The FPS  Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment  website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file that the website transfers to your device to allow it to remember specific information about your session while you are connected. This information is only used to make the FPS Public Health website more useful for you.

There are two types of cookies, session and persistent. Session cookies last only as long as your Web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies are stored on your device and remain valid until their set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. The FPS Public Health website uses both session and persistent cookies.

Cookies may be set either by the website (first party cookies) or by a third party website (third party cookies). The names of the cookies used by this site and their purpose are set out below.

Cookies used by the FPS Public health website

Purpose Lifespan
language Records language choice on your first visit. 1 year
has-js Determines whether or not JavaScript is enabled so that our system can more efficiently perform operations to enhance user experience. End of session
cookies-agreed Records the fact that, as a user, you have agreed to accept cookies from this site. 100 days
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Google Analytics: these cookies make it possible to anonymously monitor site visits (collected data includes IP address, date and time of access to the services, consulted pages for a specific duration, other technical data such as browser,  operating system installed on your computer,  search engine and searched words to find specifc services in the site, ...)

This data is only processed to assess the amount of visits to the various sections of the services and to improve the content of the services.

More information about Google Analytics services can be found online at

2 years, end of session, 24 hours