Cookie policy

The Advanced Research and Invention Agency (“ARIA”/”we”/”our”/”us”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Cookie Policy together with our Privacy Policy sets out the basis on which any personal information that we collect from you, or that you provide to us, when using (the “Website”) will be processed. 

This policy also explains what cookies are and how, as well as why, they may be stored on and accessed from your computer or device when you use the Website. 

Information about our use of cookies

The Website uses cookies (text files placed on your computer) which, if you agree to them, will collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the Website and to compile statistical reports on Website activity. 

Cookies the website uses are

We use the following strictly necessary cookies – these cookies are essential for the operation of our site. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the Website functions:

  • Cookie Yes (Cookieyes-consent) – This cookie is essential for the Website to operate. It allows us to remember your details during your current visit to the Website. Most of the cookies we use are known as session cookies. These cookies expire whenever you close your browser or shut down your computer. Its expiry date is 1 year. 

We use the following analytical/performance cookies – these cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how many visitors move around our site when they are using it.

  • Google Analytics (_ga) – This is an analytical/performance cookie. The Website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the Website, collecting standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymised form from which no user is identifiable. This information is transmitted to Google and processed to compile statistical reports on activity on the Site. These reports allow us to optimise our user experience. You may install a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by going here: Its expiry date is 1 month. 

Controlling and deleting cookies

There are two types of cookies:

  • Session cookies, which expire as soon as you close the browser and are mainly used to help you navigate the Website by storing information on your location and the pages you have visited.
  • Persistent or permanent cookies will remain on your computer once you close your browser down until expiry or deletion by you. These are mainly used to personalise the Website, so that it remembers you from previous visits and can display relevant information.

Cookie consent tool

Our cookie consent tool can be used to customise your cookie preferences. The consent tool specifically controls the non-essential cookies used on the Website.

Essential cookies cannot be disabled using this tool.

Browser settings

You can set your browser not to accept cookies. To disable cookies through your browser, follow the instructions usually located within the ‘Help’ or ‘Tools’ menu of your browser. Further information on how to remove cookies from your browser can be found here:

In a few cases, some Website features may not work after removing cookies.

Please note that disabling a cookie or category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser, unless manually completed through browser function.

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may amend this Cookie Policy from time to time. Please check this Cookie Policy regularly to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

This Cookie Policy was last updated in January 2024. 

How to contact us and complain

If you have any questions about this policy, please email our Data Protection Officer at

You can also contact us via our contact form.

If you are not happy with the way that we use cookies, you may have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office at