1. Cookies

Cookies are small data or text files placed on your local computer by websites or applications. Such cookies may serve different purposes. A distinction is made between functional cookies (for example, when you make a language choice or add purchases to your shopping cart), session (temporary) cookies and tracking cookies (which analyze and record your behavior on the website in question in order to provide you with an optimal user experience).

The Belgian law of June 13, 2005 on electronic communications contains a number of provisions relating to cookies and their use on websites. The application of Belgian law stems from the European e-Privacy Directive, which means that the use of cookies and their regulation at national level differ from one European country to another.

SBS Studbook is a non-profit association active on the Belgian market and therefore follows Belgian legislation in this respect.

2. What is the purpose of cookies?

SBS Studbook would like to inform you as precisely as possible about the rules surrounding the use of cookies and the types of cookies used on its site. By using our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Cookies help SBS Studbook to optimize your visit to its website, to remember your technical choices (such as a choice of language, a newsletter, etc.), and to provide you with offers and services that are better adapted to your needs.

To be able to use the SBS Studbook website, it is recommended that you activate cookies. If cookies are deactivated, we may not be able to guarantee that your visit to our site will be free of technical problems. However, you are free to deactivate cookies if you wish.

We use cookies to improve your visit and use of our website. The cookies we use are secure. The information we collect using cookies helps us to identify any errors on our website and to offer you specific, personalized services that we think may be of interest to you.

3. What types of cookies does the SBS Studbook website use?

We distinguish between the following types of cookies, depending on their purpose:

  • Essential / strictly necessary cookies:

These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of our website and cannot be deactivated. They are set in response to actions you take on our website, such as defining your privacy settings, logging in or filling in our forms. These cookies make it easier for you to navigate our website (for example, to return to a previous page, etc.).

  • Non-essential cookies

These cookies are not necessary for our website to function properly, but they do help us to offer you an improved and personalized user experience.

  • Functional cookies:

Thanks to these cookies, we can offer you an optimal and personalized experience when using our website. These cookies may be placed on your computer by the SBS Studbook website or by external providers whose services we have added to our pages.

  • Analytical cookies:

With these cookies, we can analyze visits to our website and traffic, so that we can measure and improve the performance of our website. These cookies allow us to see which pages are the most popular and what our visitors' browsing habits are. 

  • Tracking cookies:

These cookies may be placed on our website by our advertising partners. They may be used by these companies to target your preferences and provide you with relevant advertising on other websites.

We use two types of cookies, our own cookies and cookies from carefully selected partners with whom we collaborate and who advertise our services on their website.

We invite you to consult our Privacy Policy for more information about the processing of your personal data by the SBS Studbook website.

4. How can I manage my cookies?

If you visit our site, we advise you to activate your cookies. However, you can set your browser to warn you before a cookie is stored on your computer or to block them. You can find more information on how to set your browser parameters via the "Help" button on your browser or via the following links:

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5. What are my rights?

Since cookies may involve the processing of your personal data, you have the right to legitimate and secure processing of your personal data. As the data subject concerned by the processing of your personal data, you have the following rights:

  • Right to object: if there are compelling and legitimate reasons, you may object to the processing of your personal data.
  • Right of access: any person who can prove their identity has a right of access to information relating to the existence or otherwise of processing of his or her personal data, as well as information relating to the purposes of the processing, the categories of data processed, the categories of recipients to whom the data is communicated and the period for which the personal data is kept.
  • Right of correction: inaccurate or incomplete personal data can always be corrected, or even deleted, at the request of the person concerned.

These rights are always exercised in accordance with the procedures set out in our Privacy Policy. If, after reading this document, you still have questions or comments about cookies, you can always contact us at