About cookies

ECFR collects and stores the following visitor information regarding the usage of this website. Using Google Analytics for example items like:

·      date and time of day you access our website

·      browser type

·      browser language

·      length of user session

·      number of times you have visited the site/our pages

·      screen resolution

·      time zone

·      the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using

·      the pages visited

·      previous/subsequent sites visited


Types of cookies

1. First party cookies are set by the website, you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.

2. Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.

3. Persistent cookies are saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. These cookies are used to know more who you are when visiting the site multiple times.


Cookies collected on ECFR.eu

 Cookie Name

 Expiry/Cookie duration

 Cookie Owner



3 years

ECFR  This ackowledges that you as a user accepts cookies on the  ECFR site


3 years ECFR  This cookie is used to show that you have viewed the cookie information bar and places a timer on how long it should stay there if you choose not to click on it


1 year


 Records the time when you last refreshed your  browser. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie.


1 day


 Records the last time you visited our site.


Expires when you close your browser


 Contains the last 5 pages viewed. Typically used for form or  error message returns.


1 day

Google Analytics

 Collect information about how visitors use our site. ECFR  uses this information to compile reports and to help us improve the site for all our users.



Expires when you close your browser

Google Analytics


6 months

Google Analytics



Google Analytics


2 yrs


 Created and read by the ‘AddThis’ a third party social sharing site used to combine social media sharing options on site. Using this we can help share the information on our site


1 day



2 yrs



2 yrs



2 yrs



1 month


* ECFR uses ExpressionEngine for its site content management system.


How to opt out of cookies on your browser
Please find below some common instructions that allows you change the settings of your cookies on the most popular computer and mobile browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 (Windows XP/Vista) 
1. Select Tools from the main task bar, then Internet Options. 
2. Click the Privacy tab. 
3. Choose the settings you want. 
4. Click OK.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8,9 (Windows 7) 
1. Click on the Settings cog icon (top right). 
2. Click on Internet Options. 
3. Click on Privacy and choose your options. 
4. Click Apply and then OK.

Firefox 3.0+, 4.0+, 5.0+,6.0+
1. Choose Tools from the main task bar, then options. 
2. Click the privacy tab. 
3. Choose the settings you want. 
4. Click OK.

Safari 5 & 6
1. Choose Safari from the main task bar, then preferences. 
2. Click on the privacy panel. 
3. Choose the settings you want. 
4. Click X to close. 

Google Chrome
1. Click the spanner icon and select Options from the list. 
2. Click the Under the Bonnet tab. 
3. Click Content Settings in the Privacy section. 
4. Choose the settings you want. 
5. Click X to close. 

Mobile Devices

1. From the home screen, choose Settings.
2. Select Safari.
3. Click Accept Cookies. 
4. Choose your preferred settings.

1. Start the browser application.
2. Click the Menu button. 
3. Select the More option, then Settings.
4. Tick or clear Accept cookies.