Cookie Policy

Last updated: 12 June 2019

We reserve the right to make changes to the information on this page and we will update you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date on this page.
You are encouraged to periodically revisit this information to stay informed of updates.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first party cookies.
We also use third party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – used for our advertising and marketing efforts.

Why do we use cookies and similar technologies?

Cookies do a lot of different jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

  • Assisting you in navigation;
  • Assisting in website account login;
  • Analyzing your use of our website;
  • Assisting with our promotional and marketing efforts

We classify the cookies we use into the following categories:

Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move about the site and to provide certain features you have requested. For example, to log in to the website. For these cookies, we do not need your permission.

Functionality cookies. These cookies ensure that the website stores your choices (e.g. your user name, language and location) and offers enhanced and customised functions. For example, the site may store the changes in font size, font type and other parts of the website that are customisable. Data stored by these cookies may be anonymised and these cookies cannot keep track of your browser activities on other websites.

Performance and Analytics cookies
. These cookies gather information on how you use our website. For example, which web pages you visit most frequently and whether you are receiving error messages from them. These cookies do not compile information that would identify you. All data compiled by these cookies are aggregated and are therefore anonymous. These data are used only to enhance the site’s functionality.

You can opt-out of cookies (except mandatory cookies) by clicking on the “Cookie Preferences” button. Within these three categories, cookies are classified as either session or persistent cookies. “Session” cookies are temporary and once you close the browser window, they are deleted from your device. “Persistent” cookies remain on your device for a longer period and are used by the website to recognize your device when you return.

Third Party Cookies

Our website will set several types of third-party cookie, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:

  • Google Analytics – we use Google Analytics to collect data about website usage. This data does not include personally identifiable information. Analytics sets its own third party cookies.You can view the Google Privacy Policy here:
  • Google Maps – we use Google Maps to provide you with information about the locations of our premises and facilities. These embedded maps set their own third party cookies. You can view the Google Privacy Policy here:
  • YouTube – we embed YouTube videos on our website, which sets third party cookies. You can view the Google Privacy Policy here:
  • Facebook – we embed Facebook posts on our website, which generates third party cookies. For information on Facebook’s Privacy and Cookie policy, visit

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about the cookie information provided above then please contact us at:

The Cyprus Institute,
20 Konstantinou Kavafi Street,
2121 Aglantzia,