What are cookies?
Our website also collects and uses non-identifiable information to analyse site activity to improve the website. Cookies can make our website more useful by personalizing information for visitors and by storing information about your preferences on our site.
- to identify you,
- to customize our site for you,
- to help improve navigation.
We use tracking technology to better understand site traffic patterns and use. However, none of the information collected via tracking technology is personally identifiable information.
Different types of cookies.
We use two main types of cookies:
- Session Cookies – these are temporary information and exist only during one session. When you close your browser or turn off your computer they disappear from your device.
- Persistent Cookies – these are permanent and remain on your device even after you close your website. Persistent cookies make it possible to recognize you during next visit to the website and remain on your computer until their end date is reached or until you delete them in the settings of your browser, application or mobile device.
The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.
This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are set by the site you are visiting, and others are set by that site’s service partners.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You have control over how this information is collected and used. If you prefer, you can set your browser to reject cookies. However, you will not be able to take full advantage of our web site if you do so.
What data is stored in cookies?
Cookies can collect information containing:
- name of the domain and host which you access the internet,
- IP address of your computer,
- name of your internet provider,
- type of browser you use,
- operating system of your device and its type,
- how do you find our website (name of the website that directs you to us).
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the data collected on your browsing behaviour on our website is kept in fully secure conditions (aggregated and anonymised).
Cookies due to functionality
Some cookies are needed, as they enable us to provide certain features, such as remembering your cookies control choice.
- Necessary cookies help make a website enable us basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Other cookies help us collect reliable site usage information through WebTrend Analytics, which allows us to measure how well the site meets the needs of its users and to make any necessary improvements.
- Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
- Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
- Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
First-party cookies vs Third-party cookies?
There are essentially two types of cookies – first-party and third-party. From a technical perspective, there is no real difference between the two types of cookies; they both contain the same pieces of information and can perform the same functions.
What’s different is how they are created and used by websites.
- First-party cookies are stored by the domain (website) you are visiting directly. They allow website owners to collect analytics data, remember language settings, and perform other useful functions that help provide a good user experience.
- Third-party cookies are those created by domains other than the one the user is visiting at the time, and are mainly used for tracking and online-advertising purposes. They also allow website owners to provide certain services, such as live chats.
It’s very important to us that we keep your information safe and secure. So we cooperate and share information only with a few proven and trusted partners. These companies will only have access to the information they need to provide our services.
Examples of cookies
“Cookie consent” cookie – used to remember if a web visitor has dismissed the “cookie consent” banner showing up on top or bottom of the web pages (nature of the cookies – first-part, cookie type – permanent)
“YouTube” cookie – two cookies used to access YouTube embedded videos (nature of the cookies – third-part, cookie type – 9 months and 10 years respectively)
How to control cookies?
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies (except necessary ones) that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.