A cookie is a text file that is installed in the browser of your computer or mobile device by a website's server when you consult the website. The cookie contains a unique code making it possible to recognise your browser while you visit the website ("session cookie") or during subsequent repeat visits ("permanent cookie").
Cookies may be installed by the server of the website you visit or by partners with whom the website collaborates. A website's server can read only cookies it has installed itself and has no access to other information stored on your computer or mobile device. On your computer or mobile device, cookies are stored in your browser's file directory. A cookie's contents usually consists of the name of the server that installed the cookie, an expiry date and a unique digital code.
In general, cookies make interaction between the visitor and the website easier and quicker and help visitors to surf between the various parts of a website. Cookies can also be used to make the contents of a website or advertising on a website more relevant for the visitor and adapt it to his personal taste and needs.
The ECC makes use of the following cookies:
Functional cookies make it easier and more user-friendly for visitors to use the website. This includes for instance cookies that remember your preferences somewhere or store your registration details so that you don't need to enter your login and password every time you visit.
Also, you can at any time delete installed cookies from your computer or mobile device.