What is a cookie?
A cookie is information stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone, which can be delivered directly by the website you visit (cookies from the first party) or in collaboration and for the needs of the website you visit from a third party (cookies from a third party). Cookies usually store your settings, settings for a web page, such as your preferred language or similar settings. Later, when you open the same web page again, the internet browser sends back the cookies that belong to that page. This allows the site to display information tailored to your needs. Cookies can store a wide range of information, including some personal information. This information can only be saved if you allow it – websites cannot access information you have not given them and cannot access other files on your computer.
What cookies do we use and why?
Temporary cookies or session cookies are removed from your computer when you close your Internet browser. They use them to store temporary information, such as items in the shopping cart. We use them to provide access to content.
Persistent or saved cookies remain on your computer after you close your Internet browser. With them, websites store information, such as login name and password, so you don’t have to log in every time you visit a particular site. Persistent cookies will stay on your computer for days, months, even years. We use persistent cookies to better understand user habits so that we can improve the site according to your habits. This information is anonymous – we do not see individual user data.
Social networks can also place cookies on your computer. This happens on websites that allow you to log in and register through social media accounts and if you share the content of the website on social networks (eg via the “Like” button). The specific impact on your privacy will vary from social network to social network and depends on the privacy settings you choose on those networks. You can find out how to manage these cookies on their website.
How to disable cookies?
If you wish, you can disable the storage of cookies on your computer, but blocking all cookies could have a negative effect on the use of many websites, including this one. Cookie settings can be controlled and configured in your internet browser. If you want to delete or disable cookies on your computer, you need to update your Internet browser settings (for information on how to delete and disable cookies, see your browser by selecting the help menu).
Additional information about opting out of cookies
There are currently several websites to turn off the storage of cookies for different services.
You can find out more at the following web addresses: