What are "cookies"?
"Cookies" should be understood as IT data, in particular text files, stored in end-user devices intended for the use of websites. These files allow to recognize the user's device and properly display the website adapted to his individual preferences. "Cookies" usually contain the name of the website from which they originate, their storage time on the end device and a unique number.
"Cookies" are used to customize the content of websites to user 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 identification of the user.
What kind of "cookies" do we use?
There are, as a rule, two types of "cookie" files - "session" and "permanent". The first of these are temporary files that remain on the user's device until you log out of the website or disable the software (web browser). "Persistent" files remain on the user's device for the time specified in the "cookie" file parameters or until they are manually removed by the user.
Do "cookies" contain personal data
Personal data collected using "cookies" can be collected only to perform specific functions for the user. Such data is encrypted in a way that prevents access to unauthorized persons.
By default, the software used for browsing websites allows by default to place "cookies" on the end device. These settings can be changed in such a way as to block the automatic handling of "cookies" in the settings of the web browser or inform about their every transfer to the user's device. Detailed information about the possibilities and ways of handling "cookies" are available in the software (web browser) settings.
Limiting the use of "cookies" may affect some of the functionalities available on the website.