This cookie policy applies to operated by Ekotoxikologické centrum Bratislava s.r.o. (“we”, “our” or “us”) acting as data controller in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive (“PECD”).

In this Cookie Policy, we inform you about the use of cookies on our website, which cookies we are using and how you can manage your consent to store cookies. For more information about how we protect your Personal Data, please see our Privacy Policy and for more information on cookies or if you feel that your interests were not accurately represented, please contact us using the details below.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of our website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or other device. The information stored in it may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties on a subsequent visit. As such, Cookies transmit small amounts of data about your device to our web server. They enable websites to recognize your computer, smartphone, or other device when you browse the internet.

Depending on who you ask, cookies can be classed as third party and first party cookies (for example set by us as the website operator or by a third party providing a specific service which uses cookies) or how long a cookie remains stored. When classifying cookies according to their lifespan, we may refer to cookies as session cookies or persistent cookies:

i) Session cookies

A session cookie is deleted when you close the website in question. A session cookie allows a website to recognise you while you browse the website, but the cookie is deleted when you log out or close the website in your browser. For example, a cookie may be used to enable features such as a shopping cart. The cookie stores the products you add to your shopping cart as you browse the website for more products.

ii) Permanent cookies

A persistent cookie recognizes you again and again for a set period of time. It remains stored on your device or in your browser for this period (which can be minutes, days, or months) after you have logged out or closed the browser. Persistent cookies are used, for example, to store certain settings you have made on a website (such as your preferred language).

Cookies we use

The cookies that may be used by us can further be categorized as:

i) Essential or Necessary cookies

These cookies are needed to ensure that this website works properly and is secure so that you can navigate the website and use its features. At the same time, we store your preferences regarding our use of cookies on your device. Without these cookies, certain features of the website would not be available (for example, logging in to restricted areas of the website or saving the products you place in your online shopping cart). You would also not be able to use certain services on the website. These cookies do not collect any of your data for marketing purposes and they are not used to monitor your activity on the internet generally.

ii) Functional cookies

These cookies allow a website to remember the options you have selected (including user ID, disclaimer consent and your preferred language), your username if applicable, and any custom settings you have made (e.g., font sizes) or personalization options you have selected when browsing. It may also be used to provide you with certain services that you may use.

iii) Analysis and performance cookies

These cookies are used to monitor and improve the function and service of our website. They can also help us track down problems you may encounter when using our online services. These cookies may be used to facilitate online surveys, record visitor numbers, and provide other website analytics metrics. These cookies are not used to provide you with targeted online advertising. Without these cookies, we have limited information about how well our website is performing and are limited in our ability to make necessary usability improvements.


When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. Once you agree and accept you consent to our use of cookies. You can, if you change your mind or in general, also disable the use of cookies through your browser, but please note that if you do so, our website may not function properly. If you need instructions on how to block cookies, it is best to use the following links (depending on the browser you use) (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Flash cookies, Microsoft Internet Explorer/ Edge,  Opera, Safari).

The cookies we use

Please note that this list maybe updated from time to time to adapt to changes on our website and applicable data protection law.

Cookie Type  Description Lifespan
_ga Analytics The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors. 2 years
_ga_RE8LTD5QEX Analytics The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors. 2 years


What we are asking your consent for

We use the Google Analytics service of Google Inc. to analyze our website visits. Google uses cookies that enable an analysis of your use of our website. This involves processing Personal Data in the form of online identifiers (including cookie identifiers), IP addresses, device identifiers and information about your interaction with our website. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. In doing so, pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

You can also prevent the storage of cookies by Google Analytics by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. You can also prevent the collection of information generated by the cookie by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

Does this policy change?

We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time. This might be for a number of reasons, such as to reflect a change in the law or to accommodate a change in our business practices and the way we use cookies. We recommend that you check here periodically for any changes to our Cookie Policy.

Who should I contact for more information?

If you have any questions or comments about our Cookie Policy or wish to exercise your rights under applicable laws, please contact us using the following contact details:

Ekotoxikologické centrum Bratislava s.r.o.

Tomášikova 10/F
821 03 Bratislava
Slovenská republika
Tel.: +421 (2) 4594 3712, 4594 5223
Mobil: +421 903 413 711
E-mail: ekotox(at)

This Cookie Policy was last updated on Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Find out more about who we are, how you can contact us, and how we process your personal information in our Privacy Policy.