Last modified: 07-09-2022
A cookie is a small piece of text that our web server stores on your computer or mobile device, which your browser sends to us when you return to our site. Cookies do not necessarily identify you if you are merely visiting our website; however, a cookie may store a unique identifier for each logged in user. The cookies we use are essential for the operation of the website, or are used for performance, functionality and security purposes.
1. Cookies on this Site are used for the following purposes
- authentication of the Site Visitor (User);
- simplification of work with the Site;
- optimizing the operation of this Site;
- storing personal preferences and settings of the User;
- tracking the status of the User’s access session;
- collecting statistics about Users.
- allows the owner of the Site to determine the specifics of using this Site in order to then increase its attractiveness, improve the content and functionality. In particular, the number of visits to the website’s web page is tracked, the time spent on the website’s website.
- You can also establish generalized details about the site visitor, including the country, region and, if necessary, the city from which the access was made, the browser you use and the language chosen for it, as well as the device through which the Site was accessed.
- The IP addresses of your computer are transmitted automatically and stored exclusively in anonymized form. You cannot be tracked as an individual by your IP address.
The cookies and similar technologies we use, including web beacons, browser cookies, pixel tags and local shared objects (also called “flash cookies”) all share one goal: to offer, measure and improve all aspects of our service continuously and in various ways. We differentiate between those cookies, which are strictly necessary for access and navigation, others that track usage (performance cookies), remember your choices (functionality cookies), and cookies that provide you with targeted content or advertising.
3. Cookie categories
There are three main types of cookie classification: what purpose do they serve, how long do they last, and according to their origin.
3.1. Cookie storage duration
- 3.1.1. Session or temporary cookies
these cookies are temporary and are automatically deleted after the browser is closed or after the session ends.
These include, in particular, session cookies. They store a session ID that allows your various browser requests to be associated with a shared session, allowing your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
- 3.1.2. Persistent cookies
are automatically deleted after a certain amount of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in your browser’s security settings.
To ensure the highest level of usability, performance and security, we use both session and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser that will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until a set expiration date (unless the user deletes it before the expiration date). On the other hand, a session cookie expires at the end of the user’s session when the web browser is closed.
3.2. Origin or source of cookies
- 3.2.1. Own or Essential Cookies are cookies placed on your device directly by the website you are visiting.
- 3.2.2. Third party cookies are cookies that are not placed on your device by the website you are visiting, but by a third party such as an advertiser or analytics system.
We do not share any information collected from our own cookies with third party providers other than service providers who help manage cookies.
3.3. What is the purpose of cookies
- 3.3.1. Strictly Necessary Cookies (Access and Security)
These cookies are essential for browsing the website and using its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Cookies that allow online stores to keep your items in your shopping cart while you shop online are an example of strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are usually the primary session cookies.
Consent is not required for these cookies, but we explain what they do and why they are needed.
- To recognize your computer when you visit our website and facilitate your login;
- To protect your security and fight spam and abuse of our website and service;
- To prevent unauthorized third parties from accessing your account.
- 3.3.2. Statistical Cookies and Analytics
these cookies collect information about how you use the website, such as which pages you have visited and which links you have clicked on. None of this information can be used to identify you. All this is aggregated and therefore anonymous. Their sole purpose is to improve the functionality of the website. This includes cookies from third party analytics services where the cookies, including Google Analytics, are solely for the use of the owner of the website being visited.
- 3.3.3. Advertising and marketing (other cookies)
These cookies track your browsing activity to help advertisers serve you more relevant ads, including Google Ads and Facebook Ads, or to limit the number of times you see ads. These cookies may share this information with other organizations or advertisers. These are persistent cookies that are of third party origin.
These cookies may contain information about your online activity, preferences and location.
- 3.3.4. Preference Cookies (Performance Cookies, Functional Cookies)
these cookies allow the website to remember choices you have made in the past, such as which language you prefer, which region you would like to receive weather reports for, or what username and password you have. You can automatically log in.
- To remember information about your browser, site settings, and the preferences you have set regarding your use of our website and services (such as your preferred language or time zone).
4. What can I do to control how cookies are used?
You can configure your browser settings as required: for example, you can refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all of the functions on our website if you do this.
You can disable the installation of cookies by entering the corresponding settings in your browser software (e.g. in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or Safari). In order to opt-out of Google Analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Program, available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
For general information about cookies and how to disable them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
5. Controlling and deleting cookies
5.1. Most internet browsers are initially set to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies on your computer’s hard drive (mobile device memory) or receive a warning when cookies are sent to your hard drive (mobile device memory).
You can delete the cookies set by this Site at any time. For more information on these possibilities, please refer to the instructions for using your Internet browser. Typically, the desired adjustment section can be found in the “Settings”, “Options”, or “Preferences” menu of your browser.
5.2. You can also use the Help function of your browser. To better understand the essence of such an adjustment, follow the links below and read the information provided therein:
- Setting cookies in Chrome browser
- Setting cookies in Internet Explorer
- Setting cookies in Firefox browser
- Setting cookies in Safari browser
- Setting cookies in Opera browser
5.3. Cookie blockers
You may also employ cookies blockers such as “DoNotTrackMe“.
Please note that, if you decline cookies on the website, some functions may be limited or unavailable. As a result, we recommend that your browser settings accept our and our partners’ cookies.
You can set your browser to refuse all third-party cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.