What are Cookies?

HTTP cookie (a literal translation from English HTTP cookie), usually called simply a “cookie” is an information package in the form of a very small file sent by a webserver to Your Internet browser, and then returned by the browser each time it is given access to the same server.

 

Content and purpose of cookies

Cookies may contain any information, selected by the server and are used to maintain the state of HTTP transactions and tracking individual users' access to a site, for systems evaluating the content of users, etc.

As the best example of information stored in a cookie is if you have responded “OK” for the use of cookies for this website to avoid being asked again. Also, some videos embedded from other sites use cookies to collect anonymous statistics about how you have come to the video in question and which videos are viewed.

 

The cookies we use:

Absolutely necessary

These cookies are necessary for our website to operate, and cannot be excluded from our systems. Usually they are only set in response to actions made by You, which constitute a request for services, for example, set your privacy preferences or logging in. You can set your browser to block or alert you to these cookies, but some parts of our website will not work. These cookies do not store any personal information.

Cookies for efficiency

They collect information about how users interact with our website. This data is used only to improve the functioning of the website.

 

How long is the cookie saved on my computer?

Generally, a cookie is still saved in the user's computer for use in the next session, but this is not a requirement or a rule - it can also only be used within one session and deleted at the end of the session. Cookies can also be deleted by the user at any time.

 

What do cookies identify?

If more than one browser is used on a computer, each has a separate storage space for cookies. Cookies do not identify an individual, but a combination of computer and web browser. Therefore, a person using multiple browsers and/or computer has a separate set of cookies for each computer-browser combination. On the other hand, cookies do not differentiate between multiple users sharing the same computer and browser, unless they use different user accounts.

 

What to do if you do not want to install cookies on your computer?

In case you wish, it is possible to block some or all of the cookies, or even to remove cookies that have already been placed on Your device, but you should be aware that you may lose some functionality. To do this, you need to change the privacy settings of your browser.