1. General

The Constitutional Court established at Koningsplein 7, 1000 Brussels is responsible for the content of the website https://www.const-court.be/.

The Court reserves the right to change its cookie policy at any time. This may be the case, for example, in the context of changes to its services or to the legislation in force. The new policy will then be published on the Court's ad hoc online services and will apply as of that publication.

  1. Cookies

Information on the use of Cookies by the Court's website

In respect of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), all websites are required to ask for your permission for the use of or storage of cookies and similar technologies on your computer(s) or mobile devices. This Cookie Policy gives you clear and complete information on the cookies the Court uses and their goals. Please read thoroughly our Cookie Policy to know the privacy and cookie rules that are applicable to the website.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text and/or number file that is saved in your browser or on your computer's hard disk or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Thus, in general, cookies facilitate and accelerate the interaction between the visitor and the website or application and help the visitor navigate between different parts of a website or application.

Your permission

When you visit the Court's Website for the first time you will be asked to accept the use of cookies.

Change your browser settings

Web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings generally are to be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your web browser.

You can control and/or delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

To better understand these settings, the following links can be useful. If they are not, you can consult the 'Help' function in your web browser for more details.

● Google Chrome: deleting current cookies and refusing new cookies. Click here.

● Microsoft Edge: deleting current cookies and refusing new cookies. Click here.

● Firefox/Mozilla: deleting current cookies and refusing new cookies. Click here.

● Safari: deleting current cookies and refusing new cookies. Click here.

● Opera: deleting current cookies and refusing new cookies. Click here.

Please note that if you use several devices to visit our website, you need to make sure your cookie preference is adjusted on the browser of every device.

When you first visit the Court's website, you can easily accept or decline the cookies we use by clicking on the appropriate button, i.e. "I accept cookies" or "I refuse cookies".

More information about cookies

You can find more useful information about cookies here: http://www.allaboutcookies.org or https://www.youronlinechoices.com/

Moreover, these websites allow you to choose which companies' cookies you no longer wish to receive:

http://www.aboutads.info/choices/#completed

http://www.youronlinechoices.com/

How do we use cookies?

This website uses cookies for research on website use. The cookies give general information about what you do on the website.

Moreover, there are different types of cookies that we use:

  • Necessary cookies allow users to navigate through a website and use the functions of a website.

  • Functional cookies increase the usability of the Court's website by remembering your choices (for example language preferences and region).

  1. Acceptance

By visiting the Court's website and agreeing to this cookie policy, you accept all its provisions. You also agree that we collect and process your personal data in accordance with the cookie policy.

You can send your questions or comments to the above address or by email to our webmaster (a temporary alias so we don't receive too much spam).

What happens if I do not accept cookies?

On https://www.const-court.be/, you have the choice to accept or decline cookies. In both cases you will be redirected to the website of the Constitutional Court and you will not be denied access. If you do not accept cookies, the website will normally still function fully. However, as said before, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work. Moreover, declining cookies will deprive the Court of valuable information about the use of the website in order to further improve it.