To ensure the proper functioning of the Commission’s websites, we sometimes store small data files on your device, so-called cookies.

What do we use cookies for?

Cookies help you to effectively browse the website, develop it and also display advertising messages.

Cookies are mainly used for:

  • Ensuring the proper functioning of our website so that your activities when filling out forms and in the client section are as predictive as possible.
  • Ensuring secure login, user authentication, prevention of fraudulent use of login credentials, and protection of user data from access by unauthorized parties.
  • Save our customers’ credentials, which they don’t have to re-enter every time.
  • Ensuring the appearance of the website with respect to the preferences and requirements of visitors.
  • Analysis of traffic, behavior, preferences and interests of users.
  • Offering advertising to users at all of our partners.
  1. Pursuant to Directive 2002/58 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on privacy and electronic communications, we consider it necessary to inform you clearly and precisely about the purpose of cookies and the information stored on your device (computer, tablet, mobile phone,…). you use the website.
  2. If you want to take full advantage of the functions and services offered by our website, your device must have the so-called Cookies, because some functions of the website we can provide the website only with the use of cookies.
  3. We use cookies to examine the effectiveness of the website’s website design, as well as the ads and other elements displayed on it, and they also help us to verify your identity when necessary.
  4. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as set out in our Cookie Policy.

What are cookies?

  • If you use our website, we may store certain information about your device in the form of a useful file known as a “cookie”. Cookies are used to improve the experience of almost every website, including ours.
  • Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your device when you use a website. The website can load these cookies from your internet browser (eg Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) every time you use it, so we can recognize you and remember your preferences and settings.
  • Cookies are very useful and are commonly used by almost every website. For security reasons, many websites do not work at all without the use of cookies (or other similar technologies such as “web beacons” or “tags”).
  • Cookies generally do not have any personally identifiable information, but are instead used to identify the browser on a particular device.
  • Cookies can be temporary or permanent, depending on how long they are used: Temporary cookies only last during your online access and disappear from your device when you close your browser.
    Persistent cookies will remain on your device even after closing the browser for the period specified in the cookies. These persistent cookies can be checked each time you visit the website.

In essence, we have already found that cookies are  small text files that are responsible for informing the brands and companies that generate them about our activity and behavior on the Internet.  This is how they can offer us specific products or services.

Among other things, offer us these products or services  to store this type of information about us:

  • Email addresses and passwords.
  • Phone number and address.
  • Our IP address.
  • Our computer’s operating system.
  • The browser we use.
  • Recent browsing history.

Types of cookies and how long do we store cookies?

The website uses the following types of cookies according to their functions:

  • Required – these are cookies that are necessary for the functioning of the website.
  • Statistical – these are cookies that provide information about where visitors come from, what search facility was used, the time of visit to the website, how the website was used, or the visitor’s behavior .;
  • Marketing – collects information in order to tailor the offered advertising to the customer’s interests, connection with the social network, displaying offers of third-party advertisers, evaluation of advertising effectiveness via websites, reporting of user steps on the website, click on partner or advertiser advertising.
The name of the cookie Exhibitor Categories List Duration
_fbp Marketing This cookie is set by Facebook to display ads on either Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising when you visit the website. 3 months
fr Marketing Facebook sets this cookie to show users relevant ads, track user behavior on the web, on pages that have a Facebook pixel or a Facebook social plugin. 3 months
_gcl_au Statistical Provides Google Tag Manager to experiment with the effectiveness of advertising the websites that use their services. 3 months
_ga Statistical The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session, and campaign data, as well as tracking site usage for site analytics. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. 2 years
_gid Statistical The _gid cookie installed by Google Analytics stores information about how visitors use the website and at the same time generates an analytics report on the site’s performance. Some of the data that is collected includes the number of visitors, their source, and the sites they visit anonymously. 1 day
_gat_UA-163308031-2 Statistical A variant of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Brand Manager that allows website owners to track visitor behavior and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identification number of the account or website to which it relates.

You can find the conditions of personal data processing here.

As part of our marketing activities, we use the data collected through cookies in cooperation with the third parties listed below in order to be able to target our advertising message to people who have visited our website in the past. If you would like to disable this option, please contact our cooperating third parties directly.

You can find more information about the tools that the above partners provide us for our marketing activities here: