Cookies

We use cookies on our website. A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on the visitor’s computer or mobile device.

We use first-party cookies for the technical functioning of the website and, if you consent to it, to collect your browsing experience on our website for anonymised statistics, whose purpose is to improve our communication and the service we offer.

You can find in this page the option to manage your consent.

In order to watch a FRA video on our website, a message will alert you that you need to accept YouTube third-party cookies to do so.  YouTube has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. There is no installation of cookies from YouTube until you consent to YouTube cookies.


First-party cookies for the technical functioning of the website

This website is run on the Drupal content management system (CMS). Drupal sets some cookies in order to improve the user experience and assist in the delivery of the site (e.g. to test whether a user has JavaScript enabled.) The following cookies are set by Drupal on this site:

Cookie name

Domain

Expires / Max-Age

Purpose

fs

fra.europa.eu

Session

Stores the font size that the user has selected.

has_js

fra.europa.eu

Session

Informs the content management system whether you have javascript enabled in your browser settings. It can deliver content in a suitable way depending on your settings. It expires when you close the browser.

eu_cookie_consent

.europa.eu

Session

Informs the content management system whether you have consented to accept aggregated analytics cookies and YouTube cookies.

 

First-party cookies used by Piwik Analytics

We use Piwik web analytics to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the FRA website.

Piwik is an open-source analytics platform which fully is controlled by FRA. This platform enables the protection of end-user personal data thanks to features such as IP address de-identification. On top of that, the FRA has created a feature to manage users’ consent to the collection of users’ browsing experience for anonymised statistics.

Cookie name

Domain

Expires / Max-Age

Purpose

_pk_id.

fra.europa.eu

13 months

To track whether a user is new to the site or a repeat visitor.

_pk_ses.

fra.europa.eu

30 minutes

To track which pages were visited

Data protection information and measures in Piwik

Piwik is configured to store first-party cookies.

Cookies (from Piwik) enable FRA to track the following information about visitors. We use this information to prepare aggregated, anonymous statistics reports of visitors’ activity:

  • IP address (with 2 bytes masked)
  • Location: country, region, city, approximate latitude and longitude (Geolocation)
  • Date and time of the request (visit to the site)
  • Title of the page being viewed (Page Title)
  • URL of the page being viewed (Page URL)
  • URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page (Referrer URL)
  • Screen resolution of user's device
  • Time in local visitor's time-zone
  • Files that were clicked and downloaded (Download)
  • Links to an outside domain that were clicked (Outlink)
  • Pages generation time (the time it takes for webpages to be generated by the webserver and then downloaded by the visitor: Page speed)
  • Main language of the browser being used (Accept-Language header)
  • Browser version, browser plugins (PDF, Flash, Java, …) operating system version, device identifier (User-Agent header)
  • Language of the visited page
  • Campaigns
  • Site Search 

FRA retains full control of the data collected through first-party cookies by storing the data in servers fully owned and controlled by the Agency itself.

Besides some session cookies, a random ID persistent cookie is generated by Piwik, which allows FRA to identify when a user returns to the site. This cookie has an expiration date of 13 months, after which it is automatically removed from the user's device.

Third-party cookies used by YouTube

In order to watch a FRA video on our website, a message will alert you that you need to accept YouTube third-party cookies to do so.

Cookie name

Domain

Expires / Max-Age

Purpose

1P_JAR

.google.com

1 month

Collects website statistics and tracked conversion rates.

CONSENT

.google.com

20 years

This cookie is used to save the user's preferences and other information. This includes in particular the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page as well as the decision as to whether the Google SafeSearch filter should be activated or not.

DV

www.google.com

7 minutes

This cookie is used to save the user's preferences and other information. This includes in particular the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page as well as the decision as to whether the Google SafeSearch filter should be activated or not.

GPS

.youtube.com

1 day

Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.

IDE

.doubleclick.net

1 year

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

NID

.google.com

6 months

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

PREF

.youtube.com

8 months

Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

.youtube.com

179 days

Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

YSC

.youtube.com

Session

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

 


Consent to collecting your browsing experience for anonymised statistics and for viewing YouTube videos

By default, the browsing experience of our website visitors is NOT tracked by FRA nor by any third-party. You may, though, choose to consent to contributing your browsing experience on our website for us to produce anonymised statistics or to accepting third-party cookies to enable you to watch embedded YouTube videos on our website.

If you enable the Do Not Track option (see below for an explanation) in your web browser, we will respect your choice and your browsing experience on our website will not be tracked for our anonymised statistics.

If you have not enabled the Do Not Track option, we will provide you with a cookie banner to make your choice and install a cookie called “eu_cookie_consent” to keep track of your choice. If you consent to analytics then Piwik is activated and some relevant cookies are loaded. You can always decide to withdraw your consent or consent again at any time on this page.

The “eu_cookie_consent” is a session cookie: if you close your browser and if your Do Not Track option is not enabled, you will be prompted with the cookie banner again to renew your choice.

In case you have disabled all cookies, you will be prompted with the cookie banner at each visit of our website.

If you wish to consent to (or withdraw your consent from) analytics and third-party YouTube cookies:


Do not track preferences

Do Not Track is a function that allows visitors not to be tracked by websites. Do Not Track options are available in a number of browsers including:

Firefox

Internet Explorer

Chrome

Safari

Opera

Restricted access to information

All analytics data communication is encrypted via HTTPS protocol. The analytical reports generated by Piwik can only be accessed by authorised Agency staff dealing with Piwik or by duly authorised external sub-contractors, who may be required to analyse, develop and/or regularly maintain certain sites.

Masking of IP addresses

Note: institution, city and country of origin for statistical purposes are determined from the full IP, then stored and aggregated before a mask is applied. Piwik uses an IP de-identification mechanism that automatically masks a portion of each visitor's IP (Internet Protocol), effectively making it impossible to identify a particular FRA website visitor via the sole IP address.

Visitor logs

Piwik automatically deletes visitors' logs after 54 weeks. Anonymised and aggregated data are stored for an indefinite period by FRA for analysis purposes.


Social media cookies

FRA is active on five social media platforms. Our presence in the Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn communities strengthens our online presence and visibility.

  • The FRA website does not set cookies when displaying links to our social media channels when you browse our website.
  • You can watch FRA videos, which we upload (embed) also to our YouTube page. You can also follow links from our website to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • In order to watch a FRA video on our website, a message will alert you that you need to accept YouTube cookies to do so. YouTube has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. There is no installation of cookies from YouTube until you consent to YouTube cookies.
  • Similarly, by clicking on the LinkedIn or Facebook buttons on our website, you will be redirected to the relevant websites, each of which has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. You can find the cookies policies of the five social media channels on which FRA is active here:

Contact

You can enquire us about the way we use cookies via our contact form.

 

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Privacy Notice - FRA website and web services

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