This page explains what cookies are and the types of cookies used by the Council of Europe on its Internet sites.
Cookies are small files which Internet sites place on your computer hard disk when you visit them for the first time.
A cookie is like a key which is unique to you. Its job is to create a link between your computer and a site and to tell the site that you are a returning visitor.
Cookies can help you to be more efficient and benefit from « memory » functions such as when a site remembers your shopping basket from a previous visit.
Cookies enable you to store your preferences, to save products and services and to customise pages.
Every Internet browser provides ways to limit and delete cookies.
For further information on how to manage cookies, click on the appropriate link below or get information on the settings of your browser if it is not in this list :