Cookies are small bits of data sent by a website server to the browser on your computer. The browser informs the server when you next visit that particular website. Cookies help us to store user preferences, track usage trends on an aggregate basis and improve the user experience.
These cookies enable us to improve the usability and performance of this website by allowing it to remember choices and customisations you make during your visit, such as your preferred language.
These cookies collect information about how you use our website and help us, for example, to understand what interests our users and measure how effective our communications are. In this way, we can adapt the content of our website more specifically to your needs and thereby improve what we offer you, for example by ensuring that you can easily find what you are looking for. These performance cookies include those set by social media platforms and by Google services deployed on the site.
For example, we rely on Google Analytics to obtain statistics about the usage of the website. Data are sent to servers operated by Google (which might be located outside the EU) and are used to provide the ECB with aggregate statistics about the number and duration of visits, usage patterns, traffic sources, users’ demographics and searches performed on this website.
Additionally, we may also conduct A/B testing with Google Optimize.
We collect data to keep track of the number of visitors to the various parts of the site, manage visitor traffic and improve functionality and usability. We do not identify individual visitors and we receive anonymised aggregate data.
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