Cookie Policy

1. Who are we?

Hasselt University, a public institution, with registered office at Martelarenlaan 42, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium and with enterprise number 0208.359.859 (hereinafter "UHasselt").

If you wish to contact us about this cookie policy, please do so via the above address to Retail Design Lab or via email to:

2. What are cookies?

A "cookie" is a text file of limited size and is sent by an Internet server to the cookie file of the browser on the hard drive of your computer (or other device connected to the Internet, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you view the Retail Design Lab ("RDL") website of UHasselt ( (hereinafter: "Website"). This text file stores information, such as your choice of language on our Website. When you visit the Website again, this cookie allows the Website to recognize your browser and, for example, to save your choice of language.

3. Why does this Website use cookies?

The following types of cookies are used on this Website:

  • First party cookies:

    • Essential cookies: these cookies are necessary for purely technical and functional reasons to enable a normal visit to the Website.
  • Third party cookies:
    • Tracking cookies: these third party cookies collect data on how visitors use the Website.
    • Performance cookies: these third-party cookies collect aggregate data about how the Website is used (e.g. which content visitors are most interested in).

Through third party cookies, your personal data (as defined by the AVG, hereinafter "Personal Data") may be transmitted to these companies. The privacy policies and terms of use of each of these companies govern their collection and use of your Personal Data. We have no control over these third-party cookies, which are managed solely by the relevant third party. Such third-party cookies may result in some data being transferred to countries outside the EEA, where the level of privacy protection is not as extensive. Please also refer to our privacy policy for more information about third party websites and cookies.

4. On what legal basis do we use these cookies?

  • Essential cookies: based on the legitimate interest of UHasselt (only and when this legitimate interest outweighs the interest of the data subjects). The interests are explained above.
  • Tracking and performance cookies: based on consent. You can change or withdraw your consent to our use of cookies any moment via "settings" (see bottom of page). If you wish to change or withdraw your consent, you can also use the browser you use to visit the Website to adjust the conditions for cookies, such as activating, disabling or deleting cookies. You should follow your browser's instructions to do so.

If you do not activate certain cookies, we cannot guarantee a trouble-free visit of the Website, e.g. due to delayed pages or the possibility that certain parts of the Website are not or only partially accessible and/or usable.

You can find a list of our cookies at the bottom of this page.

5. Update

If we make material changes to this Cookie Policy, we will also post an updated version on the Website. Please check back periodically for updates.

6. Complaints

If you feel that your rights have been violated in any way, please contact us using the details in point (1).

You also have the right to file a complaint with the Belgian Data Protection Authority:

Belgische Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit
Drukperstraat 35, 1000 Brussel, België

Versie 2023_12

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Retail Design Lab Session Cookies (Necessary)

Cookie name Default expiration time Description
SSESS<ID> 1 month If you are logged in to this website, a session cookie is required to identify and connect your browser to your user account in the server backend of this website.
cookiesjsr 1 year When you visited this website for the first time, you were asked for your permission to use several services (including those from third parties) that require data to be saved in your browser (cookies, local storage). Your decisions about each service (allow, deny) are stored in this cookie and are reused each time you visit this website.