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.
- your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size (session cookies)
- if you have already replied to an invitation to our crowd-funding campaign (session cookies)
- third-party web statistics, which allow us to understand your reception of this web page (Google Analytics)
- third‑party social plug‑in content‑sharing cookies, only for logged‑in members of a social network (Facebook)
Cookies are also stored by Europa Analytics, the corporate service which measures the effectiveness and efficiency of the European Commission’s websites.
Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work, it will however provide you with a better browsing experience.
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 to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. Most browsers allow settings preventing cookies from being placed. You can also delete those cookies, that are already on your computer. Please note, that if you do that, some features of this site may not work as intended.