What are cookies and why are they used?
Cookies are small text files for temporarily storing information about user actions, preferences, or other activity when visiting a website. They are retained on the computer or mobile device used by the user for a certain amount of time, depending on their type.
Cookies help make the website more user-friendly as it saves users the need to set their preferences each time they visit the site or switch from one page to another.
Cookies allow the website to function seamlessly, track down irregularities, and identify opportunities to optimize the way it provides information and communicates with users.
Types of cookies
The site uses one or more of the following types of cookies depending on their degree of need:
Systemically Required Cookies
These are cookies without which site operation is impossible or put at high risk.
This includes cookies for navigation on the website, saving filled in information when passing between the different steps as well as on login or registration.
Systemically needed are also cookies that provide control over the security of the connection and the protection against unwanted external interference.
This type of cookie is often referred to as temporary or session because it is temporarily stored and disappears after the browser session is closed.
This category of cookies serves to make it easier for the user to use the website and to take into account individual user preferences.
Feature cookies include device-recognition cookies, preset language and font preference, and more.
This type of cookie can be stored for a long time on the device, they can be used in more than one session of the browser and are called permanent.
Third-party cookies for performance, analytics, and advertising
Analytics cookies serve to collect statistical information on the basis of which general conclusions and recommendations can be made on the site's performance in view of the user's objectives as well as for marketing and advertising purposes.
Such statistics include the number of users per page, most visited pages, sources of the visit, time spent on the page, errors that occurred, and more. These cookies allow you to collect information about how users navigate the website and the difficulties they may experience.
For better precision, the site uses Google Analytics and CoreMetrics validated analytics tools.
As a user, you have the ability to control used cookies, delete cookies saved on your device, and disable cookie usage in the future. Detailed instructions for different browsers and operating systems can be found at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
Some third-party cookies that our site uses can be turned off using the general settings of your browser. For others, you need to visit the third-party sites and follow the exclusion instructions listed there.
Keep in mind that blocking cookies will affect the way the website works and may cause malfunctions of the site.
A site or mobile app may include links to other websites that are beyond our control. We can not be held responsible for the protection of personal data or the content of these websites, but we offer these links to make it easier for our visitors to find more information on specific topics.
This policy was last updated on 07.06.2018.