1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small files, containing letters and numbers, stored on your computer, mobile device or any other device you might use to access internet.
Cookies are installed on request, sent from the server of given web page to the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome), and are totally “passive” they don’t contain any software, viruses or spyware and don’t have access to the information from the user’s hardware).
Cookies are widely used in to make websites work better and more efficiently. We need Cookies to make it easier for you to browse our website and use its services. Without Cookies our website won’t work that well for you and we might not be able to deliver you certain services or functionalities.
Cookies are also used to prepare anonymous statistics, which help us understand how our users prefer to use our website and by this improve our website structure and content.
3. What types of cookies do we use?
we use “session cookies”. Session cookies are temporary files, which stay on the user’s device until the end of his/her browsing session or the browser is closed.
Visiting our website can generate Cookies with the following purposes:
Cookies for website performance
Cookies to analyze website visitors
Cookies for geo targeting
Cookies for registration
5. Do cookies contain personal data?
In order to be used, Cookies don’t require any personal information and most often they don’t identify the personality of internet users.
Any personal data, collected while using Cookies, can be used only to ease visitors using the website. All data is encrypted in a way that doesn’t allow any unauthorized access.
6. Deleting Cookies
Usually, browsers allow Cookies by default. These settings can be changed in a way that automatic cookie management is blocked by the browser or the user is informed each time when browsers send cookies to his/her terminal. Information about Cookies management can be found in the Setting of each browser.
Restricting the usage of Cookies can affect some of the website services and functionalities.
Cookies are not viruses! They use the form of a regular text. They are not composed of parts of code so they can’t be run on their own. Therefore, they can’t be duplicated or copied in other networks.
Usually browsers have integrated settings for privacy which ensure different levels of accepting cookies, period of validity and auto deleting after the user visited the site.
8. Advices for secure and responsible browsing based on cookies
Personalize your browser settings to create suitable protection level for cookies usage.
If you use the computer on your own, you can set longer terms for browsing history and store of personal data.
If you are using a public computer, you set your browser to delete the data for your session each time you exit the browser.
Make sure your browser is always up to date. Many of the attacks based on cookies are realized on weak spots in the old browser versions. Cookies are everywhere and you can’t avoid them if you want to access the best and most visited websites.
It is possible to set the browser in a way that it doesn’t allow cookies or it only allows cookies for certain websites. All present browsers offer the possibility set cookie preferences. See how you can set those preferences on the links below or check out the help section of your browser for more details.
To set cookie preferences for third parties, use the following website