Cookie statement

As required by Article 129, 1° of the Electronic Communication Act of  13 June 2005 and by European regulation no 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 concerning data protection (better known as the General Data Protection Regulation or the 'GDPR'), the Royal Museum for Central Africa (hereinafter referred to as the 'RMCA') would like to inform the user of the RMCA Website about the use of cookies. This cookie policy also applies to all websites that fall under the domain and to the websites of scientific projects in which the RMCA participates and that are hosted on the RMCA server. These websites are hereinafter referred to as "the Website".



A cookie is a small text file stored on the hard disk of a Website user’s computer.  
There are functional cookies and tracking cookies. 

Functional cookies ensure that the website functions properly. These cookies remember, for example, the user's language preference or completed fields on a form. In this way, when next visiting the website, the user does not have to re-enter this information. Logically, functional cookies are first-party cookies.

Tracking cookies (non-functional cookies) are cookies that can be placed for statistical, social, targeting and commercial purposes. These cookies have nothing to do with the purely technical support of the website. They collect information about the user's surfing behaviour. Non-functional cookies may be personal cookies or third-party cookies. 

Tracking cookies can be used for various purposes:

  • Cookies with statistical purposes allow, for example, to determine which pages of the website you visit, where your computer is located, etc. 
  • Cookies with social purposes enable the user to share the content of the website visited directly with others via social media. 
  • Cookies with targeting purposes allow a profile to be built based on your surfing behaviour so that the ads shown are tailored to your interests. 
  • Cookies for commercial purposes keep track of how many and which advertisements were shown to a user. 

There is another distinction to be made within tracking cookies. Within this type, a distinction should be made between direct or first-party tracking cookies, on the one hand, and indirect or third-party tracking cookies, on the other hand. 

Directe (first party) tracking cookies are used, for example, for statistical purposes or to check whether the user can easily find his way around the website. These own cookies are cookies that the owner of the visited website places.

Indirect (third-party) tracking cookies are third-party cookies that are placed by an organisation other than the owner of the website you visit. This may include cookies that are created by a company specialised in the analysis of websites and that provides the owner of the website with information about the frequency of visitors to his site. These indirect (third-party) cookies are often used by advertisers to display advertisements that are adapted to the user’s specific surf profile.

Finally, the distinction between persistent cookies and session cookies is important for the cookies that are placed on visitors to the RMCA websites:  

  • Persistent cookies remain on the user's device for the duration specified in the cookie and thus also after a user has closed his browser. They are activated each time the user visits the website that has placed this cookie (for example, cookies placed by social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Google Analytics, etc.). Most non-functional cookies are persistent cookies. 
  • Session cookies allow the RMCA to simplify and link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser screen and ends when he closes the browser screen. Session cookies are temporarily placed. Once a user closes the browser, all session cookies are deleted. Most functional cookies are session cookies.


Cookies used by the RMCA

Browsing the RMCA’s Website is liable to cause the installation of cookies on the user's computer. The Website uses functional cookies and tracking cookies.
The purpose of these cookies is to optimise the use of the Website, remember the user's technical preferences, maintain statistics, improve the services offered, identify possible errors on the Website and to measure how effective the content of our websites is.
The RMCA uses third-party software components on the website, which create cookies.

1- Google analytics:

Het KMMA doet een beroep op Google analytics voor analyses van het gebruik van de websites. Google Analytics maakt gebruik van cookies. Er wordt hiervoor een script ingebouwd in elke pagina die Google in staat stelt om de gegevens te verwerken.

Cookie Description Validity
_ga Used to distinguish users 2 years
_gid Used to distinguish users 1 day
_gat Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed 
via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
1 minute
AMP_TOKEN Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. 
Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
30 seconds to 1 year
_gac_<property-id> Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, 
Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.
90 days

For more information, please refer to the privacy and cookie policy of Google Analytics.

2- Facebook-pixel:

The Facebook pixel is an analytics tool that helps you measure the effectiveness of your advertising. You can use the Facebook pixel to understand the actions people are taking on your website and reach audiences you care about.

Please consult the following links:

Cookie Description Validity
fr This cookie is used for tracking the level of conversion from Facebook ads and to target users with Facebook ads based on the actions they take on our Site.
This pixel records information about a user's browser session, which it sends to Facebook, along with an anonymised version of the Facebook ID and the URL viewed. This allows us to target our Facebook ads to audiences of people who have visited the Site.
1 year

3- AddToAny (Share Buttons)

Share buttons are used by the RMCA to make the website known and to improve the interactivity of the website. When you visit a page with this software, anonymous cookies are created. No personal data is stored in these cookies.

When the user of the website clicks on a share button of a social network or other company (for example Facebook), he leaves the RMCA's website. The RMCA has no agreements or contractual relationship with these companies. When the RMCA's website proposes that you share content from the website on social networks, such as Facebook, those social networks may place a cookie on your device that can be used to track your surfing behaviour. For more information, please refer to the privacy and cookie policies of the social network or company concerned.

Cookie Description Validity
__cfduid Identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. 1 year
uvc Needed by the website's social sharing features. 1 day

4- ReCreateX

When the user of the website wants to buy an online ticket, he clicks on a button on the website and then the user leaves the website to go to a ReCreateX site. ReCreateX is a specialised service provider of the RMCA for online ticket sales. ReCreateX will process your personal data on behalf of the RMCA and according to the instructions of the RMCA in accordance with the RMCA’s privacy policy and in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations in this area. In order to buy tickets online, the user must accept the ReCreateX cookie policy.

Cookie Description Validity
ASP.NET_SessionId used to identify the users session on the server. The session being an area on the server which can be used to store data in between http requests. Session
ReCreateX Used to identify current active user, selected language and shop ID Session
JSESSIONID Distribute web server load Session
BNI_persistence The BNI_ prefixed persistence cookie set by the Barracuda ( - Gartner Hosting Load Balancer - ) is set in the response to the client by the Barracuda. The cookie when returned by the client in a subsequent request helps the Barracuda decipher the server to which the client was connected to in the past (within the persistence timeout period). Session


5- EU Cookie Compliance

This software is used to treat the cookie policy. When you first visit our site, this software creates an anonymous cookie in your browser. 

Cookie Description Validity
cookie-agreed Register cookie agreement status 3 months and 2 weeks



If a cookie file is installed by the website on which the user is browsing and accepted by the browser with which the user is accessing the site, the user of the website may accept or refuse cookies by changing the browser settings. 

These settings can usually be found in the 'Options' or 'Preferences' menu of your web browser. The browser's Help function explains how to change the browser settings. 

The user may opt to accept all cookies, refuse indirect tracking cookies or refuse all cookies. The user may also set up the browser so that a message is received whenever a cookie is activated. 

In case of refusal of the installation of cookies, it is possible that certain services are not accessible. The user should bear in mind that by refusing technical cookies, some functions of the Website will no longer work. If you use your browser settings to block these cookies, you may not be able to access (certain parts of) the website:


Implied consent

Door de Website te gebruiken aanvaardt de gebruiker het gebruik van cookies en gaat de gebruiker ermee akkoord dat de cookies geplaatst worden. Dit impliceert dat er, tenzij u uw browserinstellingen hebt aangepast zodat die cookies zal weigeren, cookies kunnen worden geplaatst zodra de gebruiker websites van het KMMA bezoekt. 

Om onze websites optimaal te kunnen gebruiken, dient u die cookies te aanvaarden via uw browserinstellingen. 

Als u uw toestemming wil intrekken (dit kan u op elk moment doen), kan u uw cookies verwijderen d.m.v. uw browserinstellingen.

Het KMMA wenst de gebruikers van de website te attenderen op het privacy beleid. Gebruikers worden uitgenodigd om deze verklaring zorgvuldig te lezen zodat het beleid van het KMMA op dit gebied gekend en begrepen is.


This declaration is updated regularly.