The ESA EO Sign In is the European Space Agency Earth Observation Identity and Access Management System. It has at its core the WSO2 Identity Server, an open source Identity Management and Entitlement Server that is based on open standards and specifications.
By having an ESA EO Sign In account you will be able to access ESA EO Data products and associated services.
What is a cookie?
A browser cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on your device to help websites and mobile apps remember things about you. Other technologies, including web storage and identifiers associated with your device, may be used for similar purposes. In this policy, we use the term “cookies” to cover all these technologies.
What type of cookies does EO Sign In use and what for?
EO Sign In uses persistent cookies (kept for 14 days) and session cookies.
- A session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. It does not collect information from the user's computer.
The primary purpose of session cookies used in EO Sign In is to personally identify the user. These cookies allow a user to log in to the system and maintain the session, and ESA to keep track of activities you do within the login session for the purpose of providing the service. However the cookie lifetime ends once your session ends i.e., after log-out, or after the session expiry time has elapsed.
- Persistent cookies are instead used to give users a more personalised web experience and cannot be used to personally identify you or your activities. They allow EO Sign In to recognize an existing user and facilitate the new log in. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by EO Sign In when you return.
EO Sign In uses selected cookies to remember your settings and preferences, and to auto-fill the form fields to make your interactions with the site easier.
These cookies can not be used to personally identify you.
EO Sign In uses selected cookies to identify and prevent security risks.
For example, EO Sign In may use these cookies to store your session information in order to prevent others from changing your password without your username and password.
EO Sign In uses session cookies to maintain your active session.
EO Sign In may use temporary cookies when performing multi-factor authentication and federated authentication.
EO Sign In may use permanent cookies to detect that you have previously used the same device to log in. This is to calculate the ârisk levelâ associated with your current login attempt and to protect your account from possible attack.
Third party cookies
Using EO Sign In may cause some third-party cookies to be set in your browser. EO Sign In has no control over how any of them operate. The third-party cookies that may be set include any third party federated login.
How do I control my cookies?
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. If you do not wish to receive a cookie, or if you wish your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, you may use the option on your web browser to disable cookies. However, if you limit the given ability for websites to set cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all the offered features since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also prevent you from saving customized settings like login information.
What are the cookies used?
To keep your session data in order to give you a good user experience.
To keep some messages that are shown to you in order to give you a good user experience.
The “nnnnnnnnnn” reference in this cookie represents a random number e.g., MSG324935932.
The URI you are accessing.
To keep your active page in session in order to give you a good user experience.