1. What are cookies, and what are they used for?
Cookies are text files that are stored on your device and used by the server in order to recognise this device when you are visiting again. They are collected every time you enter or exit our page. Cookies are not being used to identify you, but your device – so that, after recognising the browser you are using, the displayed image is best-adapted to the technical capabilities of the equipment, e.g., its resolution
Cookies are most often being used in the case of counters, polls, online stores, websites that require logging in, advertisements, and monitoring visitors’ activity. Cookies also allow, e.g., saving the data on your interests and adapting web pages to them in terms of the displayed content and matching the advertisements. These files are used by virtually all the websites operating on the Internet – search engines, news pages, blogs, online stores, government pages, etc.
Our page also uses them.
2. What do they do?
They generally operate on the basis of the following principles:
• they identify computer and browser data used to browse web pages – they allow, e.g. to find out whether a given computer has already visited the page,
• the data obtained from cookies are in no way combined with the personal data of users, obtained, e.g. during a registration process on websites,
• they are not harmful to you, your computers or smartphones – they do not affect the way they work,
• they do not cause any configuration changes in end devices or in the software installed on these devices,
• the default parameters of cookies allow the information contained in them to be read only by the server that created them,
• based on your behaviour on the visited web pages, they provide servers with the information, thanks to which the displayed page is better adjusted to individual preferences.
3. What are the types of cookies?
There are the following types of cookies:
• “Session cookies” – are temporary files stored in the browser’s memory until the end of its session. These files are mandatory in order for some applications or their functionalities to work correctly. After closing the browser, they should be automatically removed from the device on which you were viewing the page,
• “Persistent cookies” – they facilitate the use of frequently visited pages. These files are stored in the appropriate folder for a long time, which you can adjust in the browser’s settings. Each time you visit the page, the data from these cookies is transferred to the server. This type of cookie is sometimes called “tracking cookies”,
• “Third-party cookies” – are files usually coming from advertising servers, search servers, etc., cooperating with the owner of a given page. Thanks to them, the advertisements being displayed are tailored to your interests and habits, which in return often allows you to use part of the site content free of charge. With their help, “clicks” on ads, user preferences, etc. are also being counted,
Remember that you can manage cookies by yourself. You can do it in the settings of the browsers you use (usually, the mechanism is turned on by default). In the most popular browsers, you can:
• manage cookies at the level of individual websites of your choice,
• define settings for various types of cookies, for example accepting persistent files as session cookies, etc.,
• block or delete cookies.
The website uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. We use them for the following purposes:
• creating statistics, which makes it possible to improve the structure and content of pages.
• maintaining the page User’s session.
In order to display the page correctly, the following information is being collected: name and version of the web browser, language settings, date and time of sending the request to the server, IP from which the request was sent, and the requested URL. These data are being collected to enable the page’s proper operation.