When a person browses the Estonian Research Council’s web page, the following data is collected and stored regarding the visitor:
- the Internet protocol address (IP address) of the accessing computer or computer network
- the software version of the computer’s Internet browser and operation system
- time of visit (time, date, year).
IP addresses are not associated with data that can identify a person. Data is collected about the section of the website visited and the duration of browsing it. The collected data is used for compiling statistics on web-traffic to develop the website and make it more convenient for visitors.
The Estonian Research Council’s web page uses persistent cookies and session cookies to offer a better user experience, additional content, for example, videos, blogs, and push notifications. The cookies may be also created by various external service providers (e.g., Facebook and Google) who aid us in improving the website. Visitors are deemed to have agreed to cookies when cookies have been allowed in the web browser’s settings. If agreement is withheld, some of the website’s functions may be restricted.
The user can erase cookies and the data collected about them on the Internet by following the instructions of the relevant service provider, but in that case the Estonian Research Council cannot guarantee the correct performance of the service. Instructions for erasing cookies and changing the settings of your browser are available at: