This Cookies Policy describes the different types of cookies that may be applied on the website (“Website”), maintained by the Innovate4Cities. We may change this Cookie Policy at any time. Please look at the “Last updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised. Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on or through the Websites.

To the extent any personal data is collected through cookies, the Privacy Statement applies and complements the Cookie Policy.


Visiting Innovate4Cities website implies the collection of personal data by means of cookies or similar technologies.

a. What are cookies?
A cookie is a tiny file (encrypted text files) saved on your device when visiting websites. It allows us to store a small amount of data on your computer, phone, or tablet about your visit to the Website. The information stored in a cookie may be used during your next visit, for example to remember your language preference of our Website or your login information, where applicable. It allows websites to function as efficiently and simply as possible. You can change your mind later, by removing the accepted cookies in your browser. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, please visit
Cookies also usually have an expiry date. For example, some cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser (so-called session cookies), while others remain on your computer for a longer period, sometimes even until you delete them manually (so-called persistent cookies).

b. What kind of cookies do we store on your device?
There are different types of cookies. Some are mandatory for the proper functioning of a website, others can be refused.
In the tables below, we list the different types of cookies that may can be used on the Website, along with its purposes, types, and retention periods:

1. Strictly necessary cookies
2. Statistics cookies

Furthermore, cookies can be classified as so-called first-party cookies or third-party cookies.

  • First-party cookies are set by us and are directly stored by the Website. These cookies allow us to collect analytics data, remember the language preference or login information, and perform other useful functions to increase the user experience.
  • Third-party cookies are cookies from an external domain, different than the domain of the website you are visiting. These cookies are mostly used for advertising and marketing purposes. A third-party cookie is accessible on any website that loads the third-party server’s code.

1. Strictly necessary Cookies – mandatory for the functioning of our website:

They are essential to be able to use all the following features of our website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies

Name Provider Storage duration Purpose
Cookie-lawinfo- checkbox-necessary 1 day Record your consent regarding Innovate4Cities website
viewed_cookie_policy 6 months Used to note whether you have viewed the cookie policy
cli_user_preference 6 months Used to note cookie preferences

2. Statistics cookies

Statistics cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Name Provider Storage duration Purpose
_pk_id Matomo Analytics 13 months Used to store a few details about the user such as the unique visitor ID
_pk_ses Matomo Analytics 30 minutes Short lived cookies used to temporarily store data for the visit


We collect and store certain technical information about your visit for use in website management and security purposes. This information includes:

  • The Internet domain from which you access our Website (for example, “” if you use a private Internet access account, or “” if you connect from an educational domain);
  • The IP address (a unique number for each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access our Website;
  • The type of browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome) used to access our site;
  • The operating system (e.g. OS X) used to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The URLs of the pages you visit; If you visited this website from another Website, the URL of the forwarding site.

This information is used to help us make our Website more useful for you. With this data we learn about the number of visitors to our website and the types of technology our visitors use. Raw data logs are retained for up to one year for security and Website management purposes only.

If you have questions about this Cookies Policy, you may contact us at the below address or by e-mailing to


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