Cookie (Cookies) are small pieces of computer data saved and stored on a computer, a tablet or a smartphone with Internet browsing function. Cookies usually contain a name of a site from which they come from, storage time on a device and a unique number,
Cookies are used to:
a) Adjust contents of websites to User’s preferences and to optimise using websites;
b) Personalise displayed contents for a given User;
c) Create stats explaining the ways websites are used by a User which helps improving their structure and contents;
d) Maintain User’s session (after logging in) to avoid logging in on every subpage of the site;
e) Optimise an advertising and marketing offer for a given User of a webiste
Three main types of cookies are used: “session”, “persistent” and “third party”.
Session cookies are temporary files that remain on User’s computer, tablet or smartphone until logging out, leaving the website or closing the web browser and are used in functions requiring authorisation within the website .
Persistent cookies remain on the computer, tablet or smartphone for a period of time specified in the cookies parameters or until a User deletes them. They are used to save settings chosen by a User.
Third-party cookies help to collect data concerning using websites and provide a User with advertising contents which are adjusted to its personal interests.
The personal data collected by cookies files are encrypted in a way preventing from accessing them by unauthorised parties. They are collected only for purposes related to providing a User with certain functions.
Default settings of Internet browsers accept cookies saved on the computer, tablet or smartphone. By changing the browser setting, a User can automatically block using cookies or enable automatic notifications each time such files are sent to the device. Detailed information related to possibilities and ways of handling cookies are available in the software (browser) settings. Blocking cookies may affect work of a website.