Cookie policy

Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) with legal address at Burgemeester Van Gansberghelaan 92, 9820 Merelbeke is responsible for this cookie policy. For all questions and/or comments you may contact us at the abovementioned address or at the email address

ILVO believes it is important that you can look at, listen to, read or experience the ILVO content via various media platforms at all times and in all places. ILVO also wishes to work on interactive services and customized services for you. On the ILVO online services, techniques are used to make this possible, such as using cookies and scripts. For the sake of simplicity, these techniques are called "cookies" below.

In this cookie policy, ILVO wishes to inform you which cookies are used and why. Furthermore, you are informed to which degree you can influence this as a user. ILVO wishes to protect your privacy as well as the user-friendliness of its online services to the maximum extent possible. ILVO has tried to keep this policy as simple as possible.

This cookie policy applies to all "ILVO online services", including all websites, (mobile) applications and internet services that [name of the entity] offers and which give access to ILVO content.

Certain data is collected that allows us to identify you or to create a connection with you as a natural person and therefore qualify as personal information. In that case, the information (including your various rights) as stated in our privacy policy also applies to these processing operations by cookies.

ILVO may change its cookie policy at any time. This can happen for example in the framework of changes to its services or the governing law. The amended policy is then communicated via the relevant ILVO online services and will apply from the moment it is published.

What exactly are cookies?

Cookies are small data or text files that are installed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or use a (mobile) application. The cookie file contains a unique code that allows you to recognize your browser when you visit the online service or during successive, repeated visits. Cookies can be placed by the server of the website or application you visit, but also by third party servers that may or may not work with this website or application.

Cookies generally make interaction between the visitor and the website or application easier and faster and help the visitor navigate between different parts of a website or application.

How can you refuse or manage the use of cookies o ILVO online services?

You can refuse cookies via your browser settings. You can also delete any cookies already installed on your computer or mobile device at any time, as follows:

When you disable cookies, keep in mind that certain graphical elements might not look good anymore, or that you might not be able to use certain applications. Below you can see a detailed list of the types of cookies that ILVO uses on its websites.

Cookies ILVO uses

Reverse proxy (example cookie)

  • Name of the cookie: VOGANONUSER
  • Goal: the ILVO Reverse Proxy places this cookie on to ensure the proper execution of the transmission of communications over an ILVO electronic communications network.
  • Website:
  • Cookie(s) placed by: ILVO
  • Who receives this information: ILVO
  • Validity: permanent cookies with a validity of maximum 24 hours