Cookies policy

Stefan Batory Foundation cookie policy

This document contains policies concerning cookies and similar technology used by the Stefan Batory Foundation. Please read this document carefully. It contains advice on adjusting your browser’s cookie settings and the types of cookies we use to personalise content on our websites.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer or other device when you browse our websites. Virtually all professional websites use cookies. Cookies usually contain information concerning the name of the website from which they originate, the period for which they are stored, and a code that is usually generated at random. Certain cookies contain other information, such as the time zone or language used when browsing a website, and the device you use when browsing.

What kind of cookies does the Stefan Batory Foundation use?

Certain cookies are always enabled when browsing our websites and can only be disabled by adjusting the browser settings to disable all cookies, but this might impair use of our websites. Cookies that cannot be disabled are called essential cookies. These are used to ensure that our websites perform properly and to guarantee that fundamental elements, such as logging in or managing an account, work in the manner intended.

We also use functionality cookies, designed to provide a more user-friendly and easier browsing experience. These cookies remember and store information about you and personalise our websites to suit your preferences.

In addition, we use performance cookies to observe how users make use of our services and to predict service demand, as well as unclassified cookies,  which can be disabled.

How we use cookies

We use cookies for the various purposes described below. We recommend allowing all cookies on your device, as this will optimise the experience of using our websites. However, you can disable or manage the settings of all or some cookies.

  • We use cookies to ensure that our websites are user-friendly. Our cookies are used in various ways, and these include: (i) to ensure that our websites load more quickly on your device, (ii) to make navigation easier, (iii) to make it possible to register when we organize initiatives, (iv) to remember the way in which you use our services, (v) to optimise our websites to suit your internet browser or device.
  • We use cookies to personalise our websites according to your preferences. Using cookies, we can personalise our websites to accommodate your preferences and interests (for example they tell us how often you use our websites). Cookies also enable us to adjust our websites to accommodate particular users.
  • We use cookies to ensure that our websites are secure.
  • They enable us to make improvements to our websites and to predict how and with what frequency users make use of our services.

Third-party cookies

We use third-party cookies to pursue legitimate interests and to enhance our websites for our users.

  • We use third-party cookies to record our website use parameters, for example using these cookies we can record the length of time users spend browsing our websites, and in what way.
  • We use third-party cookies to monitor how our websites are used, as they enable us to determine whether you find our websites interesting.
  • We make use of third-party technical solutions to analyse positioning and adjust our content to search queries.

How long do we store cookies?

Some cookies are stored for a short time, and some for longer, depending on the type of cookie. For more information, see below.

Session cookies – these cookies are only stored for the duration of one particular session and are deleted automatically when you close the browser.

Persistent cookies – these cookies continue to be stored even when you close the browser or shut down your device, and are set to be stored for a set period. We use cookies of this kind when we need to know who a user is for more than one session.  For example, we use cookies of this kind to store your preferences the next time you visit our websites.

Enabling and managing cookies

You can disable cookies or choose certain cookie settings in your browser. To do this, see the instructions in the table below. Please remember that choosing certain cookie settings or disabling cookies will impair the performance of this and other websites. Disabling cookies usually also results in certain functions or services on individual pages being disabled, and for this reason we recommend keeping cookies enabled.

BrowserLink to settingsHow to manage cookies
Google ChromeLINKClick the three dots at the top right of your screen and open the “ustawienia” tab. In the “ustawienia” tab, select “prywatność i bezpieczeństwo” to manage your cookies.
SafariLINK Go to “ustawień” and click “bezpieczeństwo”. The cookie management options can be found here.
Microsoft EdgeLINKClick the three dots at the top right of your screen and open the “ustawienia” tab. In the “ustawienia” tab, select “prywatność, wyszukiwanie i usługi” to manage your cookies.
Mozilla FirefoxLINKClick the three dots at the top right of your screen and select “Opcje”. Go into “bezpieczeństwo i prywatność” to manage your cookies.

More information

We hope the information provided concerning cookies is satisfactory, but if you would like more information you can contact us at any time:


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