This notice is effective from September 2021

For the purpose of the EBRD Personal Data Protection Rules, the company responsible for your personal data is the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or "us"), Five Bank Street, London, E14 4BG.

What are cookies and why we use them?

We may use “cookies” or other tracking technologies such as web beacons, single-pixel, or clear GIFs, to track how you use the website for improving your experience of using the website, analytics and security purposes. A cookie is a file stored on your computer or other device used to access the website to uniquely identify your computer or device or to store information or settings on your computer or device. A pixel tag, also known as a web beacon or clear GIF, generates a notice of the visit and permits the website to save or read cookies.

Cookies and personal data

Our use of cookies may involve the processing of your personal data but please note that we do not study records of individual users nor do we retain information about individuals’ locations or IP addresses. Any processing of personal data that we carry out will in accordance with our External Privacy Notice (the EBRD’s External Privacy Notice adopted in September 2021, as amended from time to time, and any privacy notice adopted by EBRD as a successor to or replacement of such privacy notice).

Types of cookies that we use

The cookies that we use fall into the following categories:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential for the running of our website. They allow you to easily access and navigate through our website and use the relevant features.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies can be very useful to you and help to deliver a more personalised experience. They are used to remember your preferences and choices, such as changes you've made to text size or fonts, your username and password so that these preferences can be remembered to provide a customised interface and you can easily log into your account on future visits.

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for example, which pages visitors visit most often, and help us to make improvements to our website. Performance cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor, all information collected is aggregated and anonymous.   

Targeting/Advertising Cookies

We use these cookies to deliver marketing that is relevant to you based on your preferences and browser history which may be displayed on our or others' websites. We may also use these cookies to analyse how successful our marketing has been by using data analytics to track user clicks and engagement with the content produced.

Some of our service providers may also use cookies or other methods to gather information regarding your use of our website. Such third parties may use these cookies or other tracking methods for their own purposes by relating information about your use of our website with any of your personal data that they may have. The use of such information by a third party depends on the privacy policy of that third party. If you would like more information, please see Section 5 for our contact information.

All cookies listed above can also be first or third party cookies and persistent or session cookies:

  • First or Third Party Cookies – first party cookies are set and collected by us whilst third party cookies are set and collected by external companies who help us deliver our services. For example, cookies set and collected by companies assisting us with data analytics, in order to improve users experience and functionality of our website.
  • Persistent or Session Cookies – persistent cookies are set up with an explicit expiry date so that they will live on your device for a set amount of time before being deleted. One of the functions they provide is allowing you to remain logged in so that it is easier and quicker to access our website. Session cookies on the other hand are only stored temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from your device when you close the browser. These cookies are mainly used for ensuring that our website functions efficiently. For example, for ensuring that our web pages on the website load quickly.
  • The following cookies may be used:

Cookie Name

What do we use this cookie for?



Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.

2 years


Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.

24 hours


AddThis – share toolbar – 3rd party

30 days


AddThis – share toolbar – 3rd party

13 months


AddThis – share toolbar – 3rd party

30 min


To avoid repeated popups - EBRD generated

30 days


To avoid repeated popups – EBRD generated

30 days


Facebook Marketing/Tracking – 3rd party

3 months


Identify Unique User Session

Browser Session

Your consent and choices about cookies

When you first visit our website, you will be presented with a pop-up screen informing you of our use of cookies and asking you to provide your consent for such use. If you agree, then, the website content will be available to you.  

The pop-up screen may not reappear for all your subsequent visits to our website. You can find out further information on how to change cookie settings at: You can also refer to your browser instructions or help pages to learn more about these functions.

However, please note that by blocking or removing cookies used on our website you will not be able to take full advantage of our website and its features.

Contact us

Any questions and comments regarding this Cookies Notice should be addressed to:

The Personal Data Management Officer
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
5 Bank Street,
London E14 4BG
United Kingdom

You can also contact us by emailing


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