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We use cookies on this website or application. A cookie is a small simple file sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or smartphone. The data stored therein may be sent back to our servers in the event of a subsequent visit.

Visit Bruges primarily uses cookies to offer an optimal browsing experience. Thanks to cookies, we gain insight into the browsing behaviour and therefore the needs of our users. Based on that, we can improve our website.

Which cookies do we use and why?

We use cookies to track traffic and preferences, to improve the user experience, for suitable interaction with social media and for more targeted communication. 

Visit Bruges uses the following cookies:

Essential cookies

These cookies are required for the website functionality and therefore cannot be switched off.
If you prefer to also block these cookies, you will have to disable the acceptance of cookies inside your browser settings. Note that by doing so, this might make this website unresponsive or some features might become inaccessible.
Essential cookies never store personal information to the extent you can be identified as a user; all information is anonymous.

Functional cookies

These cookies are used to enhance the functionality of the website. For example the integration of a cookie to allow to keep your preferences on a filterable page.
Functional cookies never store personal information to the extent you can be identified as a user; all information is anonymous.
We recommend to accept these cookies to allow to use the full experience.

Performance cookies

These cookies allow us to ensure we can measure the visits and the traffic to our servers, to ensure the performance of the website is guaranteed.
All information that is gathered, is stored anonymously and cannot allow us to identify you.

Analytical cookies

These cookies are implemented to allow us to analyse the visitors behavior, to better serve them in the future.
All data that is gathered is stored anonymously and cannot be linked back to the visitor.

Personalization cookies

These cookies are set by the website and/or third party tools to allow to personalize your visitor experience.
This could consist out of A/B tests, injection of known information or distributing content matched to your user profile.
By interaction with the above underlying tools, additional information could be gathered inside your user profile, being anonymous or not.

Cookie preferences

When visiting the website for the first time, you were able to define your cookie usage preferences.
In case you wish to review those preferences and alter them in any way, please press the button below to do so.



Via our website, a cookie is set by the American company Google, as part of their "Analytics" service. We use this service to track how visitors use the website, and we receive reports in this regard. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally required to do so, or to the extent that third parties process the information on Google's behalf. We do not have any influence over this. We have authorised Google to use the analytics information obtained for other Google services.

The information collected by Google is anonymised as much as possible. Your IP address is expressly not communicated.

For more information on Google's privacy policy, click here. 

Our website features buttons to promote ("like") or share ("tweet") web pages on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. These buttons work through bits of code that come from this party itself. Cookies are sent via this code. We do not have any influence over this. Read the privacy statement of Facebook or Twitter or LinkedIn respectively (which may regularly be modified) to find out what these companies do with your (personal) data that they process via these cookies.

The information that they collect is anonymised as much as possible. The information is transferred to and stored by Twitter, Facebook and Google+ on servers in the United States.

Do you have any questions or complaints?

Substantive questions about our cookies:

Questions about your privacy when cookies are used: Read the privacy policy (Visit Bruges or Visit Bruges Convention Bureau) or contact the Data Protection Officer at or