Websites use smart and useful techniques to enhance user-friendliness and to make the website as interesting as possible for visitors. One of the best known techniques involves cookies. Cookies can be used by website owners or other companies - like advertisers or analytics companies gathering data from statistics - who communicate through the visited website. Cookie files are commonly called as cookies.
Cookie files are used for session purposes: they make it possible to provide information when the user is logged in, due to which the website may show appropriate information and features, as well as for the purpose of adaptation of the content of websites to user preferences, and to optimise the use of websites. Apart from that, cookie files are used to create anonymised statistics which helps understand the way the user uses websites, which makes it possible to make their structure and content better. Cookie files are not used by us for the personal identification of the user.
Typically, software used to browse websites (Internet browsers) permits, by default, to place cookie files on a terminal device (computer, tablet). These settings may be changed in such a way so as to block the automatic handling of cookie files in the Internet browser's settings or to provide information each time cookies are sent to the user's device. Detailed information about possibilities and methods of handling cookie files is available in the settings of given software. Limiting the use of cookie files may affect some features available on the website (no possibility to log in or to save user's settings). More information on blocking cookies may be found at the following websites: Wikipedia and Google.