What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on the web browser on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between web pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience.


We recommend that you accept and use cookies. A full list of the cookies we use is below. By using our websites you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device, however you can block these cookies using your browser settings (there are instructions below on how to do this).

Protecting and managing your online privacy

We are committed to protecting you and any data (anonymous or otherwise) that we collect about you online. This section tells you how we use cookies, why, and how this allows us to improve our service. It also tells you how you can manage what cookies are stored on your device.

By using our websites (through any device) you agree that this Cookies Policy applies to that use in addition to any other terms and conditions which may apply.

We reserve the right to make changes to our Cookies Policy. Any such changes shall appear here and become effective immediately. Your continued use of our websites is taken as meaning that you agree to any such changes.

Click here to view the GÉANT Privacy Notice​.

How we use cookies

When you visit this website, we log your Internet Protocol (IP) address and use cookies to recognise your device (computer or mobile for instance) when you return to our site.

We do not collect any other information and have no access to any of your personal details. Allowing certain cookies is a condition of using this website and if you prevent them, we cannot guarantee your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit.

How to enable/disable cookies

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by any website, you should do this through the browser settings for each browser you use; on each device you use to access the Internet. Please be aware that some of the services will not function if your browser does not accept cookies. However, you can allow cookies from specific websites by making them ‘trusted websites’ in your Internet browser.

How to change cookie settings

Google Chrome

  • Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
  • Select Settings.
  • Click Show advanced settings.
  • In the ‘Privacy’ section, click the Content settings button.
  • In the ‘Cookies’ section, you can delete, block, allow cookies or customise for specific websites.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Click on ‘Tools’ and select ‘Internet options’ , then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab.
  • Your Privacy level is set here. Medium or below will enable cookies in your browser, Settings above Medium will disable cookies.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on ‘Tools’ then select Options.
  • Select the Privacy icon.
  • Go to history, and select ‘Use custom settings for history’.
  • Either check or uncheck “accept cookies from sites” to set.


  • Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option.
  • Click on ‘Security’, check the option that says ‘Block third-party and advertising cookies’.
  • Click ‘Save’.

The Cookies used on this site:

Strictly Necessary Cookies
‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies let you move around the website and use essential features of the website. We use Strictly Necessary cookies for the normal use of the SharePoint applications services. These cookies will not be used to:

  • Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you.
  • Remember your preferences and/or username beyond your current visit.

Targeting Cookies
‘Targeting’ cookies are linked to services provided by third parties (e.g. ‘like’ and ‘share’ buttons). The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.

We use ‘Targeting’ cookies to:

  • Link to social networks.
  • Provide online advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that you may be interested in.

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services. All of these cookies are managed by third parties and you may alternatively use the third parties’ own tools to prevent these cookies.

Third party Cookies
To support the pages we have embedded content from various other platforms. We do not have any control over the dissemination of these cookies and this tool will not block cookies from those websites. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.