1. What Are Cookies?
Cookies are data files that are stored on your device, through which you access our Website. These data files contain information that allows our site to remember important data through which you can use our site in a more efficient and user-friendly way.
2. Types of Cookies
Depending on how long the cookie is stored, we distinguish between session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary files that are stored on your device only until you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain on your device until you delete them or until they expire.
In terms of origin, we distinguish between first-party cookies created by our Websites and third-party cookies created and placed on your device by other (external) websites (most often cookies of advertising systems, social network widgets or embedded videos), for the purpose of providing advertising or improving services.
Please keep in mind that we have no control over third-party cookies, and therefore we have no responsibility in this regard. Please see the relevant third-party websites and read their cookie policies.
3. Purposes of Using Cookies
Cookies can be divided into the following groups:
A. Essential cookies
These cookies do not collect data about you for marketing purposes and are not used for the purpose of general monitoring of your activity on the Internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled, because without these cookies we would not be able to provide certain services that enable the operation of our Websites. They are usually not stored permanently on your computer or device and are deleted when you close the browser.
B. Functional cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember the options you have chosen
(e.g. disclaimers acceptance, choice of language) and any customization you have made (e.g. font size). They can also be used to provide certain services that you may use, such as video content from our official YouTube channel which, when clicked on it, causes YouTube to place cookies on your device.
Functional cookies are usually not deleted after closing the browser and remain
on your computer or device until you delete them or until they reach their expiry date. This category of cookies cannot be disabled, because without these cookies we would not be able to provide certain services that enable the operation of our Websites.
C. Statistical/Performance cookies
These cookies are used to manage and improve the operation of our Websites
and may assist us in identifying any issues you may have with your use of our online services. They collect anonymous information about the pages visited and are used to evaluate user behaviour, as well as record the number of visitors, find out where visitors came from before visiting our Websites, and other web analytics measurements, as well as to subsequently design measures to improve user experience. They are not used to target you by online ads.
The information obtained is anonymous and statistical. Statistical/Performance cookies are usually not deleted after closing the browser and remain on your computer or device until you delete them or until they expire. If you disable these cookies, we will have limited information about the performance of our Websites and we will not be able to ensure to such an extent that browsing is more convenient and enjoyable for you.
D. Marketing/Advertising cookies
These cookies serve to better tailor advertising to our Users and their hobbies, both on and outside our Websites. These cookies may collect detailed information about your browsing habits on our Websites in order to display advertising that is relevant and interesting to an individual User, and thus more valuable to third-party publishers and advertisers. They are also used to limit the frequency with which ads are displayed, to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns and for remarketing purposes.
These cookies may use personally identifiable information to identify you in order
to display targeted advertising. Marketing/Advertising cookies are usually not deleted after closing the browser and remain on your computer or device until you delete them or until they have reached their expiry date. If you disable these cookies, you may see less relevant ads that are less relevant to your interests.