Cookie policy

Please read this Cookie Policy carefully as it contains information on the use by Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (“LPEA”) of cookies and similar technologies on the website www.lpea.lu (the “Website”).

This Cookie Policy should be read together with LPEA’s Website Data Protection Policy which sets out how and why LPEA collects, stores, uses and shares Personal Data via its Website and related services, as well as your rights in relation to your Personal Data and details on how to contact LPEA and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint.

  1. LPEA’s WEBSITE

When you access and browse the Website, LPEA may use cookies and similar technologies, such as page tags, for storing information to provide you a better experience.

This Cookie Policy only relates to your accessing and browsing the Website.

“Cookies” are small text files that can be placed on your computer or mobile device in order to identify your web-browser and the activities of your computer on the Website.

These help LPEA to recognize you and your device and to store some information about your preferences or past actions.

For example, LPEA may monitor how many times you visit the Website, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the internet service provider you use, helping LPEA to build a profile of the Website’s users.

“Page tags”, also known as web beacons or gif tags, are a web technology used to help track websites or email usage information, such as how many times a specific page or email has been viewed. Pages tags are invisible to you, and any portion of the Website, including advertisements, or e-mail sent on LPEA’s behalf may contain page tags.

“Cookies”[,“Page tags”] and any other similar technologies are collectively defined as “Cookies”.

The Website may contain links to other websites owned and operated by third parties. These other third party websites may also use cookies in accordance with their own separate cookie policies.

For information relating to these other third party websites, please consult their cookie policies.

  1. Why does LPEA use Cookies?

LPEA uses Cookies to:

  • personalize your experience on the Website;
  • recognize you whenever you visit the Website;
  • keep track of your specified preferences (such as your language preference);
  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve the content of the Website;
  • detect and prevent fraud;
  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable;
  • analyse trends and gather demographic information; and
  • conduct research, diagnostics and reporting to improve the Website and analyse the performance of LPEA’s services
  1. Types of Cookies

All Cookies on the Website fall into one of the three following categories:

  • Strictly Necessary: these Cookies are essential for you to be able to navigate the Website and use its features. Without these Cookies, the services you have asked for could not be provided;
  • Performance: these Cookies collect information about how you use the Website, e.g. which pages you go to most often. These Cookies do not collect personally identifiable information about you. All information collected by these Cookies is aggregated and anonymous and is only used to improve how the Website works;
  • Functionality: these Cookies allow our Website to remember the choices you make (such as your user name, language, last action and search preferences) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these Cookies is anonymous and cannot track your browsing activity on other websites; and
  1. Cookies used by LPEA

The table below provides more information about the Cookies used by LPEA:

Strictly necessary Cookies
Name of the CookiePurpose of the CookieExpiry/deletion
__cfduidThis cookie is used to speed up page load timesDeleted 1 year after the last use of the Website.
_sm__fchThis cookie is used to identify the client behind an IPDeleted 1 year after the last use of the Website
PHPSESSIDThis cookie is used to maintain user session variablesDeleted immediately upon closing of the browsing session.
Functionality Cookies
langThis cookie is used to store language preferences, potentially to serve up content in the stored language.Deleted immediately upon closing of the browsing session.
_sm_au_dThis cookie is used to show advertisements to the user based on his preferences.Deleted immediately upon closing of the browsing session.
Performance Cookies
Universal Analytics (Google)_gaThis cookie is used to collect information about how you use the Website. It notably helps LPEA to count how many people visit the Website, by notably tracking if you have visited the Website before.Deleted 6 months after the last use of the Website [Google may, in accordance with its own cookie policy, hold the data collected through this cookie up to 24 months after the last use of the Website. Please refer to Google’s cookie policy for further information].
Universal Analytics (Google)_gidThis cookie is used to collect information about how you use the Website. It notably helps LPEA to distinguish users of the WebsiteDeleted 24 hours after the last use of the Website.
  1. Consent to use Cookies

LPEA will ask you for your consent to place Cookies on your device, except where these are strictly necessary Cookies (for these n consent is required), for LPEA to provide you with a service that you have requested.

You have the choice of deciding whether to accept Cookies or not by setting your browser to block some or all Cookies. However, please be aware that if you do not accept Cookies, you may not be able to enjoy a comprehensive experience of the Website features. Strictly technical Cookies, necessary to the functioning of the Website cannot be refused.

There is a notice on the home page of the Website which describes how LPEA uses Cookies and requests your consent to place Cookies on your device, which you access [here].

  1. How to contact us?

Please contact LPEA at lpea-office@lpea.lu if you have any questions about this Cookie Policy.

  1. Amendments to this Cookie Policy

LPEA may amend this Cookie Policy from time to time to ensure that you are fully informed about LPEA’s use of Cookies. You will be notified of changes to the Cookie Policy by appropriate means.