What are cookies?
Cookies can be defined as IT data, particularly text files, stored on website users’ devices and are designed to use websites. These files help to recognise the user’s device and make a web page display correctly. Cookies usually include the name of the website they come from, the storage period and a unique identifier.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies are used to tailor the content of websites to the user’s preferences and optimise the use of websites. They are also used to create anonymous, aggregate statistical data that helps to understand how the user browses websites, excluding the personal identification of the user. As a result, the layout and content of websites can be improved.
What type of cookies do we use?
Two types of cookies, ‘session’ and ‘persistent’ ones, are used. The former are temporary files which remain on the user’s device until the user leaves a web page or shuts down the (browser) software. The ‘persistent’ cookies remain on the user’s device for a period of time specified in cookies’ parametres or until the user deletes them manually. Cookies are used by the website operator’s partners, including the website users in particular, and are subject to their own privacy policies.
Do cookies include personal information?
Personal information that is stored by cookies can be collected so as to exclusively perform particular functions for the user. This data is encrypted in such a way that it is impossible for unauthorized people to gain access to it.