Cookie policy

We attach great importance to the security and confidentiality of your personal data that we collect and use. This cookie policy informs you about the use of cookies.

By continuing to use this website after you have been notified of our use of cookies, you agree that you have read all information about such use.

If you would like more (general) information about how we process your personal data, other than through cookies e.g. with regard to your communication with us via e-mail, telephone, fax and social media, we kindly refer you to our privacy policy.

1. Who are we?

1.1. “We” in this cookie policy refers to Bratislava Policy Institute:

Name:Bratislava Policy Institute
Address:Klariská 328/14, 811 03 Bratislava, Slovakia
Company number:51000407
E-mail:zuborova@bpi.sk
Telephone:00421 908453362

1.2. We are responsible for the collection and use of your personal data in the manner explained in this cookie policy. If you have any questions about this, please contact us by e-mail at zuborova@bpi.sk.

1.3. In certain circumstances, third parties may (also) be responsible for the processing of your personal data. For example, if you click on a link and leave our website or if you use our social media and have your own social media account. We have no control over the data social media providers collect about you. In that case, we recommend that you consult the privacy policies of these third parties.

2. What are cookies?

2.1. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device and contain certain information or personal data.

3. What types of cookies do we distinguish?

3.1. We classify cookies according to their origin, purpose and lifespan. Below we explain what this means.

3.2. Origin: we distinguish cookies depending on who places cookies.

  • First party cookies are placed and managed by us; and
  • Third party cookies are placed and managed by a third party.

3.3. Purpose: we distinguish different cookies according to their purpose.

  • Strictly necessary cookies are essential in order to use our website;
  • Functional cookies collect information about your preferences to improve the functioning of our website to you.;
  • Analytical cookies collect information about the use of our website to improve our website to the benefit of all visitors; and
  • Marketing cookies collect information about your browsing behavior to make content and advertising more relevant to you.

3.4. Lifespan: we differentiate cookies according to how long they are stored.

  • Session cookies are stored in the your browser during the session and are deleted when closing your browser; and
  • Persistent cookies are stored longer than the session and are not deleted until they have reached their expiry date, a new version of the cookie is placed or the cookie is deleted manually.

4. Which cookies do we use?

4.1. When you visit our website, only strictly necessary cookies are placed on your device.

4.2. We also use Google analytics cookies, which help give us insights in how you use the website. These cookies are place when you give us consent to do so. You can enable or disable them through the cookie banner. You can always remove the cookies if you want to change your choice (see “What if I don’t want cookies” below).

4.3. Below we give you an overview of the cookies that we place or use.

NameOriginLifespanPurpose
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analyticsRayuela11 monthsNecessary cookie. This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Analytics”.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryRayuela11 monthsNecessary cookie. This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies are used to store the cookies in the category “Necessary”.
viewed_cookie_policyRayuela11 monthsNecessary cookie. The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not the user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.
_gaThird Party, Google Analytics2 yearsAnalytical cookies. These are Google Analytics cookies which allow us to measure and determine how you and other visitors use our website. More information here.

You also can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
_gatThird Party, Google Analytics10 minAnalytical cookies. These are Google Analytics cookies which allow us to measure and determine how you and other visitors use our website. More information here.

You also can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
_gidThird Party, Google Analytics1 dayAnalytical cookies. These are Google Analytics cookies which allow us to measure and determine how you and other visitors use our website. More information here.

You also can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

5. With whom do we share your personal data?

5.1. In principle, we do not share your personal data with anyone other than the persons who work for us, as well as with the suppliers who help us process your personal data and the other partners of the RAYUELA consortium, in so far as this is needed to fulfill the purpose of the processing . Anyone who has access to your personal data will always be bound by strict legal or contractual obligations to keep your personal data safe and confidential.

5.2. We do not intend to transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If a transfer were to take place, we will take sufficient safeguards to protect your personal data during the transfer (e.g. by entering into an agreement based on standard data protection clauses approved by the European Commission).

6. How long do we keep your personal data?

6.1. Your personal data will only be processed for as long as necessary to achieve the purposes described above or, when we have asked you for your consent, until you withdraw your consent. As a general rule, session cookies are deleted when closing your browser and persistent cookies are only deleted when they have reached their expiry date, a new version of the cookie is placed or the cookie is deleted manually. See for the lifespan of the cookies also the table above. For general retention limits, please refer to our privacy policy.

7. What if you don’t want cookies?

7.1. Browser settings: you can adjust your browser settings to prevent cookies from being placed on your device. How you adjust these settings and your consent to use the cookies depends on the browser you are using. Click on the browser you use below to learn more about how you should adjust the cookie settings.

BrowserMore information
Google ChromeBrowser settings
Mozilla FirefoxBrowser settings
Microsoft Internet ExplorerBrowser settings
Microsoft EdgeBrowser settings
Apple Safari (iOS)Browser settings
Apple Safari (MacOS)Browser settings

7.2. Delete: you can manually delete placed cookies from your device. To do so, go to your browser settings.

7.3. Caution: please note that changing the browser settings or deleting cookies may result in certain parts of our website no longer working properly. Please also note that you may need to change the browser settings of multiple browsers if you use different browsers.

8. Your rights regarding your personal data

8.1. You have certain rights related to the processing of your personal data: the right of access, rectification, erasure, and data portability as well as the right to object to or limit the processing of your personal data and to withdraw your consent. To withdraw your consent to the placement of cookies, please refer to article 7. To exercise one of your rights, you can submit a written request to zuborova@bpi.sk stating the right to which your request relates. If you are still dissatisfied, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority of Slovakia or of the Member State of your habitual residence or of the place of the alleged infringement. For more information about your rights, please refer to our privacy policy.

9. Changes to this cookie policy

9.1. We can change this cookie policy on our own initiative at any time. If material changes to this cookie policy may affect the processing of your personal data or your previously given consent, we will ask your consent again when you visit our website and we will communicate these changes to you.

9.2. We invite you to read the latest version of this cookie policy on our website.

10. Do you have any questions?

10.1. Should you have any further questions about the processing of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at: zuborova@bpi.sk.