Cookie policy

We would like to inform you about the cookie policy of Rode Kruis-Vlaanderen, the Flemish part of the Belgian Red Cross, having its place of business at Motstraat 40, 2800 Mechelen, registered in the Belgian  Crossroad Bank of Enterprises with number 0406.729.809. You can find further information on the use of the data which we collect with regard to you in our privacy policy and the legal notifications.

What are cookies?

The websites of Rode Kruis-Vlaanderen (, websites of local divisions and provincial seats,, and use 'cookies'. These are small text files which our websites send to your browser. Your computer, tablet, smartphone or other hardware stores these files. Cookies help us keep track of information on your visit to our websites in a simple manner.

Cookies usually have an expiration time. For example, certain cookies are immediately deleted when you close your browser (“session cookies”), while other cookies stay on your computer longer, e.g. 2 years or until the time you delete it yourself (“persistent cookie”).

What cookies do we use and what for?

We use two kinds of cookies on our websites. The goal of these cookies is to ensure that your visit to our websites takes place as smoothly as possible and to provide insight into the number of visitors to our websites.

In the first place, we use cookies for functional purposes. This means that these cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of our websites. You cannot refuse these cookies. The cookies are intended to have your visit take place as smoothly as possible.

Name of cookie Expiration time Why
RKV ID 1 year Identification and registration of  your preferences.
RKV As long as the session lasts. The cookie will be deleted when you close the browser. This links you as user to the session info on the webserver.
ACCEPTS_COOKIES 1 year Registers whether you have accepted cookies.
language 1 month This lets us know in what language you wish to view the website.
_dc_gtm_UA-59530668-1 1 minute Google Tag Manager

In addition, we use cookies for analytical purposes. These cookies collect information about the technical data of the exchange or regarding the use of the websites (pages visited, average duration of the visit, …) to improve the working thereof. We use Google Analytics (in accordance with the Google Analytics Terms of Use: You cannot refuse these cookies. We install the following cookies:  

Name of cookie Expiration time Why
_Ga 2 years This gives us a general picture of the number of visitors, page visits, sessions and impact campaigns. A randomly generated ID is used for this.
_Gid 24 hours Keeping track of the number of page visits.
_utma 2 hours This cookie keeps track of how often you visit our sites (unique visits and returns) 

How can you delete or refuse cookies?

The support or help function of your browser provides information on which cookies were installed and how you can delete them.


      The Rode Kruis-Vlaanderen websites use cookies to allow your visit to take place as smoothly as possible. We install necessary and technical cookies for  for the proper functioning of these websites. We also us analytical and advertising cookies to measure and improve the general use of the websites. By continuing to surf on our websites you agree to our cookie policy