Cookies are small data files sent by the web server and stored on a user’s computer. They usually contain letters and figures.
These files are used to improve website performance and to get analytical data. Cookie files are stored on your computer, laptop, phone, or any other device used by you to visit a website.
What types of files does our website use?
We use various types of files on our website:
- must-have cookies are the files that help our website work correctly — they allow you to browse our website and use its features. These files in no way identify you as a person. If you do not agree to use this type of file, the correct operation of the website or its components may become impossible.
- performance cookie files enhance efficiency and collect analytics. This kind of file helps us analyze and understand how users interact with our website, how much time visitors spend on it and what information interests them. They also generate messages if there are any errors in the web resource. This feature helps us improve the website in the future. Functionality cookies are necessary to identify users returning to our website. They allow us to greet you by your name, remember your preferences, and offer individual content for you. They also count the number of visitors and how they use our website, helping us increase its performance and understand our audience’s interests better. If you restrict this type of file, you will have limited access to the website content. Moreover, website performance and functionality will decrease. Analytical cookie files provide data on advertising campaign efficiency and optimize website content for those visitors who are interested in our ads. This type of file cannot be used for your identification. The data collected and analyzed is anonymous.
- advertising cookie files track your visits to our websites, to other web resources, your clicks on links and ads viewed. The data collected is used to optimize the advertising content displayed on our website and make it as close to your interests as possible.
How long are cookie files stored?
Some cookies work from the moment you open our website until the end of this particular browser session. When you close your browser, these files are no longer necessary and are automatically deleted. They are called «session cookies».
Some cookies are also stored on the device in between browser sessions. They are not deleted after the browser is closed. Such files are called “persistent cookies.” The storage period on the device varies for different cookies. «Persistent cookies» are necessary to calculate website visits and assess advertising efficiency.
Who places cookies on my device?
Our website admins place cookie files on your device, and we call them «native». Other operators may place some cookies on your device as well. We call them «third-party cookies».
How is online and mobile advertising used?
Together with third parties, technology partners, and service providers, we take part in advertising activities aimed at satisfying our users’ interests, providing advertising and personalized content which will be interesting to you in our and other advertisers’ opinion.
We may provide advertising offers, taking into account your interests and activity on the Internet or when using mobile devices, as well as your search activity, your response to one of our ads or emails, your visits to websites, your geographical locality, or other data. You may find such ads on our website or third parties’ websites. Technology partners, who we cooperate with and who help us conduct advertising campaigns based on your interest, may be the members of self-regulated associations. On this website, you can also see ads posted by third parties, depending on which web pages you visit, what actions you perform on them and our website.
How to manage cookies?
By default, most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can change default settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookie files arrive at the device. There are several options for managing cookies. You may refer to your browser instructions to learn how to do it. If you use different browsers and different devices to view and access our website, make sure that you have configured each browser on each of your devices according to your preferences for accepting cookies.