Introduction to the cookies

Cookies are text files with small pieces of data, that are used to identify the user’s computer. Specific cookies are used to identify specific users and improve their web browsing experience. Data stored in a cookie is created by the server during the connection. This data is labeled with an ID unique to the user. When the cookie is exchanged between the users’ computer and the network server, the server reads the ID and knows what information to specifically serve to the user. Cookies enhance user experience but are also used for tracking purposes, to create statistical searches and for advertisement.

 

Introduction to web beacons

A web beacon, also known as a pixel tag, tracking pixel, or clear GIF, is a tiny, transparent, graphic image that is placed on a website or in an email. Web beacons are usually used together with cookies to monitor user behavior on websites or to track the performance of email marketing campaigns and collect user statistics about the webpage visits

 

Categorization of cookies

Based on the origin cookies can be categorized as: first-party cookies which are stored directly on the domain that the user is visiting and allow the owners of the website to collect data for analytical purposes, and enhance the browsing experience for the user by remembering the user settings. The other category involves third-party cookies which are stored under a different domain than the one that’s being visited. They are used to track users when switching between websites.

Another possible way to categorize cookies is based on their purpose. These categories include strictly necessary cookies, functional cookies, performance cookies and advertisement ones.  Only the strictly necessary cookies are essential for the website to function properly while the other categories are useful to improve the user experience, enhance visibility or for marketing purposes.”

 

Processing of personal data 

We process your personal data because you have given your consent (Article 5(1)(d) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725) to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of receiving the requested information. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by notifying the data controller.”

 

In accordance to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 Chapter III, the data subject can exercise the following rights:

  • Right to access personal data processed by the Left political group:
  • Right to rectification; in case modifications are needed for inaccurate personal data concerning the data subject
  • Right to erasure (right to be forgotten) in case personal data of the data subject are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or processed
  • Right to restriction of processing: when the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject or it is unlawful”

 

Data subject rights

In order to exercise your rights as data subject or in case more information is requested, you can reach us at [email protected]

The data controller will be in charge to handle your request and in accordance to the Implementation Rules of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 will provide the answer. If necessary, you can also address the European Data Protection Supervisor; you can reach it out at [email protected].”

The Left group is committed to respect your privacy and protect your personal data. We collect and further processes personal data pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 23 October 2018, on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data. Therefore, in order to carry out this processing operation, the Left webpage collects the following personal data:

  • IP address,
  • device ID
  • browser types & other information about user’s interaction in the website

A record for the personal data processing operation can be found in the public register https://www.europarl.europa.eu/data-protect/index.do

The information we collect will not be given to any third party, except for the purpose we may be required to do so by law.

Security measures

Several methods are put in place by the Left  in order to protect your personal data. They mainly include actions to address online security, risk of data loss, data integrity assurance and protection from unauthorized access. Other administrative measures involve restricting access to the personal data only to authorized staff following the principles of need-to-know for the purposes of this processing operation.

 

Contact details / DPO and EDPS for complaints

Should you feel that the processing of your personal data has violated your rights, you have the option to lodge a complaint with the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). For further correspondence, you can reach it out at [email protected].”

 

Reproduction of text from anywhere on the site, and images or photos from the Photo Gallery, is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, except where otherwise stated. Reproduction of any other material, including specifically images or photos from outside the Photo Gallery, is expressly prohibited.

The Left in the European Parliament/GUE/NGL Group Paul Henri Spaak building – 60, rue Wiertz  1047 Brussels – Belgium left.eu 

29/02/2024