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Cookie Policy

Last updated: 29 May 2018

The Cyprus Institute website (, like most others, uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide anonymous analytics about our website traffic.  On this page you can find out more about cookies and how you can control them via our website and through your browser, plus some useful links for additional reading.

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 are cookies?

Cookies are small files generated by the website and stored by your browser on your computer or mobile device when you visit any of the pages of the website.
Cookies can be thought of as a way to provide the website with ‘memory’ about its visitors.

Types of cookies

Cookies have many uses, for example to provide security features, to provide analytics data, for personalisation, for advertising and for site management.  Some cookies may also be considered essential for the normal operation of the website.

First and Third Party Cookies

Cookies can be categorised into two types – ‘first party’ and ‘third party’ cookies.
First party cookies are created by and used by The Cyprus Institute website, and third party cookies are created by other organisations who provide a feature which is delivered to you as part of our website (for example, content we have chosen to embed in our web pages).
The Cyprus Institute website uses both first and third party cookies and these are discussed below.

Types of cookies used by this website

Our cookies
Our cookies are ‘first party’ cookies and can be permanent or temporary. These are essential cookies without which our website won’t work properly or will not be able to provide certain useful features.  In particular, our cookies are used to enable you to log-in and out of our website, to access protected content.

Anonymous analytics cookies
Each time someone visits our website, ‘third party’ cookies are generated. These cookies are used to provide us with insight about our website traffic, such as how many visitors our website has, which are our most popular web pages and busiest times of day.

Third party cookies
Some of our web pages contain content which comes from a different website (for example embedded YouTube videos) and in some cases these third parties also use their own cookies, for example, to track the usage of their application or to customise it for you.
Such third party organisations have their own privacy and cookies policies, separate from those of The Cyprus Institute. You can view the Google Privacy Policy here.

Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these third party cookies (for example, we cannot read their contents or delete them), nor can third party organisations access the cookies we create.

Control of cookies

You have various options to control cookies:

Our website
When you first visit our website, you will be asked to accept cookies being placed on your device. Accepting cookies will allow cookies to be generated.  Providing no response (neither accepting nor declining cookies) is considered the same as declining (i.e. you must ‘opt-in’ to receive cookies).
You also have the choice at any time, to remove cookies.  Again, please note that choosing to remove cookies will remove only those cookies which we have control over.  Cookies which we do not have control over, including cookies which were already on your device before you visited our website, cannot be affected by declining / removing cookies.  You can however, remove such cookies through your browser settings (more below).
Remember that affected website functionality and / or content may not be available to you if you do not accept cookies.

Your device
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting any cookies or just those from one or more specific websites. Most modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings, usually from their Settings / Preferences menu.  Otherwise, there are also browser extensions available which can provide similar or extended functionality.
Below are links which you may find helpful:

Third parties
Some third parties provide functionality to allow website visitors to prevent them from using their data, for example the Google Analytics Opt-out browser add-on and the Network Advertising Initiative’s Opt-out Tool.

Further reading about cookies

If you are interested in finding out more about cookies, how they are used and how you can control them, then the following links may be of interest:

For legal information about the relevant EU laws, you can view them at the EUR-Lex website.

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,

Tel: +357 22 208 600
Fax: +357 22 208 628
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