Cookie files (so-called “cookies”) are IT data, in particular text files, which are stored in the terminal equipment of the Website User and are designed to use the Service websites. Cookies usually contain the name of the website from which they originate, the time they were stored on the terminal equipment and a unique number.
The entity placing cookies on the terminal equipment of the Service User and gaining access to them is the owner of the service.
The cookie mechanism is not used to obtain any information about the website’s users or to track their navigation. Cookies used on the website do not store any personal data or other information collected from users and are used for statistical purposes.
Cookies are used to:
adjust the content of the Website’s web pages to the User’s preferences and optimise the use of the web pages; in particular, these files allow for the recognition of the Website User’s device and the proper display of the website, adjusted to his/her individual needs;
create statistics that help to understand how Service users use the websites, thus making it possible to improve their structure and content;
maintain the Service User’s session (after logging in), thanks to which the User does not have to re-enter his login and password on each subpage of the Service;
The Service uses two basic types of cookies: “session” (session cookies) and “persistent cookies”. Session” cookies are temporary files that are stored in the user’s terminal equipment until the user logs out, leaves the website or turns off the software (web browser). “Permanent” cookie files are stored in the User’s final equipment for the time specified in the parameters of cookie files or until their removal by the User.
The following types of cookies are used in the Service:
- “necessary” cookie files, enabling the use of services available within the Service, e.g. authentication of cookie files used for services requiring authentication within the Service;
- security cookies, e.g. used to detect authentication fraud within the Service; ◦ “performance” cookies, which allow the collection of information on how to use the Service’s websites;
- “functionality” cookies, enabling “remembering” the settings selected by the User and personalising the User’s interface, e.g. in terms of the selected language or region from which the User comes from, font size, the appearance of the website, etc;
According to the binding provisions of the Telecommunications Law of 16 July 2004 (Journal of Law 171, item 1800 with later amendments) the data controller informs that the ways of using and deleting cookies are included in the instructions of web browser manufacturers: