In this statement of rules, the term “cookie” is used to refer to cookie files, as well as other devices that are covered by the Directive of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on privacy and electronic communications.
- What are cookies?
A cookie is simply a small text file containing pieces of data, stored on your computer or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are used to facilitate the navigation of websites that you visit, but they do not collect any information stored on the computer or in files.
Cookies ensure the maximum precision of the services and, therefore, facilitate the use of the web browser. To protect your privacy, web browsers allow access to a web page for cookie files that are already hosted on your computer.
Cookies remember the type of Internet browser you use and other browser add-ons installed on your computer. They also remember decisions that have been made, such as language or region. They are saved as default settings and are used when you visit the site again. These files also allow Internet users to evaluate web pages and submit comments.
- What types of cookies do we use?
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are the essential cookies that allow you to move around the website and use its functions. Without them, service registration and login would not work. These cookies do not collect any information about you that can be used for marketing or that can remember where you have been on the Internet.
- Performance cookies These collect information about how a website is used, for example, the pages you go to most often. They do not collect information that identifies them; all information is anonymous. They are only used to improve the performance of the website.
- Functionality cookies These remember decisions you make (such as your username or language) and provide personal characteristics. They remember changes you have made or the size of the text, fonts and other parts of the web pages that can be customized. They also offer requested services, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information they collect can be done anonymously. They cannot keep track of other websites that you visit.
- Personalized cookies These offer advertisements or messages relevant to you and your interests. These personalized cookies are sometimes linked to other sites, for example social media sites.
- Temporary or Long-term Cookies Within these four types of cookies, cookies are classified as either temporary (‘session’ cookies) or long-term (‘persistent’ cookies). ‘Session’ cookies link your actions to a single session. This “session” begins when the website is opened and ends when it is closed. Then the cookie is deleted forever. ‘Persistent’ cookies remain on a computer or other device for a specific period of time. They are activated automatically when you visit a particular website.