Cookie policy

Cookies at the Stefan Batory Foundation

In this document you will find the policy on the use of cookies and other similar technologies by the Stefan Batory Foundation. Please read this document carefully, as you will find advice on how to change your cookie settings in your browser and which cookies we use to customise the content of our websites for you.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your computer or other device when you browse our websites. Virtually all professional websites use cookies. Most commonly, cookies contain the following information: the name of the website from which they originate, information on how long they will be stored and a number which is usually randomly generated. Some Cookies contain additional information such as the time zone or language used to browse the site and the device you use to browse.

What cookies do we use at the Stefan Batory Foundation?

Some cookies are always enabled when browsing our websites and cannot be disabled unless you change your browser settings and disable all cookies. However, this may result in you not being able to use our websites in their entirety. Cookies that cannot be deactivated are called essential cookies. We use them to ensure that our websites work properly, as well as to ensure that essential elements such as logging in or managing your account work as intended.

We also use functional cookies, which are designed to make your use of our sites more user-friendly and easier. We use these cookies for the purpose of remembering and storing information about you and to adapt our websites to your preferences.

We also use Performance Cookies to observe how our users use our services and to anticipate demand.

In addition, we also use unclassified cookies. You can deactivate these cookies.

How do we use cookies?

We use Cookies for the various purposes set out below. For the most optimal use of our websites, we recommend that your device accepts all Cookies. However, you can disable or restrict all or some Cookies.

  • We use cookies to provide you with an easy way to use our websites. Our Cookies are used in a variety of ways, including: (i) to ensure that our websites on your device load faster, (ii) to enable easier navigation (iii) to enable you to register for initiatives we organise, (iv) to remember how you use our services, (v) to optimise our websites for your browser or device.
  • We use cookies to adapt our websites to your preferences. Cookies allow us to tailor our websites to your preferences and interests (for example, they allow us to know how often you use our websites). Cookies also allow us to tailor our websites to specific users.
  • We use cookies for the security of our websites.
  • Cookies allow us to improve our websites and allow us to predict how and how often users will use our services.

Third-party cookies

We use third-party cookies for our legitimate interests and to improve our websites for our users.

  • We use third-party cookies to measure parameters related to the use of our websites, e.g. these cookies allow us to measure how much time users spend on our websites and how they browse them.
  • We use third party cookies to monitor the use of our sites. These cookies allow us to investigate whether our sites are appealing to you.
  • We use technical solutions provided by third parties that allow us to analyse the positioning and relevance of our content to search queries.

How long do we store cookies?

Depending on the type of Cookies, some are stored for a short period, while others are stored for a longer period. You will find more information below.

Session cookies – these cookies are only stored for one specific session and are automatically deleted after you close your browser.

Persistent cookies – these cookies will be stored even if you close your browser or switch off your device and are stored for the length of time specified in each cookie. We use these cookies if we need to know who the user is for more than one session. For example, we use these cookies to remember your preferences the next time you visit our websites.

Enabling and restricting cookies

You can disable or restrict the use of cookies using your browser settings. You will find instructions for this in the table below. Please note that restricting or disabling cookies will have a negative effect on the use of this and other websites. Disabling cookies will also usually result in the deactivation of certain functions or services of individual websites. We therefore recommend that you leave cookies enabled.

Browser Link to settings How to manage cookies
Google Chrome Click on the three dots at the top right of the screen and open “settings”. In “settings” select “privacy and security” to manage cookies.
Safari Go to “settings” and click on “security”. In this section you will find options for managing cookies.
Microsoft Edge Click on the three dots at the top right of the screen and open ‘settings’. In “settings” select “privacy, search and services” to manage cookies.
Mozilla Firefox Click on the three bars at the top right of the screen and select “Options”. Go to “security and privacy” to manage cookies.

More information

We hope that the information provided about Cookies will be sufficient. However, if you would like more information, you can always contact us: