General terms and conditions

This section describes our privacy policy for

Statistical Analysis of Traffic

When you visit our website, the servers automatically record information of a general nature concerning your navigation, in the form of cookies, which allows the continuous improvement of the site.

The statistical analysis of this information is carried out by an internal system, whose data are stored in Geneva on the infrastructures of the Cantonal Administration, using the Matomo software platform.

The data collected is anonymized and we do not analyze individual paths. We do not share the information collected with other organizations for commercial purposes, nor do we pass it on to other sites.

The information collected is:

  • the date of your visit;
  • the URL you came from when you arrived at the site;
  • the type of browser you are using;
  • the operating system of your computer, the resolution of your screen;
  • the domain name of your Internet service provider;
  • the time you spend on the site;
  • how long you spend on each page you visit;
  • what you click on in each page you visit;
  • the keywords you search for on the site
  • the destination site when you leave the site.
  • When you first visit our site, you will be notified of the use of these cookies.

We then store a cookie so that your computer knows that you have seen this message, and does not display it again on your next visit.

Managing your data

In addition to the technical data mentioned under statistical analysis of frequentation, the only personal data that we store is the data that you decide to provide when you register for our weekly newsletter. 

The data provided for the subscription to the weekly newsletter will not be used for any other purpose than the distribution of the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties other than the external supplier responsible for the distribution of the newsletter. It is further specified that this distribution list is hosted by an external supplier of the State (GetResponse), on a machine located in Europe. 

Subscribers may withdraw from the list of distribution at any time, access data concerning them or have it updated by sending an e-mail to

Keeping your data safe

Transmitting information over the Internet is generally not completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmissions. Any data you transmit is transmitted at your own risk.

The only personal data stored is that which you decide to provide yourself, e.g. when making an enquiry, answering a survey, etc.

Disclosure of your information

We may pass on your information if we are legally obliged to do so, or if we have to comply with or enforce our terms of use and other agreements. This includes exchanging information with other departments of the State of Geneva for legal reasons.

Links to other sites contains links to other sites. This privacy policy applies only to our site. has no influence on the information accessible via external links to other websites and therefore rejects any responsibility for the content of these sites. If you leave our site, the privacy policy of the third party site applies. We cannot guarantee what it does with the information you transmit to it.

If you arrive at from another site, we may receive personal information about you from the other site. Please refer to the policy of the website you have just left to learn more about this.

Intellectual property/copyright

The entire content of the website is protected by intellectual property law and in particular by copyright law.

Downloading, copying or printing of texts, illustrations or other data does not entail any transfer of rights to the contents.

The reproduction, transmission, modification or use for public or commercial purposes of the content protected by copyright, including source codes, are subject to prior written authorisation from the State of Geneva.

Right of access and correction

In accordance with the provisions of the cantonal law of 5 October 2001 on public information, access to documents, and protection of personal data, any interested party may request in writing that the State of Geneva be provided with the data concerning him or her and, if necessary, that it be updated or corrected.

Applicable legislation and competent courts

Swiss law is applicable to this website according to the general terms and conditions set out above. In case of dispute, only the courts of Geneva are competent.

With respect to any disputes, controversies or claims relating to the use of the United Nations logo, every effort will be made to reach an amicable settlement by direct negotiation.