Privacy Policy

Last updated: December, 2019

The privacy policy is intended to inform you about the data we collect, the purpose for collecting it, the way we use it and the rights you have regarding the processing of such data.

The Brussels Times is committed to compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”), and protecting the privacy of our readers. In furtherance of our commitments, we require that our clients likewise comply with GDPR when using our services.

Personal data
The Brussels Times will only collect, use and transfer Personal Data about you if you have consented to that collection, use and transfer, unless The Brussels Times believes that such action is necessary to (a) conform to legal requirements (b) protect and defend its rights or property (c) enforce this User Agreement or (d) act to protect the interests of its users or others.

Site functionality cookies
The Brussels Times uses “cookies” to determine whether a user is signed in or not and, from time to time, to ensure that a piece of information is only displayed to users a certain number of times. A cookie is a small piece of information sent from web sites you visit (including The Brussels Times) to your computer to help identify you quickly. Cookies are not used to identify individuals personally and no personal information is stored in relation to the cookies.

Third party cookies
We use external advertising companies to display advertising when you visit The Brussels Times. The software that displays these advertisements also uses cookies, known as ‘third party cookies’. These cookies may be used to help display more relevant advertisements to you.

These companies may use information (not including your name or email address) about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Third party cookies may include behavioural targeting cookies. These are also intended to help display more relevant advertisements to you by using information about other sites you may have visited previously.

Third party cookies also include those from our data analytics providers. These allow us to analyse the use of our sites and do not identify users individually.

Refusing and removing cookies
At all times, you may adjust your computer’s web browser settings to refuse all cookies. However, by doing so, you may not be able to use certain features on web sites and, if you wish to use our discussion forums or comment on articles, you will be asked to log in each time you visit.

You can also remove all cookies from your computer – or specific cookies that you wish to remove –by opening your internet browser’s settings and finding the privacy or content settings.