To make this website work properly, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) sometimes places small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too. Website visitors can decide to not be tracked by these cookies and can delete them at any time.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small data file that a website asks your web browser to store on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions over a period of time. For more information, see: European Commission: cookies.

How does EMA use cookies?

EMA uses Europa Analytics to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of this website. Europa Analytics is a service managed by the European Commission, which uses the open-source analytics platform Piwik to collect anonymous data from EMA website users.

If they agree, EMA website visitors are tracked using cookies called 'first-party persistent cookies' from Europa Analytics.

'First party' means that the European Commission retains full responsibility and control of the data collected through these cookies, by storing the data in servers fully owned and controlled by the European Commission. These data will not be shared with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes.

'Persistent' means that these cookies expire after thirteen months, after which they are automatically removed from the user's device.

The data collected using this type of cookie contain no personal information and cannot be used to identify a particular visitor. A random identifier is generated by Piwik, which enables Europa Analytics to identify when a user returns to the site.

For more information on different types of cookie, see: European Commission: cookies.

Opt-out feature

You can choose to be tracked (opt-in) or not to be tracked (opt-out) by the cookies from Europa Analytics. 

To check your current status and make your choice, tick or untick the box in the text appearing below:

Choosing not to be tracked by the cookies from Europa Analytics does not affect your navigation experience on the EMA corporate website.

Other cookies

This website contains some other cookies called user input cookies, which expire after 365 days. These support the 'star rating' feature, which allows users to rate the usefulness of web pages. The cookie prevents users from rating the same page more than once, which would distort the meaningfulness of the ratings.

This website does not use any third-party cookies (stored by a different domain). However, it contains links to and audiovisual content from other websites, which may use such cookies. For more information on different types of cookie, see: European Commission: cookies.

Details about the cookie policies of other websites are provided on their own cookie notice pages.

Other information on cookies

You can delete all cookies from your device. You can also set most web browsers to prevent cookies from being placed. However, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work. For more information, see

Do Not Track is a technology that enables visitors to opt out from being tracked by websites for whatever purpose, including the use of analytics services, advertising networks and social platforms. You can enable the 'Do not track' option directly in your web browser. Europa Analytics will not track users who have enabled this option in their web browsers.

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