What are cookies?
By “cookies” should be understood IT data, in particular text files, stored in the end devices of users intended for the use of websites. These files allow to recognize the user’s device and properly display the website tailored to his individual preferences. Cookies usually contain the name of the website they come from, the storage time on the end device and a unique number.
Cookies are used to adapt the content of our website to the user’s preferences and to optimize the use of the website. They are also used to create anonymous, aggregated statistics that help us understand how the user uses our website, which allows improving its structure and content, excluding personal user identification.
What cookies do we use?
There are, as a rule, two types of “cookies” – “session” and “permanent”. The first of them are temporary files that remain on the user’s device until logging out of the website or turning off the software (web browser). “Permanent” files remain on the user’s device for the time specified in the parameters of “cookies” or until they are manually deleted by the user.
Do cookies contain personal data?
Personal data collected using “cookies” may be collected only for the purpose of performing specific functions for the user. Such data is encrypted in a way that makes it difficult to access by unauthorized persons.
By default, the web browsing software allows cookies to be placed on the end device by default. These settings can be changed in such a way as to block the automatic handling of “cookies” in the web browser settings or inform about their every transfer to the user’s device. Detailed information on the possibilities and methods of handling cookies is available in the software (web browser) settings. Limiting the use of “cookies” may affect some of the functionalities available on the website.