Cookie Policy

Cookie policy

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This is the Cookie policy of Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies (hereafter referred to as “WMCES”, “we” or “our”). WMCES is a European political foundation (0892.052.283), whose registered office is established at Rue du Commerce 10, 1000 (Belgium).

 

This Cookie policy aims at informing you about the use of cookies by WMCES. This policy should be read together with our Privacy policy, which is available here https://www.martenscentre.eu/privacy-and-cookie-policy.

 

The Cookie policy can be modified, e.g. as a result of new functionalities on the website that require the processing of personal data or legal or regulatory changes. Any major changes will be announced on our website.  We therefore advise you to regularly check our homepage.  

 

This version of the Cookie policy was last modified on 4 October 2018.

 

I.   Website of WMCES and cookies

II.  What are cookies?

III. Which cookies do we use?

IV. How can you delete or block our cookies or change your cookie settings?

V.  Questions?

 

I.Website of WMCES and cookies

 

When you visit our website, we collect certain information by automated means, using cookies. In addition, we also use cookies in order to allow you to share content on the WMCES blog via social media such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

 

We may also use other technologies (e.g.  the Facebook pixel code) for similar purposes as described in this policy and we may include them on our website, in marketing e-mail messages or our newsletters, to determine whether messages have been opened and links have been clicked on. The information provided below about cookies also applies to these other technologies.  
 

II.What are cookies?

 

Cookies are small text files that are installed on your browser, on your computer or on your mobile device. They allow a website to recognize your device. Cookies can have several purposes: to ensure that the website takes into account the user’s preferences by for example remembering language preferences, passwords and log-in details, to collect statistical data, to adapt the content etc.

III.Which cookies do we use?

 

Below you will find a summary of the cookies that WMCES uses on its website based on the purpose for which they are collected.

 

  • Functionality cookies

 

Functional cookies are aimed at facilitating visits to our website and improving user-friendliness.

 

More information?

 

Name of the cookie

Purpose

Retention period

Domain

has_js

This cookie is used to indicate whether the user's browser has enabled javascript or not.

current session

martenscentre.eu

 

  • Analytical cookies

 

Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and to count the number of visitors to our website, to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it and to record which content viewers view and are interested in. This helps us to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website. They give us insight into the performance of our website. For this purpose, we primarily use third party cookies from Google Analytics.

 

When you visit our website for the first time, we will inform you about this and ask your consent.

 

The information generated by Google Analytics cookies about your use of our website (standard information about access to the internet (including your IP address) and your anonymously analyzed visitor behaviour) is transmitted to Google, which stores them on servers which may be installed in the United States. Google adheres to the principles of the EU-US privacy shield (Privacy Shield). Before storing the transmitted information, Google will make it anonymous by deleting the last octet of your IP address. The Google Analytics privacy policy states that Google uses this information to evaluate the use you make of the sites and to generate, for WMCES, reports on the activity of the sites. WMCES neither uses nor authorizes any third party to use the statistical analysis tool to identify or collect personally identifiable information from visitors to these sites.

 

For more information about using Google Analytics, please review Google's Privacy Policy and in particular how Google uses certain data collected when you use partner sites or apps. You can disable Google Analytics by using the Browser Add-on for disabling Google Analytics.

 

More information?

 

Name of the cookie

Purpose

Retention period

Domain

_ga

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

2 years

Google

_gat

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

Session

Google

_gid

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

Session

Google

 

These cookies may however also collect information about you for their own purposes. This Cookie policy does not apply to the use of your information by Google or other third parties such as social media. Therefore, WMCES advises you to check the cookie policies of these third parties.

 

  • Tracking and advertisement cookies

 

These cookies track the users on different websites and are used to collect information about the user’s browsing habits in order to make advertising more relevant to the user and his interests.

 

We use third party cookies to understand how users arrive on our website and how they interact with us on the website. This information is used to evaluate and improve the content of our website and ultimately to improve user experience.

 

More information?

 

Name of the cookie

Purpose

Retention period

Domain

fr

This cookie is used to show and measure ads and to improve the relevance of ads. 

3 months

Facebook

lidc

This cookie is used for routing.

1 day

LinkedIn

bscookie

This cookie is used for tracking the use of embedded services.

2  years

LinkedIn

__cfuid

This cookie is used to identify trusted web traffic.

session

Luckyorange

_lo_uid

This cookie is used to traffic  website visits.

session

Luckyorange

__lotl

This cookie is used to identify the traffic source URL of the visitor’s original referrer, if  any.

session

Luckyorange

lo_session_in

This cookie is used to distinguish the current users session.

session

Luckyorange

_lorid

This cookie is used to identify the ID of the visitors current recording.

session

Luckyorange

_lo_v

This cookie is used to account the total number of visitors.

session

Luckyorange

 

IV.How can you delete or block our cookies or change your cookie settings?

 

Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our website. By continuing to use our website you agree that we can place cookies on your device (unless you expressly indicated otherwise).

 

If you want to block cookies, remove existing cookies or change your cookies settings, you can do so via your browser settings. These settings can be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your internet browser. By way of example, the below hyperlinks provide further guidance on how to disable the use of cookies on certain browsers, and/or on how to delete cookies:

 

 

For more general information on deleting or blocking cookies, please visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

V.Questions?

 

If you have further questions or complaints about this website or about this Cookie policy, you can contact us: