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Use of cookies by COST

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The tables below explains the cookies we use and why.

Essential cookies

The essential cookies are necessary for using COST website. Those cookies may therefore not be refused if you wish to use the COST website.

Cookie Name Purpose
Cookieconsent_status: This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on e-COST. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.

Others  Nom : has_js

 

 

To know whether the navigator supports javascript until the end of the session

Non-essential cookies

The following cookies will be used only after you have given your consent.

Cookie Name Purpose
Google Analytics
  • _ga
  • _gid
  • _gat_gtag_UA_72078646_1
  • __utma : This cookie is used to establish how many times a visitor has visited Parliament's website
  • __utmb : This cookie is used to establish the duration of a website visit
  • __utmc : This cookie is used to establish the duration of a website visit. It expires at the end of each session
  • __utmz : This cookie determines how a visitor has arrived at the site
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data .

Third party cookies

Some of the COST website pages may contain content from other sites such as YouTube, these external platforms may set their own cookies should you choose to engage/watch the content.

YouTube cookies PREF*
 VSC*
 VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE*
 remote_sid*

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
 Read more at  YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

PREF - * Expires after eight months
 VSC - * expires at the end of your session
 VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE - *expires after eight months
 remote_sid - * expires at the end of your session

If you choose to share a link to a COST web page through social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter, the external platform (e.g. Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser.

How do I change my cookie settings?

To modify your preference about cookies after clicking the cookie banner, click here – needs link to cookie settings

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit  www.aboutcookies.org  or  www.allaboutcookies.org .

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit  http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout .

What are my rights?

You have the right of access to your personal information and to ask for rectification, erasure or restriction of processing of your personal data.

You also have the right to object at any time to processing of your personal data provided to us in the framework of the use of cookies on the present site.

For more information on the use of those rights, please refer to the privacy policy for the website.

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Last updated: 18 May 2018 top of page