2. What are cookies?
An “Internet Cookie” (also known as a “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or “cookie”) is a small file, made up of letters and numbers, that will be stored on your computer, mobile device or on other equipment of a user through which the Internet is accessed. Cookies are installed by a web server’s request to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). Cookies, once installed, have a fixed lifespan, remaining “passive” in the sense that they do not contain software, viruses or spyware and will not access the information on the hard drive of the user whose equipment was installed.
A cookie consists of two parts: – name and – the content or value of the cookie. From a technical point of view, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the web page associated with that web server. There are the following categories of cookies: Session cookies: A “session cookie” is a cookie that is automatically deleted when the user closes their browser. Persistent cookies: A “persistent cookie” is a cookie that remains stored in the user’s terminal until it reaches a certain expiration date (which may be in a few minutes, days or years in the future).
3. What is the lifetime of cookies?
Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifetime of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used for a single session only (ie session cookies) and are no longer withheld as the user leaves the web page. Some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that web page (ie persistent cookies). However, cookies can be deleted by the user at any time through the browser settings.
4. What are cookies placed by third parties?
By using / visiting the Website, cookies may be placed for the following purposes: a. Performance cookies of the Website;
b. User analysis cookies;
c. Cookies for geo-targeting;
d. Registration cookies;
e. Cookies for advertising;
f. Cookies of advertising providers;
a. Performance cookies:
With this type of cookies are stored the preferences of the user of the Website, so that setting the preferences again in case of a subsequent visit of the Website is no longer necessary.
b. User analysis cookies
These cookies inform us if a specific user of the Website has visited / used the previous Site. These cookies are used for statistical purposes only.
c. Cookies for geo-targeting
These cookies are used by a software that determines the country of origin of the user of the Website. The same ads will be received regardless of the language selected. d. Cookies for registration When you register on this site, cookies are generated that store this action. The servers use these cookies to show us the account with which you are registered and if you have permission for a particular service. Also, the use of these cookies allows us to associate any comment posted on the Website with the username of the account used. If the “keep me registered” option has not been selected, these cookies will be automatically deleted when the browsing session ends.
e. Cookies for advertising
These cookies allow the user to view an online advertisement, its type and the time elapsed from the time of viewing the respective advertising message. As such, such cookies are used to target online advertising. These cookies are anonymous, storing information about the content viewed, not about users.
6. 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 your browser until cookies expire or are deleted.
7. Customize your browser settings regarding cookies
8. How can cookies be stopped?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make this Website difficult to visit, attracting limitations on its use possibilities. Users can configure their browser to reject cookies or to accept cookies from a particular web page. All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings can, as a rule, be accessed in the “options” section or in the “preferences” menu of the user’s browser. However, refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – only that it will not be tailored to your preferences and interests, highlighted by your browsing behavior.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful:
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari