Cookie Policy

1. Introduction

Our website, https://softwareskills.eu/ (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.

2. 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 another device used by you to access the website. 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.

5. Cookies

5.1 Technical cookies

Technical cookies are necessary to enable the proper operation of our website. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.

5.2 Functional cookies

By placing functional cookies, we make it easier and more comfortable for you to visit our website. This way, for example, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website. We only use functional cookies when you have given your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

5.3 Marketing/Tracking cookies

Marketing/Tracking cookies are used to create user profiles, to display advertising, or to track the user on this website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes. We only use marketing/tracking cookies when you have given your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. In that case, we use the following marketing/tracking cookies:

Google Analytics

On this website we use — on the basis of your consent — Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and to continuously improve it in terms of user experience. To do this, we need information and statistics about visitors’ interactions on the website, from which we derive insights into how we can make our offer more interesting for visitors and improve it.

Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your device for a maximum of 2 years. The information generated by the cookies about the use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google LLC server in the USA and stored there. However, we use the function “anonymizeIP()” for this website in order to ensure anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). This means that your IP address is shortened within the territory of the EU or another contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein) before it is transmitted to Google LLC. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google LLC server in the USA and shortened there.

Google LLC uses this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling aggregated reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity for us, such as evaluating the means by which visitors arrive at our website. The data used for this purpose will only be stored for as long as is necessary for the aforementioned purposes, but for no longer than 14 months.

Google LLC also processes the aforementioned data collected via Google Analytics in accordance with its own privacy policy, which can be found at the following link: https://policies.google.com/privacy . There you will also find additional information on the protection of personal data by Google LLC and on your rights.

You can also prevent the collection and transmission of the data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google LLC as well as the processing of this data by Google LLC by means of a browser add-on by downloading and installing the browser add-on at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Please note that you will need to reinstall the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics again if your browser or device is later deleted, formatted or reinstalled.

Note: If you consent to the use of Google Analytics, you also consent to your personal data being processed in the USA. According to the European Court of Justice, the level of data protection in the USA is inadequate compared to the European Union. In particular, there is a risk that US authorities may access your data. If you do not consent to the use of Google Analytics, your personal data will not be transferred to the USA.

6. 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 “Accept all”, you consent to us using the categories of cookies and plug-ins you selected in the pop-up, as described in this Cookie Policy. You can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may no longer work properly.

You can revoke an already granted consent for your respective device at any time with effect for the future by changing the cookie settings or by clicking the following opt-out checkbox:

7. Your rights with respect to personal data

For more information about your rights with respect to the processing of your personal data please see our Privacy Notice.

8. 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 certain cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our website again.

9. Contact details

For questions and/or comments about our use of cookies, please contact us by using the following contact details:

DIGITALEUROPE

14 Rue de la Science,
B-1040 Brussels
Belgium

Website: https://softwareskills.eu/
Email: privacy@softwareskills.eu

Last updated on 25 August 2021.