What is a cookie?
Generally speaking, a cookie is information stored on a computer by websites you visit. Cookies often store your preferences and settings for a website, such as your preferred language or location. When you again visit the same website, your browser sends back the cookies that belong to that site. This allows the site to present information customized to your needs.
Cookies can store a wide range of information, including personal information (such as your name or email address). However, this information can only be stored if you enable it – websites cannot access information you didn’t provide to them, and can’t access other files on your computer. By default, activities of storing and sending cookies are not visible to you. However, you can change your browser settings to allow you to approve or deny cookie storage requests, delete stored cookies automatically when you close the browser, and more.
How to disable cookies
By turning off cookies, you decide whether you want to allow storing cookies on your computer or mobile phone. Cookie settings can be controlled and configured in your web browser. For more information on cookie settings, please select your web browser from the following list:
If you disable cookies, you might not be able to use some functionalities of websites you visit.
What are temporary cookies?
Temporary or session cookies are removed from your computer by closing the browser. Websites use them to store temporary information, such as items in your shopping cart.
What are persistent cookies?
Persistent or stored cookies remain on your computer after you close your web browser. Websites use them to store information, such as usernames and passwords, so you don’t have to sign in every time you visit a specific site. Persistent cookies remain on your computer for days, months, even years.
What are first-party cookies?
First-party cookies are sent by the visited website, and can be persistent or session. Websites use these cookies to store information that they’ll reuse the next time you visit that specific site.
What are third-party cookies?
Third-party cookies originate from advertisements for other sites (such as pop-ups or banner ads) located on the website you’re viewing. Websites use these cookies to track your internet habits for marketing purposes.
What kind of cookies does the website use and why?
- Session cookies – are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically deleted) when you close the browser. We use "session cookies" to improve the user experience during the visit.
- Persistent cookies – usually have an expiration date set far into the future so they remain in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them. We use permanent cookies to understand the habits of our users better, so that we can improve the website. However, based on the information collected that way, we cannot identify yourself as user, and the collected data is used exclusively for statistical purposes.
Does the website use third-party cookies?
There are several external services that store limited cookies on user’s computers. These cookies are not implemented by this website, but some are used to enable normal functioning of certain features that provide users with simpler access to content. We currently enable:
We use Google Analytics to measure user engagement and visits. With collected data this way, the identification of users is not possible and the collected data is used exclusively for statistical purposes. If you want to prevent Google analytics from storing cookies on your computer, please visit the following link for opt-out options: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Note: third party cookies can change the name and increase or decrease the number at any time and without prior notice from a third party.
Additional information on turning off cookies
Currently, there are several websites which enable you to stop storing cookies for various services. Additional information is available on following links:
You can also regulate third-party marketing cookie settings:
List of used cookies and possible settings:
Technical cookies (ALWAYS ACTIVE):
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
|Session cookies||PH_HPXY_CHECK||Required for user browsing.|
|XSRF-TOKEN||To protect against request counterfeiting.|
|????_session||For session instance identification.|
|Persistent cookies||cookieconsent_status||Necessary for showing cookie notification.|
Performance cookies (OPTIONAL):
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which subpages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.