What are cookies?
A cookie represents information stored on your computer by a website you visit. Cookies usually store your settings and website settings, such as your preferred language or address. Later, when you open the same website again, the web browser sends back the cookies that belong to that website. This allows the website to display information tailored to your needs.
Cookies can store a wide range of information, including personal data (such as your name or e-mail address). However, this information can only be saved if you allow it – websites cannot access information you did not give them, and cannot access other files on your computer. The default cookie saving and sending activities are not visible to you. However, you can change your web browser settings to be able to choose whether to approve or reject requests to save cookies, delete saved cookies automatically when you close your web browser etc.
What types of cookies can be found on our websites?
Cookies by duration
- Persistent cookies
Persistent or saved cookies remain on your computer after you close your web browser. They enable websites to store information, such as your username and password, language settings, or cookie settings, so you don't have to re-enter them each time you visit. Persistent cookies can stay on your computer or mobile device for days, months, even years.
- Temporary cookies
Temporary cookies or session cookies are removed from your computer when you close your web browser. Websites use these cookies to store temporary information, such as the last few pages you opened on the website you're visiting, or items in your shopping cart if you are visiting a website that specialises in online shopping.
Cookies by source
- First-party cookies
First-party cookies come from the website you are visiting, and can be persistent or temporary. Using these cookies, websites can store data they will use again the next time you visit that Internet site.
- Third-party cookies
Third-party cookies come from other websites that are located on the website you are visiting. Using these cookies, other websites can track your use of the Internet on the website you are visiting for marketing purposes. Cookies by function.
- Technical cookies – required cookies
(always active) – essential for the functioning of the website and cannot be disabled in our systems. They are usually set in response to your actions that include a request for services, such as cookie settings, login, or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block these cookies or send a warning about them, but in that case some parts of the website will not work. Those cookies don't store any information that might identify you.
- Functional cookies
(can be disabled) – enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalised experience. They can be set up by us or third-party service providers whose services have been added to our websites. If you don't enable these cookies, some of these functions might not work properly.
(can be disabled) – enable recording visits and traffic sources in order to measure and improve the efficiency of our website. They help us find out which pages are most and least popular and see how visitors move around the website. All the information that these cookies collect accumulates and therefore remains anonymous. If you don't enable those cookies, we won't know when you visited our website and we won't be able to track its effectiveness. They do not store your personal settings directly, but are based on the unique identification of your browser and Internet device. If you do not enable these cookies, you will encounter less targeted advertising.
Who installs data collection systems?
Data collection systems are installed by Maistra d.d. or one of the partners.
The data collection systems we install are:
- Data collection systems strictly necessary for the operation of websites and the provision of our services. We use them to store information about your logins or access to websites, as well as your use of services, in order to apply security measures or adjust the website to the settings on your device (language, operating system, etc.). These data collection systems also allow you to access your personal account on the website.
- Analytical data collection systems. We use them to generate statistics about the number of views of the website, and the use of its various parts (pages visited, content viewed, the user's use of the site), which help us improve the content on the website, and the quality of our services.
- Advertising data collection systems. These data collection systems allow us to analyse your use of the website and the ads displayed, so that we can offer you ads that match your interests on our website or our partners' websites. These data collection systems specifically allow us to (i) count and identify the ads displayed, (ii) count the users who clicked on each of those ads, and (iii) in such cases, monitor the behaviour of those users on the websites to which the ads lead.
We may also share with our partners some of the data collected through the data collection system to enable them to conduct research on visitor behaviour.
Data collection systems installed by third parties:
- Some of our business partners have permission to install a data collection system on the website for purposes stated prior to the installation. The installation and use of such data collection systems are subject to third-party privacy policies.
Can I disable cookies?
You can disable cookies by activating a setting in your browser that allows you to refuse to set all or certain cookies. By blocking cookies, you will still be able to browse our pages, but certain functionalities will be limited.
To learn more about cookies, including how to see and manage set cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
To turn off Google Analytics tracking on all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
How long do cookies last?
Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session and are deleted after closing the web browser – these are temporary cookies (“session cookies”). Cookies can last for a long time; they can be stored on your hard drive and remain there even after you close your web browser – these are permanent cookies (“persistent cookies”). The table below indicates whether a particular cookie is temporary or permanent. Except for essential cookies, all cookies will be removed when they are no longer needed or have expired.
How can I change my settings?
By turning off cookies, you decide whether to allow cookies to be stored on your computer or mobile device. Cookie settings can be controlled and configured in your web browser. If you disable cookies, you may not be able to use some of the website functionalities.
You can review or change settings related to data collection systems at any time. In your web browser settings, you can choose whether you sometimes or permanently want to accept or reject data collection systems. Please note that these settings may affect the operation of your web browser and your use of services on the website, which require the use of a data collection system.
Manage your own settings on these websites, depending on your browser:
We use Google Analytics. If you do not want us to collect or use your data through Google Analytics, click on the following link:
We use AdRoll for advertising and providing ads to change the target audience. For more information on the use of personal data, click on the following link: https://www.adrollgroup.com/privacy
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