What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you browse websites.
Cookies are not actual programs or software. When you visit a web page, it stores a snippet of text from your visit; on the next visit, this text is retrieved from the website and it recognizes you. This may be used differently depending on the actual website visited. Cookies allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing "memory" for the website, allowing it to recognize a user and respond appropriately. Cookies on our website do NOT store personally identifiable information such as names, addresses, email addresses or phone numbers.
Our cookies help us:
- To make our site work as you expect;
- To remember your settings during visits;
- To allow you to share pages (names/blogs) with social networks such as Facebook or Linkedin;
- To continuously improve our website for you.
Collection of personally identifiable information - we will always ask for your express permission if we ever want to collect such information;
Collection of sensitive information without your express consent.
What information is saved by the cookie?
Typically, a cookie stores:
- The name of the website it came from;
- How long the cookie will remain on your computer or phone;
- Value – usually a randomly generated unique number.
How long do cookies stay on my computer?
Session cookies - these cookies last until the browser is closed. They are not saved to your hard drive. They are generally used to track the pages you visit so that information about you can be personalized for that visit.
Persistent cookies - these cookies are stored on your hard drive until you delete them or they expire. They can be used, for example, to remember your preferences when you visit the site.
- Cookies for website functions;
- Cookies for social networks;
- Third party cookies and advertising cookies;
- Analytical cookies.
Cookies for website functions such as session cookies or preferences
Saving information after you log in once so that you do not need to log in again each time you visit a different page during your session;
Once you log out or close the browser, the session cookies will be deleted.
Third Party Features
Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Disabling these cookies may disrupt the features offered by these third parties.
Cookies for social network websites
To make it easier to share or like content on a social networking platform such as Facebook and Twitter, we have included share buttons on our site.
The privacy implications of this vary across social networks and depend on the privacy settings you have chosen for those networks.
Anonymous visitor cookies and behavioral statistics cookies
Examples of this include:
- How visitors arrived at our website (e.g. from a search engine, advertisement, social network site, etc.);
- User actions on the site, such as number of pages viewed, time spent on a page, on which page visitors left the site;
- How often visitors return to our site;
- The technology used by visitors (e.g. browser, operating system, device, etc.);
- These statistics help us make our site as easy to use as possible to ensure good navigation for all visitors.
- Google Analytics, which is a program that helps us measure the use of the site, including the examples above.
Cookies to improve the site
We regularly test new designs and features on our site. We do this by showing slightly different versions of our website to different people and anonymously tracking how visitors respond to those different versions. This ultimately helps us offer you a better website.
We use: Google Samples Web Tools.
- Third-party vendors, including Google, display ads on sites across the Internet;
You can opt-out of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting Google's advertising opt-out page or you can opt-out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page.
You can turn off cookies by changing your internet browser settings so that it stops accepting cookies. There are many different browsers and versions. Some of the most common browsers and versions are listed below. Click on the name of your preferred browser below to learn how to disable and manage cookies. If your version or browser is not listed, visit your preferred search engine.