Cookies policy

1. 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 our website, 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.

2. How do we use cookies?

Our website 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

3. Cookies table :

In this section, you must mention the cookies you use on your site. For more information, click here.

4. How can you manage cookies?

Removing cookies from your device

You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.

Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).

Managing site-specific cookies

For more detailed control over site-specific cookies, check the privacy and cookie settings in your preferred browser

Blocking cookies

You can set most modern browsers to prevent any cookies being placed on your device, but you may then have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site/page. And some services and functionalities may not work properly at all (e.g. profile logging-in).
 

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

Third parties cookies

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 our website :

  • You Tube

  • Google Maps

  • Twitter

  • Vimeo

  • Microsoft

  • Facebook

  • Google

  • LinkedIn

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

We may change this cookies policy. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on cookies.