​What is a cookie? 

Cookies are small data files that we place on your computer to optimise your browsing experience. 

Cookies help the website remember your settings – for example, your choice of language – so you don't have to re-enter them each time you visit our site. 

How can you control cookies? ​

You are free to control or delete cookies as you wish. 

You can delete all the cookies already on your computer and you can set most browsers to stop them being placed there. But if you do this, you may have to adjust some preferences manually each time you visit our site.

How do we use cookies? 

Functional cookies 

This website uses functional cookies to remember your settings. For example, if you accept functional cookies, the language cookie remembers your language choice for any future visits to our site. If you refuse functional cookies, your language choice is only set during the current browsing session and in this case is referred to as a “session cookie”. Another functional cookie is the alert cookie. This remembers whether you closed an alert popup message. 

Our cookies are not used to identify you personally. They are just there to make the site work better for you. 

The European Court of Auditors does not use functional cookies for any purpose other than those described here. Nor are these cookies used to collect any personal data for any other purpose. 

Website analysis cookies 

These are technical cookies that help us monitor website functions and continue improving website services. These cookies do not collect, process, disseminate or record attributable personal data.