Cookie Policy

We are the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), Strömsborg, SE-103 34 Stockholm, Sweden, an organisation registered in Sweden with registered company number is 9020000098 ("we" or “our” or “us”). We want to make sure that you understand the cookies used by our websites available at idea.int, www.inter-pares.eu, www.constitutionnet.org and www.stepdemocracy.eu/" (“Sites”). This Cookie Policy explains our use of cookies. For further information about the Sites, please click here to see our Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Notice.

A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer or other device when you visit a website. Our Sites, like almost every other website, use cookies to enhance your use of the Sites and provide you with a better browsing experience. See the section below titled “Managing Cookies” to see how you can manage the use of cookies in relation to our Sites.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: these are cookies that are required for the operation of our Sites and cannot be switched off in our systems and include, for example, cookies that enable you to login to your account or fill in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the Sites will not then work;
  • Analytical or performance cookies these allow us to analyse the use of the Sites by, for example, recognising and counting the number of visitors and how they move around the Sites. This helps us to see what parts of the Sites are popular and which sections are need improving to make the experience better for users. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our Sites and will not be able to monitor its performance; and
  • Functionality cookies: these cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They are used to recognise you when you return to the Sites so that content can be personalised for you, for example, to greet you by name, remember your country and site preferences.

We describe in more detail the actual cookies placed on your device below. Please note that some cookies used on our Sites may be set by third-parties, e.g. google analytics.

We also use and work with a number of third party suppliers and partners who set cookies on the Sites in order to deliver certain services and features. For example, we sometimes embed video content from Sites such as YouTube, which set cookies on your device when you visit a page on the site(s) containing embedded content. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. These are analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these third party organisations, as well as information on how to opt-out, please review the table below.

We also use Google Analytics, which place cookies on your device. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

We have detailed below all the cookies used on each of our Sites, placed by us and third parties.

idea.int and ConstitutionNet

Below is a list of the main cookies used on www.idea.int and ConstitutionNet.org placed by us:

 

Name

Cookie Acceptance 

ID

cookie-agreed

Purpose

Track users acceptance of this cookie policy.

Expires

1 year

Source

Idea.int

Opting Out

Only used if policy agreed to

 

Name

Session Cookie

ID

SESS23c72d11ca5fb6dd96d7385115cbab6

Purpose

Used to remember who you are currently signed in as and access level for site.  Only used when logged in to site.

Expires

23 days

Source

Idea.int

Opting Out

Can not opt out if logging into site (staff and member states only)

 

Name

Javascript enabled

ID

 

Has js

 

Purpose

Used to remember if user has Javascript enabled

Expires

At end of session

Source

Idea.int

Opting Out

It is not possible to opt out of this cookie as it is strictly necessary for us to provide the functionality relating to the creation of the page.

 

Name

Traffic

ID

_vwo_uuid_v2

 

Purpose

Calculates Unique Traffic On a website

Expires

2 weeks

Source

Idea.int

Opting Out

Strictly Necessary

 

Name

Google Analytics

ID

_ga

 

Purpose

Used to distinguish unique users.

Expires

This is a persistent cookie, which remains on your device after your browsing session has ended. This cookie expires 2 years after it was first set.

Source

Google Analytics

Opting Out

If you would like to opt out of Analytics cookies, you can do so by using the links below: Google Analytics - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Name

Google Analytics

ID

_gid

 

Purpose

Used to distinguish unique users.

Expires

24 hours

Source

Google Analytics

Opting Out

If you would like to opt out of Analytics cookies, you can do so by using the links below: Google Analytics - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Name

Google Analytics

ID

_gat

 

Purpose

Used to throttle request rate.

Expires

1 min

Source

Google Analytics

Opting Out

If you would like to opt out of Analytics cookies, you can do so by using the links below: Google Analytics - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Name

YouTube

ID

IDE

 

Purpose

Advertising

Expires

2 years

Source

doubleclick.net

Opting Out

If you would like to opt out of Ad cookies, you can do so by using the links below: Google Ads - https://www.google.com/settings/ads/

 

Name

AddThis social sharing

ID

uvc

 

Purpose

Used by AddToAny to enable Social Sharing

Expires

1 day

Source

addtoany.com

Opting Out

If you would like to opt out of this cookie you can do so by visiting the link below: https://datacloudoptout.oracle.com/#optout

 

Name

Facebook

ID

fr

 

Purpose

Used by Facebook to enable retargeting

Expires

3 months

Source

Facebook

Opting Out

If you would like to opt out of this cookie you can do so by visiting the link below: https://www.facebook.com/policy/cookies/

 

Name

Facebook

ID

_fbp

 

Purpose

Used to distinguish and keep track of unique users

Expires

3 months

Source

Facebook

Opting Out

If you would like to opt out of this cookie you can do so by visiting the link below: https://www.facebook.com/policy/cookies/

 

Inter-pares.eu Below is a list of the main cookies used on www.inter-pares.eu placed by us:

 

Name

Cookie Acceptance 

ID

cookie-agreed

Purpose

Track users acceptance of this cookie policy.

Expires

1 year

Source

www.inter-pares.eu

Opting Out

Only used if policy agreed to

 

Name

Session Cookie 

ID

SSESS3065f78919d197ca305a6474d4a265d2

Purpose

Used to remember who you are currently signed in as and access level for site. Only used when logged in to site.

Expires

23 days

Source

Idea.int

Opting Out

Can not opt out if logging into site (staff and member states only)

 

Below is a list of the cookies used on inter-pares.eu placed by third parties:

 

Name

Google Analytics 

ID

_ga

Purpose

Used to distinguish unique users.

Expires

This is a persistent cookie, which remains on your device after your browsing session has ended. This cookie expires 2 years after it was first set.

Source

Google Analytics

Opting Out

If you would like to opt out of Analytics cookies, you can do so by using the links below: Google Analytics - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Name

Google Analytics 

ID

_gid

Purpose

Used to distinguish unique users.

Expires

24 hours

Source

Google Analytics

Opting Out

If you would like to opt out of Analytics cookies, you can do so by using the links below: Google Analytics - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Name

Google Analytics 

ID

_gat

Purpose

Used to throttle request rate.

Expires

1 min

Source

Google Analytics

Opting Out

If you would like to opt out of Analytics cookies, you can do so by using the links below: Google Analytics - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

stepdemocracy.eu

Below is a list of the main cookies used on stepdemocracy.eu placed by us:

Name Service Purpose Expiration
step_cookie_consent Cookie Consent Kit To store cookie preferences of website visitors Deleted after visitor quit browser
step_cck3 Cookie Consent Kit To store preferences for third-party cookies Deleted after visitor quit browser
Userdata CMS (Content Management System) To store CMS users’ login data 2 hours

 

Below is a list of the cookies used on stepdemocracy.eu placed by third parties:

Name Service Purpose Expiration
Google Analytics Google Analytics To store website usage statistics  

 

 

 

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies or in the pop up box when you visit our Sites.

However if you refuse all cookies you may be unable to access certain parts of the Sites. Also if you refuse essential cookies then certain parts of our Sites may not operate properly or at all. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies or you refuse cookies in the pop up box when you visit our Sites, our system will issue cookies when you access the Sites.

The following links show you how to manage cookies on most popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

Some of the emails we send to you may contain a ‘web beacon pixel’ or tracked links which allows us to identify when you have opened the email and to verify which links contained in the email you have accessed. We use this information to determine which parts of our emails are of most interest to you.

You can delete the pixel by deleting the email. If you do not wish to download the pixel to your computer or other device, you can ensure this by selecting to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.

Alternatively you can unsubscribe from our mailing list by contacting us at info@idea.int

We may make changes to this Cookie Policy at any time by sending you an e-mail with the modified Terms or by posting a copy of them on the sites. Any changes will take effect 7 days after the date of our email or the date on which we post the modified terms on the sites, whichever is the earlier. Your continued use of any of our sites after that period expires means that you agree to be bound by the modified policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about cookies or your privacy when using any of our sites, please contact us at info@idea.int

Posted: 18 November 2016

Date of Last Revision: 18 February 2021