Cookies Policy


This is the Cookies Policy for the European Federation of Periodontology ("EFP") whose registered office is at:  Rue de la Presse 4, Brussels 1000, Belgium and the trading office at: Cink Coworking, EFP office no 17, Calle Henri Dunant 15-17, 28036 Madrid, Spain.

Our use of Cookies

We use cookies on our website for a number of reasons. They help us provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allow us to improve it.

Cookies are safe to be stored on your computer and almost all web browsers have cookie storing enabled as default. No personal data is stored in our cookie data.

Cookies may be used by the website to allow us to recognise you, and your preferred settings, which are stored for future use. This saves you from re-entering information when returning to the website.  You have the option not to use this feature, in which case, no cookies will be retained on your computer.

The rules on cookies are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (as amended from time to time) (‘PECR’).

By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What are Cookies and why we use them

Cookies are text files with small pieces of data, like an ID and password, that are used to identify your computer as you use a computer network. Data stored in a cookie is created by the server upon your connection. This data is labelled with an ID unique to you and your computer.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies - these are required for the operation of the website and include, for example, to log into secure areas of our website
  • Analytical / Performance cookies - these allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how they move around the website when using it. This helps us improve the way our website works
  • Functional cookies - these are used to recognise you when you return to our website and remember your preferences for example your choice of language or region
  • Targeting cookies - these record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This information is used to make our website more relevant to your interests. This information may be shared with third parties

Where the website has a secure login for our registered users, it may use a temporary ‘session cookie’ in order to perform the secure login to the website. This cookie does not contain personal data, just a long random number, and is deleted from your web browser when you exit the website.

Temporary cookies are used in the transactional part of the website to authenticate you as an authorised user after you have logged in.

Your browser may be capable of being programmed to reject cookies or to warn you before downloading and information regarding this may be found in your browser's help facility.

First Party Cookies

Our website will set some cookies that are essential for it to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personal data, are as follows:

  • Visitor ID - is a numeric value providing visitors with a unique ID and is usually set when a reliable means of identification is used, such as registering
  • Page Number - identifies the page you are on
  • Session ID - identifies your website session
  • Test - checks whether or not your browser supports cookies
  • Order - ensures that your ‘shopping basket’ works correctly

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set by websites of other companies we use to gather information that helps us to improve our website.

Below is a table of all cookies on this website. (This cookie report has been provided by Cookiebot).

Category - Necessary

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Cookie Name Cookie Provider Cookie Type Cookie Purpose
Consent HTTP Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner

This cookie is necessary for GDPR compliance of the website
fe_typo_user HTTP Preserves user states across page requests so keeping the preferences

Category - Statistics

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Cookie Name Cookie Provider Cookie Type Cookie Purpose
Google Analytics: _ga HTTP Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website
Google Analytics: _gat HTTP Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
Google Analytics: _gid HTTP Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

Category - Marketing

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.

Cookie Name Cookie Provider Cookie Type Cookie Purpose
Facebook: _fbp HTTP Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers ads/ga-audiences Pixel Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites
Facebook: Tr Pixel Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers

Category - Unclassified

Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

Cookie Name Cookie Provider Cookie Type Cookie Purpose EXT:CustomFonts HTML Unclassified

How to change your Cookie settings

Most browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc) are set up to accept cookies. The cookies saved on the hard drive of your computer can be erased or turned off as noted below.

Please note that blocking cookies may compromise viewing of some web pages.


  • Click on the Chrome menu in the browser toolbar
  • Select "Setting" (top right corner)
  • Click on "Show Advanced Setting" (at the bottom)
  • In the "Privacy" section click on "Content Settings"
  • In the "Cookies" section modify the cookie settings as you wish


  • Click Safari, then select Preferences
  • Click Privacy, you will see a number of options to modify cookie settings


  • Click on the '3-line menu' button in the top right and select 'Options'
  • Select the 'Privacy & Security' link on the left-hand side
  • Scroll to Cookies and Site Data
  • Select your preferences from the options available


  • Click on the 'Tools' button (top right) and then on 'Internet Options'
  • Click on the 'Privacy' tab and then click on 'Settings'
  • Select your blocking level at the bottom of the box, click 'close' then 'ok'

Targeting or Advertising Cookies:

  • See 'types of cookies' above for a description of what these are
  • For a thorough explanation about your on-line choices and to learn how to turn off behavioural advertising, click this link

This Cookies Policy was last reviewed on May 18 2023