What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your computer, mobile phone or another device when you visit a website. Subsequently, every time you visit our website, cookies are sent back to the original website or to another website that recognizes the cookies.

Functions and purpose of cookies

Most browsers allow cookies by default.  Each user can set the browser to block cookies or be informed of the sending of cookies. However, some services or features will not function properly without cookies.

The website uses "first-party" cookies, i.e. cookies used by our website only ("first-party cookies"), and "third-party" cookies (i.e. cookies from third-party websites). First-party cookies are used for storing user preferences and data needed for a website to function properly (e.g. the content of your shopping cart). Third-party cookies, with the help of third-party providers of website statistics, track user trends and behavior patterns and are used for ad targeting. The third-party cookies for tracking trends and behavior patterns are used only by the website and by the providers of website statistics. They are not shared with any other third party.

Types of cookies

The following cookies are used on the website:

  • Strictly necessary cookies
    These cookies are necessary for a website to function properly. They include cookies that enable you to log in to secure areas of the website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies
    These files enable to identify and evaluate the number of visitors, how visitors use the website, etc. This data helps improve the way websites work.
  • Functionality cookies
    These cookies are used to recognize returning website visitors. They enable automatic login and other features.
  • Targeting cookies
    These files track which pages you've visited and the which links you've followed. Using this information, websites and ads displayed on them are more more relevant to the visitors' interests.  This information is shared with third parties for the same purpose.

Refusing the use of cookies

Users can refuse the use of cookies by:

  • Blocking cookies in the browser settings
    You can block cookies by changing your web browser settings. This will block all types of cookies and may prevent you from using some functions of the website.
  • Refusing third-party cookies
    You can also block third-party cookies only while maintaining the strictly necessary and functionality cookies. This can be done directly by third-party cookie operators.