Cookies on the GLEIF's website

This website, like many others, uses small files called cookies to help us to optimize your use on our website. This page contains information on what 'cookies' are, how and which cookies are used on the GLEIF's website, and how you can switch off cookies in your browser.

What are 'cookies'?

'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari) on your computer. For more in-depth information about cookies, you might visit Cookies are used for various purposes, and regarding the GLEIF's website those uses are set out below.

Cookies on the GLEIF's website

On the GLEIF's website, one or more of the following cookies may be used.

  1. Website option cookies. Those cookies are stored on your computer so that the GLEIF's website knows your preferred options for display, manoeuvring, video stream player and the like, so that you shall not have to re-enter your choices every time you visit the GLEIF's website.
  2. Analytics cookies. Those cookies tell the GLEIF more about how its website is being used. For instance and by way of examples, they tell the GLEIF whether you have visited the GLEIF's website at an earlier time, the browser you use, from which country you probably have logged in, how many users its website has, they generate statistics. Quite generally, analytics cookies help the GLEIF to keep up, or improve, the performance of its website. All analytics cookies are completely anonymous, i.e. they tell the GLEIF nothing about your identity, except that analytics cookies may contain the IP-address of your computer.
  3. Cookies in the context of registration. For some of the services provided by the GLEIF's website you might be requested to register, by giving some personal information like name, address, phone number and email address. For the use of that information, please see our Privacy Policy. Regarding cookies, the GLEIF's website uses cookies to ascertain whether you are logged in (registered) or not, which enables or disables access to protected parts of the GLEIF's website.
  4. Cookies on websites of third parties. The GLEIF's website provides links to websites of third parties. Please be aware that the GLEIF cannot control the use of cookies on such websites, and check that websites' information about cookies. We assure you that the GLEIF has no access whatsoever on cookies used by third party websites.

Turning cookies off in your browser - and its effects

Any fairly modern browser will enable you to manage cookies, with a wide range of options such as totally refusing cookies, or only certain cookies, or only cookies from certain websites. The options are usually found under "Extras", or "Options", or "Preferences". The browser's help function will usually provide more information. Turning off cookies may have an impact on some features provided by the GLEIF's website. Turning off registration-related cookies will disable your access to protected parts of the GLEIF's website.

For any enquiries related to cookies as used on the GLEIF's website, please use this Contact Form or send us an email at

Valid as of 2015-01-01