Cookie Policy

This cookie statement was last updated on 12. December 2019 and applies to citizens of the European Economic Area.

1st introduction

Our website, (hereinafter: „the website“) uses cookies and other related technologies (for convenience all technologies are referred to as „cookies“). cookies are also placed by third parties we have engaged. in the document below we inform you about the use of cookies on our website.

Two. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or other device The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.

3. what are scripts?

A script is a piece of program code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. this code is executed on our server or on your device.

4. What is a web beacon?

A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. in order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.

5th Consent

When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. as soon as you click on „All cookies“, you consent to us using all cookies and plug-ins as described in the pop-up and this cookie statement. you can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may no longer work properly.

6. cookies

6.1 Technical or functional cookies

Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. by placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. this way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website and, for example, the items remain in your shopping basket until you have paid. we may place these cookies without your consent.

6.2 Analytical cookies

We do not use analytical cookies on this website.

6.3 Advertising cookies

We do not use any advertising cookies on this website.

6.4 Social media buttons

On our website we have included buttons for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to promote webpages (e.g. "like", "pin") or share (e.g. "tweet") on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram themselves. this code places cookies. these social media buttons also can store and process certain information, so a personalized advertisement can be shown to you.

Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. the data that is retrieved is anonymized as much as possible. facebook, twitter and Instagram are located in the United States.

7. placed cookies


We use JetPack for advertizing.

tk_tcsessionStore the user’s usage history

For more information, please read the JetPack Privacy Policy.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics for website statistics.

Statistics (anonymous)
_ga2 yearsStore a unique user ID

For more information, please read the Google Analytics Privacy Policy.


We use Twitter for display of recent social posts and/or social share buttons.

metrics_tokenpersistentStores if the user has seen embedded content

For more information, please read the Twitter Privacy Policy.


We use Facebook for display of recent social posts and/or social share buttons.

actppresence1 yearManage ad display frequency

For more information, please read the Facebook Privacy Policy.

Google Fonts

We use Google Fonts for display of webfonts.

Google Fonts APInoneRequest user IP address

For more information, please read the Google Fonts Privacy Policy.


We use Vimeo for video display.

__utmt_player2 yearsTrack audience reach
vuid2 yearsStore the user’s usage history

For more information, please read the Vimeo Privacy Policy.


We use YouTube for video display.

PREF1 yearTrack visits across websites

For more information, please read the YouTube Privacy Policy.


We use SoundCloud for audio streaming.

Purpose pending investigation
sc_anonymous_id10 yearsStore a unique user ID
sclocale1 yearStore language settings

For more information, please read the SoundCloud Privacy Policy.


Purpose pending investigation
compliance_consent_status365 days
compliance_policy_id365 days

This data is not shared with third parties.

8. your rights with respect to personal data

You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained for.
  • Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.
  • Right to rectification: you have the right to supplement, correct, have deleted or blocked your personal data whenever you wish.
  • If you give us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke that consent and to have your personal data deleted.
  • Right to transfer your data: you have the right to request all your personal data from the controller and transfer it in its entirety to another controller.
  • Right to object: you may object to the processing of your data, we comply with this, unless there are justified grounds for processing.

To exercise these rights, please contact us. please refer to the contact details at the bottom of this cookie statement. if you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you, but you also have the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority (the Data Protection Authority).

9. enabling/disabling and deleting cookies

You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. you can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. for more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser.

Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. if you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our websites again.

10. contact details

For questions and/or comments about our cookie policy and this statement, please contact us by using the following contact details:

Erik Maruardt
Erik Marquardt, MEP
Brussels Office - European Parliament
Bât. Altiero Spinelli 04F147
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussels
Phone number: +32 2 28 45851

 Current status: AcceptedCurrent status: Denied

This cookie policy was synchronised with on 12. December 2019