What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that we store in your browser or on your computer’s hard drive. If you have not set your browser to block cookies, our system will issue cookies when you visit our site.
Primary and third-party cookies: The cookie is “primary” or “third-party” depending on the domain that creates the cookie. Primary cookies are created by a website visited by the user.
Third-party cookies are created by a domain other than the website where the user is surfing. If a user visits a particular website and another site generates a cookie through that website, such cookie would be a third-party cookie.
Persistent cookies: With the help of such cookies, websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future. They are used for faster and more unobstructed access to the site. For example, you do not need to specify your login every time.
Session cookies: such cookies are temporary files, which are stored on a user’s device during all the time when he is present on the site or up to the moment of software (browser) exclusion. Session cookies are created on a temporary basis. When you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
How to delete and block our cookies?
You can block cookies by activating your browser settings, which allow you to refuse from establishing all or certain cookies. If you use browser settings for blocking all the cookies (including mandatory ones), you will not be able to access all sections of our site.
Change of the cookie settings
Internet browsers allow you to improve cookie settings. These settings are contained in the “Settings” and “Parameters” sections of your Internet browser menu. The following settings may be helpful.
- Setting cookies in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Set up cookie in Chrome
- Setting up cookies in Safari
Can I withdraw my consent?
If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you need to delete cookies using your Internet browser settings.
By continuing the use of our website, you consent to our placing cookies on your computer for exploring your use of our website. Please read the Cookies Policy attentively regarding the information we collect while you use our website.
What cookies do we use and why?
Cookies used on our site:
“Operational” cookies collect information about how you use our website – for example, which pages you visit and whether the errors occur. These cookies do not collect information that can identify you and are only used to improve the performance of the website.
We use operational cookies for:
- Web Analytics: to obtain anonymous statistics about the use of our website.
- Error Neutralization: Help in the sphere of improvement of the website by identifying errors that occur while working with it.
By using our site, you accept the use of “operational” cookies. Acceptance of these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you block them, we cannot guarantee the proper operation of the website.
We give users the opportunity to share our stories on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. In order to provide this service, we connect you to a third-party website. We restrict the automatic setting of cookies by a third party while using our website. If you use the social media share option, you will be redirected to a site we do not control. We do not control cookies set by a third party when you use its services as well. You may refuse the use of third party cookies.