Privacy Policy

This is the IKEA Foundation Privacy and Cookie Policy. The IKEA Foundation treats personal information we receive or collect through our website with due care and in accordance with applicable data protection requirements. The IKEA Foundation is dedicated to safeguarding any personal information received by the IKEA Foundation.


This Privacy and Cookie Policy will apply whenever you use our webpage available at, including any application made available by the IKEA Foundation for use on mobile devices (individually and collectively, the “IKEA Foundation Website”). By using the IKEA Foundation Website you accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Before using the IKEA Foundation Website, please carefully read the sections below.


The IKEA Foundation uses cookies when you interact with this Website. Cookies are small blocks of data that are sent along with this Website and placed on your equipment by your browser. On each subsequent visit to this Website, the browser searches for cookies and sends the available information stored therein to the servers of this Website. The IKEA Foundation uses the following types of cookies:

Cookies that are technically necessary: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website. Without these cookies part of our services cannot be provided.

Analytical/ Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use our Website, for instance which pages visitors use most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. All information these cookies collect is aggregated. This information is used to provide aggregated and statistical information on the use of our Website and is used to improve the contents of the Website to enhance your user experience. The Website also uses analytics cookies placed by Google Analytics to measure the number of visits and the parts of the Website that are the most popular among the Website’s visitors as well as for benchmarking purposes. This information is used to provide aggregated and statistical information on the use of the Website and is used to improve the contents of the Website to enhance your user experience. Google Analytics is used in a privacy friendly manner.

Functional cookies: These cookies may store your browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your means of connection to the Website, such as the operating system and the Internet Service Providers utilized and other similar information. This information is used to technically facilitate the navigation and use of the Website. In addition, functional cookies may be used to store personal settings, such as language, or to remember your information for next visits if so requested. The information these cookies collect will be anonymised and your browsing activity on other websites is not tracked.

Links to third party functionality: These cookies are placed by YouTube or Instagram if you use their functionality on our website to enable these parties to register and store your use of their functionality and your preferences. These cookies will only be placed with your prior permission. Please be referred to the privacy and cookie policy of the relevant applications to be informed on the purposes and use of these cookies.

Controlling/deleting cookies

If you do not want to have cookies stored on your computer or want to remove cookies that have already been stored, you can disable these cookies via your browser settings.
If you disable the cookies through browser settings, the Website or certain parts of the Website may not work properly. Furthermore, certain personalized features may not be provided to you and thus you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the Website’s features.

What we collect

When you visit, or contact us through, the Website you may provide us with information about yourself. We automatically collect information via the use of cookies, such as your IP address, browser type, the pages (on our website) that you visit, the website that referred you to the IKEA Foundation website, demographic information and the time and duration of your visit.

How we use it

If you use our Website or if you choose to provide us with your e-mail address or other (indirect) personally identifiable information, we will use such information:

  • to send you our newsletter (only upon your request), and to keep you informed of relevant changes or updates, or to respond to your inquiry;
  • for technical and functional management of our website and to ensure it is easy to use. We also use cookies for the same purpose. Cookies help us learn more about how the website is being used which helps us to improve the overall experience. Please see below for further information on cookies.
  • for analytical purposes (see ‘Analytical Cookies’ section below)
  • to comply with legal and/ or regulatory requirements.

We store your personal data as long as is necessary for the abovementioned purposes or for secondary purposes in line with those purposes, with a maximum of two years. When you unsubscribe from our newsletter your e-mail address will be deleted from our files.

Access by third parties

The IKEA Foundation may transfer data to our analytic cookie providers and provide access to our data to our third party service providers, such as the hosting provider . Please be assured that your personal data is (i) always processed subject to appropriate security and confidentiality arrangements and in accordance with applicable privacy legislation; (ii) solely used for purposes defined herein; and (iii) information is used in accordance with applicable data privacy legislation, incl. data security arrangements. The IKEA Foundation will not provide your data to any other third parties except when required by law .

If, in this context, the IKEA Foundation would transfer personal data to a third country, we will ensure that appropriate arrangements and safeguards are in place, such as the EU Standard Contractual Clauses.

Third Party websites and social media

The IKEA Foundation may provide hyperlinks to websites from other companies or persons. The IKEA Foundation is not responsible or liable for any processing of personal data via these websites and the IKEA Foundation’s Privacy and Cookie Policy does not apply to the use of such websites.

If you share content from the IKEA Foundation Website via social media, your personal data will be visible to those visiting your personal pages on these social media websites. We are not responsible or liable for any processing of your personal data via social media websites. The IKEA Foundation’s Privacy and Cookie Policy does not apply to the use of such social media websites.


The IKEA Foundation has taken appropriate technical and organizational security measures in order to protect personal data from unauthorised access and against loss, misuse, alteration and/or destruction. Reasonable organizational, physical, technical and administrative measures are taken to ensure personal data are secured. Your personal data are dealt with in strict confidence. Although the IKEA Foundation exercises appropriate care in providing secure transmission of information between your equipment and our systems, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the internet. If we become aware of any security breach which results in unauthorized access of your personal data, we will endeavor to inform you.

Access, correction and deletion

The IKEA Foundation aims to keep our information as accurate as possible. You have the right to request access, correction, or deletion of your personal data that is processed by the IKEA Foundation, as well as the right to object to the processing of your personal data. i.e. for purposes not defined herein. If you wish to review your personal data processed by the IKEA Foundation or have your data updated, corrected or deleted, please send your request to