You can find in this page the option to manage your consent.
You can also find some information about cookies relating to our social media channels.
Europa Analytics is the corporate service, which monitors and evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of the EDPS and the European Commission websites as well as the other websites the Commission data centre hosts.
It uses an open-source analytics platform, Matomo (formerly Piwik), fully controlled by the European Commission. This platform enables the protection of end-user personal data thanks to features such as IP address de-identification. On top of that, the EDPS has created a feature to manage users’ consent to the collection of users’ browsing experience for anonymised statistics.
Europa Analytics is configured to use the second level domain europa.eu (used by the websites of European institutions) and to store first-party cookies.
Cookies (from Matomo) used by Europa Analytics enable the European Commission to track the following information about visitors. We use this information to prepare aggregated, anonymous statistics reports of visitors’ activity:
To improve the accuracy of the produced reports, information is also stored in a first-party cookie from our website and then collected by Europa Analytics:
The European Commission retains full control of the data collected through first-party cookies by storing the data in servers fully owned and controlled by the European Commission itself.
Besides some session cookies, a random ID persistent cookie is generated by Matomo, which allows Europa Analytics to identify when a user returns to the site. This cookie has an expiration date of 13 months, after which it is automatically removed from the user's device.
By default, the browsing experience of our website visitors is NOT tracked by Europa Analytics. You may, though, choose to consent to contributing your browsing experience on our website for us to produce anonymised statistics.
If you enable the Do Not Track option (see below for an explanation) in your web browser, we will respect your choice and your browsing experience on our website will not be tracked for our anonymised statistics.
If you have not enabled the Do Not Track option, we will prompt you a cookie banner for you to make your choice and install a cookie called “edp_cookie_agree” to keep track of your choice. If you consent to analytics, then Europa Analytics is activated and some relevant cookies loaded. You can always decide to withdraw your consent or consent again at any time.
The “edp_cookie_agree” expires after 6 months: then, if your Do Not Track option is not enabled, you will be prompted the cookie banner again to renew your choice.
In case you have disabled all cookies, you will be prompted the cookie banner at each visit of our website.
If you wish to consent to (or withdraw your consent from) analytics:
Do Not Track is a function that allows visitors no to be tracked by websites. Do Not Track options are available in a number of browsers including:
All analytics data communication is encrypted via HTTPS protocol. The analytical reports generated by Europa Analytics can only be accessed through the European Commission Authentication System (ECAS) by authorised Commission staff dealing with Matomo, the relevant European institution staff or by duly authorised external sub-contractors, who may be required to analyse, develop and/or regularly maintain certain sites.
Note: institution, city and country of origin for statistical purposes are determined from the full IP, then stored and aggregated before a mask is applied. Europa Analytics uses an IP de-identification mechanism that automatically masks a portion of each visitor's IP (Internet Protocol), effectively making it impossible to identify a particular Europa visitor via the sole IP address.
Europa Analytics automatically deletes visitors' logs after 13 months. Anonymised and aggregated data are stored for an indefinite period by the European Commission for analysis purposes.
The EDPS is active on three social media platforms. Our presence in the Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn communities strengthens our online presence and visibility.
The display of our Twitter feed on this website uses a cookie-free component (provided to us by the European Commission). Clicking on the Twitter icon on this website will re-direct you to the Twitter site, which has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control.