Cookie policy

A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on your computer when you visit websites.

What is a cookie?

Information is saved in this text file, such as your choice of language on a website. When you visit the website later again, this cookie returns to the concerned website. In this way, the website recognizes your browser and can for example retain your choice of language.

Cookies usually also have an expiration date. For example, some cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (so-called session cookies), while others can be stored longer on your computer, sometimes until you delete them manually (so-called permanent cookies).

Why do we use cookies?

The FPS BOSA (FPD Policy and Support), administrator of the website, uses 3 types of cookies on its website :

  • Essential cookies;
  • Functional cookies;
  • Cookies for analytical purposes.

The FPS BOSA uses essential and functional cookies to manage the content of its website. These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of this website. It is not possible to refuse these cookies if you want to visit our website.

The FPS BOSA also uses "Google Analytics" for analytical purposes. This analytical tool places cookies that we use in order to quantify the visits (traffic) on the website. This allows us to know how many times a particular page is consulted. We only use this information to improve the content of our website.

List of essential cookies

These cookies are necessary for purely technical reasons for a normal visit of the website. Given the technical necessity, an information obligation solely applies, and these cookies are saved from the moment you access the website.

Name Expiry Content Purpose
BIGipServerF2W-… At the end of the session A sequence of characters Assigns the processing of the requests of a user to a server.
TS01678eb5 (characters after TS... vary) At the end of the session A sequence of characters Assigns the processing of the requests of a user to a server.

List of functional cookies

You cannot block these cookies if you want to access this website, but they are saved only after a choice is made concerning the placement of cookies.

Name Expiry Content Purpose
has_js At the end of the session 1 Quick check of the availability of javascript.

List of analytical cookies

You can decline these cookies if you want to surf on our website.

The information collected through this service concerns the number of visits to the website, the way the user arrived at the website, the pages viewed, the time spent on each page and the geographical location of the user (country and city) based on the IP address.

Only Google Analytics services access these cookies to provide us with audience information in a completely anonymous way. No personal information (e.g. your name or address) is collected.

Name Description Source Lifetime
_ga This cookie is used to distinguish the users. Google 2 years
_gid This cookie is responsible for the monitoring of the users behaviours. Google 1 day
_gat This cookie is used to limit the analysis demands to the Google Analytics servors. Google 1 minute

For more details about the Google Analytics service, you can visit:

How can I see which cookies are saved in my device and how can I delete them?

If you wish to know which cookies have been saved on your device or if you can delete them, you can use a parameter of your browser. You will find more information on how to do it via the following links.

Firefox Chrome Safari Internet Explorer
Firefox (mobile) Chrome (mobile) Safari (mobile) Microsoft Edge

If you use another browser, you can check if the procedure for your browser is mentioned in this explanatory website.

Embedded content from other sites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. files, videos, images, …). Content embedded from other sites behaves in the same way as if the visitor was visiting that other sites.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking tools, track your interactions with such embedded content if you have an account connected to their website.