Interreg North Sea 2021-2027 Online Monitoring System

Privacy policy

The Interreg North Sea programme is committed to the protection of personal data, in accordance with the General Data Protection Rules. Your personal data will thus be processed in conformity with the above-mentioned Regulation. 

Should you have any queries about the processing of your personal data, both regarding access to data and rectification of these data, you are invited to send your request to 

Although you can browse through the Interreg North Sea Programme's website without giving any information about yourself, we do require certain personal information in order to grant you access to some parts of the Online Monitoring System portal (OMS). We treat this information according to the privacy policy statement. 

Personal data

Personal data we collect

When you register to become a member of the Interreg North Sea Programme community or subscribe to our newsletter, blog and updates, we save your private data in our systems. The following information is stored in our website database: name, address, telephone, e-mail, company, job title, and website. 

Some information about the community users is disclosed publicly (basic information): first name, last name, organisation and related project or project idea.

How we use and store personal data 

All information we collect is safely stored in order to provide to the user:

  • Access to the Interreg North Sea Programme community functionalities (OMS); upon new developments, our users receive relevant updates.

  • Access to the Interreg North Sea Programme events. Event participants receive related e-mailings.

  • Monthly newsletters for those that subscribed

  • Other targeted mailings related to our services

The Interreg North Sea Programme does not copy or modify your personal information in any way and uses it solely for the purposes of the Interreg North Sea Programme's website, Online Monitoring System and newsletters. The Interreg North Sea Programme never discloses personal information to third parties. We do not ever divulge your personal data for any marketing purposes. 

All the data collected through the online user profile form or other parts of the website will be stored safely in the database system. We take high security measures to safeguard the information against possible misuse or unauthorised access. The data is kept in a highly secure server with daily backups. 

How to access and modify personal data 

You can access all the information disclosed with us at any time, verify its accuracy and, if necessary, correct it. In order to do this, please log in into your profile and adjust everything that is necessary. If you wish to delete your profile, please contact us at 

If you encounter any difficulties with editing or deleting your profile, you can always contact us at 

We have an opt-in principle for the newsletter and blog (you will have to subscribe in order to receive it) and all our mailings include an 'unsubscribe' option. 

Within Interreg North Sea Programme, we may also provide links to third-party sites. Since we do not control them, we encourage you to review their privacy policies. 


What are cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies... 

The cookies we set and how we use them 

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users. 

Disabling cookies 

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this portal. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies. 

Third party cookies

The OMS does not use any third-party cookies. 

Opt-out of analytics tracking

We use analytics software to improve our service without storing any personal information. You may still opt-out of this tracking with the form below.

List of cookies

The OMS use the following cookies. 

Cookie name Provider Type Expire Purpose
Preserves user session state across page requests.
authlib_app HTTP 1 day
Preserves user session state across page requests.
authlib_admin HTTP 1 day
Preserves user session state across page requests.
_pk_id# HTTP 1 year
Collects statistics on the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been read.
_pk_ses# HTTP 1 day
Used by the Analytics Platform to track page requests from the visitor during the session
Used to keep session statistics, no personal information tracked
matomo_ignore HTTP 30 years
Set if the user has requested not to be tracked in Analytrics
mtm_consent_removed HTTP 30 years
Set if the user has requested not to be tracked in Analytrics
mtm_consent HTTP 30 years
Set if the user has allowed to be tracked in Analytrics

Logging actions

During each access by a user of one of the pages of our Online Monitoring System and each retrieval of a file, data shall be automatically stored in a log file. This log file may contain data with the following content:   

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Name of the requested file,
  • Date and time of day of the inquiry,
  • Access methods/functions requested by the requesting computer,
  • Access status of the web server (file transferred, file not found, command not executed, etc.) as well as the URL from which the file was requested/the requested function was affected, Operating system and browser model and/or browser settings.

An analysis of these technical data shall be undertaken solely for statistical purposes (users numbers and page popularity) in order to improve our online monitoring system. These data also enable us to make no inferences regarding the natural person behind them.


The Interreg North Sea Programme maintains this website and its related Online Monitoring System (OMS) to enhance public access to information about its initiatives. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However, the Interreg North Sea Programme accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site. 

This information is:

  • of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;

  • not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;

  • sometimes linked to external sites over which the Interreg North Sea has no control and for which the Interreg Interreg North Sea assumes no responsibility;

  • does not provide legal advice

Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available online reproduces exactly an officially adopted text. Only the printed text, signed by the appropriate authorities, is deemed authentic. 

It is our goal to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The Interreg North Sea Programme accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites. 

Log of changes

6/11/2021: v1.0

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