To make the websites of the Publications Office work properly, we sometimes place small data files called ‘cookies’ on your device.
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. 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.
Cookies can also be used to establish anonymised statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.
Publication Office websites mostly use ‘first-party cookies’. These are cookies set and controlled by the Publications Office, not by any external organisation.
However, to view some of our pages, you will have to accept cookies from external organisations.
You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended. These cookies are used to remember:
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:
The names of these cookies may change, for technical reasons.
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 Publications Office.
However, you are free to refuse these types of cookies —via the cookie banner you’ll see on the first page you visit.
Some of our pages may display content from external providers, such as 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 will be installed on your device.
Third-party providers on Publications Office websites
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.
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. 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.
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. logging in to your profile).
To find out more about cookies: https://ec.europa.eu/info/cookies.