What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, tablet or smartphone when you visit a website. A cookie contains information that allows you to recognize your browser and to take into account your previous activities (language choice, newsletters, ...). You can delete them at any time. This is very easy via the settings of your browser.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to make our website work better and to optimize your browsing experience.

The cookies that UZ Leuven uses are safe and are never used for advertisements.

UZ Leuven does not store any information that is directly related to you. Information collected with the help of cookies is only used to identify possible errors and to optimize the website.

Which cookies do we use?

UZ Leuven uses both cookies that are created itself (direct cookies or first party cookies) and anonymous cookies from third parties (third party cookies) to analyze and improve the use of the website.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies ensure that the website functions properly. They help make a website more useful, by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

These cookies serve to keep track of which cookies you have accepted and which you have not.


On some pages we use maps from Google Maps to show you directions. Google Maps places cookies to keep track of statistics about the use of Google Maps itself and cookies to store preferences.

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For more information about how these cookies work, you can view Google's cookie and privacy statement.

We use the Vimeo video service for playing video files. Vimeo places functional cookies that are required to play the videos properly.

For more information about the operation of these cookies you can view the cookie and privacy statement of Vimeo.

Website usage analysis

We use Wide Angle Analytics to map how our website is used. This helps us learn what can be improved about the website.

The data collected is completely anonymous and compliant with GDPR legislation. You can choose to disable this tool.

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How do I adjust my browser settings?

You can set your cookie preferences via your browser settings and you can delete cookies that have been set.

Last edit: 19 February 2024