Privacy Policy

This page tells you about how we use any data you specifically consent for us to collect. In most cases, when you visit OnEurope, we won’t know who you are, but if you choose to subscribe for updates or post a comment, we need you to also confirm that it’s OK for us to know certain information about you (stuff like your email address, and maybe a name – though it might not be your legal name). We’ll provide an unchecked box on any form that you’ll need to click on to tick before it will work. You’ll need to be 16 or over to give consent by law.

If you subscribe for updates about OnEurope content, we will retain your personal information and use it to send you information as promised each time we publish a new post. We won’t sell (or share at no cost) any of your personal data to other organisations. If you ask us to delete any information about you, we’ll do that as soon as practical and confirm in a final email that this has happened. At all times, we’ll keep your information safe and secure behind password protected websites. If we hear of any security breach, we will immediately take any advised action to protect your data.

If you comment on a post and provide your email address or any other information that could be used to identify you, we get to see this, and we’ll keep it private. If you think you’ve done this in the past and you want us to delete your posting, please let us know by using the contact form on this website.

There are cookies placed behind the pages by Google Analytics – this tells us about how many people view the site and where they are from and what browser or device they’re using. We also find out how long you spend on the site and what pages you visit. The cookie does not collect any information that would make it easy for us to identify you personally. Again, we won’t share this with anyone. Google has its own privacy policy that you might also care to check if you need more information about this.

The point is, we only collect the information we need to do what you’ve asked us to do. If you subscribe to updates, we need to know your email address. If your email address changes, try to let us know, so we don’t send stuff to the wrong address. If you don’t tell us about an out-of-date email address, we can’t be held responsible. We’ll mail you once every two years from May 2018 to ask if the address we hold is still current.

As for how long we retain your data, the answer is ‘forever’ in theory, or at least for as long as OnEurope operates a website. If we close it down, we’ll delete everything we hold about you.

If you ever need to see a copy of the data we hold about you, please ask by using the contact form. We promise to reply within one month by email. If any of the data is incorrect, we’ll correct it when you tell us what needs to change. The same applies if you want us to delete data, or stop sending you email updates when we publish new posts.

Answers to general questions

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  • Keep track of advertisements.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.


Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking