Cookie Policy

The European Youth Forum values to protect your Data and respect your privacy.​

As the initiator of the 25 Percent project, The European Youth Forum has a strict privacy policy. We want to be transparent about the technologies we use, and we’ve outlined below how we use cookies when you visit our website www.the25percent.eu. The information collected using cookies constitutes personal data, the provisions of the Privacy Policy will apply and supplement this Cookie Policy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small snippet of text that a website asks your browser to store. All cookies have expiration dates in them that determine how long they stay in your browser. Cookies can be removed in two ways: automatically, when they expire, or when you manually delete them. We’ve included more details below to help you understand what kinds of cookies we use.

Why does the European Youth Forum store cookies?

We want to make the experience on our website as effective as possible. Therefore we need a tool to memorise various information in order to facilitate your navigation on a website/a mobile application, to ensure the smooth functioning of these or to make them more effective, for example by memorising your language preferences. This is why we store cookies.

What kinds of cookies does the European Youth Forum use and why?

We use different kinds of cookies for various reasons:

  • Essential cookies (strictly necessary) – These cookies are essential for browsing our Website or strictly necessary for the provision of a service specifically requested by a user. The removal of this type of cookies can lead to navigation difficulties and is therefore strongly discouraged. 
 Session cookies – these are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser. We use session cookies to grant access to content and things you have to log in to do.
  • Persistent cookies – these usually have an expiration date of maximum 13 months and thus stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them. We use persistent cookies for functionalities like remembering login details, which makes it possible for registered users to return to the site without having to log in. We also use persistent cookies to better understand usage patterns so we can improve the site for our customers. This information is anonymised – when we look at the data, in other words, we look at patterns, but we do not see individuals’ personally identified information (PII).
  • Analytics cookies (statistics) – These cookies are used to gather information about your use of the Website, in order to improve the content of the Website, make it more suitable to your needs and increase its usability. For example, these cookies show us the most visited pages of the Website or help to identify difficulties that may be encountered during navigation.
  • Preference cookies (performance) – These cookies collect information about your choices and preferences and make your navigation more pleasant and personalised. These cookies make it possible to memorise the language chosen during your first visit to our Website in order to personalise it accordingly.

  • What other cookies might you encounter on the European Youth Forum’s website? 
There are also limited third-party cookies on the site. These cookies could be session or persistent and are set by entities other than European Youth Forum. To ensure compliance with our policies, we restrict the use of third-party cookies to trusted partners of European Youth Forum. For example, we currently allow: 

  • Social sharing – This allows you to share our articles through various social sharing networks like Facebook and Twitter. Social networks providing such a sharing button are likely to identify you with this button, even if you did not use this button when visiting our Website. We invite you to consult the privacy policy of these social networks, by visiting their respective websites, to learn the purpose of using the information collected through these sharing buttons.
  • Audience measurement and validation – We use services such as Google Analytics to understand how many people come and what is popular which helps us improve the website. No personally identifiable information (PII) is stored and site usage is always looked at on an aggregate (and anonymous) level. 


How can I configure, delete or disable cookies?

You can easily delete, disable or accept cookies from our Website at any time by configuring your browser settings. 
 Each browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) has its own cookie configuration mode. To learn about the procedure to follow concerning your navigator, visit the site: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Will the Website work if I disable cookies?

You can browse on our website with cookies disabled, though some interactions may not work.

Why does the message explaining cookies keep appearing?

If you close the banner and it reappears the next time you visit us, you most likely have cookies disabled. We use a persistent cookie to remember that you closed the banner, but this only works when cookies on our site are enabled.

Other questions?

If you have other questions, contact us by sending an email to the following address: privacy@youthforum.org