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    Cookies on the EIB website

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    Cookie namePurposeDescription of useExpiry
    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
    SEC_LANG 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. 1 month
    LANG_SEC 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. 1 month
    newsletter-popup Remember popup actions Supports display of a website notice for the EIB newsletter. When the value is set to "open" the notice has been displayed. The notice will appear after a user has accepted the cookie policy previously. 1 year
    cookie-policy Remember popup actions To store if a user has accepted the cookie disclaimer notice. If a user has not accepted this popup, the notice will always be displayed. 1 month
    covidAlert Remember popup actions To store if a user has accepted the cookie disclaimer notice. If a user has not accepted this popup, the notice will always be displayed. End of browsing session
    cookie-popup Remember popup actions Supports the display of the cookie policy notification. If the notification has been closed or accepted, it will have the value “notShow” and the notification will not be shown again. 1 year
    cookie-popup-second Remember popup actions Supports the display of a second cookie policy notification, if this is in use. If the notification has been closed or accepted, it will have the value “notShow” and the notification will not be shown again. 1 year
    cookie-popup-dev Remember popup actions Supports the display of the cookie policy notification. If the notification has been closed or accepted, it will have the value “notShow” and the notification will not be shown again. 1 year
    cookie-popup-second-dev Remember popup actions Supports the display of a second cookie policy notification, if this is in use. If the notification has been closed or accepted, it will have the value “notShow” and the notification will not be shown again. 1 year
    CookieConsent Remember cookie settings To identify if the user has allowed or disallowed ‘Third party cookies’ as listed below. 1 month
    eib_ec Remember cookie settings To identify if the user has allowed or disallowed ‘Website analysis cookies’ as listed below. 1 month
    ga-disable-UA-93465611-1 Remember cookie settings To identify if the user has allowed or disallowed the usage of Google Analytics services whilst on the website. 1 month
    mtm_consent Remember cookie settings To identify if the user has allowed or disallowed the usage of Matomo web metrics stored on EIB’s website servers whilst on the website. 1 year
    mtm_consent_removed Remember cookie settings To identify if the user has allowed or disallowed the usage of Matomo web metrics stored on EIB’s website servers whilst on the website. 1 year

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    Cookie nameServicePurposeDescription of useExpiry
    _ga Google Analytics Monitoring website use Used by Google’s web analytics service. Helps analyse the use of the website. 1 year
    _gat_UA-##-# Google Analytics Monitoring website use Used by Google’s web analytics service. Directly linked to the google analytics account. 1 day

    _gid

    Google Analytics Monitoring website use Used by Google’s web analytics service. Registers a unique identifier used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the site. 1 day
    _pk_id.2.dcfc Matomo open source software Monitoring web use Used by Matomo stored on EIB’s website servers. Recognises website visitors (no personal information is collected on the user). 1 year
    _pk_ses.2.dcfc Matomo open source software Monitoring web use Used by Matomo stored on EIB’s website serviers. Identifies the pages viewed by the same user during the same visit. (no personal information is collected on the user). End of browsing session
    _hjid Hotjar Monitoring web use Hotjar cookie that is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID. 1 year
    _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress Hotjar Monitoring web use This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie. 30 minutes
    _hjFirstSeen Hotjar Monitoring web use This is set to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar saw this user. It is used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions. End of browsing session
    _hjIncludedInSessionSample Hotjar Monitoring web use This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that user is included in the data sampling defined by your site's daily session limit. 30 minutes
    _hjTLDTest Hotjar Monitoring web use When the Hotjar script executes we try to determine the most generic cookie path we should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, we try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed. End of browsing session
    _hjIncludedInPageviewSample Hotjar Monitoring web use This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that user is included in the data sampling defined by your site's pageview limit. 30 minutes

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    Cookie nameServicePurposeDescription of useExpiry
    _gcl_au Google AdSense Advertising Used specifically on the HR section of EIB.org
    Used by Google AdSense to test the effectiveness of advertising on various websites using their services.
    3 month
    _gat_UA-##-# Facebook Advertising Used specifically on the HR section of EIB.org. Used to identify and keep track of unique users. 90 days

    _fbc

    Facebook Advertising Used specifically on the HR section of EIB.org. only set when a user arrives at your website from an Ad and the destination URL includes the click identifier "fbclid". 90 days