Cookie Policy

The Authority for the Responsible Use of Cannabis – ARUC (“us”, “we”, or “our”), may use “Cookies” on its website ( (“Service”). In addition to our website privacy notice in which you will find general information about how we consider and treat data protection matters, we are hereunder providing you with our Cookie Policy which explains more about the different cookies we use, what they are, how third parties may use cookies on our website, your choices regarding cookies, and other information.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text (typically numbers and letters) downloaded through your web browser when visiting a website and stored on your device. Your web browser subsequently accesses the cookie file. It allows the target website to recognise you as the user, making your next visit easier, with the underlying service more useful and relevant to you. In this case, the Service we offer will work on the same basis.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

On the other hand, cookies could also be separated as follows:

  • First-party cookies – these cookies are placed on your device directly by the Website which is being visited.
  • Third-party cookies – as the name implies, these cookies are placed on your device by a third-party external to the website that is being visited. This usually occurs when the website incorporates elements from other websites, such as advertising and social plugins.


How ARUC uses cookies

We use cookies to improve your user experience when visiting our website and using our Service. Cookies could also enable certain functionalities and features of the website, such as navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Depending on your selection of types of cookies that may be used when using our Service, we may place several cookies on your device via the web browser, as follows:


Strictly Necessary Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. The law states that we are allowed, without consent, to store this type of cookie on your device. For all other types of cookies, we need your permission.

Functionality Cookies

Functionality cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your choice of language or region. Such cookies are only used and stored if you provide your consent. We currently do not use this type of cookies.

Statistical Cookies

Statistical cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information in an anonymous manner. We currently do not use any cookies to collect any type of statistical data.

Marketing Cookies

These cookies record your activities within a website and use the information collated to make advertising more relevant to your interests. Website owners may also share this information with third parties for targeted advertising purposes. We currently do not use this type of cookies.



Cookie Name Expiration of Cookie Cookie Purpose Description

Is the Cookie essential for the Website to work


Cookieyes-consent Persistent


This type of cookie is used to remember users’ consent preferences so that their preferences are respected on their subsequent visits to the site. It does not collect or store any personal information of the site visitors.


Your choice with cookies

When you visit our website, you will first be requested to manage or accept the cookie settings. Whilst for strictly necessary cookies, we do not need to obtain your consent before making use of any other type of cookie. Your consent would be required. It is important to note that you may amend your consent decision at any point in time and delete or refuse the use of all non-necessary cookies. However, please note that should you delete or refuse the use of any or all the non-necessary cookies, you may not be able to use all the features we offer through our Service.


Changing your cookie settings

Apart from setting or amending your cookie settings through the cookie banner found on our website, you may also control and block cookies by activating the ‘Settings’ on your browser, which will allow you to amend your cookie preferences. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.


For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google


For the Internet Explorer web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft


For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla


For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple


For any other web browser, please visit your web browser’s official web pages.


Changes to our cookie policy

We reserve the right to amend and update this policy from time to time. In such a case, we will replace the policy shown on this page with an updated version. Whilst we would notify you of any significant changes to this policy, it is highly advisable for you to regularly check this page in order to be aware of any changes which may occur from time to time.


Revised on: 01/03/2023