Cookies Policy

The European Union Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta, hereinafter EU NAVFOR, as the service provider, owner and manager of this website, provides you with extended information on the use of cookies, in accordance with the regulations on Services of the Information Society, Electronic Commerce and Protection of Personal Data.


What are cookies?

A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user's computer or device when accessing a web page in order to allow the storage and retrieve information about the browsing habits of the user or their equipment and, depending on the information they contain and the way they use their equipment, they can be used to recognize a user.

They also allow us to collect statistical and anonymous data that allow us to improve your browsing experience.


Cookies used by this Website and its purpose:

EU NAVFOR, as a service provider and owner of the domain of this website, states that this website, on the date of updating this cookie policy, uses the following categories of cookies:

- According to the entity that manages them:

  • Own cookies (mandatory):
    They are sent to the user's computer and are managed by the owner of the website for the provision of the service requested by the user.
  • Third-party cookies (profiling):
    They are those that are sent to the user's computer from a computer or domain that is not managed by the owner and that obtains the cookie data for further processing.

- Depending on the type of cookies, we use the following types of cookies:

  • Technical cookies (mandatory):
    They allow the user to navigate through a web page, platform or application and to use the different options or services that exist in it, such as, for example, identifying the session, accessing parts of restricted access; make the request for registration or participation in an event; use security features while browsing; store content for the broadcast of videos or sound; or share content through social networks, identify when a human or an automated application is browsing, etc. They are cookies necessary for the operation of the website, such as, for example, those that are used for correct navigation or to ensure that the content of the website is loaded efficiently.
  • Preference or customization cookies:
    They are those that allow the user to remember information so that the user accesses the service with certain characteristics that can differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as, for example, the language, the number of results to show when the user performs a search, the appearance or content of the service depending on the type of browser through which the user accesses the service, etc.
  • Analysis or measurement cookies:
    Are those that allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyze the behavior of the users of the websites to which they are linked, including the quantification of the impacts of the advertisements. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the use data made by users of the service.

- Depending on how long they are kept:

  • Session cookies:
    They are those designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are usually used to store information that is only interested in keeping for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (for example, a list of products purchased) and disappear at the end of the session.
  • Persistent cookies:
    They are those in which the data is still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.


Summary of the cookies used by this website:


accepted-cookies Own, technical (mandatory) 30 days Stores user cookie acceptance
accepted-cookies-version Own, technical (mandatory) 30 days Stores user cookie acceptance version
_ga Third-party, analysis 2 years It is used to distinguish unique visitors
Summary of the cookies used by this website



The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies, we need your permission.

The user can block or disable them, totally or partially, through the configuration of the options of their Internet browser. All browsers allow the change in the configuration of cookies.


International Data Transfers

EU NAVFOR informs you that it does not use, for its own purposes, cookies that involve international data transfers. However, third-party cookies may involve the processing of personal data by organizations located outside the European Union. In this sense, the user can configure cookies and reject or accept those that involve an international transfer of data.


Cookies deactivation

As a user you have the possibility to revoke at any time the consent given for the use of cookies by EU NAVFOR, configuring your browser for it. To disable cookies by modifying your browser settings, you can follow the instructions specified by each browser:



EU NAVFOR, You can update and modify this Cookies Policy based on new requirements of the applicable regulations or in order to adapt said policy to the instructions issued by the Spanish Agency for Data Protection.


Responsibilities and exemptions

EU NAVFOR, is not responsible for the content, or the veracity, or the updating of the privacy policies that the third parties mentioned in this cookie policy may have.

Web browsers are the tools in charge of storing cookies and it is from these sites that you must exercise your right to delete or deactivate them. EU NAVFOR cannot guarantee the correct or incorrect treatment of cookies by the aforementioned browsers.

In some cases it is necessary to install cookies so that the browser does not forget your decision not to accept them.

EU NAVFOR, will update the hyperlinks provided in this cookie policy on a regular basis. However, it is possible that, in some moments, these do not correspond to the latest version published by the developer of each browser.

If you want to change your cookie configuration preferences, you should consult the websites of said third parties to obtain information, in accordance with the information provided above.

If you want to have more control over the installation of cookies, you can install programs or add-ons to your browser, known as “Do Not Track” tools, which will allow you to choose the cookies you want to allow.

For more information on how cookies are used please see also the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) website.

Cookies Policy updated to October 31, 2020