Cookie policy

About this website

The INTERPOL Website (the “Site”) provides information about the Organization and its activities and provides access to certain services. To ensure the effective functioning of the Site and provision of these services, we rely on the use of cookies.

What is the scope of this Cookie Policy?

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, what types of cookies we use and for which purposes. In addition, the Policy explains how you (the “User”) can exercise control over the use of cookies.

As some cookies may process personal data, we would recommend that you take a few minutes to read and familiarize yourself with our Privacy Policy in addition to this Cookie Policy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is saved by your browser on your device, for example your laptop or mobile, when you visit a website and can send information back to the site. This information is most often used to provide you with a convenient browsing experience, for instance by remembering your language preference.

Cookies can however be used for a range of different purposes, for example to gather statistics on the use of a site, to aid in site security or to correctly display information.

Do we use cookies?

We use cookies on several pages of our Site and this section will clarify the different types of cookies we use and the purposes for which they are used.

First party cookies

First party cookies are cookies we add to the Site ourselves. We use these cookies to ensure the technical functionalities of our site, for instance when using web forms, and to gather statistics for web analytics.

Some of these cookies are served to us by Google Analytics and information about your use of the Site may be shared with them to provide us with web analytics through their Web Analytics Solution. This information is aggregated and anonymous and only serves to tell us how we can optimize our Site. For more information on how Google process this information, please visit:

Third party cookies

We are active on several social media platforms and provide Users with the opportunity to connect with us on these platforms or share content through social media buttons on the Site. In addition, certain pages on the Site provide our content from these social media platforms in embedded format, such as videos.

To provide these services, cookies of social media platforms, such as Twitter, Google and YouTube, are used on some of our webpages. If you have any questions regarding the use of these third party cookies, we would recommend you read the cookie policies provided on their respective websites.  

How long are cookies stored?

We use cookies on the Site that may be stored for different lengths of period, depending on the type of cookie:

Session cookies

Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies remain on your device for a predefined period of time after which they expire.   

How can you control these cookies?

Unless the cookies are necessary for the technical functioning of the Site, we will ask your consent prior to installing any cookies.

You can control the use of cookies through your browser, including the deletion of existing cookies. For more information on how to define your browser settings, please visit

What happens when you click on a link to a third party website or application?

When you click on a link that redirects you to a third party website, such as our social media channels, INTERPOL is not responsible for the use of cookies on that website.

As a consequence, our Cookie Policy no longer applies and we would advise you to familiarize yourself with the cookie policy of the website you are accessing.

How will you be informed of updates to this Policy?

In the event that we modify or update this Cookie Policy, we will clearly indicate the date of modification or update.

Changes to this Cookie Policy will be effective immediately when this page is republished.

If an update to the Cookie Policy pertains to a significant change to the way in which we use cookies, we will provide you with a notification on the Site.

How can you contact us?

INTERPOL General Secretariat

200, quai Charles de Gaulle
69006 Lyon