Cookies is IT data, in particular text files, stored in an end device of the Website User and intended for the usage of the Website pages. Cookies usually contain a name of the website of their origin, the time for which they have been kept in the end device and a unique number.
An entity providing cookies in a end device of the Website User and gaining access to them is the Website operator.
Cookies are used for the following purposes:
maintaining a Website user session (after logging in) owing to which the User does not have to enter again one’s login and password at each Website sub-page;
to reach the objectives set out above under "Important marketing techniques";
Two basic types of cookies are available at the Website: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary files stored in the User’s end device until logging out, leaving a website or disabling software (web browser). Persistent cookies are stored in the User’s end device for the time defined in cookies’ parameters or until being removed by the User.
Software for browsing web pages (web browser) usually, by default, enables to store cookies in the User’s end device. The Website users may change settings in this scope. A web browser allows to remove cookies. Cookies can also be blocked automatically. Detailed information about this is provided in the help or in a web browser’s documentation.
Cookies placed in the Website User's end device may also be used by entities cooperating with the Website operator, in particular it concerns the following companies: Google (Google Inc. with its registered office in the USA), Facebook (Facebook Inc. with its registered office in the USA), Twitter (Twitter Inc. with its registered office in the USA).
The user may change their browser setting if they do not want to receive cookies.
Note that if the cookies handling is disabled as necessary for authentication, security, retaining user preferences, this may hinder, and in extreme cases prevent from using web pages.