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We put great importance to data protection and therefore use the data you provide to us with upmost care. You can handle the data you provide to us in your personal dashboard. You will find our complete regulations on data protection and clarification of your rights in our legal notices. By using the website and its offers and navigating further, you accept the regulations of our privacy notice.

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ENTRANCE Cookie Policy

This policy covers the use of information collected by ENTRANCE during your website or Platform visit.

Barcelona, Spain, September 27th, 2021

What is a “Cookie”?

A “cookie” is a text file containing small amounts of information which downloads to your personal computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com. Various types of cookies facilitate you navigate between different pages on a website efficiently, remembering preferences you gave while visiting a website, and improving overall user experience. Others are used to provide you with advertising tailored to your interests or to measure the number of site and page visits.

Session based versus persistent cookies

Some cookies are installed only for the duration of your visit to a website and/or Platform; these are called session-based cookies. They automatically expire when you close your browser. Another type of cookie would remain on your device for a period of time. These are known as persistent cookies. The cookies used on this site are based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:

  1. Strictly necessary
  2. Performance
  3. Functionality
  4. Targeting

Cookies used by ENTRANCE

ENTRANCE use cookies on the website and Platform for the following purposes:

  • To enable you to use and access the website, Platform
  • To enable, facilitate and streamline the functioning of and your access to the website, Platform
  • To better understand how you navigate through and interact with the website, Platform
  • To show you content that is more relevant for you
  • To monitor and analyse the performance, operation, and effectiveness of the website, Platform
  • To enforce legal agreements that govern the use of the website, Platform
  • For fraud detection and prevention, and to support investigations
  • For purposes of our own user support, analytics, research, platform development, and regulatory compliance

The cookies and related tracking technologies we use include:

1. Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. For those types of cookies that are strictly necessary, no consent is required. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. For example, these cookies will:

  • remember information you have entered on forms when you navigate to different pages in a single session,
  • identify you as logged in to the website,, and
  • help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts

These cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. These cookies are not used to gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you or remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you disable these cookies we cannot guarantee or predict how our website will perform during your visit.

2. Performance cookies collect information about how you use our website and/or Platform e.g., which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. We use them only to improve our site or measure response rates. All information collected by these cookies is anonymous and does not in any way impact your privacy. We need to use them to maintain our site’s effectiveness and ease of use and to improve how our website works, understand what interests our users or measure how effective certain features of our website are.

For example, we use these to provide statistics on how our website is used. We do not pass this information to anyone. We also use performance cookies to help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur or test different designs of our website.

To this end, some of these cookies are managed for us by a third party. In this case, Google Analytics, which generates statistical data, reports, and other similar information about the website and Platform use by means of performance cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. All data is collected and used in aggregated anonymised form. Google may store and manage this data.

Using our site indicates that you accept the use of ‘Performance’ cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent them, we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.

3. Functionality cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings and choices you make to improve your experience during your visit. For example, these cookies will:

  • show you when you are logged into the website,
  • remember your login details,
  • remember the settings you have applied such as preferences,
  • remember whether we have already asked you if you want to fill in a survey, and
  • measure traffic received from various websites.

Functionality cookies collect non-identifiable data. No personal details are stored in this process and the information collected is only used in aggregate. We sometimes share some of the information with partners to provide a service on our website. In addition, some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties. In any case, the information shared or collected by third parties is only to be used to provide the service, product, or function and not for any other purpose.

We will only collect functionality cookies based on your selection. If you accept the use of cookies, we will store this information in a cookie named “cookie settings”.

4. Targeting cookies are used to deliver ENTRANCE content more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see, as well as help measure the effectiveness of ENTRANCE campaigns.

5. Cookies policy and/or notice acceptance cookies are persistent cookies intended to identify if users have consented to the use of cookies on the website and Platform (see below).

How we collect your consent

When you enter an ENTRANCE website for the first time, you will see a banner notice – like the one below – requesting your consent to use cookies while using the website.

 

When you enter the ENTRANCE Platform for the first time, you will see a banner notice – like the one below – requesting your consent to use cookies while using the Platform. The Platform will only collect strictly necessary cookies, also including performance and functionality cookies. As these cookies are essential for the optimal functioning of the Platform, you therefore agree to their collection when using the Platform, its services, and by continuing to browse.

Browser settings

Cookies can also be removed from your device using browser settings but there will still be some deterioration in the service you receive (for example you may not be able to access a page you earlier personalised).

Your browser lets you choose whether to accept, not to accept or to be warned before accepting cookies. Settings can be found in the advanced preferences.

If you delete all your cookies and when you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preferences again.

This policy applies to the domains of the ENTRANCE project.  However other ENTRANCE partner websites may contain policies which are different from this one. If you visit other ENTRANCE partner websites, please check the cookies policy of the site you visit.

We cannot be responsible for the policies and practices of other websites even if you:

  • accessed the third-party website using links from our website, or
  • linked to our website from a third-party website.

We recommend that you check the policy of each linked site you visit and contact the owner or operator of that website if you have any concerns or questions.

For more information about our policy, please contact us via the contact form on the ENTRANCE project website, which can accessed by clicking here.

 

Last check by DPO, Barcelona, Spain, September 27th  2021 

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