1. What are the cookies?
Cookies are text files (pieces of code) that contain small amounts of information, and they are stored on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are being sent to your browser by a website you visit, and they may be sent back to the originating website during future visits, or to another website that recognizes them. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to remember a user’s device and offer the best possible configuration.
2. Types of cookies
Cookies can be classified in three different ways: based on their duration, i.e., how long they last, where they originate from, and what is their purpose.
(a) Duration of cookies
In general, cookies may last a certain period of time (such as 179 days, 1 year, 2 years, etc.), or only while the website visit session lasts.
So, session cookies are temporary cookies that expire once you close your browser (or once your session ends).
Persistent cookies are cookies that remain on your hard drive until you erase them, or your browser does, depending on the cookie’s expiration date. All persistent cookies have an expiration date written into their code, but their duration can vary.
(b) Provenance (origin)
First-party cookies – cookies that are put on your device directly by us, i.e., the website that you have visited.
Third-party cookies - cookies placed on your device, not by us, but by a third party. Third- party cookies are usually related to an advertiser or an analytic system.
Whether a certain cookie falls into the category of first-party or third-party ones, you can check in the category ‘provider’ in the table below.
Our Website includes several types of cookies, which all have different purposes - the necessary ones, statistical, and marketing cookies. In addition, from time-to-time unclassified cookies may appear.
Necessary cookies make the Website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the Website. In other words, the Website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Statistic cookies enable us to understand how visitors interact with the Website, as they collect and report traffic information anonymously. Due to the implementation of these cookies, we can measure and improve the performance of our Website.
This way, we know which pages are the most and the least popular with our users, and we can also have an insight into how our visitors move around the Website.
All information collected by these cookies is collected anonymously and cannot be reasonably used to identify any particular individual.
We have implemented marketing cookies in order to improve our Website and its performance. So, marketing cookies help us provide you with a good user experience and tailored content.
These cookies are set up through our Website by our advertising partners, who may use marketing cookies to create a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements in other locations.
Please note that marketing cookies uniquely identify your browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will not experience our targeted ads on other websites.
Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.
3. Use of external tools on our Website
On this Website, we have integrated a special analysis service - Google Analytics.
We have activated IP anonymization, which means that Google shortens the IP addresses of our visitors within the Member States of the European Union or in other countries that are parties to the European Marketing Area Treaty. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google uses this information to analyze your use of the Website to compile a report about your Website activities and provide us with other services associated with the Website and Service.
5. How to block cookies?
You can disable any type of cookies, except for the necessary ones.
To block the cookies, you can:
2) Adjust your browser settings.
When disabling the cookies via the cookie banner, please choose the option “Decline”. Also, please have in mind that you can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the “Cookie settings” icon. Then, you can change the available sliders/checkboxes to “On” or “Off” and confirm the choice by clicking on “Save and close”.
You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.
If you would like to disable cookies via browser, please note that most internet browsers accept cookies by their default setup. However, if you want to refuse or delete cookies, please refer to the help and support area on your browser for further instructions (e.g., Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Safari (Desktop), Safari (Mobile), Android Browser, Opera, Opera Mobile).
Browsers may have different procedures for managing and configuring cookies. But, if you decide to use your browser settings to block all cookies (including necessary cookies), please keep in mind that you may not be able to access all or some parts of our Website.
For more information on cookies, i.e., instructions on how to delete or block them, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/.