Cookie files (so-called “cookies”) are a piece of computer data, most often text files, which are kept on the Service User’s device and are intended for communication with the Service’s websites. Cookies usually contain the website’s address, their expiration date and a unique number.
The subject responsible for sending cookie files to the Service User’s device and gaining access to them is the Service’s operator: Erbud S.A., ul. Franciszka Klimczaka 1, 02-797 Warszawa.
Cookie files are used in order to:
a) customise content of the Service’s websites and optimise their use according to the User’s preferences; in particular, these files help recognise the Service User’s device and display a website in a way best suited to the User’s individual needs;
b) create statistics that help understand how the Service Users use websites, which allows to improve their structure and content;
c) maintain the Service User’s session (after logging in) so that the User does not have to enter login and password again on the Service’s sub-sites;
The two major types of cookie files are used as part of the Service: “session” (session cookies) and “permanent” (persistent cookies). Session cookies are temporary files kept on the User’s device until logging out, leaving a website or turning off the software (web browser). Persistent cookies are kept on the User’s device until their expiry date (a time specified in cookie files parameters) or until the User deletes them.
The following types of cookie files are used as part of the Service:
a) “essential” cookie files, which enable to use services available within the Service, for example authentication cookie files utilised by services that require authentication within the Service;
b) cookie files used to ensure safety, for example, ones that detect abuses in terms of authentication within the Service;
c) “efficiency” cookie files enabling the collection of information concerning the manner of using the Service’s websites;
d) “functional” cookie files, which enable to “remember” the settings chosen by the User and to personalise the User’s interface, for example the chosen language or the region that the User comes from, font size, appearance of a website etc.;
In many cases, the software used for browsing websites (web browser) allows to store cookie files on the User’s device by default. The Service Users can change cookie files settings at any time. These settings can be changed in web browser settings by blocking automatic handling of cookie files or by informing the Service User about every cookie file. Detailed information on the possibility and ways of operating cookie files is available in software (web browser) settings, for example:
in the Internet Explorer
in the Mozilla Firefox
in the Chrome
in the Safari
in the Opera
The Service operator wishes to inform that restricted use of cookie files can affect some functionalities available on the Service’s websites.
Cookie files stored on the Service User’s device can also be used by the operator’s co partners.
More information about cookie files is available in the “Help” section of the browser’s menu.