Protection of personal data
The Council of Europe is committed to respect for private life. Its policy on protection of personal data is founded on Secretary General’s Regulation of 17 April 1989 outlining a data protection system for personal data files in the Council of Europe.
Most pages of the Council of Europe site require no personal information except in certain cases to allow requests for on-line services to be met. In such cases, the information is processed in accordance with the Confidentiality policy described below.
Where a user connects to the site, certain of his/her particulars, such as Internet digital address (IP), navigation round the site, software used, time spent and other like data are stored on the EHD servers. These items do not specifically identify the user. The information is only put to internal use, for purposes of analysing the traffic on the website.
Any personal information, such as name, electronic or postal address or other information, which may be supplied when completing the forms stored on this site, is not made available to the public, or disclosed or sold to third parties. The EHD retains the data only for as long as needed for their processing and for the purpose to which consent has implicitly been given. Beyond that, the information is not re-used.
Conversely, the Council of Europe accepts no responsibility as regards the security of the information in question – this policy covers all Council of Europe websites.
This page explains what cookies are and the types of cookies used by the Council of Europe on its Internet sites.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files which Internet sites place on your computer hard disk when you visit them for the first time.
A cookie is like a key which is unique to you. Its job is to create a link between your computer and a site and to tell the site that you are a returning visitor.
Cookies can help you to be more efficient and benefit from « memory » functions such as when a site remembers your shopping basket from a previous visit.
Cookies enable you to store your preferences, to save products and services and to customise pages.
What types of cookies are used on the EHD website?
Strictly necessary cookies - Cookies which are essential for the management of your connection status.
Functional Cookies - These cookies enable an Internet site to remember your previous actions in order to provide you with advanced functionalities.
Analytical Cookies - These cookies enable us to collect data about your use of an Internet site in order to improve its performance and design. To disable Google Analytics cookies, please download and install this plugin.
How can I disable or delete cookies?
Every Internet browser provides ways to limit and delete cookies.
For further information on how to manage cookies, click on the appropriate link below or get information on the settings of your browser if it is not in this list.