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Cookies are small text files generated by websites that you visit holding session data that may be of use later in the site. The data allows the site to maintain your information between pages, and also to analyse the way you interact with the site. Cookies are secure – they can only store information that is put there by the browser, which is information the user has entered into the browser or that is included in the page request. They cannot run code and they cannot be used to access your computer. If a website encrypts the information in the cookie, only that website can read the information.
There are two different types of cookies: Session and Persistent. They are used for different things and contain different information.
Session cookies contain information that is used within your current browser session. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Nothing is persisted on your machine beyond the time you spend on the site.
Persistent cookies are used to hold information that is used between visits. This data allows websites to recognise the returned customer and respond appropriately. Persistent cookies have a lifetime value that is set by the website, which can vary between a few minutes or several years.
Web analytics cookies, from our partners Google and Adobe, allow us to track customer interaction within the site. This provides us with valuable insights which enable us to improve the site and the products and services we offer.
We also work with partners who will write third party cookies which are then used by advertisers on other sites to give you appropriate and relevant adverts based on your browsing history. These cookies do not store personal information enabling other sites to identify you, they are based purely on the browsing history.
All web browsers allow you to limit cookie behaviour or turn off cookies within the settings or options of the browser. The steps to do this are different for each browser, you can find instructions under the Help menu of your browser.
Through your browser you can also view the cookies that are on your computer, and delete individual ones, or purge them all.
The persistent cookies that are created by The Baltic-German University Liaison Office’s website, are used by our technology partner, Google. They are used to recognise traffic to the site that is returning users rather than new customers. The information that is stored is used to serve you appropriate adverts on other sites on our behalf. Deleting these cookies won’t affect your experience or the functionality of The Baltic-German University Liaison Office’s website.
PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION POLICY
The following data protection principles are respected by The Baltic-German University Liaison Office when collecting, storing and processing personal data:
- Collect for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and treat only in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations;
- Collect, process and compile only personal data necessary for the fulfilment of specific purposes or requirements contained in legislation;
- Personal data allowing for identification of the data subject shall be kept for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data were collected and processed;
- After the expiry of the collected and stored personal data, the data carriers are destroyed and secured from any possibility of data leakage;
- Take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the protection of personal data against unauthorised or unlawful processing, and against accidental loss, damage and destruction;
- To not process personal data without a specific purpose or transfer it to other organisations, institutions, individuals or foreign countries without safe, adequate protection of them and legal basis for the processing of data.
The Baltic-German University Liaison Office implements measures to be able to demonstrate the compliance of its activities with the aforementioned data protection principles, undertakes to fully comply with the external data protection law of individuals, including the European Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data — general data Protection regulation.
All employees carrying out the processing of personal data are responsible for complying with the general data Protection regulation and other external and internal regulatory acts regulating the protection and processing of individuals’ data.