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The Translation Centre’s websites also use Europa Analytics, a corporate service of the European Commission that helps us assess how people use our websites. To this end, Europa Analytics also relies on cookies which are stored on your computer.

The data generated by these cookies relates to the use of our websites (standard data on type of device used, country of origin, pages viewed and actions taken) and is anonymously compiled into analytical reports for the Translation Centre.

How to control cookies

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