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NAME Purpose Expiry
has_js This cookie lets us know whether or not a user has JavaScript activated on their browser. This cookie is strictly necessary for correct display of the website. When the page is closed
_pk_ses Tracks a session, i.e., how long you are on our website 30 mins
_pk_id Avoid counting a person twice when we count how many people visit our website 11 months


Cookies used by EFCA Analytics track the following information about visitors:

  • IP address (masked)
  • Location: country, region, city, approximate latitude and longitude (Geolocation)
  • Date and time of the request (visit to the site)
  • Title of the page being viewed (Page Title)
  • URL of the page being viewed (Page URL)
  • URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page (Referrer URL)
  • Screen resolution of user's device
  • Time in local visitor's time-zone
  • Files that were clicked and downloaded (Download)
  • Links to an outside domain that were clicked (Outlink)
  • Pages generation time (the time it takes for webpages to be generated by the webserver and then downloaded by the visitor: Page speed)
  • Main language of the browser being used (Accept-Language header)
  • Browser version, browser plugins (PDF, Flash, Java, …) operating system version, device identifier (User-Agent header)
  • Language of the visited page
  • Campaigns
  • Site Search
  • Events

Persistent cookies do not contain any personal information, just a random id generated by Matomo which allows identifying when a user is coming back to the EFCA website; this information will get automatically removed from the user computer after their expiration date.

Note: Institution, city and country origin are determined from the full IP, then stored and aggregated before a mask is applied. EFCA 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 visitor via the sole IP address. 

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See also Personal Data Protection by the EFCA