As is the case for a majority of big websites, to make the EPCA website work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on the device that you use to access it.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your internet connected device when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things e.g. remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website. The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally.

There exist many types of cookies, which can be divided in four main categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These will generally be used to store a unique identifier to manage and identify the user as unique to other users currently viewing the website, in order to provide a consistent and accurate service to the user. They are strictly necessary for the operation of a website:  without these cookies, this website won’t work properly.  Accordingly, we are not asking you for your specific consent for those cookies. For all other cookies your informed consent is required.
  • Functionality cookies: These are cookies which are set up to improve the functionality of the website. They will typically be the result of a user action, but might also be implemented in the delivery of a service not explicitly requested but offered to the user. For example, cookies that remember the content you previously viewed on this website or the email address and password you provided when registering during an earlier visit to this website. They can also be used to prevent the user being offered a service again that had previously been offered to that user and rejected. Using Functional cookies, therefore, may allow us to serve you content tailored to your interests and save you the time of having to re-register or re-enter information when you re-visit this website or try to access certain member-only sections.
  • Performance cookies: These are limited to performance and website improvement. The primary function of a performance cookie is to track and monitor user activity on a website. A performance cookie will assist with creating web statistics and is used by webmasters who use Google Analytics for their monitoring and analyzing of online activity on their site.
  • Targeting/advertising cookies: These contain a unique key that is able to distinguish individual users’ browsing habits or store a code that can be translated into a set of browsing habits or preferences using information stored elsewhere.

First Party Cookies are cookies which are set by this website and can only be read by this website.

Third Party Cookies are cookies which are set by third parties and that are used for different services (for example, website analytics or advertising).

How and why do we use cookies?

Cookies set by EPCA are temporary cookies, which are automatically removed from your browser after 24 hours. You do not need to take any action to remove them. A number of our pages use cookies to remember information such as your login details so you won't be asked again.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. We therefore encourage you to accept the cookies we serve. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

We use third party services like Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a tool for web analytics that allows website owners and applications to better understand the behavior of their users. This tool may use cookies to collect anonymous information and generate reports on usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. This information is helpful to plan and maintain the service. Most of these cookies are not essential for providing the services your request from us and can be blocked.

Also, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.

A complete list of the cookies that we use is provided at the end of this policy.

How to control cookies?

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings (please refer to your browser’s user manual). You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.



Set By

Cookie Name


Strictly necessary cookies:


CookieAuthentication= "ACMUserId"

Unique individual ID in EPCA database



CookieMemberAuth = "IsMem"

Checks if user is Member of EPCA



CookieAuthHeader = "AX"

Checks username and password



CookieMemberPayment = "NotPayed" 

Checks if membrership is paid to allow acces to the melberrs area





Performance cookies:


ga.js (Used to distinguish users)

Determine which domain to measure




Distinguish unique users




Remember the number and time of previous visits




Remember traffic source information




Determine the start and end of a session




Remember the value of visitor-level custom variables