Cookie Policy

This is the Cookie Policy for HBM4EU, accessible from https://www.hbm4eu.eu/

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are short text files stored on a user’s device (such as a computer, tablet or phone) by a website.

Cookies are used for the technical functioning of a website or for gathering statistics.

Cookies are also typically used to provide a more personalised experience for a user for example, when an online service remembers your user profile without you having to login.

When you visit our website, we may collect some data on your browsing experience such as your IP address, the HBM4EU page you visited, when you visited and the website page you were redirected from.

This information is used to gather aggregated and anonymous statistics with a view to improving our efforts and to enhance your user experience.

 

How do we use cookies?

We use session and persistent cookies to reflect the user’s choice to the cookie consent.

A session cookie (also known as an in-memory cookie or transient cookie) exists only in the temporary memory of the browser while the user navigates the website. Web browsers normally delete session cookies when the user closes the browser. Session cookies are temporarily saved in the user’s browser and their only purpose is to reflect the choice of the user of not allowing persistent cookies.

In case you allow it, the website also uses persistent cookies to save the user’s preference, and retrieve it during the next visits. An application cookie, containing the user’s positive answer to the use of cookies, will be stored in the user’s browser for a period of 12 months. After this period expires, the user will be prompted to give his/her consent again.

To receive statistics and track the relevant indicators, HBM4EU is relying on Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies, to help the HBM4EU team analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. To protect your privacy, Analytics removes the last part of your IP address prior to its use and storage. Google will use information from the cookies for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. By accepting cookies when you navigate this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

 

How to control cookies?

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

 

Social Media

We use social media to present our work through widely used and contemporary channels.

Our official social media channels are listed on this website.

For instance, you can follow updates on the HBM4EU Facebook page and follow links from our website to Twitter.

Cookies are not set by our display of social media buttons to connect to those services when our website pages are loaded on your computer (or other devices) or from components from those services embedded in our web pages.

Each social media channel has their own policy on the way they process your personal data when you access their sites. For example, if you choose to watch one of our videos on YouTube, you will be asked for explicit consent to accept YouTube cookies; if you look at our Twitter activity on Twitter, you will be asked for explicit consent to accept Twitter cookies; the same applies for Facebook.

If you have any concerns or questions about their use of your personal data, you should read their privacy policies carefully before using them.

 

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods: