What are cookies?
Cookies are IT data, in particular text files, that are stored on users’ terminal devices for purposes connected with the use of web pages. Such files make it possible to recognise the user’s device and display the website in a way that is suited to his or her individual preferences. Cookies usually contain the name of the website from which they originated, the time of their storage on a terminal device and their unique number.
Cookies are used in order to adapt the content of the website to the user’s preferences and to optimise the use of the website. They are also used for creating anonymous, aggregated statistics that help us understand how the user makes use of the website, which makes it possible to improve its structure and content, without personally identifying the user.
What types of cookies do we use?
We use two types of cookies – session and persistent cookies. The former are temporary files that remain on the user’s device until he or she logs out of the web page or until the relevant software (web browser) is closed. Persistent cookies remain on the user’s device for the time specified in their parameters or until they are manually deleted by the user.
Deletion of cookies