To make this site 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 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?

Cedefop uses first-party and third-party cookies across its website (see cookies details table).

The website needs to store basic information on its target audiences and first-party cookies are necessary in order for the user to be recognised and allow continuation of the user tasks on the website e.g. registered users that subscribed to alerts notifications. In this case, cookies help us to remember your username and preferences and allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Also, a number of our pages use cookies to remember:

  • your display preferences,
  • if you have already replied to a survey pop-up that asks you if the content was helpful or not (so you won't be asked again)
  • if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on the site

Third-party cookies are used for analytics’ purposes to collect information on users’ behaviour. Web analytics information helps us to improve our website’s performance and enhances the user experience we provide to you.

Like all websites, we use web analytics services to help us monitor our website traffic. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, improving site functionality, personalisation and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy. The Web analytics tools we use on this website are Google Analytics and Piwik.

Also, Cedefop uses Youtube to store its corporate videos. When clicking to view one of these videos, users are redirected to the Youtube platform and are therefore subject to Youtube’s cookies policy.

Cookies details table

How to control cookies?

The first time you visit our website, you will see an overlay at the bottom of the page which gives you the option to consent to cookies by clicking the button “I consent”.

If you do not click “I consent” the cookies will not be stored in your device.
Although it is not possible to stop the cookies being “emitted” by the server, cookies will be deleted from your device as soon as they are received. This achieves the final goal of not storing cookies on your device.

You may refuse the use of cookies by clicking the button “I refuse”. In that case, a single cookie will be stored that will record your decision. This is needed so that the overlay does not appear again the next time you visit the website.

You can also disable/remove cookies by modifying the settings in your internet browser's options. Refer to the help instructions of your internet browser for the precise instructions. Please remember that if you choose to refuse or disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website, and all other websites, will not work properly.

You have the possibility to review your decision any time. If you had earlier refused and now want to consent, it is possible to do so at any time by clicking here.

Last update: July 2018