IPC uses browser cookies, scripts, web beacons, tracking URLs, pixel tags and similar technologies (hereinafter referred to as "cookies") to provide, protect and improve our website and applications. Below we explain to you how our cookies work, the purpose they have, the type of data each of them collects and how you can manage your cookie settings.

Cookies are small files that are downloaded into your browser’s directory on the hard drive of your computer, tablet or smartphone (hereafter “device”) when you visit our website (hereafter “platform”). Every time you visit our platform, the cookie and the platform will “communicate” in order for your device to be recognised. This is useful for both you and us. For example, a cookie can allow us to save the text entries you make in form fields on the website, so you won’t have to enter the same information again the next time you visit the website, therefore improving your experience on our platforms. Cookies are managed by us through a little program called tool or tag.

We only use first-party, and no third-party cookies. First-party cookies come from our platform and send information to us only. Third-party cookies would be placed by third parties on our site and send information about your device to other companies that recognise that cookie. In most cases the information in a cookie is pseudonymised and they identify your device rather than you as a person.

When and if personal data (e.g. your browser settings, your IP address) are collected via cookies, those are processed in accordance with this cookie notice and our Privacy Policy.

Data collected via cookies can include your:

  • Device data (e.g. whether you’re on desktop or mobile, MAC address, IP address, operating system version, browser settings)
  • Log data (e.g. time and duration of your online usage, which links you’re clicking on, your searches and any information stored in cookies that can uniquely identify your browser or account (e.g. user-, session identifiers)
  • Location data (e.g. your particular entry point to the internet, which can be used to approximate your location)

Cookies have an expiration date. For instance, some cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (called session or temporary cookies), while others can remain on your device for a longer time, sometimes until you delete them manually (called persistent or permanent cookies).

We use 2 persistent cookies: language choice and the cookie consent as listed in the cookie table further below.

We use a few cookies for the below purposes:

  • Ensuring information security (e.g. to ward off cyber-attacks, to monitor performance).
  • Managing our website (e.g. to enable you to access the website from your device and to remember your choices).
  • Necessary cookies that make the site function properly.

You can find more information about cookies at www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Pseudonymised IPA pseudonymised IP address is an IP address which cannot be connected to an individual or user. It is generated by deleting part of the data in the original IP address. This address can be geo-localised to a metropolitan area.
Pseudonymised user identifiersPseudonymised user identifiers are number-letter combinations that are used to recognise the same browser/device combination when a website is visited more than once.
Device fingerprintA device fingerprint is a type of user identifier generated by a combination of details about the hardware and software used by a customer.
Encrypted user identifiersEncrypted user identifiers are identifiers that could be linked to a specific user profile. They are encrypted so that they are not recognizable and are not intended to be linked back to an individual customer.
IP addressAn IP address is a unique address that identifies a customer's device on the Internet. IP addresses are important for security and fraud prevention.
Session identifiersSession identifiers are number-letter combinations that are used to identify a single visit (session) on a platform. This allows you to do things like go back and forth through the booking process without having to start a new search.
User behaviourUser behaviour is data generated when a customer interacts with our platforms, including the specific series of screens visited, buttons or elements clicked, scrolling behaviours or mouse movements.

Necessary and functional cookies

Necessary cookies are enabled for the services you have requested.

Functional cookies are used to manage the platform. They enable a smooth operation, e.g. delivering the correct answers to your requests and ensuring security features, such as avoiding any malicious use of the website. 

Functional and necessary cookies cannot be disabled but you can delete them.

The processing of the data collected through these cookies is based on our legitimate interest (to provide you the services you subscribed to and make the service secure).

We deployed the following necessary and functional cookies on our website:

Cookie name
wordpress_sec_(session)WordPressThis cookie is used to store your authentication details.
wpe-auth(session)WordPressCookie for WP Engine to denote if the admin user has access to the WP Engine options accessible through the WP backend.
wordpress_logged_in_(session)WordPressAfter login, WordPress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie. This indicates when you’re logged in and who you are.
wordpress_test_cookie(session)WordPressCookie to check if the cookies are enabled on the browser to provide appropriate user experience to the users. This cookie is used on the front-end, even if you are not logged in.
wp-wpml_current_language(12 months)WordPressThe multi-language plugin for WordPress sites to store language choice for non-login users.
opt_in_consent(90 days)Civic Cookie ControlCookie Control aims to prevent cookies from being placed on a user's computer until they have given their explicit consent via an affirmative act. With a recognisable, ever present icon, users can easily manage their consent at any time.
__cf_bm(session)CloudFlareThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of Vimeo’s website. The cookie is used to access the videos on Vimeo services.

Statistical, Analytical or Advertising cookies

We do not use any statistical, analytical, or advertising cookies

Changes to the Cookie Notice

We update our Cookie notice from time to time, the latest version is always available via our websites, with the date of publication clearly denoted. Please do check it regularly in order to be aware of the newest version.


For more information on cookies, please contact the Data Protection Officer at dpo@ipc.be.

Last update: 22.06.2022.