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Cookies 


A "cookie” is a small piece of text that a website places in the cookie file of your browser and that allows the site to remember who you are. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. KPMG  only uses cookies in accordance with applicable laws.


Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. If you visit a KPMG website, we use functional as well as analytics cookies. Analytical cookies are used to compile aggregate statistics to help us determine what areas of the site visitors prefer.


If you subsequently register with a KPMG website, this information may be linked to a cookie in order to enhance and personalize your online experience (e.g., by welcoming you back when you return or providing you access to your registration information).


You have the choice of deciding whether to accept cookies or not. By using this site you agree that we can place cookies on your computer or device.


However, you can control and manage cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies. Please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our website features.

 

How to disable cookies?
If you would like to block cookies, you can do so for the browser you use.
When you disable cookies, remember that some graphics may not appear correctly, or that you may be unable to use certain applications.


You will find more information on how disable and/or delete cookies at the following link:
http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx - click on how to control or delete cookies.


Types of Cookies
“Session” Cookies are stored in the computer's memory only during a user's browsing session and are automatically deleted from the user's computer when the browser is closed.


“Persistent” Cookies are stored on the user's computer and are not deleted when the browser is closed, unless deleted by you. Permanent cookies can retain user preferences for a particular website, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions.


This site does not use Targeting Cookies to deliver targeted advertising to site visitors.
You will find more information about the different types of cookies at the following link: http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx - click on Cookie FAQ.


Use of Cookies
Below is a list of the types of cookies used on our websites:

 

 Purpose Description   Type & Expiry
Performance (i.e. User’s Browser) Our websites are built using common internet platforms. These have built-in cookies which help compatibility issues (e.g. to identify your browser type) and improve performance (e.g. quicker loading of content). Session
Deleted upon closing the browser
Security (e.g. Asp .NET) Cookies  If you register for access to a restricted area, our cookies ensure that you are logged in securely and only you see your information for the duration of your visit. You will still need your username and password to access the areas.  Session
Deleted upon closing the browser
 Site Preferences   Our cookies may also remember your site preferences (e.g. language) or seek to enhance your experience (e.g. by personalising a greeting or content). This will apply to areas where you have registered specifically for access or create an account.  Session
Deleted upon closing the browser
 
Analytical   We use Google Analytics to help us understand how users use our website. This allows us to improve the quality and content on our site for our visitors. The aggregated statistical data cover items such as total visits or page views, and referrers to our website.  Persistent
Deleted automatically on anniversary 2 years (Google)
 Site visitor feedback  We use a third party survey tool to invite a percentage of visitors to provide their feedback. Cookies are used to prevent visitors from being invited multiple times.
The first cookie (1) is set if the visitor is not invited to participate in the survey, and is used to ensure visitors are not invited after their first page view.
The second cookie (2) is set if the visitor is invited to participate in the survey, and is used to ensure the visitor is not invited again to participate for a period of 90 days.
1 Session
Deleted upon closing the browser
2 Persistent
Deleted automatically after 90 days or presenting survey invite
Social sharing   We use third party social media widgets or buttons to provide you with additional functionality to share content from kpmg.com to social media websites and email. Use of these widgets or buttons may place a cookie on your computer or device to make their service easier to use, ensure your interaction is displayed on the kpmg.com webpage (e.g. the social share count cache is updated), log information about your activities across the Internet and on kpmg.com. We encourage you to review each provider’s privacy information before using any such service.  Persistent, but will be deleted automatically after two years if you no longer visit kpmg.com


  
Managing local shared objects or flash cookies
A local shared object or flash cookie is like most other browser cookies except that it can store additional types of information. These cookies cannot be controlled using the mechanisms listed above. Some parts of our site use these types of cookies to store user preferences for media player functionality and without them some video content may not play properly. These cookies can be controlled manually by visiting the Adobe website.


Users can disable local shared objects using the Global Storage settings panel of the online settings manager on Adobe’s website.  However, using this feature will permanently place a flash cookie on a user’s computer, thus informing all other websites that the user does not want flash cookies stored on their computer.  User can also opt-out from them on a per-site basis by right clicking the flash player and selecting on “settings” from the pop-up menu that will appear, or use the website storage settings panel.  The latter also allows users to delete local shared objects.


Links to other sites
Please be aware that KPMG websites may contain links to other sites, including sites maintained by other KPMG member firms that are not governed by this Cookies Statement but by other cookies statements that may differ somewhat. We encourage users to review the cookies statement and privacy policy of each website visited.


Changes to this statement
KPMG may modify this Cookies Statement from time to time to reflect our current privacy practices. When we make changes to this statement, we will revise the “updated” date at the top of this page. We encourage you to periodically review this Cookies Statement to be informed about how KPMG is protecting your information.

Questions?

If you have questions or comments about the Cookies that KPMG uses, please contact us at privacy@kpmg.be.