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Cookie Policy

To make this site work properly, we place small data files called cookies on your device.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website. It enables the website to remember your actions and 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?

The following cookie is essential and stored for all website visitors. It enables your browser to remember whether or not you allow us to set cookies. This is necessary to avoid that a website visitor has to accept or refuse the use of cookies on each visit.

Name

Value

Expiration

Function

cookie-agreed

0

200 days

The use of cookies was refused

cookie-agreed

2

200 days

The use of cookies was accepted

If a user accepts cookies the following cookies are also kept for performance and monitoring purposes:

Name

Value

Expiration

Function

_pk_id.31.78a5

A randomly calculated code for each new session on the website.
Example: 2693eaae94b1d8de.1535450951.1.1535451143.1535450951.

28 days

Delivers session data with anonymised IP address to a statistical tool used by the EESC for producing statistics

_pk_ses.31.78a5

*

28 days

Delivers session data with anonymised IP address to a statistical tool used by the EESC for producing statistics

has_js

1

End of session (exiting webpage or closing the browser)

Checks whether JavaScript is enabled or not, which improves the user experience with the interactive features of this website, such as the website search and the social share features

iptac-CC46D617D4AE-FCH1946V0V5

A randomly calculated code for each new session on the map search page (https://circulareconomy.europa.eu/platform/en/map-search).
Example: 495349535c626b6e6f404144--1535451531--1727--1531932023--8f8642addb40c0a6c64aa7fced982ee15a0f6ce37dc2784306eb80aa61136abb

End of session (exiting webpage or closing the browser)

To enable the search and browse functionality of the interactive map

How to control cookies?

Consent tool: The website consent tool can be used to customise your cookie preferences. The tool will record when you have consented to our cookie policy and will periodically ask for consent again to ensure users stay up-to-date with changes to our cookie policies.

Browser customisation: You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish by customising your browser's settings – for details, see allaboutcookies.org or aboutcookies.org or whatarecookies.com. 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. Please note that disabling a cookie or category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser unless it is manually deleted through your browser function.