Privacy policy

The Rural Development Program respects your privacy and undertakes to carefully protect personal data obtained through the online information system and not to pass it on to a third party or use it for other purposes without your consent. Because there are certain links in the online information system to other, external websites that are not linked to the RDP, we do not assume any responsibility for the protection of data on these websites.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a file that stores the settings of web pages. Websites store cookies on users’ devices that they use to access the Internet in order to identify individual devices and settings that users have used to access them. Cookies allow websites to identify if the user has already visited this website, and with advanced applications they can be used to adjust individual settings accordingly. Their storage is under the full control of the browser used by the user – the user can restrict or disable the storage of cookies if desired.

Why we need cookies?

Cookies are fundamental to providing user-friendly online services; the most common e-commerce features would not be possible without cookies. The interaction between the web user and the website is faster and easier with the help of cookies. With their help, the website remembers the individual’s preferences and experiences, making browsing the web more efficient and enjoyable. There are several reasons to use cookies. They are used to store information about the status of an individual website (details about the adjustments of an individual website), help to implement online services (eg online store), help collect statistics about users and website traffic, web user habits, etc. We can therefore use cookies to evaluate the effectiveness of the design of our website. You can also read the guidelines of the Information Commissioner for the use of cookies on the recommended and permitted use of cookies on the website, which can be found here.

What we use cookies for on our website

We use the following types of cookies on our website:

  • Session cookies: Temporary or session cookies will be removed from your computer when you close your browser (e.g. Chrome or Internet Explorer). These cookies help to improve the performance and usability of our website. For example, they allow us to detect whether your browser can run small web programs (called “scripts”) that provide additional functionality to the web page, or allow us to remember any preferences you have set (such as font size or language setting).
  • Persistent cookies: Persistent or stored cookies remain on your computer when you close your browser. The website uses them to store information, such as your login name and password, so you don’t have to sign in every time you visit a place. Persistent cookies remain on your computer for about 6 months.
  • Google Analytics Analytics Cookies: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use this information to prepare reports and help us to improve the user aspect of the website. Cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, from where the visitors came to this website and the websites they visited. Some cookies set for this purpose are automatically removed from the device when you close your browser. Others may be retained for up to 24 months from your last visit to our website. You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by visiting:
  • Cookies linked to social media plug-ins and services: social networks allow websites to integrate their products into their content – so users can share content with their friends (various buttons like , share content, recommend…). Plug-ins use cookies so that social networks can identify their members when they come to a site with a plug-in.


Name of cookie Duration Description
QSPRP 2 leti Save the user’s cookie policy preferences
PHPSESSID Session duration User session identifier
Google Analytics
_utma 2 years Google Analytics Records the distinction between users and sessions.
_utmb 30 minutes Google Analytics Record a new session or new user.
_utmz 6 months Google Analytics Specifies the source of your traffic or campaign.
_utmc Session duration Google Analytics Records the duration of a visit.

The cookies we use on our website do not collect your personally identifiable information and cannot damage your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Cookies enable the operation of our website and help us understand what information is most useful to visitors.


By using this website, you agree that this website sets cookies on your computer or mobile device.

Manage and delete cookies
If you want to change the way you use cookies in your browser, including blocking or deleting them, you can do so by changing your browser settings accordingly. To manage cookies, most browsers allow you to accept or reject all cookies, accept only a certain type of cookie, or alert you that a site wants to store a cookie. You can also easily delete cookies stored by your browser. If you change or delete your browser’s cookie file, change or reward your browser or device, you may need to disable cookies again. The process for managing and deleting cookies varies from browser to browser. If you need help with this, you can look in the browser’s help for users. You can also disable Google Analytics tracking at the following link.

YouTube cookies
By viewing YouTube videos on our site, the user agrees to the 3rd party cookies sent by YouTube.