Cookie Statement

Iris uses cookies. In this cookie statement, we explain which cookies we use specifically and how you can disable them if you wish.


Iris Group SA, with company number 0418.161.060, located at avenue Basel 5, 1140 Brussels (hereinafter referred to as Iris and/or we and/or us), is responsible for processing your personal data.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a simple small file that is stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer, mobile phone, smartwatch or tablet. This stored information can be sent back to our server on your next visit.

Cookies cannot spread viruses and cannot damage your computer. Some cookies expire as soon as you close your browser (these are called session cookies) while other cookies remain on your device until you delete them, or they expire (these are called persistent cookies).

Although the use of cookies is very important for the proper functioning of our website, cookies whose effect you do not see directly are also important. The (anonymous) input of visitors enables us to improve the use of the website and make it more user-friendly.

Types of cookies and their purposes

1. Necessary cookies

These cookies are essential for visiting our website and using certain parts of it. For example, these cookies allow you to navigate between the different pages of the website, fill in forms, etc. If you refuse these cookies, certain parts of the website will not work, or not at their best.

Cookie list:

CookieDescriptionProviderTypeRetention period
CookieConsentRetains user consentIris.beHTTP1 year

2. Functional cookies (preferences)

These cookies allow a site to remember the choices you make (such as the language or region you are in) and provide more enhanced, personal features. These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. They do not collect information for advertising purposes and do not remember where you have been on the Internet outside of our site.

Cookie list:

CookieDescriptionProviderTypeRetention period
CookieConsentBulkSetting-#Enables cookie consent across multiple websitesCookiebot.comHTMLPersistent

3. Analytical cookies (statistics)

Analytical cookies provide for an anonymous cookie to be generated every time you visit a website. These cookies know whether you have visited the site before and are only used for statistical purposes to give us an insight into the use of the website. These cookies collect data such as the number of unique visitors, how often users visit the site, which pages are viewed, how long users stay on a page and at which page users leave the website.

Cookie list:

CookieDescriptionProviderTypeRetention period
_hsscIdentifies whether the cookie data in the browser needs to be updatedIris.beHTTP1 day
_hssrcTo recognise the user’s browser when the user revisits the siteIris.beHTTPSession
_hstcGenerates a unique ID for the session, used for statistics regarding user behaviourIris.beHTTP1 year
hubspotutkGenerates a unique ID for the session, used for statistics regarding user behaviourIris.beHTTP1 year
Slideshare.experimentsUsed by SlideShare to determine if the visitor is participating in a design experiment.slideshare.netHTTPPersistent

Iris also uses the following cookies from Google Analytics:

CookieDescriptionTypeRetention period
_gaThis cookie is used to show the number of page views, unique visitors, sessions and campaign data in an analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.HTTP2 years
_gidThis cookie is used to store information on how visitors use a website. The data collected, including the number of visitors, the source from which they came and the pages, are anonymized.HTTP1 day
_wholeThese cookies are installed by Google Analytics to monitor the search speed in the direction of its servers. This cookie helps us determine which areas of the website need improvement. Neither does this cookie enable the personal identification of a user, as the data is processed anonymously.HTTP1 day

4. Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across different websites. The idea is to show ads that are relevant to the user and therefore more valuable to advertisers.

Cookie list:

CookieDescriptionProviderTypeRetention period
_ptq.gifSends data to the Hubspot marketing platform about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Follows the user Hubspot.comPixelSession
collectThis cookie sends data to Google Analytics about the device and behaviour and tracks the visitor across different devices and marketing channels.Google AnalyticsPixelSession

* Note on third-party cookies

With regard to third-party cookies (such as Google Analytics), we also refer you to the cookie declarations of those parties on their respective websites. Iris has no influence on the content of those statements or on the content of the cookies of these third parties.

Blocking and deleting cookies

You can easily block and delete cookies yourself at any time via your Internet browser. You can also set your Internet browser to notify you when a cookie is placed. And you can indicate that certain cookies may not be placed. Please refer to the help function of your browser. Deleting cookies in your browser may affect your use of the website.

Please be aware that, if you do not want cookies, we cannot guarantee optimal use of our website. It is possible that some functions of the site will be lost or even mean that you can no longer visit the website at all.

How to change your settings differs per browser. If necessary, consult the help function of your browser or click on one of the links below to go directly to the guide for your browser:

New developments and unforeseen cookies

We will need to amend this statement from time to time, for example when we update our website or change the rules concerning cookies. The latest version will always be on this web page.

It is also possible that cookies may be placed by others via our website which we are not always aware of. If you come across unforeseen cookies on our website that you cannot find in our overview, please let us know via


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