Cookie and Privacy Policy –

On 25 May 2018, the EU the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 went into force. This regulation applies to all activities managing or working with persona data of citizens of the European Union and the European Economic Area. In order to comply with this regulation, below you can find information on the Ground Truth 2.0 privacy and cookie policy.

About Ground Truth 2.0

Ground Truth 2.0 is a 3-year project funded by the European Union that is setting up and validating six citizen observatories in real life condition, four located in the EU, and two located in Africa. You can find more detailed information on the project here.

Purpose of processing data

The website of Ground Truth 2.0,, is hosted by the Ground Truth 2.0 project at the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, and makes use of cookies. These are small files which are stored on your computer. The role of these cookies is to analyse how much interest our site generates, helping us recognise whether you return to our site at a later date and more importantly how much interest is generated from regions of the world in which we are active with our partners.


The Ground Truth 2.0 site, is built with WordPress. WordPress sets cookies that are ‘Strictly Necessary’. If these cookies are not accepted the site may not work as expected, especially when logging in as ‘Editor’, ‘Author’ or ‘Administrator’.

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LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter

Buttons are included on the Ground Truth 2.0 site to enable users to promote or share pages via the social media networks LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. These social media buttons work with third-party cookies. If you click these buttons, these cookies are sent to the respective service.

Google Analytics

Through the Ground Truth 2.0 website, a cookie is sent to Google Analytics which tracks how visitors use the website. It is not allowed for Google to use the information obtained for other Google services and the information Google collects remains anonymous wherever possible. Google may supply personal information to third parties if it is legally required to do so, Ground Truth 2.0 has no influence over this. Information is stored by Google on their servers in the United States. Google is legally obliged to adhere to Safe Harbor principles of the US Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor programme, meaning there is an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data. The visitor has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Enabling, disabling and removing cookies through the browser

You can disable cookies through the browser (see, for example, for extra information and instructions on how to do this).

Please note: if you refuse and/or delete cookies, you cannot always use all the website’s features. In addition, the act of refusing or deleting cookies only affects the computer and browser with which you perform this operation. If you use multiple computers and/or browsers, you need to repeat the above operation(s) as many times as necessary.

More information about enabling, disabling and deleting cookies can be found by using the ‘Help’ function of your browser.

For a list of cookies that are used on the website, please follow this link.