Cookie Information

What are Cookies?

Cookies are data packets that are exchanged between your browser and a website. They are used to store information across multiple pages and thus enable you to use, for example, “My Favourites” on the Berlinale website. Cookies enable the secure transmission of identifiers across your network. Your browser saves them on your computer. Cookies cannot run programmes and are not viruses.

You can determine how your computer handles cookies in your browser settings. You can specify to generally refuse to allow cookies to be set or to be notified when cookies are set. You can also check in your browser settings which cookies have been saved and what information they contain.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are used on this website to integrate certain content. In order to be able to use all the website’s functionalities, it is recommended that you accept third-party cookies in addition to those technically necessary. In this case, you will agree that cookies can also be set by providers from non-European countries or non-EEA countries (e.g. Google and Brightcove from the USA).

If you click on “accept selection” without having previously activated third-party cookies, only cookies that are technically necessary will be set. This means that certain content will not be available. You can change or revoke your cookie choices at any time. Further information can be found in the privacy policy.

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Technically Necessary Cookies

These cookies ensure the technical stability of the website. If you do not accept these cookies you will be unable to visit the website.

Third Party Cookies

Technology from third parties such as Brightcove and Google Maps is used to display certain website content. If you would like to take advantage of these provisions, please enable third-party cookies.

The specific number of cookies set also depends on your personal browser settings.


Some of the moving image content is integrated into the website using the third-party provider Brightcove. If you would like to use this provision, please activate third-party cookies.

Type of data and purpose of data use:
To our knowledge, Brightcove processes your IP address and information about which embedded services you have enabled on our website. The Berlinale receives anonymised and aggregated user statistics which reveal the view count of the videos.

Company that processes the data:
Brightcove Inc., 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210, USA.

Retention period:
For information about how long Brightcove stores cookies and your data, please see the Brightcove Cookie Policy and Section 7 of the Brightcove Privacy Policy.

The Brightcove Cookie Policy can be found at:
The Brightcove Privacy Policy can be found at:

Google Maps

The Berlinale uses Google Maps services to show you the location of our venues and other places that may be of interest to you.

Type of data and purpose of data use:
To our knowledge, Google processes your IP address and information about which embedded services you have activated on our website.

If you are logged into Google while using the Berlinale map, your data will be assigned directly to your Google account and additional cookies will be stored. If you do not want this information to be associated with your profile, you must log out of Google before loading the Berlinale Map.

Company that processes the data:
Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, D04E5W5, Ireland. However, your personal data may also be collected by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Retention period:
You can find information about how long Google stores your data and how it is anonymised here:

Further information on the processing of your personal data can be found in the Google privacy policy:

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