What are cookies?
Cookie is a small, simple text file that we place through our website on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit our website. The website instructs the Web browser that allows you to view sites (such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Firefox) to save these cookies on the hard disk of your computer. There are two types of cookies. Session cookies are deleted by your browser after the closing of the browser. Permanent cookies remain on your computer, even after closing your Web browser. Cookies do not damage your computer or the files on your computer.
Below you will find a list of cookies and their function which are used on our website
- Google Analytics: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utmli
- Youtube: PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC
Cookies for social media
You can share information from the website of the European Consumer Centre through social media, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google +. There are some special buttons added on our site. However, the buttons only work if the appropriate social media parties can place a website-exceeding cookie. Through the cookie the social media party recognizes the private user, making it possible for the logged in user of the social medial to instantly share the information. If you visit the website of the European Consumer Centre, a social media cookie is only posted if you click the appropriate button. See the cookie statements of the social media parties (which change regularly) for more information about the social media cookies Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google+/Youtube
How can I turn off cookies?
You can choose to manually block cookies through your browser. You can block specific cookies and websites or all cookies from all websites that you visit. This can cause websites to work slower or even not at all. Please consult the manual of your browse for more information