A cookie is a small text file consisting of letters and numbers that is stored on the computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device of the user who accesses various websites on the Internet and almost all websites in the world use them. The cookie is placed at the request issued by the browser (e.g. Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Mozilla) and is completely “passive” (does not contain software programs, cannot access files on the computer and does NOT cause damage). They may contain information about your activity on the respective site, such as the pages accessed, the time spent on a certain page, etc.
We use these cookies to provide you with the best navigation on the site / for statistical purposes / to optimize / to provide personalized useful content.
What cookies do we use and for what purposes?
a. Essential Cookies, which are necessary for the proper functioning of the site and which allow the use of its features. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
b. Performance or Analysis cookies, such as Google Analytics or Hotjar, with which we track the statistics on the site, such as the number of visits, pages or blog articles accessed, the duration of a visit to the site, traffic sources, etc. so that we can measure and improve the performance of the site. This information collected is anonymous, therefore they can’t identify you.
c. Advertising Cookies, which can be set on our website from advertising partners. They help us deliver personalized ads and information based on user preferences and evaluate the effectiveness of that content. It does not store personal information directly. For example, we currently use the Facebook Pixel, which places such advertising cookies and help us provide relevant content for you. If you do not allow these cookies, you will receive a less personalized advertisement.
When we start using other types of cookies, we will complete this list, as well as their purpose.
When you visit a page or article that has embedded content (eg video on YouTube) or buttons with the symbol of a social network that you click on, they (Google, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) will place a cookie because you interacted with their content.
How you can control cookies?
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found under the “Settings” section, followed by the “Privacy and Security” subsection. You can control or delete some or all cookies as you wish. For more details, consult the website “https://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-manage-and-delete-cookies”, which provides all the information for managing cookies in known browsers. You can also set most browsers to block their placement, but it is important to note that if you do this, you will most likely need to manually set your preferences each time you visit the site, and some options may not work.