Cookies Policy

Open Europe’s commitment to privacy

We are committed to protecting your privacy and processing your personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998. This policy explains how the information we collect about you is used and kept securely. It also explains your privacy choices when using the Open Europe website www.openeurope.org.uk as well as your right to access your information under the DPA.

Use of cookies and how to disable

A cookie is a piece of text that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk in order to remember who you are. Cookies interact with your computer and our website faster and easier by remembering the registration details and preferences from previous visits. Typically, a cookie will contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come, the lifetime of the cookie and a value. The use of cookies does not give us access to the rest of your computer and only the site that created the cookie can read it.

The information we collect about you

Through our website, we may collect the following information about you:

  1. Information about your browser and machine, your rough geological location and the time spend on our website.
  2. Your IP address (a unique identifier that computers and devices use to identify and communicate with each other), which is automatically recognised by the web server.

How we use your information

We may use your personal information for a number of purposes, including:

  1. To deal with your requests and enquiries.
  2. To contact you for reasons related to your enquiry.
  3. To notify you about news from Open Europe.
  4. To use your IP address to monitor traffic and gather browsing behaviours of visitors to our websites.
  5. To create meaningful, actionable analysis that will help us to understand how Open Europe is being talked about and to react accordingly. Your personal information will not be used for marketing purposes or any other services unless you have specifically agreed to let us contact you for these purposes.
  6. We will only share your personal information with a third party if required to do so by law or for the purposes of crime prevention or detection.

We use the following types of cookies:

  1. Session cookies: to ensure you are recognised when you move from page to page within our site and that any information you enter is remembered.
  2. Persistent cookies: to recognise you as a unique visitor to our website so that we can tailor content to match your interests.
  3. Google Analytics: We are required by Google to disclose the following information to you in our Privacy Statement in connection with our use of any Google Analytics for Display Advertising features on the Open Europe website:
    • You may opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising or customize Google Display Network ads by using the Google Ads Settings page.
    • You may also prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics by opting out through the use of the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
    • Data from Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting may be utilised by Open Europe to help recognise and understand user preferences, to make improvements to our website www.openeurope.org.uk, to choose content displayed to you, and for other business purposes that will allow Open Europe to better serve you.

Notes

At the present time it is not technically possible for us to allow you to carry your settings with you between your browsers and devices, so you will need to change these settings from each browser you use.

Please also be aware that we make every effort to respect your choices, however, there is the possibility that not all cookies will be captured. If this is a concern, then we recommend that you change your cookie settings via your browser – your browser help function will tell you how.

For further information visit: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Third party cookies

To support our website experience, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as Twitter, YouTube, SoundCloud, EventBrite. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on the Open Europe website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. Open Europe does not control the dissemination of these cookies and the tool mentioned above will not block cookies from those websites. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Finding our what information Open Europe holds on you

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you can ask to see any personal information that we hold about you. Such requests are called subject access requests. If you would like to make a subject access request, please contact info@openeurope.org.uk.

You will also need to provide two forms of identification, for example, driving license, utility bill or passport and, if appropriate, any particulars about the source or location of the information you are requesting.

Contacting Open Europe about this Privacy Policy

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy please write to us:

Open Europe, 7 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QN

Privacy Policy Updates

We regularly review our Privacy Policy and updates will appear on this page when necessary. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 8 January 2015.

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