End FGM EU uses cookies and similar technologies to facilitate the use of its website(s), improve functionality and make browsing more pleasant. The purpose of this Cookie Policy is to provide you with clear information. If, however, you still have questions or concerns after reading this Cookie Policy, we invite you to contact us. You will find all the information you need to contact us below.

1 Definition and scope

This cookie policy (hereinafter "Cookie Policy") applies to the use of cookies on the website (hereinafter “Website”) of End FGM EU, having its registered office at Rue d'Edimbourg 26, 1050 Ixelles, company number BE0553.761.815 (hereinafter “End FGM” or “we/us/our”), consulted by a user (hereinafter the “user” or “you/your”).

Through the Website, End FGM is working to ensure sustainable European action to end Female Genital Mutilation, they offer communication, awareness, projects and campaigns which are the property of END FGM. In this Cookie Policy, the term "data" refers to all information collected through the use of cookies. If the use of certain cookies results in the processing of "personal data", the End FGM privacy statement on the Website also applies

2 What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are installed on your computer or other device (for example, a smartphone) when you visit a website. There are different types of cookies, which differ in origin, function and lifetime. General information about the types of cookies can be found here.

3 Detailed information concerning End FGM’s cookies on the Website

  • Analysis cookies collect data on the use of the Website, such as the number of visitors, the time spent by visitors on a web page and error messages. We ask for your permission before installing these cookies.

The End FGM website uses the following analysis cookies after obtaining your permission:

Provider Third party/internal Description/Purpose Retention period (per cookie category)
Google Analytics Internal  This cookie is installed

by END FGM. The cookie is used to store

information about how visitors use the Website and helps to create an analytical report on how the Website works. The data collected, including the number of visitors, the source from which they come and the pages remain anonymous.

24 hours

Google Analytics


This cookie is installed by END FGM. The cookie is used to calculate visitors, sessions, campaign data and to track the use of the Website in order to perform the Website analysis report. Cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.

1 year
End FGM Internal

This cookie is used to increase the request rate.

1 minute

  • Performance & functional cookies ensure the proper functioning of the Website and guarantee a faster and more efficient use. We ask for your permission before installing these cookies.

    The END FGM Website uses the following performance and functional cookies after obtaining your authorization:
Provider Third party/internal Description/Purpose Retention period (per cookie category)
End FGM Internal

This cookie is used to determine whether or not the visitor's browser has JavaScript enabled.

Duration of the ses

4 What data does END FGM get through the use of cookies?

  • Information about the way you use the END FGM Website (such as the URL of the page visited and the details of the page, the date and time of the visit, any comments you may have posted); 
  • Information on whether or not you accept a certain category of cookies.
  • Information on whether or not Javascript is used with the browser used by the visitor.

5 Are certain data shared with third parties?

It is important to distinguish:

  • Internal Cookies
    Direct or internal cookies are cookies managed by END FGM and specific to the Website consulted or used.
  • Third party cookies

    Indirect or third-party cookies are cookies that are managed and installed by a third party. These cookies are intended to transmit to third parties certain data relating to your visit to the END FGM Website. This may, for example, be cookies from social networks or advertisers.

    It is possible that these third parties may have access to specific data (such as your user ID, first name, surname, e-mail address, subscriptions, pages visited, banners clicked on, etc.) in order to offer you personalised advertising or to obtain your feedback.

    The END FGM website only uses internal cookies.

6 How long is the data kept?

Cookies may be stored on your computer or mobile device for a variable period of time. Depending on the type of cookie, they (and the data collected) are automatically deleted when the browser is closed ("session cookies") or remain longer and may be activated on a subsequent visit to the same Website ("permanent cookies"). 

See the drop-down menus by cookie category above (point 3) for the retention period. 

7 How are cookies managed?

Through our cookie authorization tool, you are free to choose whether or not to accept certain cookies.

You can also accept or refuse certain cookies via your browser. The way you do this differs depending on your browser: most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can set your browser to warn you before a cookie is placed or to refuse cookies. You can find more information on how to configure your browser by pressing the help button on your browser or via the following links:

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox


Please note that if you do not accept cookies, it is possible that you will not be able to access certain features that enhance your visit to our Website and the effectiveness of the services they offer and that some features may not work properly.

In addition, disabling certain cookies may require you to systematically enter login information (password, user name).

If you disable certain cookies, we may use previously collected data in accordance with this Cookie Policy and, where applicable, our Privacy Statement. We will no longer collect (new) data via these cookies.

8 Contact END FGM

If you have a question about the Cookie Policy, you can contact END FGM as follows:

9 Modification of the Cookie Policy

END FGM is entitled to amend this Cookie Policy in accordance with certain technical, legal or commercial requirements and developments. We will inform you of such changes according to the importance of the modifications made. You will find the date of the last modification of this Cookie Policy above.