What are cookies?
A cookie is simply a text file containing small piece of data stored on a computer or another device when you visit a website. Cookies are used to facilitate browsing the websites you are visiting, but they do not collect information stored on your computer or files. Cookies ensure maximum service accuracy and thus make it easier to use a web browser. In order to protect your confidentiality, web browsers allow access to a web page for cookie files that have already been placed into your computer.
What type of cookies do we use?
Strictly necessary cookies
These are the essential cookies that enable you to surf our web sites and use our features. Without them, registration and access services cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather data about you, which could be used for marketing purposes or for checking your internet browsing history.
They collect information about how you use a website, for example, which pages you visit most often. These cookies do not identify you as an individual. All the data is gathered and pooled anonymously. They are used only to help us improve the performance of our websites.
These cookies allow us remember your choices (such as your user name, language or area where you live) in order to provide you a more personalized online experience. They also remember the changes made on text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can personalize. They can also allow visitors to follow videos, play games and join instruments of socialization, such as blogs, chat rooms and forums. The information they collect can be made anonymous. They cannot follow other websites you visit.
Targeting / advertising cookies
They offer advertisements or relevant messages for you and your interests. Sometimes the targeting cookies are linked to other websites, such as social networking sites.
Temporary or long-term cookies
Within these four types of cookies, cookies are classified either as temporary ("session" cookies) or long-term cookies ("persistent" cookies). "Session" cookies link your actions in a single session. This "session" starts when the web page is opened and ends when it is closed. Afterwards, the cookie is forever deleted. "Persistent" cookies stay on a computer or another device for a certain period of time. They are automatically activated when you visit a certain website.
How can you block or delete the cookies?