Legal notices


The website is edited by AREPO.
AREPO is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to as well as its users. By using this website or submitting your information to us in any way, you agree to us using your personal information as described below.

Data retention and your rights

We recognise and appreciate the importance of responsible use of information collected from you. You have the right to view the personal information held about you, to ask for it to be deleted or rectified, to restrict or object the data processing and to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at any time, when applicable under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation. You also have the right to withdraw consent for data processing at any time. If you have queries about the personal data provided or wish to withdraw your consent for us to process your personal data, please send an email to Francesca ALAMPI:

Cookie policy

When you browse our website, cookies may be installed on your device (computer, tablet, smartphone). This chapter allows you to better understand how cookies work and how to use the current tools to set them.

What is a cookie?

A “cookie” is a text file that may be installed on your device, subject to your choices, when you browse our website. Its purpose is to collect information about your browsing and to send you content tailored to your device. Only the sender of a cookie is likely to read the information contained in it, for the duration of its validity.

We use different types of cookies:

Functional cookies

The functional cookies are necessary to provide the services you request on our website. This type of cookies is essential to ensure the proper functioning of our website and do not require an acceptance procedure.

They allow us to:

Audience measurement cookies

Subject to your agreement, we also use cookies to measure and analyse the audience of our content and to establish statistics and volumes of frequentation/use of the various elements making up our website (number of pages seen, number of visits, activity, frequency of return, etc.) in order to improve the quality of our services.

The audience measurement cookies come from Google Analytics: AREPO website uses Google Analytics for its measures of audience to collect standard Internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This information is only processed in an aggregate way which does not identify anyone. Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, from anonymised IP addresses, without fine geolocalisation. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. However, the data generated by Google are hosted on servers located in the United States, so in accordance with the terms of use of the Google Analytics service, we draw the attention of our visitors to the terms of use of this service, which can be consulted here.

Cookies issued by third parties

When we provide links to websites of other organisations, i.e. our members and partners, this privacy policy does not cover how such organisation process personal information. We encourage you to read their privacy policies when you visit their respective websites.

Furthermore, buttons to access our social networks such as Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter are present on our site to help promote our social pages. We do not pass on your login details and you will need to log in to each of these websites to access the full content. However, the social networks providing such buttons may identify you simply by virtue of your account being activated on your device (logged in) while you are browsing our website. We have no control over the process used by social networks to collect information about your browsing on our website and associated with the personal data they hold. We invite you to consult the privacy protection policies of these social networks in order to learn about the purposes for which they may use the browsing information they may collect through these application buttons, particularly for advertising purposes. These protection policies must allow you to exercise your choices with these social networks, in particular by configuring your user accounts for each of these networks.

Accepting or refusing cookies

On your first visit to our website, a banner will inform you of the use of cookies and offer you the choice of accepting all of them or only the functional cookies. The banner will remain active until you indicate your choice. Your choice will be remembered for 6 months.

However, you can choose at any time to delete or deactivate cookies, including functional cookies, in your browser. Each browser offers a setting solution to:

The configuration of each browser is different. We invite you to refer to the help menu of your browser to configure it according to your wishes.

WARNING! Blocking our functional cookies may prevent you from accessing some of the features of our website and from browsing comfortably.

Image licensing guidelines

When not using its own images, AREPO uses images from sources where there is royalty-free right to use and modify. However, we will always try to give attribution to photographers where possible. Images taken from the European institutions are used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International standard adopted under the European Commission in 2019, although re-use has been permitted since 2006. Images taken from institutional or external events will display attribution and, where possible, this will be displayed on the image itself.