Published: 15 September 2022
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What is a cookie?
A cookie is information stored in your computer from a web page you visit. Cookies usually save your settings and the web page settings such as preferred language or address. Later, when you open the same page again, the internet browser returns the cookies that belong to that page. This enables pages to display information tailored to your needs. Cookies can store a wide range of information including personal information (such as your name and e-mail address). However, this information may only be stored with your permission – web pages cannot get access to information you have not given them and may not access other folders on your computer or mobile device. The default activities of storing and transmitting cookies is not visible to you. However, you can change your internet browser settings to choose whether to accept or refuse cookie storage, delete cookie storage when closing your internet browser, and similar.
Yes, with the primary aim being that our web page gives you a better user experience.
What kind of cookies does this web page use, and why?
First-party cookies come from the website you are visiting and may be permanent or temporary. With the help of such cookies, websites can store data which can be re-used on the occasion of your
next visit to that site.
Session cookies expire (and are automatically deleted) when you shut down your web browser. We use session cookies so as to improve user experience during your visit.
Persistent cookies usually have an expiry date far into the future and thus will remain in your browser until that point or until manually deleted. We use persistent cookies so as to better understand user habits, in order to improve the web page according to your practice. However, we cannot recognize you personally as a user on the basis of the data we collect in this manner, and that data will used exclusively for statistical purposes.
What are permanent cookies?
Permanent or ‘stored’ cookies remain in the computer after the internet browser program has been closed. They enable web sites to store data such as user names and passwords so as to make it unnecessary to log in each time a particular site is visited. Permanent cookies will remain in the computer for days, months or even years.
Are there third-party cookies on the web page?
There are several external services which place limited cookies on users. These cookies are not placed by this web page, but some of them help the normal functioning of specific capabilities which make access to the content more user-friendly. Therefore, the data protection information to which you are introduced here is valid only for this webpage, and you need to verify external service data protection on their official pages.
We use the service of a third party named Google Analytics. Detailed third party information on this service, as well as user capability to regulate cookie settings necessary for it is available at:
This web page uses Google Analytics audience measurement services. On the basis of data collected this way it is not possible to identify users, and the data is used solely for statistical purposes. If you wish to to disable cookie settings on these services, you may block them in the way described below.
How to disable cookies
By turning off cookies you decide whether you wish to allow the storage of cookies in 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 functionalities on web pages. If you wish to delete or disable cookies in your computer it is necessary to update the settings of your web browser (you can search for information on how to delete and disable cookies in your browser by selecting the help menu).
Further information about turning off cookies
At the moment there are several web pages for turning off cookie storage for different services.
You can find out more via the following links: