Cookie policy

Contents of this document

I. Protecting Your Privacy

The CounteR Consortium strongly values our own privacy – and therefore are committed to protect your personal data (i.e. information that identifies you) as though it is our own.

One of your rights under applicable law, particularly Regulation [EU] 2016/679, or as it is otherwise known, the GDPR –  is that you must be informed when your personal data – also known as personal information – is processed (collected, used, stored) by any organisation. You also have the right to know the details and purpose of that processing.

This privacy policy describes our practices relating to the personal data of visitors of and make use of our online facilities. For all our services, the data controller — the company that’s responsible for your privacy — is European Institute Foundation, Bulgaria.

If you have any questions about how we protect your privacy, get in touch here:

We assure you that we will only use and disclose any personal data collected from you in accordance with the manner set out in this policy.

II. Cookies

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file (typically numbers and letters) that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (e.g. your computer or smartphone) when you (or someone else) access a website using that device. Cookies are then sent back to originating website on each subsequent visit – and they are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.

Some cookies are needed for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network – others may be necessary for the provision of a service over the internet, in which case they have to be used.

Other cookies may be desirable to improve your experience, in which case we will ask you for your consent to use them.

What cookies do we use?

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics makes use of the below cookies which allow us to analyze how website users use the site. Google will use the information on our behalf for the purposes of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

IP-Anonymisation is active on this website – this means that your IP address will be truncated within the area of the European Union or the other country parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases only, the information generated by the cookie will be transmitted and stored by Google on its servers within the United States of America.

The cookies we use are the following:

Cookie Domain Type Description Duration
_ga_MV78S2PMDV Analytics This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. 2 years
_ga Analytics This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. 2 years
_gid Analytics This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visted in an anonymous form. 1 day
_gat_gtag_UA_204338569_1 Analytics This cookie is set by Google and is used to distinguish users. 1 minute

How do you change your cookie settings?

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on for your current web browser on

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

III. How to contact us

We are always happy to hear from you, whether to make a suggestion but especially if you feel we can do better.

If you have any questions about the Website Privacy Policy, or if you wish to make a complaint about how we have handled your personal information while using the website, please contact us at:

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer (Apostol Apostolov) in charge of Website Privacy Issues who may be contacted here:

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