Cookies policy

This cookies policy was last updated on 16 December 2020

Our usage policy for cookies details the ways in which the association Réseau Contentieux Pénitentiaire (European Prison Litigation Network) uses your browsing data and any other data associated with using the website 20.EuropeanPrisonLaw.info, directly or through third parties.

You will also find information on your rights, and how to exercise them.

This data is communicated in compliance with the regulations in effect, particularly the European directive concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of private lives in the electronic communications sector (2002/58/CE), which outlines that storage, collection and access to data on your device is permitted under the condition that you have received information on the purposes of this data being processed, in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR), and subject to essential cookies that you have consented to.

What is a cookie ?

Cookies and other trackers refer to data used by a server to send status information to a user’s browser, and by that browser to send status information back to the originating server.

Status information can be, for example, a session ID, language, expiration date, response domain, etc.

Cookies are used to store status information for the duration of their validity when a browser accesses different pages of a website or when that browser subsequently returns to that website.

Only the issuer of a cookie can read or modify the information contained therein.

There are different types of cookies :

  • session cookies, which are temporary and are deleted as soon as you leave your browser or the site,
  • permanent cookies that remain on your device until their lifetime expires or until you delete them using your browser’s functionality

Why using cookies?

We use cookies and other trackers for the following main purposes :

  • to measure and analyse the audience and the number of visitors and your browsing on our site in order to improve our services;
  • to count visitors and identify how they use the site;
  • to count and differentiate visits;
  • to identify which site or search engine brought you to our site;
  • to manage your user session;
  • to save your cookie choices;
  • to customize the display and optimize the user experience according to your preferences;
  • to implement security measures.

Which cookies do we use?

First party cookies

To produce our statistics we use Google Analytics cookies. Google Analytics cookies collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form More information

Third party cookies

We embed videos from YouTube. YouTube’s use of cookies is governed by Google’s privacy policy. More information.

Social media buttons

There are buttons in the bottom of our website that allow for visiting our social media platforms on Facebook and Twitter, as well as to promote or share our webpages on social networks like Facebook or Twitter. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook and Twitter, themselves. This code places cookies. These social media buttons can also store and process certain information, so a personalised advertisement can be shown to you.

Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which is subject to regular updates) to read how they process your data, including personal data, using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymised as much as possible. Facebook and Twitter are located in the United States.


When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on „Yes, I accept all cookies”, you consent to us using all cookies, as described in this Cookie Policy. You can also

You can also set preferences on the use of cookies directly via your browser, but please note however that our website may no longer work properly.

During your first visit to the site, you are informed by a banner that if you continue browsing, you accept the installation of these cookies on your equipment. You are also given the choice to set preferences on which cookies you accept or refuse. A cookie will be installed to remember your choice. Please note, however, that if you delete this cookie, your consent will be requested again.

You can go back on your choice at any time:

  • Either by deleting the refusal cookie;
  • or by the various means described in the section “How to control your cookies”?

How to control your cookies?

You can at any time set preferences on the use of cookies directly via your browser. Please note however that this may affect the proper functioning of our website.

If most browsers are set by default and accept the installation of cookies, you have the possibility of setting your browser to accept or refuse the installation or use of cookies or to choose which ones you accept depending on their originators. You can click on the “Help” menu of your browser to find out how to change your “cookies” preferences.

You can also set your browser to accept or refuse cookies on a case-by-case basis before they are installed. You can also regularly delete cookies from your terminal via your browser. Don’t forget to configure all the browsers of your various terminals (tablets, smartphones, computers, etc.).

The configuration of each browser is different, you will find below the main help sites to help you with the settings depending on your browser:

for Internet Explorer™ : http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-FR/internet-explor…

for Safari™ : https://support.apple.com/fr-fr/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

for Chrome™: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=…

for Opera™ : http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/fr/cookies.htm…

The main sites to help you set up the parameters for your smartphone:

• iOS : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=fr_F…

• Android : https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=…

• Blackberry : http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/del…

Your rights

You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained for.
  • You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.
  • You have the right to supplement, correct, have deleted or blocked your personal data whenever you wish.
  • If you give us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke that consent, and to have your personal data deleted.
  • You have the right to request all your personal data from the controller and transfer it in its entirety to another controller.
  • You may object to the processing of your data. We comply with this, unless there are justified grounds for processing.

To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at contact@prisonlitigation.org. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you, but you also have the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority, i.e. the Data Protection Authority of your countries.

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