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What is a cookie?
Cookies are often indispensable for websites that have huge databases, need logins, have customizable themes, other advanced features.
Cookies usually don’t contain much information except for the url of the website that created the cookie, the duration of the cookie’s abilities and effects, and a random number. Due to the little amount of information a cookie contains, it usually cannot be used to reveal your identity or personally identifying information.However, marketing is becoming increasingly sophisticated and cookies in some cases can be agressively used to create a profile of your surfing habits.
There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are created temporarily in your browser’s subfolder while you are visiting a website. Once you leave the site, the session cookie is deleted. On the other hand, persistent cookie files remain in your browser’s subfolder and are activated again once you visit the website that created that particular cookie. A persistent cookie remains in the browser’s subfolder for the duration period set within the cookie’s file.
Types of cookies
Session Cookies are used by the server to store information about user page activities so users can easily pick up where they left off on the server’s pages. By default, web pages really don’t have any ‘memory’. Cookies tell the server what pages to show the user so the user doesn’t have to remember or start navigating the site all over again. Cookies act as a sort of “bookmark” within the site. Similarly, cookies can store ordering information needed to make shopping carts work instead of forcing the user to remember all the items the user put in the shopping cart.
Persistent or tracking Cookies are also employed to store user preferences. Many websites allow the user to customize how information is presented through site layouts or themes. These changes make the site easier to navigate and/or lets user leave a part of the user’s “personality” at the site.
Enabling and disabling cookies
You have a possibility to accept or deny cookie by changing settins in your internet browser. Please take a look at your internet browser instructions on how to disable cookies or visit About Cookies website to learn more about settings in your internet browser.
These are the type of cookies we use:
- Indispensable cookies – these are necessary for navigation through a website and using all of its content.
- Cookies used for website proper functioning – These cookies collect information about how user uses a website, to learn for example, what are the most visited pages on a website. This type of cookie doesn’t collect personalized information which could identify you. All information are anonymous and stored together. They are user specifically to enhance functioning of the website.
Google Analytics cookies
Google Analytics does not store any personal information about your website users. Read the Google Analytics privacy document for more details.
This website uses a plugin that collects basic non-identifying information about its visitors with purpose of better understanding our visitors and better advertisement decisions. Information this website collects:
- Country of visitor
- Keywords used to find this website
- Referrer site
- Outlinks (link that leads from this website to another)
- Exit page (where you left this website from)
- Date and time of visit
- Internet browser you used