Our site uses the technology known as “cookies” or other similar technologies. A cookie is a small data file that our web server sends to your computer as soon as you access our website, and contains a unique identification number. Some cookies are necessary in order to use our site. They usually allow easier and faster interaction between your computer and our site. Cookies can also be used to make the content of a website more relevant to the visitor or to customise the content displayed. Finally, cookies can also be used for statistical purposes to better understand how visitors use our site and the tools and services we offer.
The Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz agree to comply with the Belgian law of 10 July 2012 on various provisions relating to electronic communications and incorporating into Belgian law the set of European regulations known as the “Telecoms Package” regulating the communication and electronic services networks (Directive 2009/140/EC, Directive 2009/136/EC and EC Regulation No. 1211/2009). That is why we are informing you about the type of cookies we use, their purpose, their storage period and how to change your privacy settings to restrict the use of certain cookies.
- What types of cookies are used by the Auschwitz Foundation and the Remembrance of Auschwitz?
We use the following cookies on our website:
- a) Essential and technical cookies
These cookies are required for any and all browsing. These Cookies are not directly accessed or stored by our site. They also contain no data other than your IP address, required for you to browse the web. These include, for example, cookies that help you browse the site and return to previous pages, or performance or load balancing cookies.
Where necessary, we may use functionality cookies to remember the choices you make on our site. This information is only stored on your workstation and is only used by us anonymously.
- c) Statistical and performance cookies
Statistical or analytical cookies collect information on your browsing activity on our site and allow us to improve user-friendliness, content and to customise the site to your preferences. The statistical analysis is strictly anonymous and enables us to among other things determine the most visited pages, the duration of the visits and to know the overall site usage patterns. It also helps detect navigation difficulties for our site and to evaluate the effectiveness of our service offering.
By using our site, you authorise the processing of information by Google in the manner and for the purposes described above.
Google Inc. and all of its subsidiaries, including Google Analytics, comply with the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles and adhere to the US Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program, thus ensuring an adequate level of protection of personal data (Decision 2000/520/EC of 26/07/2000).
If you do not wish to have the data on your visit to the website reported to Google Analytics, you can download and install the browser add-on for opting-out of Google Analytics.
For more information about Google Analytics and your privacy, go to: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en.
The pages you visit may also collect information using “pixel tags” (also known as “transparent GIFs”), shared with third parties who are directly involved in the development of our sites. This information does not, however, identify you individually.
Our site may contain cookies from third-party partners or advertisers. These cookies may be related to advertising, statistical analysis or your interaction with your social media accounts. Third parties are notified of your visit to our site via their cookies. By storing their cookies on your workstation, these third parties can recognise you during a subsequent visit to their site. Social media cookies (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) also allow you to share the content of the visited website on your social networks. These cookies may be blocked or erased by your browser options. Moreover, we give you the opportunity to refuse these cookies when you visit our site.
- Storage period of cookies
Most of the cookies that we use are session cookies. These cookies facilitate the operations performed on our site during a browsing session. Your session begins when your web browser screen opens and ends when it closes. Session cookies are temporary and are deleted the moment you close your browser.
Other cookies that are used are permanent cookies. They remain on your hard drive for a predefined period of time or until you erase them. They are activated each time you visit the website that placed the cookie (e.g. cookies placed by social media).
- Cookie Management
Below are instructions for the most common web browsers to enable you change your browser settings so as to restrict cookies:
For Internet Explorer:
- In Internet Explorer, choose the “Tools” menu then “Internet options”.
- Choose the “Privacy” tab.
- Under the “Privacy” tab, select the desired level using the cursor (settings above “average” disable cookies).
- Click “OK”.
For Mozilla Firefox:
- In “Firefox”, choose the “Tools” menu then “Options”.
- In the “Privacy” tab, select your preferred options.
- Click “OK”.
For Google Chrome:
- Click on “Settings” at the top of your browser window.
- In the “Privacy” section, check the box next to “Send a ‘Do Not Track’ request with your browsing traffic”.
- In the “Content settings > Cookies” tab, check “Block third-party cookies and site data”.
- Click on “Safari” at the top of your browser window and select the “Preferences” option.
- Click on “Privacy” then choose your preferences.
- Click “Save”.
- Go to “Settings” then “Preferences”.
- Click on “Advanced” and choose the “Cookies” tab.
- Then choose your preferences.
- Click “OK”.
For any additional information on how to delete or control cookies, use the “Help” function on your browser. You can also get more details about cookies and ways to control or delete them on the following website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
. For the use and removal of cookies in the browsers of mobile phones and tablets, please consult the manual of your electronic device.
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