Cookies are small data files that are received at the terminal from the website visited, and used to record certain interactions browsing a Web site, storing data that can be retrieved and updated. These files are stored on the user’s computer and contain anonymous data that are not harmful to the computer. They are used to remember the user preferences such as preferred language or customization of the page. Cookies can also be used to record anonymous information about how a visitor uses a site. For example, from which website did he/she accessed a web.


The EAST EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH (EEIRH) hosts the European Consortium for Emergency Contraceptoin. EEIRH uses essential cookies, strictly necessary to use our site and allow you to move freely, use secure areas, custom settings, etc. In addition, EEIRH uses cookies to collect data relating to the analysis of web usage. This helps improve the information provided on ECEC’s web; measure the use and performance of the site, optimize and customize it.

Our sites also may contain links to social networks (like Facebook or Twitter). EAST EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH does not control the cookies used by these external websites. For more information about cookies and other social networking websites of others, we suggest reviewing their own policies cookies.

This website uses “cookies” as follows:

  • Cookie of Google ANALYTICS: Google ANALYTICS is a free service offered by Google Inc. and includes information about the web pages accessed, time of access, browser used, etc. Later, this information is sent to Google’s servers Inc. United States.
  • Cookies application “Add-this”: Add-this is a free service that lets you share pages of this website by different means (email, social networks, etc.). Add-this compiles statistical information about your browsing to provide advertising adapted to your browsing habits on this site or elsewhere.


According to its purpose:

  • Technical Cookies: Technical Cookies are essential and strictly necessary for the proper functioning of the website and the use of different options and services. This include cookies that serve to maintain the session management, response time, performance and validation options; use of security features; sharing with social networks, etc.
  • Customization Cookies: These cookies allow the user to specify or customize some features of the settings on the website, for instance: set language, location and browser type.
  • Analytical Cookies: Analytical Cookies are used by our web portal, to develop navigation profiles and to know the user preferences. For example, using a cookie analytic can control the geographical areas of interest to a user.

According to its term:

  • Session Cookies: Session cookies last as long as the user is browsing the website and are deleted after the user closes the browser.
  • Persistent Cookies: These are stored on the user’s computer for a longer time, facilitating control of the preferences chosen without having to repeat certain parameters each time you visit the site.

These cookies have to comply with the General Regulation of Data Protection EU-2016/679 and the Organic Law on Data Protection and Guarantee of Digital Rights 3/2018 and the regulations of the Law of Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce


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4. Why do we need your express consent to use them?

  • The ruling of 1 October 2019 The Grand Chamber or the European Court of Justice

The ruling of October 1st 2019 The Grand Chamber or the European Court of Justice must be interpreted in the sense that consent is not given validly when information storage or access to the information already stored in the terminal equipment of the user of the website Internet through cookies, is authorized through a checkbox ticked by default, and which the user must untick to avoid its use. In this sense, the authorization must be based in an explicit acceptance or an equal rejection from the user, and more information about the cookies must be provided.

This interpretation cannot change whether the stored or consulted information in the user’s terminal of an Internet site consists of personal data or not.

The Grand Chamber or the European Court of Justice also disposes in this ruling that the information that the services provider must give to the user of an Internet site, must indicate the time during which the cookies will remain active, and the possibility that third parties could access the information stored. This requirement sets the modified version by the Directive 2009/136 that changes the article 5, part 3 of the Directive 2002/58 EU and by the Guide of the APEPD of July 2020.

Note that if you reject or delete cookies from the browser, we will not be able to keep your preferences; some features pages will not be operational; we will not be able to offer personalized services; and every time you visit our website we will have to ask your permission again for the use of Cookies.

However, if you decide to modify you access settings to the website, you should know that it is possible to remove cookies or to prevent you from registering this information on your computer at any time by changing the settings on your browser:

These browsers undergo regular upgrades or modifications and we cannot guarantee that these indications fit completely in the version of your browser. You may also use another browser not included in this list (like Konqueror, Arora, Flock, etc): you can usually access this menu directly from your browser Options menu, in the section “Privacy.” (Please use your browser’s “help” function for more information.)


You can find more information about Cookies in www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.com.