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
- 3.1. Access and security (Strictly Necessary Cookies)
- To recognise your computer when you visit our website and to facilitate logging in;
- To protect your security and fight spam and abuse of our website and service;
- To prevent unauthorized third parties from accessing your account.
- 3.2. Settings (Functionality Cookies)
- To remember details about your browser, site settings and preferences you have specified related to the use of our website and services (e.g. preferred language or time zone).
- 3.3. Analytics and research (Performance Cookies)
- To help us gain important insights and understand the way people use our website and service;
- 3.4. Advertising and marketing (Other Cookies)
- To personalise the website and service for you
- To include advertisements, which may be of particular interest to you;
We do not release any information collected from our own cookies to any third party providers, expect for the service providers assisting in managing cookies.
4. Session and persistent cookies
The following types of cookies (the scope and functionality of which are detailed below) are used on our websites:
- 4.1. Session or Transient cookies
are automatically deleted once you close your browser. These include session cookies in particular. These save a session ID that makes it possible to attribute various request from your browser to a common session, allowing your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
- 4.2. Persistent cookies
are automatically deleted after a specified amount of time, which can vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in your browser’s security settings.
In order to offer the highest level of usability, performance and security we use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiration date (unless deleted by the user before the expiration date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
5. 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.
6. Controlling and deleting cookies
6.1. 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.
6.2. 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
6.3. 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.