1. Introduction

This Cookies Policy informs you about the cookies or similar technologies that are or may be installed in your device when accessing and using this website (the "Site") operated by the European Foundation for the Study of Chronic Liver Failure ("EF-CLIF").

From now on, this Cookies Policy uses the term "cookies" to refer to cookies and similar technologies, such as pixels, web beacons or fingerprint techniques.

This Site may use cookies that lead to the processing of your personal data. Please visit the Privacy Notice for information on how EF-CLIF processes your personal data when using cookies.

2. What are cookies?

A cookie is a file that is downloaded in your device when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a webpage to store and retrieve, among other things, information on the number of visits and the browsing behaviour of users or of their devices.

Cookies are used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

3. What type of cookies use this website?

In general terms, cookies can be classified as follows:

  1. Essential: these are strictly necessary for the Site to work and to permit the browsing of the Site as requested. Some examples are activating basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure website areas or customizing the Site presentation (e.g. language). Without these cookies, the Site would not be able to work properly.
  2. Non-essential: these are all other cookies not falling within the prior category and includes analytical cookies. These cookies are installed in your device only after your express consent.

Essential and non-essential cookies of this Site can be classified following these criteria:

  1. Duration
    1. Session: these expire at the end of a browser session (normally when you exit the browser or turn off your device).
    2. Persistent cookies: these are stored in your device for longer than the browser session. The duration of persistent cookies is set by the responsible of the cookie and can be from some minutes to several years

  2. Entity placing the cookie:
    1. First-party: these are set directly by the Site.
    2. Third-party: these are set by other websites different from the Site and typically occurs when the Site incorporates elements from other websites (such as images of social media plugins) or when engaging third parties to provide services to EF-CLIF through the Site.

  3. Purposes
    1. Technical: these allow making the Site work and using the different features or services, such as control data traffic and communication, identify the session, access to restricted sections of the Site, use security elements or store, disclose and/or share contents.
    2. • Analytical: these allow EF-CLIF understand how you interact with the Site by monitoring and analysing your behaviour and with the purpose of improving the Site.

Please find below further details on the cookies used in this Site:

Technical (essential cookie)
PHPSESSID EF-CLIF Used to identify Website users End of browser Session N/A
efclif_cookies EF-CLIF Cookie consent management 90 days N/A

Analytical (non-essential cookie)
_ga Google Analytics. Used to distinguish Website users 2 years Link
_gat Google Analytics. Used to throttle request rate 10 minutes Link
_gid Google Analytics. Used to distinguish Website users 24 hours Link

You can obtain information about the transfer to third countries conducted by Google Analytics in the privacy document accessible through the abovementioned link.

4. How to disable or eliminate cookies?

You can withdraw your consent to the use of cookies or modify your cookies preferences at any time by clicking this link:


Additionally, you may enable, block or delete the cookies installed in your device through the settings of your browser. We inform you that disabling essential cookies may have an impact in the proper functioning of the Site.

Information on how to manage or disable cookies on the main browsers is available below:

  • For Google Chrome, click here
  • For Firefox, click here
  • For Internet Explorer, click here
  • For Microsoft Edge, click here
  • For Opera, click here
  • For Safari, click here

We remind you of the importance to access the last updated support information of said browsers in order to know how you can manage and delete cookies. In case you use any other Internet browser, please visit the settings of the relevant browser.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

5. Cookies policy updates

EF-CLIF may totally or partially modify this Cookies Policy if required by applicable legislation or in order to adjust the Policy to the cookies actually used in the Site and any related electronic communications.

Date of creation: October 2020