Cookie Policy for EBA official website

This is the Cookie Policy for the European Banking Authority official website, accessible from

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the site's functionality.

First party cookies are cookies set by the website you're visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.

Persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer and that are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.

For more general information on cookies please see

How We Use Cookies

Visitor preferences

Visitor preference cookies. Storing information about user's specific preference selections. They remember:

  • if you have agreed to (or refused) this site's cookie policy
  • the language selected from the site's toolbar


NameServicePurposeCookie type and duration
eu_cookie_consentCookie consent kitStores your cookie preferences (so you won't be asked again)First-party persistent cookie, 1 month

Technical cookies

NameServicePurposeCookie type and duration
has_jsJava IT platformInforms the content management system whether you have javascript enabled in your browser settings. It can deliver content in a suitable way depending on your settings. It expires when you close the browser.First-party session cookie, deleted after you quit your browser
G8T80W34F34D99I83Load balancerLoad balancing cookieFirst-party session cookie deleted after you quit your browser

Analytics cookies

Cookies used internally for improving your website experience.

The cookies assess your interaction with the website – as an anonymous user (the data gathered does not identify you personally).

The data is not shared with any third parties or used for any other purpose.

The cookies can be either accepted or refused by you – either through selecting your preference in the bottom of this page or the site's cookie banner when you first visit the site.

NameServicePurposeCookie type and duration
_pk_id#Corporate web analytics service, based on Matomo open source softwareRecognises website visitors (anonymously – no personal information is collected on the user).First-party persistent cookie, 13 months
_pk_ses#Corporate web analytics service, based on Matomo open source software

Identifies the pages viewed by the same user during the same visit.

(anonymously – no personal information is collected on the user).
First-party persistent cookie, 30 minutes

Disabling Cookies

You can manage/delete cookies as you wish - for details, see

Removing cookies from your device

You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.

Managing site-specific cookies

For more detailed control over site-specific cookies, check the privacy and cookie settings in your preferred browser

Blocking cookies

Most modern browsers have settings which allow you to prevent any cookies being placed on your device. There may be intances where you may then have to manually adjust some preferences when you visit a site/page. 

The Cookies We Set

  • Functional cookies required by the website; these cookies do not track or identify the user personally (e.g. session and language preference cookies)
  • This site uses Matomo analytics which is an in-house trusted analytics solution for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Matomo Analytics cookies, see the official Matomo Analytics page
Matomo cookies can be disabled by selecting the ‘Reject' option when prompted to Accept or Reject the use of cookies. The privacy policy of Matomo Analytics is found here:

Consent to collecting your browsing experience for anonymised statistics 

By default, the browsing experience of our website visitors is NOT tracked by Matomo Analytics. You may, though, choose to consent to contributing your browsing experience on our website for us to produce anonymised statistics.

If you enable the Do Not Track option (see below for an explanation) in your web browser, we will respect your choice and your  browsing experience on our website will not be tracked for our anonymised statistics.

If you have not enabled the Do Not Track option, we will prompt you a cookie banner for you to make your choice and install a cookie called "eu_cookie_consent" to keep track of your choice. If you consent to analytics, then Matomo Analytics is activated and some relevant cookies loaded. You can always decide to withdraw your consent or consent again at any time.

The "eu_cookie_consent" expires after 1 month: then, if your Do Not Track option is not enabled, you will be prompted the cookie banner again to renew your choice.

In case you have disabled all cookies, you will be prompted the cookie banner at each visit of our website.

If you wish to consent to (or withdraw your consent from) analytics:




Third party cookies

No third party cookies are installed in your browser.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you are not sure whether you need or not it is usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:

  • Email: info [at]