What are cookies ?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

How do we use cookies?

ENISA's website uses Piwik (, an open source web analytics service. Piwik uses cookies to help to analyse the use of this site and to compile reports about website activity. This information will not be passed onto third parties.

This stores a cookie on your computer that tells us that we are not allowed to process your data. This lasts for two years. Note that your objection only remains valid for as long as you have this cookie stored on your system.

Our cookies are not used to identify you personally. They’re just there to make the site work better for you.How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed.

Managing cookies in your browser

Most browsers allow you to:

  • see what cookies you've got and delete them on an individual basis
  • block third party cookies
  • block cookies from particular sites
  • block all cookies from being set
  • delete all cookies when you close your browser

If you chose to delete cookies, you should be aware that any preferences will be lost. Also, if you block cookies completely many websites (including ours) might not work properly.

We use cookies to ensure we give you the best browsing experience on our website. Find out more on how we use cookies and how you can change your settings.

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