To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.


What are cookies?


A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.


How do we use cookies?


A number of our pages use third-party cookies to:


  • gather anonymous statistics on what pages you visited and how you got there
  • provide you with embedded content, e.g. YouTube videos or Flickr slideshows
  • enable you to share the pages you like on your favorite social media
  • remember if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site


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


Please note that, in case you play a YouTube video on the site, you will receive a cookie from By clicking to play the video, you are assumed to consent to this cookie being used.


The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally, and the Committee of the Regions does not use it for any purpose other than those described here.


Do we use other cookies?


Some of our pages or sub-sites may use additional or different cookies to the ones described above. If so, the details of these will be provided in their specific cookies notice page. You may be asked for your agreement to store these cookies.


How to control cookies


You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see 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.