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Cookies

 

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

We have functional cookies which are stored for good functionality of the website.

Cookies are also stored for analytics. We uses the open-source analytics platform MATOMO which runs on a PHP/MySQL webserver. The installed instance is fully controlled by the European Commission and complies with EU data protection law. This means that it ensures end-user data protection thanks to features such as source data anonymization and opt-out mechanisms for users.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

Which cookies?

Visitor preferences

These are set by us and only we can read them

Name Purpose Cookie type and duration
.ASPXANONYMOUS This cookie is used by sites using the .NET technology platform from Microsoft. It enables the site to maintain an anonymous user-id to track unique users within a session without them logging in or otherwise identifying themselves. First-party session cookie deleted after you quit your browser
__RequestVerificationToken Anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser. First-party session cookie deleted after you quit your browser
dnn_IsMobile A DNN cookie used by the CMS to determine if the Visitor is browsing from a Mobile Device. First-party session cookie deleted after you quit your browser
language A DNN cookie used by the CMS to determine if the Visitor is browsing from a Mobile Device. First-party session cookie deleted after you quit your browser
ASP.NET_SessionId his cookie is used by sites using the .NET technology platform from Microsoft. Preserves user states across page requests First-party session cookie deleted after you quit your browser
WebAppSettingsEmodnet Store information about the user defined filters and map state First-party session cookie deleted after you quit your browser

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). These data are 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. 

Name Purpose Cookie type and duration
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 cookie

Name Purpose Cookie type and duration
__cfduid Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. Third-party persistent cookie, 29 days
_osm_totp_token Used by OpenStreetMap to operate maps. Third-party cookie, 1 days

How can you manage cookies?

You can manage/delete cookies as you wish - for details, see aboutcookies.org.

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. 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.