This Cookie Policy applies to the website, hereinafter referred to as the ‘Website’, operated and maintained by the Institute of Balkan Studies and Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Moskovska Street No. 45, Sofia 1000, Office – tel/fax: +359 2 980 62 97.

Your access to and the use of the Website is subject to and governed by the applicable law (Personal Data Protection Act) and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and this Cookie Policy. Please read them carefully. If you do not agree with them, please do not use our Website. If you continue to use our Website, you will be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Cookies. As a user of our Website, you have the right to accept or disable cookies.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file consisting of a textual set of information that a website transfers from a web browser to the hard disk of your computer, either temporarily when you access certain websites, or sometimes for extended periods depending on the type of cookie. Cookies perform certain functions (including distinguishing you from other users on the same website or storing certain information related to you, such as your preferences) and are used by most websites to facilitate your browsing.

Each cookie is unique to your web browser and will contain some anonymous information. A cookie usually contains the domain name from which it comes, the cookie’s ‘life span’ and value (usually in the form of an arbitrarily generated number).

Types of cookies we use:

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential for the website to function properly. For example, using these cookies, we show you the information on our site in the correct language. Because these cookies are strictly necessary, we do not need to ask for your consent to use them.

Analytical performance cookies

Analytical performance cookies are used to monitor the traffic on our website. We use that information to enhance user experience. These cookies cannot be used to identify you and does not contain personal information. They show us which pages on our website you viewed, whether you visited our website using a mobile or desktop device as well as other anonymous data. This information is only used for statistical purposes. The maximum period in which we store the analytical data is 12 months.

How can users manage or reject cookies on

You can easily accept or reject cookies on this site by clicking one of the buttons in the cookie message: Accept or Reject.

Attention: rejecting cookies will delete all cookies and remove some buttons and functionality of the website. When you try to log in to the site, you agree to the use of session cookies. You may accept cookies on this page at any time.

How to delete cookies?

You can choose whether or not to accept cookies. If you want to know when your computer is receiving a cookie, you can set your browser to let you know. This will allow you to accept or reject a cookie. Your computer may be set to reject all cookies. If you want to know how to do this, visit Please note that changes to your browser that disable cookies will prevent parts of our website from functioning properly.

Changes to this cookie policy

Any future changes to our Cookie Policy will be posted on this page. We will notify you for any changes by email, if necessary. All changes shall take effect immediately.

This policy was last updated on 01/12/2021.

Personal Data Protection Policy

This Personal Data Protection Policy applies to the website, hereinafter referred to as “the website”, owned and operated by the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBSCT-BAS), address: Moskovska Street No. 45, Sofia 1000, phone / fax (office): +359 2 980 62 97.

IBSCT-BAS processes data in the capacity of a controller of personal data within the meaning of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This website does not collect or process personal data about its visitors.

Supervisory Authority

Personal Data Protection Commission

Address: 2 Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov Blvd., Sofia 1592

Tel.: +359 (0)2 940 20 46, fax: +359 (0)2 940 36 40



If you have any questions or require further information regarding the Personal Data Protection Policy, please contact us by sending an email at:

This Personal Data Protection Policy was last updated on 30/03/2020. It may be modified upon amendment of the applicable legislation, by the initiative of the IBSCT-BAS or a competent authority.