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Privacy & cookies policy

The ACHIEVE project respects its visitors’ privacy and collects only the absolutely necessary information in order to provide its services to its visitors. ACHIEVE provides two services to its users, namely its website and its electronic communications (newsletters and press releases).


The ACHIEVE website uses cookies for its technical functioning, as well as the Google Analytics service in order to prepare aggregated, anonymous statistics reports of visitor activity.

What are cookies?

Cookies are files that contain a small amount of information and are stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or device. Without cookies, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the expected way. However, most browsers allow you to refuse cookies. You may block our cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You can find out more about cookies and how to delete and control them on

Google Analytics

In order to understand how visitors perceive a specific webpage or file (i.e. a document, picture, an interactive infographic, etc.) and analyse the effectiveness of the website, we use the Google Analytics service from Google Corporation Inc., which collects the necessary data. To avoid collection of personally identifying information, we use IP anonymisation by removing the last octet of the IP address prior to its storage. By default, the browsing experience of website visitors is tracked by Google Analytics in order to produce anonymised statistics. However, Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on to provide users with the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics. ACHIEVE respects its visitors’ choices and whenever our server receives a “Do Not Track” request, the Google Analytics tracker is disabled. 

You can find the add-on here:

Links to other websites

The ACHIEVE website includes links to interesting websites related to the topics of climate action, energy, environment, etc. The ACHIEVE consortium is not responsible for the privacy policies of any third party.

Electronic Communications

To inform interested parties of its progress, ACHIEVE distributes several electronic communication materials in the form of periodic newsletters and ad hoc press releases. For this purpose, ACHIEVE collects, stores, and processes the e-mail addresses of interested parties (the subscribers) and uses this personal data for the dissemination of its electronic communications. By filling out and submitting the newsletter subscription form (available towards the bottom of most pages in the ACHIEVE website) the subscriber freely consents to the processing of their e-mail address in order to receive project electronic communications. The subscribers’ e-mail addresses are kept in the ACHIEVE database, are processed by the HOLISTIC P.C., i.e., the dissemination co-leader of ACHIEVE, and are solely processed for the purposes of the electronic communications. There are no other types of personal data processed apart from the e-mail addresses of the subscribers. In case a subscriber does not wish to receive project communication material anymore, they can opt-out of receiving them just by clicking the respective link at the bottom of the Newsletters and/or Press releases, or by sending an email to with title “UNSUBSCRIBE”. Also, ACHIEVE does not sell nor provide its subscribers’ e-mail addresses to third parties.

Update of this Privacy and Cookie Policy

We may update this policy from time to time. Changes in technology, legislation, and authorities’ guidance may require us to inform you of the activities we undertake where it affects your privacy rights. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.