The European Parliament collects your personal data to the extent that is necessary to fulfil a precise purpose as an institution.
In order to carry out our duties towards European citizens, we place limited number of cookies on your device.
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on the visitor’s computer or mobile device.
Cookies are placed in full compliance with the Directive 2002/58/EC that, together with the Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, determines the rules for using cookies that process personal data from end-users inside the European Union.
What is the relevant legislation?
- Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 31 July 2002.
- Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 21 November 2018.
- Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 17 June 2019 on the implementing rules relating to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union Institutions, Bodies, Offices and Agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC.
This cookies policy applies to the websites we publish on the internet under the “elections.europa.eu” domain.
Which cookies do we might place?
We might use different types of cookies, aiming different purposes.
Technical and session cookies
Technical and session cookies we might place are necessary for the well-functioning of websites and, therefore, considered as mandatory. We install them by default on your device. They are placed during the laps time of your session and are deleted at the closure of your browser.
Preferences cookies we might place manage two aspects:
- your language preference (quite useful as most our websites are 24 languages);
- your consent, or not, to be tracked by our Web Analytics tool. We install them by default on your device. Those cookies are stored on your device for a period between 12 and 13 months.
Analytics cookies we might place aim to collect statistical information about the consultation of our websites. Those cookies are optional. We install them on your device only and only if you gave us your prior consent via our corporate consent banner, or the widget made available at the top of this page. We also offer you the possibility to change your initial selection afterwards in case you would have changed your mind.
Marketing cookies target online advertising. We do not use any marketing cookies. Our policy is to restrict as much as possible the cookies we place on your device. If the cookie is not essential, we do not place it.
All cookies we use on our websites are listed and described in the cookies inventory page.
What do our analytics cookies target?
We selected the web analytics tool of AT Internet (a piano company) to monitor your navigation and to improve the quality of your browsing experience. This tool helps us to prepare aggregated and anonymous statistical reports.
We have configured this tool in order to limit as much as possible the collection of personal data of our users. For instance, we have implemented the IP address de-identification by automatically truncating the last octet (the last 3 digits) of each visitor's IP address (Internet Protocol), making it impossible to identify a visitor via his sole IP address.
Thanks to the cookies placed on your device, we may collect the following information:
- IP address (anonymised)
- Sources (types, campaigns, domains, …)
- Contents being viewed (title of the page, editorial pages settings, path of pages, URL and canonical URL, language, …)
- Geolocation (country, region, town)
- Technical profiles (devices, OS, browsers, screen size of user, …)
- Periods (date and time of the visit to the site, user’s time zone)
- Site search
- Events (clicks on our contents, on action buttons, …)
- Files that were clicked and downloaded
- Domains (links to an external website, referrer website)
The list of our analytics cookies is available on our cookies inventory page.
How can you accept or refuse our analytics cookies?
Analytics cookies added by our web analytics tool are considered as third party cookies.
You may accept or refuse them, via the consent banner displayed at the bottom on our websites, or via the widget proposed on the top of this page. If you decide not to express your agreement, by ignoring the question, we will NOT place any cookie.
If you prefer not to be tracked, you can also activate the “Do Not Track” (DNT) setting on your browsers. It will guarantee you we will not track your navigation activity at all. These “Do Not Track” settings are available in most browsers.
Are you exposed to third-party cookies when navigating our websites?
Our websites may contain links to other websites that could bring third-party cookies.
Each time, we invite you to read and accept the Cookies policy and/or the Terms and Conditions of the website concerned prior to its opening.
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