What are “cookies”?
By “cookies,” we mean computer data, specifically text files, stored on end-user devices for the purpose of using websites. These files allow for the recognition of the user’s device and the display of a website tailored to their individual preferences. “Cookies” typically contain the website’s name of origin, the duration of their storage on the end-user device, and a unique number.
How do we use “cookies”?
“Cookies” are used to customize the content of websites according to user preferences and optimize their usage. They are also used to generate anonymous, aggregated statistics that help understand how users interact with the websites, enabling improvements to their structure and content, without personally identifying the user.
What types of “cookies” do we use?
Two types of “cookies” are employed: “session” and “persistent” cookies. The former are temporary files that remain on the user’s device until they log out of the website or close the web browser software. The latter remain on the user’s device for a duration specified in the parameters of the “cookies” or until manually deleted by the user.
“Cookies” used by partners of the website operator, particularly website users, are subject to their own privacy policies.
Do “cookies” contain personal data?
Personal data collected through the use of “cookies” may only be gathered for performing specific functions on behalf of the user. Such data is encrypted to prevent unauthorized access.
By default, web browsing software allows for the placement of “cookies” on end-user devices. However, these settings can be changed to block the automatic handling of “cookies” in the web browser’s settings or to prompt the user for their consent on each occasion. Detailed information on the possibilities and methods of managing “cookies” is available in the software settings (web browser).
Restricting the use of “cookies” may impact certain functionalities available on the website.