What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your computer (or other internet access device such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit a website.
Cookies are widely used by websites and have many functions. Among other things, they collect information, note the visitor's personal preferences, they are used when you use online shopping carts, and generally they make it easier for users to use the website.
Technically, a cookie is an information packet sent by a web server to a user's browser and then returned by the browser to the server each time it receives a request from the server. Cookies are created by the web server itself using a browser on the user's machine, where they are stored in a separate directory. If the browser returns a cookie, the server has the option to link the current request to the previous one, thereby updating and expanding the cookie.
The cookie storage on the user's IT device requires the user's consent. An exception to this is cookies that can be stored under the law without consent.
The "lifetime" of cookies varies depending on their function, so there are cookies (also known as session cookies) that only "live" from the moment you open the browser until you close the browser, while other cookies are created for a predetermined period of time meanwhile they may be updated and their lifetime maye be extended with new visits.
Cookies used on our website
Our website would like to store the following types of cookies on your device (on which you are browsing our website).
Session cookies that are absolutely necessary to enable operation
These cookies are required to enable users to browse our site and to use its functionalities (eg, remembering the actions you make on the pages, or facilitating the navigation of the website, or making certain features work, etc.).
These cookies are cookies whose sole purpose is to transmit communications over an electronic communications network or that are explicitly requested by the user in order to provide the information society service.
The validity of these cookies is limited to the duration of your current visit, and at the end of your session or when you close your browser, these cookies are automatically deleted from your device with which you browse our website.
If you do not consent to the storage of these cookies, we cannot guarantee the smooth operation of our website.
These cookies allow us to remember your choices on our website. These are for your convenience as we may store settings that you do not need to enter again.
Performance cookies (analytics)
These cookies allow us to collect information about how our visitors use our website. These cookies cannot personally identify you and they collect information such as which page our visitor viewed, which page the user clicked on, how many pages it visited, how long each session was viewed, or which error messages appeared. We do this to improve our website and improve the experience for our users.
In order to prevent the browsing person from being identified by the personally identifiable IP address and the date of the visit, the IP address stored and transmitted by the cookie is anonymized by Google (rendered to be non-traceable, unconnectable to a person, so that it does not qualify as personal information), which will make it unusable to identify the person.
Google will use the information collected in this way to evaluate your use of the Website, to report on activities on the Website, to compile for the Website Operator, and to provide other services related to the activities on the Website and the use of the Internet. Google may also disclose this information to third parties where this is required by law or where such third party processes such data on behalf of Google.
You can read more about Google Analytics cookies here.
When visiting certain pages, we may place third party cookies (such as Google AdWords Conversion Tracking) on the user's device. These provide a measure of the success of our campaigns. Identifying information is not stored in this cookie either.
Third Party Cookies
We may use third-party third-party web services on our website. In this case, we do not control the storage of cookies and we have no control over what information these external service providers collect.
List of cookies
Cookies that do not handle personal information
|Name of cookie||Type of cookie||Purpose of cookie||Lifetime of cookie|
|session||browser session cookie||ensuring the proper functioning of the website||until the end of your browser session|
|Balance_ID||browser session cookie||server load balancing||until the end of your browser session|
|_ga||performance cookies (analytics)||serves to differentiate visitors||2 years|
|_gid||performance cookies (analytics)||serves to differentiate visitors||24 hours|
|_gat||performance cookies (analytics)||this cookie does not store user data, only limits the number of requests received through a web page (to avoid measurement of multiple clicks)||1 minute|
Blocking, allowing or restricting of cookies
If you do not want our website to install cookies on your computer or you want to be notified when they are placed, please configure your browser accordingly. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. Most browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but these can usually be changed to prevent automatic acceptance and to offer you the choice of whether or not to allow cookies each time.
The setup process is different for each browser, so we recommend that you read about this in the relevant part of your browser’s help section before setting it up.
You can access the cookie settings section for popular browsers by clicking on the links below: