What are “cookies”?
Cookies are understood to mean IT data, in particular text files, stored in users’ end devices, intended for the use of websites. These files allow to recognize the user’s device and properly display the website tailored to his individual preferences. Cookies usually contain the name of the website they come from, the storage time on the end device and a unique number.
Cookies are used to adapt the content of websites to the user’s preferences and to optimize the use of websites. They are also used to create anonymous, aggregated statistics that help to understand how the user uses websites, which allows improving their structure and content, excluding personal user identification.
What cookies do we use?
There are two types of “cookies” – “session” and “permanent”. The first of them are temporary files that remain on the user’s device until logging out of the website or turning off the web browser. “Permanent” files remain on the user’s device for the time specified in the parameters of “cookies” or until they are manually deleted by the user.
Do cookies contain personal data?
Personal data collected using “cookies” may be collected only for the purpose of performing specific functions for the user. Such data is encrypted in a way that prevents access by unauthorized persons.
By default, the web browsing software allows cookies to be placed on the end device by default. These settings can be changed in such a way as to block the automatic handling of “cookies” in the web browser settings or inform about their every transfer to the user’s device. Detailed information on the possibilities and methods of handling “cookies” is available in the web browser settings.
Limiting the use of “cookies” may affect some of the functionalities available on the website.