Trilateral Research is committed to safeguarding your personal information in accordance with data protection law.

Trilateral Research’s Privacy Statement explains how, and on what legal basis, we collect, store, and use personal information about you as:

a visitor to our website
an applicant for a job at Trilateral
or when you otherwise choose to interact with us.


Cookie Policy

September 2019

A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (e.g., a computer or smartphone) when you access a website. It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions. Most browsers support Cookies, but you can set your preferences to decline them and delete them whenever you like. Cookies allow our site to remember your preferences and play an important role in making the site work better for you. To some extent, cookies can be seen as providing a “memory” for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately. 

We use Cookies to manage functionality on our website and to provide usage insights to help us improve our service for our users. Where a cookie is not strictly necessary, we give you the opportunity to opt-out of its usage. We do not use cookies to track your behaviour once you have left our website, and the data from cookies will not be passed on to or used by any commercial enterprise that are not operating under our instruction and only process data as laid out in this policy. 

How do we use cookies? 

A visit to our website may generate “first-party” cookies and “third-party” cookies. Third-party cookies are only generated with your agreement. We use third-party cookies to provide enhanced site functionality such as embedded video content. 

We use the following cookies and similar technologies: 

  • Strictly necessary cookies.These cookies are essential for the operation of our website and online tools or services. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into private areas of our website.
  • Performance/Statisticscookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. We have configured our analytics solution to preserve our visitor’s privacy, such as for example  anonymising IP addressesAll information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionalcookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences, for example your username, language or text size. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. 

The tables below explain the cookies we use and why we use them. 


PHP Session Cookie  
Type Strictly Necessary
Purpose This cookie enables us to establish and maintain a browsing session when visiting our website. It is a temporary mechanism that enables the management of interactions with you while visiting our website.
Retention period This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
Cookie Names More Information


Type Performance / Statistics
Purpose These cookies are set by Matomo, our web analytics platform. This enables us to understand how our website is performing and to evolve our service offering.

We have configured Matomo optimally to preserve our user’s privacy, they are operating under our instructions and do not process the data we share with them for other purposes. We consider this a functional cookie that is in our legitimate interests to place, in-line with recent CNIL guidance on the topic of Cookies and similar technologies. You do have the option of opting out of this processing when you first visit our website or by managing your cookie preferences using our cookie management tool.
Retention period TBD
Cookie Names More Information
_pk_ref, _pk_cvar, _pk_id, _pk_ses, _pk_hsr, piwik_ignore Privacy Policy


Contact Form 7 
Type Functional
Purpose These are cookies set by the software we use for our contact forms, so that they function appropriately.
Retention period This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
Cookie Names More Information
cf7msm_check N/A


Type Functional
Purpose This cookie is set by Youtube for the purpose of making video content available within our website. You can control whether this cookie is used or not.
Retention period 6 months
Cookie Names More Information


Type Functional
Purpose This cookie is set by Vimeo for the purpose of making video content available within our website. You can control whether this cookie is used or not.
Retention period 2 years
Cookie Names More Information

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How do I change my cookie settings? 

Our cookie management tool allows you to specify your preferences for those cookies that are placed for by this website which are not strictly necessary for its delivery. You can manage your cookie preferences using the button below: