What are cookies?Cookies are small files saved and stored on a computer, tablet, smartphone or other terminal device when the user visits various websites on the Internet. The cookie usually contains: the name of the website it comes from, "life expectancy" (its lifetime) and a unique randomly generated number used to identify the browser through which the website is connected. Cookies are created by a web browser and store the settings and information needed (and often necessary) for the proper functioning of the website. The next time you visit the website from the same device, your browser can check if there are cookies that store important information and send them again to the website you visited that previously saved the cookie on your device. In this way, the website can recognize that the user has visited it before and, e.g. match the presented content to the recipient.
Advantages of cookiesCookies help the user to use previously visited websites. If the user uses the same device and browser as before, this enables to remember his preferences and allows it to properly display the web page tailored to user’s individual needs. Cookies allow you to create statistics that help you understand how users use the website, which allows you to improve its structure and content. They also allow you to maintain the Website User's session (after logging in), thanks to which each subsequent subpage of the website does not require logging in again.
Controlling and deleting cookiesThe user can change the way cookies are used at any time. Most browsers offer the option of accepting or rejecting all cookies, accepting only certain types, or informing the user whenever a website attempts to save them. The user can also easily delete cookies that have already been saved on the device by the browser. The options for managing and deleting cookies vary depending on the browser you use. All necessary information can be found by using the Help function in your browser or by visiting the website http://www.aboutcookies.org/, which explains how to control and delete cookies in the most popular browsers. Remember that blocking all cookies may cause difficulties in operation or completely prevent the use of some of the website's functions.
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- functional - files enabling "remembering" selected settings and affecting the interface personalization
- security - helping to ensure safety
- performance - files that enable collecting information on how to use the website, thanks to which we can improve its performance (faster loading time)
How can I change cookie settings in my browser?Information on changing cookie settings in individual browsers is available on the following pages:
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