The information presented will inform you about the placement, use and administration of cookies by us in the context of users browsing this website.
Cookies – what are they?
A cookie is a small file, usually made up of letters and numbers, that is downloaded into the memory of a computer (or other equipment used for online browsing – mobile phone, tablet, etc.) when the user accesses a particular website.
Cookies are created when the browser used by a user displays a specific website. The website transmits information to the browser, which creates a text file. Each time the user accesses the website again, the browser accesses and transmits this file to the website server. In other words, the cookie can be seen as an identification card of the Internet user, which notifies the website every time the user returns to that site.
Once installed, cookies have a determined lifespan, remaining “passive”, in the sense that they do not contain software, viruses or spyware and will not access the information on the hard driver of the user on whose equipment they were installed.
Cookies can provide faster and easier interaction between users and websites. For example, when a user authenticates on a particular website, the authentication data is stored in a cookie; later, the user can access that site without having to log in again.
In other cases, cookies may be used to store information about the activities carried out by the user on a specific web page, so that he can easily resume those activities on a subsequent access to the site. Cookies tell the server which pages to show the user so that they do not have to remember this or navigate the entire site from the beginning. Thus, cookies can be assimilated to “bookmarks” that tell the user exactly where he stayed on a website.
Persistent cookies are stored on the user’s computer and are not deleted when the browsing session is closed. These cookies may remember the user’s preferences for a particular website, so that they can be used in other Internet browsing sessions.
In addition to authentication information, persistent cookies may also retain details about the language and theme selected on a particular website, site menu preferences, favorite pages within a site, and so on. When the user first accesses a site, it is displayed by default. Subsequently, the user selects a series of preferences, which are then retained by cookies and used when the user accesses the site again. For example, a website offers its content in several languages. On the first visit, the user selects the English language, and the site retains this preference in a cookie. When the user visits the site again, the content will be automatically displayed in English.
Persistent cookies can be used to identify individual users and thus analyze the online behavior of users. They can provide information about the number of visitors to a website, the time (on average) spent on a given page, and, in general, the performance of a website. These cookies are configured to be able to track the activities of users for a long period of time, in some cases even years.
Cookies used through this website:
- Website performance cookies – This type of cookie stores the user’s preferences for this website, so resetting preferences when you visit the website is no longer necessary.
- Persistent cookies for analyzing the performance of the site – are used to analyze the online behavior of users. They can provide information about the number of visitors to a website, the time (on average) spent on a given page, and, in general, the performance of a website.
What kind of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows browser recognition. This website recognizes the browser until cookies expire or are deleted.
Browser settings for cookies
Cookies – how they can be stopped
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make this website difficult to visit, leading to limitations in its use. Users can configure their browser to reject cookies or to accept cookies from a specific website. All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings can be accessed, as a rule, in the “options” section or in the “preferences” menu of your browser.
For any additional questions about how cookies are used through this website, please contact us by accessing the contact page.