Cookies policy

The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) considers it essential to inform you clearly and transparently about the use of cookies prior to your browsing on https://www.democracyendowment.eu website (hereinafter the “Site”). This hereby Privacy Policy sets out the EED’s personal information collection and using practices in relation to such information. EED will not collect information enabling to namely identify you, directly or indirectly, except if you have fulfilled adequate forms.

When you visit our site, we may collect certain information by automated means, using technologies such as cookies, web server logs, web beacons, and JavaScript. We do not knowingly allow other parties to collect personal information about our visitors’ online activities over time and across third-party web site when visitors use our site.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are files that websites send to your computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings on your device. Our site may use cookies (such as HTTP and HTML5 cookies), as well as other types of local storage (such as browser-based or plugin-based local storage).

They guarantee their functioning or improve the browsing, and supply also certain information, in particular in terms of measure of audience, to the holders of these websites.

Cookies do not cause any damage to the terminal, but make it easier, for example, to find preferences, pre-fill certain fields and adapt the content of the services on the site visited. Such data allows the improvement of ergonomics and services according to your interests.

In conjunction with gathering information through cookies, our web servers may log information such as your device type, operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses, and the country and time zone where your device is located. The web server logs also may record information such as the address of the web page that referred you to our site and the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. They also may log information about your interaction with the site, such as which pages you visit.

How accepting or refusing the use of cookies?

Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies and how to restrict or disable certain cookies.

It is described in your browser’s help menu, which will let you know how to change your cookie preferences. Any settings you may make may affect your Internet experience and your access to certain services that require the use of cookies.

You have the option to configure your devices to accept all cookies, notify you when a cookie is issued or never accept cookies. However, the latter option may result in some personalized services not being provided and, as a result, you may not be able to take full advantage of all the features offered by the Site.

If you do not wish to receive cookies in general or only wish to refuse certain cookies, you can change your browser settings accordingly.

For any other browser not mentioned above, do not hesitate to consult the cookie management help available on the Website.

How do we use the cookies?

Information collected through cookies help EED to analyse the use of the Site and to enable you to benefit from a better experience when visiting the Site.

Which kind of cookies are on the website?

Functional cookies

The functional cookies enable the Website:

  • To adapt the display of the Website (used language, screen resolution, used operating system, etc.), according to the materials and the software of reading your terminal contains. These cookies expire at the end of the session;
  • To facilitate the researches by storing researches you previously made. These cookies will be stored for a 13-month period.
Analytics cookies

We may use third-party web analytics services on our Site, such as those of Google Analytics. These service providers help us analyze how users use the site. The information collected for this purpose (including your IP address and other information collected by automated means) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers. Although we have no control on web analytics service providers which are controller of their own processing, nor on collected data even when transferred outside the European Union since such providers are located in the United States of America, we consider necessary to mention it, in order that you have clear and full information on such use which may, if any, require your prior consent. To learn more about opting out of these activities, click here.

Social Network Cookies

The providers of other third-party plug-ins on our site, such as social sharing tools, may use automated means to collect information regarding your use of the site and your interactions with the plug-ins. This information is subject to the privacy policies or notices of the plug-in providers and is not subject to this Website Cookies Policy nor Website Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for these providers’ information practices.

Although we have no access to these cookies, nor any control over these social networks which are data controllers of their own processing, nor to the data they collect including in the context of a data transfer outside the European Union when some of them are located in the United States, we have deemed it essential to mention them so that you have clear and complete information that their use may, if necessary, require that you give your consent. For additional information, and subject to the availability of this information in your language, please refer to the list of potential social network cookies below.

Facebook

The following Facebook features can be integrated into our websites and may read or place Facebook cookies:

  • Facebook Like button (which allows the user to indicate that they like an item on Facebook)
  • Sign in to Facebook (which allows the user to sign in to their Facebook account and interact with our website through that account)

Click here to read Facebook’s privacy
Click here for information on cookies used by Facebook

Twitter

The following Twitter features can be integrated into our Website and may read or place Twitter cookies:

  • Sign in to Twitter (which allows the user to sign in to their Twitter account and interact with our website through that account)
  • Share and follow on Twitter (which allows the user to share with others an item on Twitter)

Click here to read Twitter’s Privacy policy
Click here to get information on Twitter’s cookies

You can however oppose these various operations by configuring your browser, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox, by following the instructions, also indicated above, which are supplied for that purpose on your browser website. In case of exercise of the right of opposition, we confirm that no data of connection will be transmitted to any supplier of analysis of audience tools. Moreover, you have a right of access to its own data that you can exercise by contacting the concerned supplier, by specifying the identifying number of the cookies which you will be attributed by the latter.

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