Cookies on the EIF website

Version 3 - 23 February 2024

The European Investment Fund (EIF) website – available at and - uses ‘cookies’.

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile device. They help the EIF website remember your actions and preferences during your visit (‘session cookies’) or over time, so you don’t have to re-enter information when you return to the web pages (including forms) that you previously consulted (‘permanent cookies’).

In general, cookies can be placed by the website servers that the user visits (‘first party cookies’) or by a partner with whom the website collaborates (‘third party cookies’).

Occasionally, for processing certain operations or responding to queries submitted to us through the website, the EIF might use cookies to collect personal data, as further detailed below. The EIF processes the personal data in accordance with its privacy policy available here.

How does the EIF use cookies?

The EIF uses cookies in different ways, including:

  • Remembering preferences you’ve chosen previously, such as language; or
  • Analysing how you use the site so we can keep making improvements;

Are you obliged to accept these cookies?

Functional cookies (described below) are necessary. Other cookies are optional, so that you are free to reject their use. Even if you do so, you will be able to continue browsing our website, but your experience will be aligned with your choices.

Cookies used by the EIF

  • Functional cookies
Cookie name Purpose Description of use Expiry
sessionid Browser session ID To identify unique browser session on the webserver. To store some information temporarily entered into website forms, so that it can be remembered between visits to different pages. Close of browsing session
cookie-policy Remember popup actions Supports the display of the cookie policy notification. If the notification has been closed or accepted, it will have the value “notShow” and the notification will not be shown again. 1 month
eib_ec Remember cookie settings To identify if the user has allowed or disallowed ‘Website analysis cookies’ as listed below. 1 month
  • Website analysis cookies 
Cookie name Service Purpose Description of use Expiry
_pk_id.##.dcfc Piwik Pro Monitoring web use Used by Piwik Pro. Recognises website visitors (no personal information is collected on the user). 1 year
_pk_ses.##.dcfc Piwik Pro Monitoring website use Used by Piwik Pro. Identifies the pages viewed by the same user during the same visit. (no personal information is collected on the user). End of browsing session

More information on Piwik Pro

Piwik Pro is a European, GDPR-compliant web analytics tools whereby:  

  • tracking cookies are not used;
  • the data is not used for any other purpose than analytics;
  • visitors aren’t tracked across websites;
  • fingerprints change daily for every visitor meaning no visitor can be followed across days; and no user profiles can be generated when cookies are disabled.

More information on Piwik’s privacy policies can be found here:

Managing cookies in your browser

Most browsers allow you to manage your website cookies, enabling you to delete or block cookies. By deleting cookies, any preferences previously made will be lost. By blocking cookies completely, websites may not function properly, including embedded videos and web streaming features.

More information on deleting or refusing cookies on different web browsers:

To find out more about managing cookies, you may wish to consult this website: ‘All about cookies’ 

Note: Following the recent withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, we are updating the relevant pages.


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