Last updated: January 7th 2023
A Cookie is a text file that contains information and is downloaded to your device when you visit a certain page. Once downloaded to a specific device, with each subsequent visit to the same site, Cookies are sent back to the site they came from, that is, to another site that recognizes that Cookie.
The primary purpose of Cookies is to make our Platform and Services more efficient, safer and more customized for Users. Also, Cookies allow us to recognize your device through the system we use and offer you the best possible configuration.
We regularly update the Cookie tables contained on the site. However, given that Cookies are a very fluid category, the following tables may change from time to time.
There are three criteria by which Cookies are classified:
Depending on how long they last, Cookies are divided into:
Session Cookies that are temporary and cease to exist after the end of the User's session on the Platform, that is, when he closes his browser;
Persistent Cookies that remain on the hard drive of the User's device until they are removed by the User or his browser. The duration of a Persistent Cookie can vary and is written into the programming code of each individual Cookie.
Depending on the entity that places them on the Platform, Cookies are divided into:
First-party Cookies set by us as the owner of the Platform;
Third-party Cookies placed by Third parties, such as our external collaborators that we engage to provide marketing or analytical services. For example, there are Third-party Cookies that collect data about the User's searches on various sites and thus enable the User to be shown customized messages or advertisements according to the User's search history.
Depending on the purpose they serve, Cookies are divided into three categories.
Necessary Cookies. Without the Necessary Cookies, the Platform cannot function properly, because these Cookies allow the Platform to work in a way that provides basic functionality such as navigation between pages, access to secure parts of the Platform, Platform security, network management and access, etc.
Statistical Cookies. This category of Cookies, also called "performance cookies" or "analytical cookies", serves to understand the movements and interactions of the Users by collecting data that we analyze later. With their help, we can find out which pages are the most and least popular and see how Users move around the Platform. Also, with the help of Statistical Cookies, we can count visits and recognize how Users come to the Platform, which helps us count visits and improve the performance of the Platform.
With the help of Statistical Cookies, the data is collected anonymously and cannot be used to identify the Users. This group mainly includes Third-party Cookies, which our external collaborators whom we engage for statistical services, use for our needs.
If you refuse to use these Cookies, we will not be able to know when you have accessed the Platform.
Marketing Cookies. With the help of Marketing Cookies, we improve our Platform and provide you with the best user experience together with content that is tailored to you. These Cookies are placed on the Platform by our collaborators whom we engage for marketing services. They use information about your location and allow you to uniquely identify your browser and device, in order to create a profile of interest to each individual User. That is why we are able to provide you with advertisements and announcements that are important to you on other sites on the Internet.
If Marketing Cookies are disabled, Users are not shown customized ads and advertisements that we create on other pages they visit.
Google Analytics is controlled by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA. Read more details about the processing of Personal Data using Google Analytics at the following link:https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
The information collected by Google Analytics through Cookies (as described in the previous section), and related to the use of the Platform, is usually forwarded to Google servers in the USA, where it is stored. Google may share with Third parties the Personal Information it collects using the technical methods described. The information collected through Cookies on the Platform is used by Google to analyze the use of the Platform and to provide us with services related to the Platform and Services. We have implemented anonymization on the Platform, which means that Google truncates the IP address of Users from EU and EEA countries. As an exception, it may happen that the IP address is completely transferred to Google servers in the USA, where it is subsequently shortened.
Read more about how Google uses data it collects through the Platform and Services at https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en-GB&gl=uk.
You can read details about Google Analytics at https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/, while more information about Google's own processing of User data can be found here:https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245#zippy=%2Cour-privacy-policy%2Cgoogle-analytics-cookies-and-identifiers.
All categories of Cookies, other than essential, can be disabled through the Cookie banner, as well as through the settings of the browser you use.
If you select the "Reject all" option on the banner, you will disable the use of all (except Necessary) Cookies through the banner.
By selecting the "Cookie Settings" option, you can also adjust your Cookie preferences. Each individual category can be enabled or disabled by selecting the "On" or "Off" button on the Cookie banner.
You can also adjust Cookies through your browser, given that browsers are usually automatically set to accept all Cookies. If you want to change your Cookie setting, contact the help center of the browser you are using. Some of the links that may help you are:
Each browser has its own system for managing Cookies and settings. If you disable all Cookies (including Essential Cookies), there is a risk that you may not be able to access or use certain parts of the Platform or view certain parts of the Content.
If you would like further information on Cookies, please go to the ICO’s website - information is available here.