COVID-19 Protein Portal Cookie Policy 

We use small files called “cookies” stored locally on your device in order to provide the COVID-19 Protein Portal service to you. All cookies set as a result of your visit to the COVID-19 Protein Portal are strictly necessary for the proper functioning of the site. Where these cookies contain personal data (such as an assigned identifier) then we process these data using the legal basis of legitimate interests. Please see our privacy policy for more information on how we use your personal data. You may choose to refuse cookies, for example by changing settings in your browser, but this may cause parts of the service to not function for you, for example you may not be able to log in. 

The COVID-19 Protein Portal is hosted and operated by Instruct-ERIC. Cookies where the issuer is Instruct-ERIC are called first party cookies, as they are set by us. First party cookies will therefore also include cookies set by other Instruct-ERIC services integrated into the COVID-19 Protein Portal such as ARIA IDSS, which provides the login functionality for the Protein Portal. Cookies from any other organisation are called third party cookies. 

Cookies needed for authentication 

Some cookies are required to log you in to ARIA IDSS (the Identity and Security Service used in the COVID-19 Protein Portal), and to keep you logged in until timeout (10 hours).  

For an up-to-date list of ARIA IDSS cookies please see the ARIA IDSS cookie policy

Cookies needed for proper functioning of the site

How often will you update this Cookie Policy? 

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies. 

The date at the bottom of this Cookie Policy indicates when it was last updated. 

Where can I get further information? 

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at 



COVID-19 Protein Portal Cookie Policy version 1.0  updated 11 May 2020