Privacy Policy: Cookies and Web Tracking

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. For example, they can recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g., by remembering your user preferences).

What Cookies do we use?

Below we list the different types of cookies we may use on the BEREC IS-Portal.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential to the BEREC IS-Portal in order to facilitate our log-in process and enable you to move around it and to use its features. Without these cookies, we may not be able to provide certain services or features, and the BEREC IS-Portal will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like. Strictly necessary cookies on this BEREC IS-Portal may include:

Table 1. Strictly Necessary Cookies.
Cookie Name Further information
PHPSESSID Encrypted user session identifier
REMEMBERME Remember-me or persistent-login authentication refers to BEREC IS-Portal being able to remember the identity of a principal between sessions.

Analytics Cookies

We may use analytics cookies, which are sometimes called performance cookies, to collect information about your use of the BEREC IS-Portal and enable us to improve the way it works. Analytics cookies collect information about how you use the BEREC IS-Portal, for instance, which pages you go to most. The information allows us to count our audience size, see the overall patterns of usage on the BEREC IS-Portal, help us record any difficulties you have with the BEREC IS-Portal.

Table 2. Analytics Cookies.
Cookie Name Further information
Piwik Analytics

How can you control Cookies?

You may refuse to accept cookies from the Site at any time by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse cookies. You can refuse to accept Flash cookies from the Site using Adobe’s Flash management tools at Further information about the procedure to follow in order to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen. You may wish to refer to for information on commonly used browsers.

Please note that by disabling or blocking any or all cookies, some features of the BEREC IS-Portal may not operate as intended, or you may not have access to features or personalization available through the BEREC IS-Portal.

Web Tracking

BEREC IS-Portal is using Piwik for web tracking. The goal of the tracking is to learn about the users and optimize the portal accordingly. You can always opt out by clicking the link below.

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