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To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

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.

How do we use cookies?

Cookies in EPALE are used for either user experience enhancement or for collecting anonymous statistical data.

Experience enhancement cookies store user’s preference and information that improve the user’s visit by showing or hiding certain elements and make decisions that affect the site’s speed.

Statistical data is gathered for the purpose of detecting user trends and possible problems. This information helps the EPALE team to plan future improvements.

All the cookies used in EPALE are “First Party” cookies, this means they originate from EPALE and all the information related to them is handled and stored either in EPALE or by the EC network.

EPALE does not use “Third Party” cookies that originate or use the data outside of the EC network (for Example Google).

Cookie types

Session – these are cookies that exist only for the duration of the visit. When the user is closing the browser these cookies are gone.

Persistent – these cookies have an expiration date and will stay in a file in the user’s computer until the expiration date is reached. Closing the browser will not delete these cookies but the browser can be used to delete them at any time (information on how to delete cookies).

Cookies used in EPALE

Cookie nameTypeExpirationDescription and purpose
popup_message_displayedSessionClosing the browserEPALE is conducting a survey from time to time and as a result a popup message will be displayed to all users every time they visit EPALE. The user can close the popup and this will create this cookie which will tell the system not to display the popup message for the rest of the user’s visit in EPALE. This cookie is intended to enhance the user’s experience and is not essential for the functionality of the site. This cookie does not require user’s consent.
has_jsSessionClosing the browserSome elements of the site need Javascript in order to function. The system is using this cookie to identify if the user has Javascript enabled or not and will adapt accordingly. This cookie is essential for the functionality of the site and since it is a first party session cookie, it does not require user’s consent.
epale_stick_to_httpsSessionClosing the browserThis cookie is responsible to keep the communication between your browser and EPALE encrypted. This cookie does not require user’s consent.
_pk_ses.49.97b2Persistent30 daysThese 3 cookies are being used by Europa Analytics (PIWIK) for gathering statistical data. These cookies are not essential for the EPALE to function but the gathered statistical data is being used for improving EPALE. These cookies require user’s consent and the user can decide to block them. See the section “How to control cookies” below. 
_pk_id.49.97b2Persistent13 months
_pk_ref.49.97b2Persistent6 months
aucp13nPersistent12 hoursIn order to increase website performance EPALE is using caching. One of the caching mechanisms is called Authcache and is intended for authenticated users. Authcache needs this cookie in order to function. This cookie is not essential for the functionality of the website but is needed for better performance. It does not require user’s consent.
Drupal.tableDrag.showWeightPersistent12 monthsThis cookie helps with tables operations in the back-end. It will be installed depending on the user’s role and permissions, so not every user visiting EPALE will receive it. This cookie require user’s consent and the user can decide to block it. See the section “How to control cookies” below.


How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

You can easily accept or reject cookies that require consent on this site by choosing one of the following links:  .