Last update: May 2019 – version 1.01

This cookie statement is drafted and managed by Q-People BVBA, hereafter referred to as “Q-PEOPLE”.

Q-PEOPLE has its registered office at Graaf van Egmontstraat 15 bus 4, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium registered with 0890.606.785 .

For all questions and/or remarks, please contact us at the address mentioned above or at the e-mail address [email protected]


Q-PEOPLE considers it important that you can view, listen to, read or experience our website content at any place and at any time via various media platforms. Q-PEOPLE also wants to work on interactive services and services tailored to your needs. Our online services techniques are used to make this possible, for example with the help of cookies, scripts and similar technologies (hereafter referred to as ‘cookies’). Cookies help us facilitate the use of the website and improve its functionality, by collecting personal data of our website visitors via their website usage.

In this cookie statement, Q-PEOPLE wishes to inform you which cookies are used and why. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to disable cookies, our system will place cookies on your browser as soon as you visit our Website. Below you can read more information about our use of cookies and how you as a user can adjust your preferences.

Q-PEOPLE wants to ensure your privacy and the user-friendliness of its online services as much as possible. Therefore, we have tried to keep this statement as simple as possible.

This cookie statement applies to all Q-PEOPLE-online services, in particular all websites, (mobile) applications and internet services that Q-PEOPLE offers and that give access to Q-PEOPLE content.

Q-PEOPLE can amend the cookie statement at any time. This can happen, for example, in the context of changes to its services or the applicable legislation. The amended statement will then be published on the Q-PEOPLE websites and will apply from the moment it is published.


A cookie is a small file that is installed in the browser of your computer or mobile device by a website’s server or application when you visit a website or use a (mobile) application. The cookie file contains a unique code with which your browser can be recognized during the visit to the online service or during consecutive, repeated visits. Cookies generally make the interaction between the visitor and the website or application easier and faster and help the visitor to navigate between the different parts of a website or application.

They allow us to retain certain settings, such as your language choice or to optimize your user experience.

Certain cookies can be placed by third party servers that may or may not cooperate with this website or application, for example Google Analytics for measuring the use of the website. If you do not want a website to place cookies on your computer, you can change the settings of your browser. This is explained further in the next section.


You can refuse the installation of cookies via your browser settings. You can also remove the already installed cookies from your computer or mobile device at any time. If you choose to disable cookies, you can do so for the browser you use:

Please note that disabling cookies may result in the malfunction of certain features on the website e.g. certain graphics may not show the way they are meant to, or you may not be able to use certain services. Essential and functional cookies cannot be modified because they are necessary to provide our online services. The information we collect through these cookies is always anonymous, which makes identification impossible.


CRANIUM uses different types of cookies

Cookie Provider Description Expiration
catAccCookies Determines whether the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box. This ensures that the cookie consent box will not be presented again upon re-entry. 29 days
CookieConsent Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain 1 year
__distillery This cookie is used in context with a video-player, so that if the visitor is interrupted while viewing video content, the cookie remembers where to start the video when the visitor reloads the video. 1 year
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate 1 day
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 1 day
Collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Persistent cookie
rc::c This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. 0 days, Session cookie
Lidc Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. 1 day
Vuid Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read. 2 years
PHPSESSID To identify your unique session on the website 0 days, Session cookie
SESS To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered. 0 days, Session cookie

How long are cookies stored?

Temporary or session cookies

Temporary cookies are only temporarily stored in your browser or application. As soon as you close and shut down your browser or application, those cookies will be deleted.

Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies remain on your computer or mobile device, even if you close the browser or the application. Persistent cookies make it possible to recognize you as a user i.e. user web surfing behavior or preferences, during subsequent visits to the website or application. Persistent cookies will only expire at a specific date or after a specific length of time (the creator of the cookie can choose this period freely). Persistent cookies remain on your device until their end date is reached, a new cookie is installed, or until you delete them in your settings of your browser, application or mobile device.

Who places and manages cookies?

First-party cookies

First-party cookies are cookies that Q-PEOPLE manages and that are specific to the visited website or used online service.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are cookies that are managed and placed by a third party. This happens during your visit or use of the website. Third party cookies ensure that certain information is sent to third parties from your visit to the website.

What are the functions of the cookies?

Essential cookies

Necessary or essential cookies are technical cookies that are necessary for the functioning of the website. It is therefore advised that these cookies are not disabled in your browser otherwise the website may not function as expected.

Functional cookies

These are cookies that ensure that certain website functions work properly and guarantee a faster and more efficient use. Examples of this are cookies that:

– remember your login details

– ensure the security of your login details

– ensure the uniformity of the layout of the website

Performance and analytical cookies

On the basis of these cookies, information is collected about the way visitors use our website. This is done with the intention to improve the content of our websites, to further adapt it to the wishes of the visitors and to increase the usability of our websites.

We make use of Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how Visitors use our site. The cookies collect information without personally identifying individuals, e.g. the amount of visitors, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited.

Social media cookies

The website can implement so-called embedded elements of social media platforms, such as Youtube, Twitter and Facebook. These are used to integrate social media into the website via plug-ins.

Other cookies

These are cookies that do not belong to one of the above categories of cookies. For example cookies that can be used to perform web analysis themselves to optimize the website. In addition to the above-mentioned performance and analysis cookies, other web analysis cookies can be used. These cookies in general may process identifiable personal data. This is not the case with the mentioned performance analysis cookies.