Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

Last updated: 02/08/2022

I. About us and this cookie policy

About us

This website at (the “Website”) is owned and maintained by the European Association of Co-operative Banks AISBL (hereinafter "EACB" or “We”), with registered office at rue de l'Industrie  26-38, 1040 Bruxelles and registered with the Crossroads Bank of Enterprises under number BE  0896.081.149.

If you have any questions or requests in relation to this Cookies Policy, please feel free to contact us by post (rue de l'Industrie  26-38, 1040 Bruxelles) or by email at the following address:  

Purpose of this Cookies Policy

This Website uses cookies and other similar technologies (hereinafter referred together as “cookies”) to distinguish you from other users of the Website.

EACB takes care to respect your privacy and its legal obligations regarding the protection of your personal data.

The aim of this Cookies Policy is therefore to provide you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies EACB uses and the purposes for using them.

This Cookies Policy is an integral part of our Privacy Policy.

This Cookies Policy may be updated from time to time. Please check back our Cookies Policy on a regular basis for any updates.

II. What is a cookie?

In a nutshell

A cookie is a small sized text file that can be stored on your device when you browse websites. Information can be recorded in that text file, such as your language choice for a given website. When you will visit this Website again in the future, this cookie is sent back to the website. In that way, the website recognizes your web browser and can, for example, remember your language choice.

When you visit our Website, We may record details of your computer in the form of a 'cookie'. This information enables us to tailor our services better, to suit your preferences, and it makes it easier for you to make return visits to our website. This may include information like your IP address and other technical information.

Cookies generally have an expiry date. Some cookies are for example automatically deleted when you close your web browser (they are called session cookies), while others stay longer on your device, sometimes even until you delete them manually (they are called persistent cookies).

III. What cookies do we use and why?

We use the following categories of cookies on this Website :

  • Necessary
  • Analytics

Necessary cookies

These cookies are necessary for the proper functionning and performance of the Website. They cannot be disabled via our cookies banner. You may disable these cookies by changing your browser settings, but this may affect some parts of the Website functions.

Name of the cookie  Type of cookie Purpose of the cookie Retention period
PHPSESSID Session ID php

This cookie is set by the website when a user visits the site and is an essential cookie for the operation of the website This cookie does not display any identifiable or tracking information and is deleted when the user closes their browser

End of session

Analytics cookies

These cookies allow us to quantify visits (traffic) on the Website. This allows us, among other things, to know how many times a certain page has been read and to see how visitors move around the Website. We only use this information to improve the content of our Website. If you refuse these cookies this does not mean that you will be denied access to our Website but We will not be able to monitor the performance (i.e. statistics and audience analysis) of our Website.

Name of the cookie  Type of cookie Purpose of the cookie Retention period
Okidok Anonymous cookie set by the Okidok consent tool 1 year
_ga  Google Analytics

To identify unique user

2 years
_gid  Google Analytics

To identify the user

24 hours

_gat_UA-[ID] Google Analytics

Used to throttle the request rate

1 min

__atuvc Addthis This cookie is embedded to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. 13 months
__atuvs Addthis This cookie is embedded to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. 1 year


IV. How to manage your cookies PREFERENCES?

Cookie management via our cookie banner

The first time you visit our Website, you will be asked to set your preferences for the use of cookies.

At any time, you can manage your preferences regarding the use of cookies via our cookies banner.

You can therefore (i) select the categorie(s) of cookies you allow us to use, (ii) accept the use of all cookies or (iii) reject all cookies (except necessary cookies which cannot be switched off through our cookie banner).

Cookie management via your browser

If you wish to know which cookies are installed on your device or if you wish to delete them, you may use a dedicated setting of your web browser. You can also change your cookie settings manually by configuring your web browser.

Further instructions about the way to proceed are available via the links specified below:




Internet Explorer

Firefox (mobile)

Chrome (mobile)

Safari (mobile)

Microsoft Edge


You are using another web browser? Check if the relevant proceeding for your web browser is mentioned on the website :  


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