1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that a website you visit, such as ours, can install and store on your computer or mobile terminal device (tablet, smartphone, laptop). Thanks to cookies, the website memorizes your actions while navigating.
2. Functions of cookies
Depending on their type, cookies perform functions of measuring website traffic, recording number of visitors, language, time of entry, geographical origin, device IDs (eg operating system, screen resolution), keywords you used, login attempts, etc. Some cookies are personal data, and some are not. Some cookies are technically necessary while others serve commercial and advertising purposes.
3. Types of cookies
There are different types of cookies, functional, technical, user identification, advertising, etc. The cookies of the displayed website are installed by the website you visit and are read only by the website administrator. If the website uses external third party services, then their own cookies, the so-called third party cookies (GoogleAnalytics, Facebook, etc.) are installed on your device. Permanent cookies are those that are stored on your computer and are not automatically deleted as soon as you close your browser. Session cookies are those that are deleted as soon as your browser is closed. Every time you visit our website, you will be asked to accept or reject cookies. If you consciously choose to accept them, our site will memorize your preferences (such as username, language) for a period of time. This way you will not have to re-enter them when you browse our website during the same visit.
4. Legal status of use and storage of cookies
We use marketing cookies because they help us customize the messages and content you see during and after your visit to our website. Specifically, we use the following types of cookies:
- The DoubleClick IDE cookie is used to display targeted ads related to users across the web. Targeted ads may appear to users based on previous visits to a site. This cookie is defined by DoubleClick to determine if the site visitor's browser supports cookies.
- DSID cookies are used to connect your activity to all devices, if you have previously signed in to your Google Account on another device. We do this to fine-tune the ads you see on all devices and to count conversion events. These cookies may be configured at google.com/ads, google.com/ads/measurement, or googleadservices.com.
- The SameSite attributes of Set-Cookie HTTP in the response header allow to specify whether your cookie should be restricted to a first-party environment or within the same website.
- Cookies called 'SID' and 'HSID' contain digitally signed and encrypted entries of a user's Google Account ID and most recent login time. The combination of these cookies allows us to block many types of attacks, such as attempts to steal the content of the forms submitted to Google services. They also contain digitally signed and encrypted entries of a user's Google Account ID and most recent login time.
- The OGPC cookie enables the functionality of the Google Maps service. SIDCCs are Google security cookies used to protect user data from unauthorized access.
- HSID, SSID, APISID and SAPISID cookies allow Google to collect user information for videos hosted on YouTube. These cookies are used by Google to display personalized ads on Google Sites, based on recent searches and past interactions. Duration two years.
- The 'DV' cookie allows the collection of information in anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where the site visitors came from and the pages they visited.
- The NID cookie contains a unique identifier used by Google to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you want to display per page (e.g. 10 or 20) and whether or not you want to have Google SafeSearch enabled.
- The OTZ cookie is used by Google analytics to track website traffic information.
- The 1P_JAR cookie is used to collect website statistics and track conversion rates.
- SIDCC and SSID cookies are used by Google to store users' preferences and information when viewing Google Maps pages on them.
Third Party Providers
Our website displays content from external providers, such as GoogleAnalytics, etc.
In order to view the content of third parties, you must first accept the terms and conditions set by the external partners themselves. These include the third party policy on the collection of cookies, which is beyond our control. However, if you do not view this content, no third party cookies will be installed on your device.
6. Obtaining visitor consent
Mandatory acceptance of cookies is not a condition for entering our website. You can, in any case, navigate freely by checking whether or not you accept cookies.
7. Check and delete cookies
You can control and / or delete cookies depending on your wishes. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer, as well as configure most browsers to prevent the installation of cookies. However, in this case, you may have to adjust some preferences yourself each time you visit the site, and some services may also not work.
This policy will be regularly reviewed to bring it in line with Supervisors' guidelines and the latest legislative developments.
Last update: 13.1.2022