At the end of the session
Role: This cookie works in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not the current unique visitor makes a return visit.

Name: __utmz
Expiry: After 6 months
Role: This cookie stores all information required to identify a source of traffic. The following information is stored in this cookie: the source of traffic, the platform for this source of traffic, the keyword entered if the visitor arrives at the site from a search engine, etc.

Name: InfrabelLang
Expiry: After 360 days
Role: This cookie stores the navigation language that was used to surf on the Infrabel website, on a certain device.

Name: __atuvc
Expiry: After 2 years
Role: This cookie is created and used by the AddThis widget (widget allowing sharing on social media). This cookie is used locally (only by your computer) and no data is sent to third parties.

Name: __atuvs
Expiry: After 30 minutes
Role: This cookie is created and used by the AddThis widget (widget allowing sharing on social media). This cookie is used locally (only by your computer) and no data is sent to third parties.

Name: uid
Expiry: After 2 years
Role: addthis.com 

Name: uvc
Expiry: After 2 years
Role: addthis.com 

Name: cookie-agreed-fr, cookie-agreed-nl, cookie-agreed-en, cookie-agreed-de
Expiry: After 100 days
Role: This cookie remembers that you have accepted the cookies policy for www.infrabel.be in one or more language versions. Respectively: French, Dutch, English and German.

4.The controller is

INFRABEL S.A.
I-CP Corporate & Public Affairs
Place Marcel Broodthaers 2
B-1060 Brussels
Contact: contact form 

5. Disabling cookies

If you don't want to install cookies on your computer, you can disable cookies or delete cookies that have already been installed at any time via your browser's security settings.

For more information, see your browser options or help page, or use the links below.

Useful links for disabling or deleting cookies for different browsers:

To find out more, go to: http://aboutcookies.org/