Privacy statement and cookie policy

Privacy statement and cookie policy

The Red Cross website may use cookies and mobile tags as well as web beacons without compromising privacy. Cookies make using our website easy, fast and user-friendly.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that an Internet browser stores on a user's device. Cookies are set on the user's terminal only with the site the user invites. Only the server that sent the cookie can later read and use the cookie. Cookies or other technologies do not damage the user's terminal or files, and cookies cannot be used to access programs or spread malware. The user cannot be identified by cookies alone.

Cookies and other similar technologies collect information about how and when the services are used: what page has been accessed, what web pages have been browsed, what content has been viewed and clicked on, what the user screen resolution is, the operating system of the device and its version.

What types of cookies do we use?

Cookies can be used to improve products and services and to display content that is of interest to the user. Our priority is to ensure your services are secure. Both first and third-party cookies, web, local storage technologies, the mobile identifiers and server logs are used in our services. Such third-party plug-ins may also collect information about users of online services for example, or the number of visitors to recommend content to follow.

The user cannot be identified by cookies alone, and the service cannot know, for example, the user's name or e-mail address, unless the user has provided it himself. If the user is logged in to the digital service, we may combine information about the user with information provided by the user and personally identifying him or her.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyze website usage. Google Analytics generates statistics and other information about the use of the website using cookies stored on users' computers. The information collected from the website is used to prepare reports on the use of the website. The tasks performed by Google's cookies include determining the domain to be tracked, distinguishing between individual users, remembering the number and timing of previous visits, remembering traffic source information, determining the start and end of a session, and remembering the value of visitor-level custom variables.