Cookies – small information text files sent by a web server and saved on the user’s side (usually on the hard drive). With the default parameters, the information contained in cookies can only be read by the server that created them. Cookies are most often used for counters, probes, online shops, websites requiring a login, advertisements and monitoring visitor activity.
- to save the settings you select and personalising the user interface, e.g. in terms of the selected language or content presentation technologies used.
We use ‘persistent’ and ‘session’ cookies. ‘Persistent’ cookies remain in your web browser until you delete them, or until a predetermined time specified in the cookie file parameters. ‘Session’ cookies remain in your browser until you close it or log out of the website which contained the cookies.
Cookies are also used by cooperating entities for the following purposes:
- collection of general and anonymous static data through analytical tools:
Google Analytics (cookie administrator: Google Inc. based in the US)
- use of interactive features to popularise the service through social networking sites:
Facebook.com (cookie administrator: Facebook Inc. based in the US or Facebook Ireland based in Ireland)
All modern browsers offer the option to enable or disable cookies (they are usually enabled by default). If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings.