Personal data and cookies

The CSSF undertakes that personal data are processed on the website in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (hereinafter “GDPR”).

The user of the website is informed that the website uses cookies when navigating on the website. The page below provides an understanding of how the cookies work and how to set them.

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files including information that are saved on the device with which the user visits a website (computer, tablet, smartphone).

A cookie contains several types of information:

  • an identifier in the form of a unique number;
  • the name of the server which placed the cookie on the user’s machine;
  • the expiry date or validity period of the file;
  • information enhancing navigation.

There are two types of cookies:

  • session cookies which are deleted once you leave the website;
  • persistent cookies which remain on the user’s device until the expiry of their lifetime, or until manual deletion.

The CSSF uses cookies that are not intrusive in the sense that:

  • they are not used to collect personal data on the users in any way whatsoever;
  • the CSSF does not use targeting or advertising cookies that would allow a profiling.

The browser with which the user visits a website allows you to accept or reject cookies (see below).

2. Why does this website use cookies?

The website uses cookies in order to improve your navigation on the website. The website uses the following types of cookies whose purposes are described below:

  • functional cookies
  • audience measurement cookies

Intern cookies

Internal cookies are used by the website visited by the user and can only be read by that website.

Third party cookies

Third-party cookies are used by third-party organisations which provide various services to the CSSF. For example, the CSSF uses external analyst services, which use cookies in its name to identify the most visited pages and less visited pages. The visited website may also include content from third-party websites, such as YouTube, and these websites may use their own cookies.

Functional cookies

These cookies are necessary and help make usable by activating basic functions such as the page navigation and the access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Name of thePurposeExpiry date
rgpd-consent Globally use the features and third-party services.30 days
rgpd-visitedUsed to know if it is the first visit of the user or a subsequent visit, so as to apply or not the implied consent via continuation of the navigation.30 days

Audience measurement cookies

Audience measurement cookies collect information on how Internet users use the website (for example: number of page views, connection time, most visited pages, etc.). The website uses the web analytics solution Matomo, which is hosted at the CSSF. The data collected relate to the navigation on the website and your IP address which determines your geographical location. This data is anonymised immediately after identification.

Name of thePurposeExpiry date

collects anonymous statistics on consultations of the website, such as the number of visits and average time spent on the website. The data are processed internally and are not shared with third parties.1 month
collects anonymous statistics for tracking the pages visited during the session. The data are processed internally and are not shared with third parties.
30 minutes

3. How to manage cookies?

The user may also set, accept or refuse cookies via the settings of his/her web browser or via a platform managing advertising cookies.

3.1 Manage cookies by configuring your browser

Click on the corresponding link to set your browser:

The CSSF draws the users’ attention to the fact that by setting the refusal options on their browser, some features of the website may not be fully accessible.

3.2 Manage advertising cookies via a platform

The CSSF also informs you of the existence of a platform bringing together online advertising professionals, providing Internet users with a tool that centralises the setting of cookie refusals for member companies.

Manage advertising cookies via

3.3 Manage cookies via the cookies manager

Any settings may affect the Internet browsing and the conditions of access to certain services that require the use of cookies. Users can choose, at any time, to change their cookie preferences via this page.

4. Exercising your rights

For any information or exercise of your GDPR rights on the processing of personal data managed by the CSSF, please contact the Data Protection Officer:

by email at:
or by post at the following address (with copy of your ID card in case of exercise of your rights):
283, route d’Arlon
L-1150 Luxembourg

Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2021

Find out more about the issues that concerned the CSSF in the financial year 2021 and on which it took action by downloading its annual report.
Download the 2021 Annual Report