Cookies are small text documents with unique identification numbers downloaded from a website on the internet onto the hard drive of the visitor’s computer in order for the website administrator to be able to identify the visitor’s device, and monitor their activities on the internet.
The unique number helps identify the visitor’s browser each time they visit the website. All cookies that we use are encrypted and no user data is visible. You can refuse or disable cookies at any time, however, doing so will disable most of the functions of the website.
A cookie stores information about your previous visit, such as the preferred language, which user is logged on and other settings. This makes the next visit more convenient and the website more useful. Cookies perform important functions. Thanks to them, the internet can be used more efficiently.
Cookies are used for various purposes, e.g. to remember a user’s safe search settings, display more relevant advertisements, keep track of the number of visitors on a webpage, aid logging on in order to use services, as well as to protect user data.
- To help ensure security and check your data. When you use the website and browse webpages, cookies help you avoid having to constantly re-enter the same data. We use permanent cookies because:
- They help us recognise you as a unique user each time you return to the website, thus allowing you to avoid having to perform repetitive actions.
- They collect and store anonymous statistical information that helps us better understand your needs and helps us improve the website’s structure.