The purpose of this statement is to explain how we process your personal data, in the context of cookie management.

The data controller is Wallonia Export-Investment Agency (AWEX).

For general information on the processing of your personal data, please refer to our privacy policy.

1. What is a cookie and what data is processed?

Cookies are small text files placed on your device to store data that can be recalled by web servers in the domain that placed them.

This file is stored on your computer when you visit our website to facilitate your browsing. This text file stores information and your preferences, such as your choice of language for a website. When you visit the website again at a later date, this cookie is sent back to the site in question. In this way, the website recognizes your browser and can remember your choice of language, for example. This makes it possible to personalize the services offered.

2. Which cookie do we use ?

We may use different types of cookies, divided into two categories: our own cookies (technical, essential and functional) and third-party cookies. These cookies are also classified by purpose.

To date, only essential or functional cookies are exempt from prior consent.

3. Why do we use cookie ?

The purposes differ according to the categories of cookies used. Cookies are used to improve the use and functionality of our website, to enhance the services we offer you, by analyzing the way you browse the site and compiling statistics, or to personalize your browsing experience.

With different purposes, cookies collect and store different types of information, such as visitors' language preferences, statistics on website visitors or ensuring that the website operates in optimal conditions. Some of these cookies are therefore necessary to enable you to access our site in the best possible way. They are automatically installed on your computer, without us having the possibility of asking your permission.

These categories of cookies are as follows:

A. List of essential or technical cookies

 These cookies are required for purely technical reasons in order to use the website. In view of the technical necessity, only an obligation to provide information applies, and these are placed as soon as you access the website.

 Your consent is not required for these cookies. These are the following cookies:








This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie stores and identifies a user's unique session ID to manage user sessions on the website. The cookie is a session cookie and will be deleted when all the browser windows are closed.


1 year 1 month 4 days

This cookie is set by the provider Leadfeeder to identify the IP address of devices visiting the website, in order to retarget multiple users routing from the same IP address.



Secure cookies are a specific category of HTTP cookies. They are distinguished by the configuration of their Secure attribute, restricting their use to channels qualified as "secure". This qualification is determined by the user agent, usually the web browser.

B. Third-party cookies

These cookies are subject to your consent.

Third parties may place cookies on your terminal when you browse our site, subject to your consent.

These third-party cookies (hereinafter referred to as "third-party cookies") are as follows:

C. Third-party analytical or audience measurement cookies








Youtube sets this cookie to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.


6 mois

YouTube sets this cookie to measure bandwidth, determining whether the user gets the new or old player interface.


1 year 1 month 4 days

Google Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.


1 day

Google Analytics sets this cookie to store information on how visitors use a website while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the collected data includes the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. 


6 months

Stores the user's permission to use cookies for the current domain.


2 years

YouTube installs this cookie via integrated YouTube videos and records anonymous statistical data.



YouTube sets this cookie to store the user's video preferences using embedded YouTube videos.



YouTube sets this cookie to register a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.



YouTube sets this cookie to store the user's video preferences using embedded YouTube videos.



YouTube sets this cookie to register a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.


D. Third-party social network sharing cookies

If you do not accept social cookies, you may not be able to use or even view the sharing tools. The site does not currently use this type of cookie.

4. Cookie retention

Tracers or "cookies" may not be retained beyond the time required to achieve the intended purpose.

All our cookies expire at the expiry date indicated in our tables. Some cookies, for example, are automatically deleted when you close your browser (so-called session cookies), while others remain on your computer for longer, sometimes even until you delete them manually (so-called permanent cookies).

In any case, no cookie is kept for more than 25 months. At the end of this period, consent must be obtained again.

5. Withdrawal of consent

The registration of a cookie on your terminal is essentially subject to your prior and explicit consent. A cookie management banner on the home page allows you to express your consent to our cookie policy.

Where applicable, we decline all responsibility for the consequences linked to the degraded operation of our services resulting from the impossibility for our website to record or consult the cookies necessary for the operation of the site and which you have refused or deleted.

You can express and modify your consent by modifying your browser settings. You can configure your browser to accept or block cookies via your browser. You can configure your browser so that :

  • are stored on your terminal;
  • are refused systematically or depending on the sender;
  • are likely to be stored on your terminal individually after you have accepted them.

This setting is likely to modify your Internet browsing experience and your conditions of access to certain services requiring the use of cookies.

This configuration is specific to each browser.

6. How can I view and delete the cookies installed on my device ?

If you want to know which cookies are installed on your device, or if you wish to delete them, you can use a setting in your browser. The configuration is specific to each browser and is described in your browser's help menu, which will tell you how to change your cookie settings.

You can find more information on how to do this in the links below.




Internet Explorer

Firefox (mobile)

Chrome (mobile)

Safari (mobile)

Microsoft Edge

Are you using another browser? Check that the procedure for your browser is included on the website. This site is only available in English.

7. How do we protect your privacy ?

Information on the processing of your personal data can be found in our "Personal data protection policy". You can also find out about your rights with regard to the processing of your personal data.

8. Changes to cookie policy

This policy is subject to change, so please consult it regularly.

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