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Cookies policy

To make Commission websites work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device.

Updated on 28.01.22

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.

  • First party cookies are cookies set by the website you’re visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
  • Persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer and that are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.

Every time you visit the Commission’s websites, you will be prompted to accept or refuse cookies.

The purpose is to enable the site to remember your preferences (such as user name, language, etc.) for a certain period of time.

That way, you don’t have to re-enter them when browsing around the site during the same visit.

Cookies can also be used to establish anonymised statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.

How do we use cookies?

European Commission websites mostly use “first-party cookies”. These are cookies set and controlled by the Commission, not by any external organisation.

However, to view some of our pages, you will have to accept cookies from external organisations.  

The 3 types of first-party cookie we use are to:

  • store visitor preferences
  • make our websites operational
  • gather analytics data (about user behaviour)

Visitor preferences

These are set by us and only we can read them. They remember:

  • if you have agreed to (or refused) this site’s cookie policy
  • if you have already replied to our survey pop-up (about how helpful the site content was) – so you won't be asked again.

 

 

NameServicePurposeCookie type and duration
eu_cookie_consentCookie consent kitStores your cookie preferences (so you won’t be asked again)First-party session cookie deleted after you quit your browser
Ecsi, Eurostat-SearchFeedbackWebsite survey toolsStores information on whether you have already replied to a survey pop-up – so you won't be asked again.First-party persistent cookie, 1 month
cck3Cookie consent kitStores your preferences for 3rd-party cookies (so you won't be asked again)First-party session cookie deleted after you quit your browser
cck1Cookie consent kitStores your cookie preferences (so you won’t be asked again)First-party persistent cookie, 6 months
clima_surveyClimate ActionStores information on whether you have already replied to a survey pop-up – so you won't be asked againFirst-party persistent cookie, deleted after 1 day after you close the survey popup
Deleted after 1 year if you respond or ask to not answer the survey
econt_font_sizeDEVCO companionStores the font size in which you want to read the content on the web page, following selection from the font-size menuFirst-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
econt_resizable_widthDEVCO companionRemembers the width of the sidebarFirst-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
econt_font_sizePRAG Practical guideStores the font size in which you want to read the content on the web page, following selection from the font-size menuFirst-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
econt_resizable_widthPRAG Practical guideRemembers the width of the sidebarFirst-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
escoLanguageESCO PortalStores your language preferencesFirst-party cookie deleted after one week
cookie-agreedSpeech RepositoryStores your cookie preferences (so you won’t be asked again)First-party persistent cookie, 100 days
confluence.sidebar.width

Extranet Wikis

Public Wikis
Remembers the width of the sidebarlocalStorage, persistent data
dashboard.route.last

Extranet Wikis

Public Wikis
Remembers preference for information displayed on the user's dashboardlocalStorage, persistent data

Third-party cookies

Some of our pages display content from external providers, e.g. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

To view this third-party content, you first have to accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, which we have no control over.

But if you do not view this content, no third-party cookies are installed on your device.

Third-party providers on Commission websites

You Tube
Internet Archive
Google Maps
Twitter
TV1
Vimeo
Microsoft
Facebook
Google
LinkedIn
Livestream
SoundCloud
European Parliament

These third-party services are outside of the control of the Commission. Providers may, at any time, change their terms of service, purpose and use of cookies, etc.