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To make the CoB website work properly, small data files called cookies are sometimes placed on your device.

1. 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. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

Please note that removing or blocking cookies can impact your user experience and some functionality may no longer be available.

2. What kind of cookies are used on the CoB website?

2.1. Functional cookies

These cookies are intended to improve the functioning of the website.






This cookie is used to create a session ID for the user, so that the system itself can identify the user as a unique and individual user, distinct from anyone else visiting the website.

This information is not saved or used anywhere other than in Drupal, and is held only temporarily while the user is accessing the pages of their account and other pages that require secure and exclusive access.

Without this cookie, access could not remain secure, so it is very important.

This cookie is used only for the users who connect to the system via the url / user for the modification of its contents, not by the visitors.



Keeps in mind the acceptance of cookies on the site


2.2. Audience measurement cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about how the visitors use the website.




Google Analytics


This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.


The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance



This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.


The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance



This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.


The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

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3. Where to find information about the cookies used by the CoB website?

Example with Google Chrome:


Two cookies will appear:

3.1. Cookies from Google Analytics


3.2. The Drupal’s cookies


4. How can the user modify its settings?

The user can change the settings of his browser. The user can configure his/her browser so that cookies are not saved on his computer or delete previously saved cookies and prevent them from being placed. If you do this, the access to certain services that require the use of cookies may be changed, therefore you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

This configuration is specific to each browser. It is described in the help menu of the users’ browser, which will allow the user to know how to change the settings for cookies.

More information on how to control cookies for the most common browsers is available hereunder:

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for more details, please see: