Cookies Policy

Open Europe’s commitment to privacy

We are committed to protecting your privacy and processing your personal data in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To understand how the information we collect about you is used and kept securely, your privacy choices when using the Open Europe website, and your rights to access your information under the GDPR, please visit our Privacy Policy.

Use of cookies and how to disable

Like many other websites, Open Europe’s website uses cookies. 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.

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, to choose content displayed to you, and for other business purposes that will allow Open Europe to better serve you.


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.

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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.

Cookies Policy updates

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