What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on your computer when you visit websites.

Information is saved in this text file, such as your choice of language on a website. When you visit the website later again, this cookie returns to the concerned website. In this way, the website recognizes your browser and can for example retain your choice of language.


Cookies usually also have an expiration date. For example, some cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (so-called session cookies), while others can be stored longer on your computer, sometimes until you delete them manually (so-called permanent cookies).

Why do we use cookies?

The FPS BOSA (FPD Policy and Support), administrator of the website

Three types of cookies:

  • Essential cookies
  • Functional cookies
  • Analytical cookies

To manage the content of its website, the FPS BOSA places essential and functional cookies. These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of this website. It is not possible to refuse these cookies if you want to visit our website.  The BOSA FPS also uses "MATOMO" for analytical functions. This analysis tool measures visits (tra c) to the website. To collect additional information useful for this purpose and, this analysis tool places cookies. This allows us to know how many times a certain page has been read. We use this information only to improve the content of our website or as a basis for a new campaign on a certain topic of great interest. For this analysis tool, we use a Matomo-Cloud, an external partner that owns both its organization and the underlying data centers in Europe and is fully committed to Respect GDPR & Privacy. For the use of cookies for  analysis purposes, your prior consent is required. If you do not give your consent, only limited visitor statistics will be collected without cookies being placed.

List of essential cookies

These cookies are necessary for purely technical reasons for a normal visit of the website. Given the technical necessity, an information obligation solely applies, and these cookies are saved from the moment you access the website.


Name Maturity Content Objective
fedconsent 90 days Preference cookies Saves the choices made in the cookie-popup


(characters after TS are variable)

At the end of the session Character sequence Assign a server to process requests from the same user

List of essential cookies


List of functional cookies


You cannot block these cookies if you want to access this website, but they are saved only after a choice is made concerning the placement of cookies.


Name Maturity Content Objective At the end of the session Chatbot interface Tracking Chatbot question
language 365 days (1 year) language of the most recently visited page On the next visit, you will automatically arrive on the homepage in the chosen language

List of functional cookies

List of analytical cookies

You can refuse the cookies below if you wish to browse our website.


Name Maturity Content Objective
_pk_id 28 days Token id Analysis of website visits
_pk_ref 6 months   Analysis of website visits
_pk_ses 50 minutes Session id Analysis of website visits




List of analytical cookies

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How do I see which cookies are installed on my device and how do I delete them?

If you want to know which cookies have been placed on your device or if you want to delete them, you can use a setting on your browser. The links below explain how to do this.

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