Cookie policy on INTERACT Data Portal

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files which your browser stores on your device and which can be retrieved each time you visit the website. Cookies are not computer programs; they cannot infect your computer with viruses or other malware. We use cookies to enable a smooth user experience and to follow the traffic on our web service. We may also use cookies to improve the web service, personalize your browsing experience (e.g. according to your language preferences) and for marketing purposes.
This cookie policy concerns the following web services:

How and why does our web service use cookies?

Cookies are necessary to make our website work as it’s supposed to work. They help us get an overview of your usage to optimize its functioning and to personalize it according to your needs and wishes. Cookies are used e.g. to remember if you have visited a particular web page before, whether you are logged in, which language version you’d like to use, your location information, and options you have chosen on an online form. We also use cookies for targeted marketing on e.g. social media. In general, we use cookies as part of our service to offer you as interesting content as possible. The types and purposes of cookies we use are listed below.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies make the website functional and easy to use. For the most part, they enable technical functionalities and remember your choices.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies make it possible for the web service to remember your personal preferences regarding the user interface or functioning of the website.

Statistical cookies

In order to get information on the website’s traffic, we use a third-party web analysis tool. The web analysis tool we use is Piwik PRO, offered by Piwik PRO SA (“Piwik PRO”). Piwik PRO Analytics uses cookies to analyze how visitors use our web service. The information on how you use our web service (including your IP-address) is transferred to and stored on servers located in Europe. However, our website uses IP-anonymisation. This means that Piwik PRO shortens the last octet of the IP addresses for member states of the European Union or the European Economic Area. Piwik PRO uses the information on behalf of us to analyze how the web service is used, to create reports on traffic to the web service, and to collect statistics relating to outgoing traffic and use of other websites. You can disable the collection and use of your information by Piwik PRO by installing an add-on in your browser here or by using some other marketing/tracking prevention tool.

How long do we store cookies?

The storage time of our cookies on your device varies. The expiration time is calculated from your latest visit. When a cookie expires, it disappears from your device automatically. The full list of cookies and their storage times can be found under headline Cookie policy. Managing cookies on our web service When you visit our service for the first time, we will ask for your consent to place cookies on your device and to use them for the purposes specified in the consent request. You can manage your cookie preferences in our web service by clicking “change settings” in the cookie banner. The web service remembers the initial choices you made, but you can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking the cookie icon at the bottom left corner of the website. Managing cookies through browser settings You may also at any time decline the use of cookies through your browser’s settings. The precise location of these settings depends on the browser you use. If you change these settings, you may not be able to access all functionalities or services. If you would like to refuse Piwik PRO Analytics -cookies specifically, you can do that here. If you want to refuse cookies by advertising networks which share information among their members, you can do that here. You can also remove cookies you have previously accepted at a later stage.
You can find the browser-specific instructions on how to do that below.

Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Remember: if you use several browsers, you will need to remove cookies from each browser separately.

Third party Cookies

Data Processor: Piwik Pro
Purpose: Third party Cookie Consent Manager, Stores visitor’s consent to data collection and usage.
Data Processor Privacy Policy:
Expiry: 365 days
Name: ppms_privacy_