Cookie Policy

To make this website work properly, The DARWIN EU Coordination Centre (CC) places small data files called cookies on your device. Website visitors can decide whether or not to not be tracked by these cookies. They can delete the cookies at any time.

About cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on the visitor’s computer or mobile device.

For the DARWIN EU Website the DARWIN EU Coordination Centre uses cookies to enable the technical functioning of this website. In addition, if you consent to it, we use cookies to collect your browsing experience on our website. This enables us to collect anonymous statistics to help us improve our website and services. 

Different types of cookies exist: 

  • First-party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and only that website can read them. A website might use first-party cookies from an external service to analyse how people use their site, such as JRealtime Analytics (see below).
  • Third-party cookies are set and stored by a different website in a manner that is outside the control of the site you are visiting.
  • Session cookies are temporarily saved in your web browser to enable a website to track your navigation, so you are not treated as a new user every time you go from page to page. They are deleted automatically when you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies are saved on your computer for longer and not deleted automatically when you close your browser.

JRealtime Analytics and its cookies

JRealtime Analytics is the tool running on the server that monitors your browsing experience on this website. We use it to evaluate the website's effectiveness and efficiency.

It is solely based on the native session cookie of Joomla to collect statistics.

The DARWIN EU Coordination Centre retains full control of the data collected through this native cookie, by storing these data on its own server. 

This platform enables the protection of personal data of users thanks to features such as the de-identification of IP addresses.

Consent to collecting your browsing experience

We register your browsing experience using cookies if they are enabled when you open a page.

When you visit this website, a banner appears that gives you the option to accept either all cookies or only essential cookies.

  • If you accept only essential cookies, you stop JRealtime Analytics.
  • If you accept all cookies, you enable JRealtime Analytics.
  • If you do not make a selection and continue to browse the website, all cookies are enabled by default. 

Choosing to accept only essential cookies does not affect your navigation experience on this website.

You can decide to withdraw or give your consent to enabling all cookies at any time. The cookie popup will remain visible at the bottom of the webpage to change your preference.

Data protection and JRealtime Analytics

JRealtime Analytics uses cookies to track the following information about visitors:

  • IP address (de-identified)
  • Location (country, region, city, approximate latitude and longitude)
  • Date and time of the visit
  • Title of the page being viewed
  • URL of the page being viewed
  • URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page
  • Time in the visitor's local time zone
  • Duration of visit of page
  • Links to another website that were clicked
  • Time for webpages to be generated by the server and then downloaded by the visitor
  • Browser type (Safari, Chrome, etc.)
  • Operating system (Window, Mac, etc.)
  • Device type (Desktop, Laptop, etc.)

Restricted access to information

Only authorised staff of the DARWIN EU® Coordination Centre are authorised to access the analytical reports generated by JRealtime Analytics. These reports are graphical representations of the items described above, for example visitors per country or a pie chart of the operating systems. They access these reports through the administrative portal of the DARWIN EU® Website.

Masking of IP addresses

JRealtime Analytics uses an IP de-identification mechanism to automatically mask a portion of each visitor's IP address. This effectively makes it impossible to identify a particular visitor using the IP address.

For statistical purposes, the city and country of origin are determined from the full IP address, then stored and aggregated before the anonymisation mask is applied.

Visitor logs

The DARWIN EU Coordination Centre stores anonymised and aggregated data for an indefinite period for analysis purposes.

Other cookies

This website contains user-input cookies, which are session cookies. These support the user feedback feature that allows you to rate the usefulness of this website's pages and to tell us more.

This website does not use any third-party cookies that are stored by a different website, but it does contain links to audiovisual content from other websites that may use these cookies.

  • To view this content, you need to accept the specific terms and conditions for the external website, which includes its cookie policies. The CC has no control over the cookie policies of external websites.
  • If you do not view the content, the external provider will not install any third-party cookies on your device.

Details about the cookie policies of other websites are provided on their own cookie notice pages.

'Do not track' option

'Do not track' is a browser function that prevents websites from tracking visitors. If you have enabled the 'do not track' option in your browser, JRealtime Analytics will not process your browsing experience on this website.

A number of browsers have the 'do not track' option: