A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that a web server sends to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The ID is then sent back to the server whenever the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: the persistent cookie will be stored in the web browser and will remain valid until the expiration date specified, unless deleted by the user before the expiration date. Session cookies expire at the end of a user’s session when the web browser is down.
Cookies usually do not contain any information that personally identifies the user, but the personal information we store may be linked to information stored in and extracted from cookies.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that the websites you visit store on your computer. These files will then allow you to use the same default settings as you did last time when you visit this website.
Temporary cookies are deleted as soon as you close the browser window. These are mainly files that are used to secure and identify the connection between your computer and the website you visit during a single visit.
Persistent cookies remain stored on your computer even after you close the browser window. These cookies can only be read by the server that created them. They are used, for example, to identify you when you sign in (you can remain permanently logged in), to identify a pre-set language that a visitor has set during a previous visit, to display prices in the currency of the previous visit, personalize your ad, track user activity on your site,
Your name or email address can only contain cookies if you have previously provided this information to the website!
Most browsers are preset to accept cookies automatically. If you do not wish to receive any information about you, you may choose to disable cookies in your browser. If you do not want a particular website to store cookies on your device, we recommend that you visit the site at. “Incognito mode” of your browser (Incognito, InPrivate, Private Window…). While the browser supports cookies in this mode, as soon as you close it, all cookies created will be deleted. You can also review or delete cookies created in the past at your own discretion.
You can disable the automatic acceptance of cookies in your browser. For instructions on how to refuse the storage of cookies, see the help file for your Internet browser settings.
However, changing your cookie settings may affect the functionality and smooth running of the website you visit. In this case, you may need to manually adjust some settings each time you visit that website, and some services or features may not work properly.
How to control cookies?
You can check or delete your cookies at your discretion – see aboutcookies.org for details. You can clear all cookies stored on your computer and set most browsers to prevent them from being stored. However, in this case, you may need to manually adjust some settings each time you visit a website, and some services and features may not work.
How to decline cookies?
Cookies can be set up using your Internet browser. Most browsers automatically accept cookies by default.
You can get the latest information on blocking and deleting cookies by following these links:
- https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=sk (Chrome)
- https://support.mozilla.org/sk/kb/povolenie-zakazanie-cookies (Firefox)
- https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera)
- https://support.microsoft.com/sk-sk/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer)
- https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=sk_SK (Safari)
- https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge)