1. COOKIES AND HOW TO USE THEM
What are cookies, how do they work and what are they used for?
Simply put, cookies are information stored on your computer (saved by the websites you visit).
Cookies typically contain some of your settings (settings of your Internet browser, such as preferred language or address). Later, when you open the same website again, your web browser sends back the cookies that belong to that page. In this way the website is able to process and display information tailored to your needs and habits.
Cookies can store a wide range of information, including personal information (such as your name or email address). However, such information can be saved only if you enable it – websites cannot get access to information you have not provided and are not able to independently gain access to other files on your computer.
If the website is reliable, cookies can enhance your experience because they remember your preferences and needs and allow you to skip registration at each visit. However, some cookies, such as those saved by banner ads, might put your privacy at risk by tracking the sites you visit.
The default activity of storing and sending cookies is not directly visible. However, you can change the settings of your Internet browser so that you choose whether to approve or reject individual applications to store cookies. You can also choose to automatically delete all stored cookies when you close your Internet browser.
You choose which information is stored on your computer, as well as how it is stored.
2. TYPES OF COOKIES
Temporary cookies or session cookies
They are removed from the computer after you close your Internet browser. Websites use them to store temporary information, such as items in a shopping cart.
Persistent (stored) cookies
They remain on the computer after you close your Internet browser. Websites use them to store information such as your login name and/or password so you do not have to sign in every time you visit a site. Persistent cookies can remain stored on your computer for days, months and even years.
They come from a site you’re browsing and can be persistent or temporary. Using these cookies, the site stores data that will be reused the next time you visit that site.
They come through advertising and other (third party) websites rather than the website you’re visiting. Websites that use these cookies can monitor the use of the Internet for marketing purposes.
• To provide a better user experience
• To monitor and analyse usage and traffic patterns of the website
• To serve ads
• For proper operation of the site (where necessary)
Cookies help us for the above mentioned purposes and we never store your personal data through them.
Most websites use this or similar practice. According to regulations of the European Union of 25 March 2011, we have an obligation to ask for your consent before saving any data.
When you use our website, you are considered to agree with storing cookies.
If you turn off and/or block cookies you can still browse our website, but there is a chance that some of its features/functionalities will not be available to you.
4. THIRD-PARTY COOKIES AND THEIR DISABLING
We use a number of external services that can store third-party cookies:
1. Social networks
Visitors can sign up/register through their own accounts on social networks. Sharing content on social networks can also result in the saving of cookies on a visitor’s computer.
2. Traffic monitoring
We use Google Analytics to measure attendance. If you want to turn off cookie storage, you can do so at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
In addition to the Google AdWords advertising system, cookies can be stored by other advertising systems through which our partners serve their ads, such as: OpenX Source, Gemius, Your Choices, Opt Out From Online Behavioral Advertising.
Find out how Google does it at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html
5. HOW TO DISABLE/TURN OFF STORING COOKIES?
By turning off /blocking cookies you decide whether to give permission for cookie storage on your computer. You can control and adjust these settings in your web browser.
Follow the link (depending on the browser you are using) for more information about cookie settings:
Google Chrome (https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95582)
Mozilla Firefox (https://support.mozilla.org/hr/kb/Brisanje%20kola%C4%8Di%C4%87a)
Internet Explorer (http://windows.microsoft.com/hr-hr/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-10)
Note: Blocking all cookies can help protect privacy, but may limit your experience on some websites.