Cookie statement

As required by Article 129, 1° of the Electronic Communication Act of 13 August 2005, the Royal Museum for Central Africa (hereinafter referred to as 'RMCA') hereby provides information about cookies to users of the RMCA Website



A cookie is a small text file stored on the hard disk of the computer of a Website user. 
Put simply, there are two types of cookie: functional cookies and tracking cookies. 
Functional 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 enter this information again. 
Tracking cookies collect information about the user's surfing behaviour. Within this type, a distinction needs to be made between, on the one hand, direct or 1st party tracking cookies and, on the other hand, indirect or 3rd party tracking cookies. 
Direct tracking cookies are used, for example, for statistical purposes or to check whether the user finds their way easily around the website.
Indirect tracking cookies, on the other hand, are used mainly by advertisers to display advertisements tailored to the user's specific browsing profile.


Cookies used 

Browsing the Website is liable to cause the installation of cookies on the user's computer. The Website only uses functional cookies and direct 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 and identify possible errors on the Website.
The cookies do not allow identification of the user, but record information about a computer's browsing on a site in order to facilitate subsequent browsing and optimise the use of the website. Refusing to install cookies may make it impossible to access certain services.



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 may accept or refuse cookies by changing the browser settings. 
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. 
The user should bear in mind that by refusing technical cookies, some functions of the Website will no longer work. 


Implied consent 

By continuing to use the Website without blocking cookies in the browser settings, the user accepts installation of the above-mentioned cookies. 



This declaration is updated regularly. The latest version is the Dutch version.