What are cookies?

A "cookie" is a small text file, containing a certain amount of information, stored on the browser/device used by a user to view a web page or to use a web-service. This information is retrieved back by the web-server each time the browser/device requires it to serve content. With this retrieved information, the web-server can "recognize" that the user has already visited that page before and has eventually chosen some preferences (such as language selection, units of measure, cookie policy acceptance etc.). In this way, the web-server can provide more relevant and customized content to the user.

Another way cookies are used by web-servers is for tracking the navigation paths that a user follows during his/her visit to the website. This data can be used to profile navigation habits in order to send customized ads, to statistically analyse website's visits and/or to provide more tailored online services.

Many websites could also make use of "third-party cookies". These are typically managed by other websites/web-services which content can come from external servers, even though the content itself is viewed in the initial website. Each of these may use their own cookies for the same purposes described above.

Some cookies are necessary for the efficient navigation and are automatically assigned to the visitor; most of them are destroyed after leaving the website ("Session"). Other cookies ("Persistent") could be kept saved on the browser/device for a longer time, depending on the use they are designed for (i.e. keep track of user's language preference when he/she visit the website in future).

You can read more about cookies on this Wikipedia article.

 

Which cookies are used on www.UAE.lu website?

www.UAE.lu uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to www.UAE.lu the use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Type Cookies Usage Persistence
Session PHPSESSID Technical session cookie Deleted at the end of navigation session
Preferences _icl_current_language Remembers your language preference across the site; 24 hours (renewed at each visit)
Preferences _icl_current_admin_language Remembers logged-in user's language preference 24 hours (renewed at each log-in)
Preferences peadigCookie Takes track of your acceptance of current EU Law Cookie Policy 1 Month
Session Dynamic/temporary cookies for logged-in members Allow registered users to visit reserved pages Deleted at the end of session or at logout
Preferences wp-settings-2  Used by CMS to memorize preferences of logged-in users 1 year
Preferences wp-settings-time-2 Used by CMS to memorize the date of last preferences' update 1 year
       

Third-party cookies used on www.UAE.lu website

 

Service Type Cookies Usage Persistence
Google Analytics Session __utma
__utmb
__utmc
__utmv
__utmz
Collect information about how visitors use the website. The data collected is in anonymous form and is also used by Google to produce reports that help us to improve the website. __utma: 2 years
__utmb: 30 mins
__utmc: session
__utmv: session
__utmz: 6 months
         

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