Cookie Policy


What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that can be placed in the browser of your device when you visit a website. On your next visit, the website will be able to read the cookies that have been placed. The information contained in these cookies is necessary, or at least useful, for your visit to, or use of, the website.

Most cookies have an expiration date. 'Session cookies' are automatically deleted when you close your browser. 'Persistent cookies' are programmed to remain on your computer for a number of months. You can remove them manually at any time before they reach their expiration date.

Who are we?

The cookie information in this document was created by the public social security institutions.

On our Personal data page you find information on who to contact in case of a question or a complaint about the cookies we use.

What does this cookie policy apply to?

The cookie information in this document applies to the website MySocialSecurity.

What type of cookies do we use and why?

Essential cookies

Our website needs to place a number of technically essential cookies on your device in order to function properly. These cookies are placed automatically when you arrive on the website and cannot be refused.

Name of the cookie Expiration Content Purpose
PHPSESSID End of session Randomly generated string Assigns the processing of all requests from one user to the same server Links requests of an authenticated user with the session
Cda4047f0002d27d62…
(name varies)
End of session String of characters Assigns the processing of all requests from one user to the same server

Functional cookies

Functional cookies remember the choices you make when you visit our Choose an item.. If you want to use our website, you should not refuse them. However, we don’t install these cookies unless you have confirmed your consent.

Name of the cookie Expiration Content Purpose
orejime 3 months JSON-object Remembers what cookies you have given consent for

Optional cookies

Optional cookies are not required for a good user experience on our website. You can refuse them.

Analysis cookies

These cookies allow us to track your visit and the origin of your visit. We use them to create statistics to improve the website and make it more user-friendly. The data are analysed anonymously. We use Matomo as an analysis tool.

Name of the cookie Expiration Content Purpose
_pk_id 28 days ID token Analyses website visits
_pk_ses, _pk_cvar, _pk_hsr 30 minutes ID token Analyses website visits

How do you delete cookies?

Do you want to know which cookies have been placed on your device, or do you want to delete them? To do so, adjust your browser settings.

To learn how to delete cookies depends on what browser and what device you are using. Below you can find some information about common browsers and devices:

Are you using Chrome?

Check how to delete cookies in Chrome on the Google website.

Are you using Firefox?

Are you using Safari?

Are you using Internet Explorer?

Check how to delete cookies in Explorer on the Microsoft website.

Are you using Microsoft Edge?

Check how to delete cookies in Edge on the Microsoft website.