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Cookies and privacy

Purpose and use of cookies

The House of European History’s website sets cookies solely in order to enable or enhance functions or improve the navigation experience for the user. Under no circumstances does Parliament use cookies to collect, process, disseminate or record personal data.

What do you do if you do not want cookies to be set on your computer?

Some people find the notion of information being stored on their computer or mobile device a little intrusive, in particular when that information is stored and used by a third party without their knowledge. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even delete cookies which have already been set, but you should be aware that you might lose some functions. To do this, you need to alter your browser privacy settings.

Some third-party operators have developed tools for disabling data collection and use via their modules.

House of European History’s website and cookies

First party cookies

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cookies-agreed: This cookie stores the user's preferences about cookie policy. Default value: third-party, cookies are refused. Duration: maximum 1 year


The following cookies are used on the House of European History’s website:

- gali: This cookie is used to monitor performance of the website. Expiration time: 30 seconds

- ga: This cookie stores the unique ID of the user for analytical purposes. Expiration time: 1 year

- gat: This cookie monitors users requests rate towards Google servers. Expiration time: 10 minutes

Information is collected in anonymous form.

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Third party cookies

The House of European History has no third party cookies on its website.