What are cookies ?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.

  • First party cookies are cookies set by the website you’re visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
  • Persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer and that are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.

Cookies can be used for various purposes, such as for “remembering” user preferences or to generate statistics. Some types of cookies are technically necessary for the functioning of the service (essential cookies).

How do we use cookies?

This website uses both first party cookies and third-party cookies, which comprise of two categories:

  • Essential cookies, which are necessary for the technical functioning of the website. These cookies are always placed when you visit the PARC website. Aside from the first party cookies, users may find cookies eu-parc.eu domain, placed when logging in the website.
  • Analytics cookies, which support PARC in generating website statistics. This is performed with the use of Google Analytics, which uses cookies to help analyse the use of the website and to compile reports about website activity. How user information is used by Google or, potentially, third parties, is laid out in Google's privacy policy.
    Please note that the analytics cookies are automatically stored in your computer when you visit our website and by continuing to navigate in it you provide your consent.

Every time you visit PARC’s website, you will be prompted (via a banner) to accept cookies. There is no possibility to filter through the cookies you accept, so by continuing the navigation is considered that you provide your consent for analytics cookies.

What cookies do we use specifically?

The following cookies are used in the this website:

First-party cookies:

  • accept_cookies (duration: 1 year) - set by the PARC website to hide the cookie notice pop-up
  • accept_cookies-version (duration: 1 year) - set by the PARC website to show the cookie notice pop-up if the cookie policy changes
  • SSESSxxxxx (duration: session) - set by the website to identify logged in users

Analytics cookies:

  • _ga/_ga_XXXXXXXXXX (duration: 2 years) - set by Google analytics

How can users protect their privacy? 

  • Enable 'Do Not Track': some browsers have a "Do Not Track" setting. Enabling this option sends a signal to websites asking them not to track your browsing habits. However, Google Analytics, being a service that provides website owners with valuable insights into their site traffic and user behavior, typically collects data from websites regardless of whether the user's browser sends a "Do Not Track" signal.
  • Install Privacy Extensions: installing browser extensions or add-ons that enhance privacy by blocking trackers, scripts, and advertisements. To do this, look for "privacy" or "tracker blocker" in you browser's store (e.g. Chrome Web store, Firefox Add-ons store, Safari Extensions in AppStore, Microsoft Edge Add-ons store).