Cookie Notice  

 The European Space Agency (herein the "Agency" or "ESA") is an intergovernmental organisation established by its Convention opened for signature in Paris on 30 May 1975 having its headquarters located at 24 rue du Général Bertrand, CS 30798, 75345 Paris Cedex 07, France. 

 Protection of Personal Data is of great importance for ESA, therefore this Cookie Notice aims to ensure lawfulness and transparency by explaining the cookies and similar technologies that we use on the Earth Online website, what they do, what your choices regarding their use are and how you can contact us. 

 What is a cookie? 

 Cookies are small bits of data that a website may send to the browser on your device, for instance mobile device or computer, upon your visit to the website. Cookies may allow a website to recognise an individual's device and store some information about the user. 

 What are the different types of cookies? 

 A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, a cookie is either a: 

     session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser or 

    persistent cookie which remains on the user's computer/device for a pre-defined period of time 

 As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either: 

     first-party cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain 

    third-party cookies stored by a different domain to the visited page's domain. This can happen when the webpage references a file, such as JavaScript, located outside its domain. 

  Which cookies do we use? 

 Strictly Necessary or Essential Cookies: these cookies are strictly necessary for the website to provide the services that you requested and/or for the sole purpose of the transmission of the services and/or the website. Without these cookies you would not be able to access the services or the website and therefore this category cannot be disabled. 

 If you do not wish to receive a cookie, or if you wish your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, you may use the option on your web browser to disable cookies or you can opt out using the 'Opt-out' option below. However, please note that if you disable all cookies you may not be able to take advantage of all the features available on this website. 

How to control cookies 

 You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work. 

  Contact 

 In case of any question, you can contact ESA DPO, as first point of contact, by sending an email to: dpo@esa.int 

     Copy to: lps@esa.int