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When accessing web pages maintained by the Office of the National Assembly, data regarding your (the visitor’s) computer or other device used during the session (e.g. tablet, smartphone, mobile smart device) may be automatically recorded, and so-called “cookies” or program code of similar nature may be stored on the device for this purpose, provided that such activity is enabled through your browser settings or expressly permitted by you when first visiting the web page.

A cookie is a file that is (or may be) stored on the visitor’s computer or other device used for browsing when the visitor accesses a web page. Cookies have multiple functions and can be used for various purposes, including, but not limited to:

  • collecting information on visitors and their devices;
  • remembering the visitors’ individual preferences;
  • supporting eventual online transactions; or
  • optimising any advertising content on the website and other web pages.

In general, cookies and other program code of similar nature facilitate the use of the website, enhance the visitors’ web experience, ensure that the site is an efficient source of information, and allow the hosting operator to monitor the site’s operation, prevent abuse, and maintain the proper functioning and high quality of the services provided.

Accepting and allowing the use of cookies is optional. You may disable cookies through the appropriate settings of your computer or other device used for browsing, or of the web browser used to access the site. However, without cookies, some features or services may become unavailable, and the Office of the National Assembly may not be able to ensure the full usability of the website.

Cookies are used to record and manage the following data regarding you and your computer or other device used during the session:

  • your IP address;
  • the type of web browser you use;
  • the type and settings of the operating system on the device used during the session (e.g. OS version, language settings);
  • the exact time and date of your visit;
  • the previously visited page;
  • the visited page, subpage and the feature or service used;
  • the time spent on the page.

Please be informed that these cookies alone cannot be used to identify the visiting person.

The Office of the National Assembly uses cookies and program code of similar nature to determine:

  • whether you have already visited our website and to identify the subpages or other sites under the parlament.hu domain you have already accessed;
  • the functionality and services used;
  • the information you have been looking for or might be most interested in.

In other words, we use cookies to collect information that can be leveraged to provide higher-quality user experience and to further develop our website.

Some of these cookies are essential to ensure that visitors can interact with our website and use all of its functionality and services without any problems. These are so-called “session cookies”, which, among other things, record the visitors’ interactions on a page or via a feature or service during a visit. These cookies are only effective during the visit itself; after the end of the session or when closing the browser, they are automatically removed from your device (depending on its settings).

We also use so-called “performance cookies” to gather information on how visitors use our website. The data collected by these cookies include, for example, the page or subpage the visitor viewed, the page sections the visitor clicked on, the number of pages or subpages opened, the other pages the visitor navigated to, the time spent viewing each page, etc. All this is used for the development and optimisation of our website, its functionality and services in order to enhance user experience and provide smooth, high-quality service.

The website contains link destinations from and links to third-party servers not affiliated with the Office of the National Assembly. The provider of such links may be able to collect user data since it has direct access to its own server, and may manage this information in third countries that do not provide an adequate level of protection for the data managed. The Office of the National Assembly has no influence whatsoever over this and does not assume any responsibility for this type of data collection activities; these can only take place with your approval until it is revoked or the cookies are disabled or deleted. Third-party providers also use so-called “web beacons” to gauge user behaviour and to gather information related to serving advertisements.

The third-party cookies and other program code of similar nature currently used by our website are provided by Google Analytics (e.g. remarketing, Google Display Network reports, Google Analytics reports on demographics and interests).

For more information about Google privacy policies regarding advertisements, please click here.

For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please click here.

For more information about Google’s use of cookies, please click here.

For more information about cookies and how they work, please click here or visit www.aboutcookies.org.

You may change the settings of the web browser used to access our website in order to control, customise or eventually disable the use and storage of cookies on your computer or other device used for browsing, as every browser, computer or other device allows users to change such cookie settings. Cookies can usually be managed in the relevant area of the “Privacy” section of the “Tools” or “Settings” menu of your browser.

To summarise, cookies are used to improve the usability of our website and to enhance user experience. So if they are disabled or deleted, you may not be able to use all the functionality and services available on our site or have problem-free access, and the pages of the site may display differently on your computer, device or browser.