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Cookies policy
To make Commission websites work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device.
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What are cookies?
How do we use cookies?
Third-party cookies
How can you manage cookies?
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.
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:
Visitor preferences
These are set by us and only we can read them. They remember:
eu_cookie_consent
Cookie consent kit
Stores your cookie preferences (so you won’t be asked again)
First-party session cookie deleted after you quit your browser
ecsi
Website survey tools
Stores 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
cck3
Cookie consent kit
Stores your preferences for 3rd-party cookies (so you won't be asked again)
First-party session cookie deleted after you quit your browser
cck1
Cookie consent kit
Stores your cookie preferences (so you won’t be asked again)
First-party persistent cookie, 6 months
clima_survey
Climate Action
Stores information on whether you have already replied to a survey pop-up – so you won't be asked again
First-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_size
DEVCO companion
Stores the font size in which you want to read the content on the web page, following selection from the font-size menu
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
econt_resizable_width
DEVCO companion
Remembers the width of the sidebar
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
econt_font_size
PRAG Practical guide
Stores the font size in which you want to read the content on the web page, following selection from the font-size menu
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
econt_resizable_width
PRAG Practical guide
Remembers the width of the sidebar
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
escoLanguage
ESCO Portal
Stores your language preferences
First-party cookie deleted after one week
cookie-agreed
Speech Repository
Stores 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 sidebar
localStorage, persistent data
dashboard.route.last
Extranet Wikis
Public Wikis
Remembers preference for information displayed on the user's dashboard
localStorage, persistent data
Operational cookies
There are some cookies that we have to include in order for certain web pages to function. For this reason, they do not require your consent. In particular:
Authentication cookies
These are stored when you log in to a Commission site, using our authentication service (EU Login). When you do this, you accept the associated privacy policy.
MyECASDomain
Identity Management Service
Remembers your domain
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
__Secure_CASTGC
Identity Management Service
Identifies your session
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
__Secure_ECAS_SESSIONID
Identity Management Service
Identifies the current Central Authentication Service session
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
ECAS_PREFS
Identity Management Service
Remembers your settings and preferences:
user id, user name, acknowledged cookie policy, high contrast mode, privacy mode, view account details after login, last strength selected
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
CASPRIVACY
EURES The European Job Mobility Portal
EURES Authentication info
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
CASTGC
EURES The European Job Mobility Portal
EURES Authentication info
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
EURES_CAS_LOGGED_IN
EURES The European Job Mobility Portal
EURES Authentication info
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
AUTH
Food systems platform
Used to switch and authenticate between applications of Foods Systems
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
SECTOR
Food systems platform
Used to switch and authenticate between applications of Foods Systems.
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
CFCASCOUNTPPPADMIN
PPP platform
Cookie to limit the number of failed login attempts
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
ecasST
Food Systems Common Authorization Procedure
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
ecasUser
Food Systems Common Authorization Procedure
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
userRoles
Food Systems Common Authorization Procedure
Stores the user role
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
CFCASCOUNTADNS
ADNS platform
Cookie to limit the number of failed login attempts
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
_WL_AUTHCOOKIE_TNTSESSIONID
WebLogic platform
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
_WL_AUTHCOOKIE_JSESSIONID
WebLogic platform
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
UserProfileRasff
WebLogic platform
Stores the user profile
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
_WL_AUTHCOOKIE_SAAASIISession
WebLogic platform
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
moviedb_session
Creative Europe MEDIA Database
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
First-party persistent cookie, 2 hours
CASAuth
Creative Europe MEDIA Database
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
First-party persistent cookie, 2 hours
GIS_s-regio-gis3-p.net1.cec.eu.intP_SESSIONID
Regional Policy
authentication in order to use a service
session id / Duration of browsing session
GIS_s-regio-gis4-p.net1.cec.eu.intP_SESSIONID
Regional Policy
authentication in order to use a service
session id / Duration of browsing session
GIS_s-regio-gis3-a.net1.cec.eu.intP_SESSIONID
Regional Policy
authentication in order to use a service
session id / Duration of browsing session
_socrata_session_id
Regional Policy, Open Data Portal for the European Structural Investment Funds
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
Unique random value is stored at the start of the session for the purposes of recognizing subsequent visits by the same person for the duration of the logged in session. / Session can be either 6 hours (the default value) or 15 minutes (configurable per-domain).
_core_session_id
Open Data Portal for the European Structural Investment Funds
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
Unique random value is stored at the start of the session for the purposes of recognizing subsequent visits by the same person for the duration of the logged in session. / Session can be either 6 hours (the default value) or 15 minutes (configurable per-domain).
_storyteller_session
Open Data Portal for the European Structural Investment Funds
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
Unique random value is stored at the start of the session for the purposes of recognizing subsequent visits by the same person for the duration of the logged in session. / Session can be either 6 hours (the default value) or 15 minutes (configurable per-domain).
logged_in
Open Data Portal for the European Structural Investment Funds
Contains an indicator whether the user in the current session has logged in.
true/false value / Session can be either 6 hours (the default value) or 15 minutes (configurable per-domain).
The names of these cookies may change, for technical reasons (particularly __Secure-CASTGC and __Secure-ECAS_SESSIONID​).
 
Technical cookies
has_js
Corporate content management platform, based on Drupal open source software
Determines whether Javascript is enabled in your browser.
This allows our websites to function properly.
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
JSESSIONID / CFID / CFTOKEN
Java IT platform / Coldfusion IT platform
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit.
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
ecsi
Website survey tools
Stores 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
theoplayer-session-id
Audiovisual Service video player
Enables the player’s own analytics, currently not used.
localStorage Key, persistent data
theoplayer-stored-network-info
Audiovisual Service video player
Enables the player’s bandwidth estimate to determine the best initial bandwidth and enhance the user experience.
localStorage Key, persistent data
EURES_LF_MARKETPLACE_SESSIONID
EURES The European Job Mobility Portal
EURES Session info for Liferay
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
EURES_LF_PLUGINS_SESSIONID
EURES The European Job Mobility Portal
EURES Session info for Liferay
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
LFR_SESSION_STATE_xxxxx
EURES The European Job Mobility Portal
EURES Session info for Liferay
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
cck1atlassian-analytics.confluence.lock
Public wikis
Keeps Confluence analytics disabled
localStorage Key, persistent data
confluence.sidebar.width
Public wikis
Remembers the width of the sidebar
localStorage Key, persistent data
browser-metrics-journey
Public wikis
Intended for features performance metrics, but remains disabled - no data is logged
sessionStorage Key, valid for 60 minutes
X-Qlik-Session
QlickSense
Opens and maintains an X-Qlik user session
First-party session cookie, deleted after 30 minutes of inactivity
wtEtrans. Appended by the target translation language and a timestamp
eTranslation
Stores the translation of the page you requested so that you don't have to wait when re-requesting its translation
localStorage Key, persistent data
ApplicationGatewayAffinity
Agri-Food Data Portal
used by Azure Gateway server
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
ApplicationGatewayAffinityCORS
Agri-Food Data Portal
used by Azure Gateway server
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
EIPP_SESSION_ID
European Investment Project Portal (EIPP)
User session No additional information stored
First-party session cookie, deleted after 10 minutes (automatically extended based on user activity)
Vanilla / Vanilla-Vv / Vanilla-sid / Vanilla-tk
ESCO Forum
Maintain login and operations on the ESCO Forum
First-party cookies with various duration: Vanilla - one month, Vv - one day, sid/tk - session
EURES_XXX_SESSION_ID
EURES The European Job Mobility Portal
EURES Session info
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
connect.sid
Node.js application server with Expres
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
PHPSESSID
PHP platform
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
CGISESSID
Perl/Apache platform
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
userSaasData
User authorization service
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
applicationMode
Food Systems Common Authorization Procedure
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
X-CSRF-TOKEN
Food Systems Common Authorization Procedure
Used to avoid Cross-site attacks
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
DPORead
Food Systems Common Authorization Procedure
Confirmation that the privacy statement has been read by the user
First-party persistent cookie, 1 year
TNTSESSIONID
Traces new technology platform
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
SAASIISession
User authorization service
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
SSESSxxxx
SCICnet, Knowledge Centre on Interpretation, Speech Repository
Session identifier used by Drupal sites
Session cookie. Expires after the session is destroyed.
kci_stick_to_https
Knowledge Centre on Interpretation
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
XSRF-TOKEN
Creative Europe MEDIA Database
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
first-party persistent cookie, 2 hours
socrata-csrf-token
Regional Policy, Open Data Portal for the European Structural Investment Funds
Maintain a secure session for you, during your visit
Unique random value is stored at the start of the session for the purposes of recognizing subsequent visits by the same person for the duration of the logged in session. / Session can be either 6 hours (the default value) or 15 minutes (configurable per-domain).
maintenance_ack
Open Data Portal for the European Structural Investment Funds
Contains an indicator whether the user in the current session has dismissed a maintenance notice.
true/false value / Session can be either 6 hours (the default value) or 15 minutes (configurable per-domain).
renderTrackingId_#
Open Data Portal for the European Structural Investment Funds
Contains an arbitrary integer value for determining when asynchronous page rendering has completed for the purposes of snapshotting the page.
arbitrary integer value / 1 hour
socrata_site_chrome_preview
Open Data Portal for the European Structural Investment Funds
Temporary flag to allow previewing changes to site appearance.
true/false value / ephemeral
hide-clp-manager
Open Data Portal for the European Structural Investment Funds
Records the user preference to dismiss the link to the Catalog Landing Page manager.
true/false value / Session can be either 6 hours (the default value) or 15 minutes (configurable per-domain).
browser_ack
Open Data Portal for the European Structural Investment Funds
Records the user preference to dismiss certain notices that appear on the platform, i.e. maintenance window notices.
true/false value / Session can be either 6 hours (the default value) or 15 minutes (configurable per-domain).
socrata-login-modal-accepted
Open Data Portal for the European Structural Investment Funds
Records the user acceptance of an optional pre-login usage notice that certain customer domains require.
true/false value / Session can be either 6 hours (the default value) or 15 minutes (configurable per-domain).
js_flash
Open Data Portal for the European Structural Investment Funds
Stores temporary user-facing notices as needed.
json value / ephemeral
atlassian-analytics.confluence.lock
Extranet Wikis
Public Wikis
Used for statistics only, in order to store statistics about Confluence usage
localStorage, persistent data
atst.healthcheck.sensors.page-protocols
Extranet Wikis
Public Wikis
Keeps Confluence analytics disabled
localStorage, persistent data
confluence.sidebar.width
Extranet Wikis
Public Wikis
Remembers the width of the sidebar
localStorage, persistent data
dashboard.route.last
Extranet Wikis
Public Wikis
Remembers preference for information displayed on the user's dashboard
localStorage, persistent data
browser-metrics-journey
Extranet Wikis
Public Wikis
Intended for features performance metrics, but remains disabled - no data is logged
sessionStorage Key, valid for 60 minutes
 
Analytics cookies
We use these purely for internal research on how we can improve the service we provide for all our users.
The cookies simply assess how you interact with our website – as an anonymous user (the data gathered does not identify you personally).
Also, this data is not shared with any third parties or used for any other purpose. The anonymised statistics could be shared with contractors working on communication projects under contractual agreement with the Commission.
However, you are free to refuse these types of cookies – either via the cookie banner you’ll see on the first page you visit or at Europa Analytics.
_pk_id#
Corporate web analytics service, based on Matomo open source software
Recognises website visitors (anonymously – no personal information is collected on the user).
First-party persistent cookie, 13 months
_pk_ses#
Corporate web analytics service, based on Matomo open source software
Identifies the pages viewed by the same user during the same visit.
(anonymously – no personal information is collected on the user).
First-party persistent cookie, 30 minutes
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.
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).
Managing our analytics cookies
You can manage your preferences concerning cookies from Europa Analytics on the dedicated Europa Analytics page.
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