Cookies on the EIB website

Cookies on the EIB website

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit some websites. They help us remember your actions and preferences over time so you don’t have to re-enter them when you return.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies in different ways, such as:

  • remembering preferences you’ve chosen previously, such as language
  • analysing how you use the site so we can keep making improvements
  • providing you a more personalised experience

Under no circumstances does the EIB use cookies to collect, process, disseminate or record attributable personal data.

Cookies we use

Strictly necessary cookies

Cookie name Purpose Description of use Expiry
JSESSIONID Browser session ID To identify unique browser session on the webserver. To store some information temporarily entered into website forms, so that it can be remembered between visits to different pages. End of browsing session

Performance cookies

Cookie name Purpose Description of use Expiry
language Change website language

Defines the language experience of the site based on your browser settings. Can be changed and updated at any time and on any page.

callback Remember notification preferences Used only on specific pages to log if a site notification has appeared previously. Once you’ve seen a notification, this cookie prevents it from appearing again. End of browsing session

Third party cookies

Cookie name Service Purpose Description of use Expiry
_ga Google Analytics Monitoring website use Used by Google’s web analytics service. Helps analyse the use of the website. 1 year
AMCV_###@AdobeOrg Adobe Marketing Cloud Adobe visitor ID Creates a visitor ID logging a unique visitor across Adobe services. 2 years
s_cc Adobe Analytics Cookie preference Determines if cookies are enabled or disabled. End of browsing session
s_sq Adobe Analytics Links clicked Contains information about the previous link that was clicked on by the user. End of browsing session
s_vi Adobe Analytics Visitor date/time stamp Assigns a time/date stamp for a unique visitor. 5 years
s_ppn / s_ppv / s_ppvl Adobe Analytics Page information Contains information about the current page and entry page to the website. End of browsing session
mbox Adobe Target Tailored content Provides tailored content or on-page testing based on your browsing behaviour or device location. 2 weeks
  • Google Analytics

This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google") to help analyse the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about the use of the website - standard internet log information (including your IP address) and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form - is transmitted to and stored by Google including on servers in the United States. We anonymise your IP address before sending it to Google.

In accordance with its Privacy Shield Certification, Google declares that it complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. Google may transfer the information collected by Google Analytics to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

According to Google Analytics terms of service, Google will not associate the data subject IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of Google Analytics cookies by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on - Download Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

  • Adobe

- Adobe Analytics monitors website traffic and user behaviour.

- Adobe Target provides onsite testing and personalisation to improve user experience.

The information generated by the cookies is standard internet log information (including your IP address) and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form.

The EIB is the sole owner of this data and does not provide user data for use outside of this website, for example to Adobe advertising services. Find out more about Adobe Marketing Cloud Privacy or opt out of all Adobe cookies.

  • Social networks

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube may set cookies for sharing content on social networks, for usage statistics or for learning user preferences. The presence, number and status of cookies may depend on how you use the platforms concerned before or while visiting the EIB’s website. Find out more in the relevant policies of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Opt out of Google Doubleclick Ad network used by YouTube.

Managing cookies in your browser

Most browsers allow you to manage your website cookies, enabling you to delete or block cookies.

By deleting cookies, any preferences previously made will be lost. By blocking cookies completely a website may not function properly, including videos and webstreaming.

To find out more about managing your cookies, visit the site ‘All about cookies

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