- A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you browse the website. This allows the website to remember the user’s activities and preferences (such as username, language, font size and other options) for a longer period of time. In this way, the user does not have to enter the same information each time he or she returns to this website or moves from one page to another. In particular, these cookies allow the website to recognise the user’s device and display the website accordingly, tailored to the user’s individual needs.
- Cookies are used for the following purposes:
1/ adapting the content of the website pages to the user’s preferences and optimising the use of the website pages
2/ creation of statistics, based on which the service gains knowledge of how users use the websites, which allows for improvement of these websites.
3/ maintaining the user’s session (after logging in), which means that the user is not forced to log in again on each subpage of the website.
3. The website uses two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary files that are stored on the user’s endpoint device until the user logs out, leaves the website or switches off the software (web browser). Persistent cookies are stored on the user’s endpoint device for the time specified in the parameters of the cookies or until they are deleted by the user.
4. Users of the website may change their cookie settings in the web browsers they are using at any time. Changing the settings can also rely on blocking the automatic handling of cookies in the browser settings. Detailed information on the possibility and methods of handling cookies is available in the settings of your web browser. You can also edit your cookie permissions for this page using the ‘cookie settings’ button at the bottom of the page.