What are cookies?
Cookies are data, in particular text files, stored on users’ end devices (such as a computer, telephone or tablet) sent via websites. These files allow the user’s device to be recognized and the website to be displayed correctly according to their individual preferences, they allow the website to be displayed in the user’s language “remembered” by these files, as well as the use of other website settings selected by consumer. Cookies usually contain the name of the website they come from, the storage time of the end device and a unique number.
Cookies are used to adapt the content of websites to the preferences and device of the user and to optimize the use of websites. These files allow you to save the user’s choices regarding language, browser, settings of selected elements of the website or the resignation of profiled ads, as well as save information about the user’s location.
Cookies are also used to make it easier for users to log in to their account, including through social media, and to enable navigation between subpages of websites without having to log in to each subpage again. At the same time, cookies are used to protect websites, for example to prevent access by unauthorized persons.
They are also used to create anonymous aggregate statistics that help to understand how a user uses websites, which allows for an improvement in their structure and content, with the exception of the user’s personal identification. Cookies also help to ensure the polishing and smooth operation of websites, including testing the effectiveness of the website.
Cookies are also used to identify the ads that the user has displayed and to display ads that are most relevant to the user’s activity on the website.
What cookies do we use?
Cookies can be distinguished in detail due to:
Due to the need to perform the service
Necessary – they are absolutely necessary for the proper functioning of the website or the functionalities that the user wants to use, because without them we would not be able to provide many of the services we offer. Some of them also guarantee the security of the services we provide electronically.
Functional – they are important for the operation of the website:
- they are used to improve the functionality of websites; without them the website will work properly but will not be adapted to the user’s preferences,
- they are used to provide a high level of website functionality; without them, the level of functionality of the website may decrease, but their absence should not prevent the full use of the website,
- they serve most of the functionality of the website; blocking them will cause the selected functions not to work properly.
Business – enable the application of the business model on the basis of which the website is provided; Blocking them will not make all functionalities inaccessible, but may reduce the level of service provision due to the inability of the website owner to generate revenue that subsidizes his work. This category includes, for example, advertising cookies.
Due to the time during which cookies will be placed on the user’s end device
Session cookies – “cookies” set during the use of the browser (session) and deleted after closing or exiting the website.
Persistent cookies – they are not deleted after closing the browser and remain in the user’s device for a certain period of time or without a period of validity, depending on the settings of the website owner.
Due to origin – the administrator of the website that manages cookies
Own cookies (first party cookies) – cookies “placed on websites directly from Dimral Marketplace
External cookies (third party cookies) – cookies’ placed on websites by entities other than Dimral Marketplace
Because of the purpose they serve
Website configuration – They allow you to set features and services on websites.
Website security and reliability – they allow authentication and optimization of the website.
Authentication – they allow information when the user is logged in so that the website can display relevant information and features.
Session status – They allow you to store information about how users use the website. They may refer to the most visited pages or possible error messages displayed on some pages. Cookies used to preserve the so-called “Session Status” help to improve services and improve browsing.
Processes – they allow the effective operation of the website and the functions available on it.
Advertisements – Allow you to show ads that are more interesting to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers. Cookies can also be used to personalize advertisements as well as to display advertisements outside websites.
Location – they allow the displayed information to be adjusted according to the user’s location.
Analysis and research, audit of the audience – they allow the website owner to better understand the preferences of their users and through analysis to improve and develop products and services. Typically, the website owner or research company collects information anonymously and processes trend data without identifying the personal data of individual users.
D. Due to interference with user privacy
Harmless – Includes cookies:
- necessary for the proper functioning of the website,
- necessary to activate the functionality of the website, but their work has nothing to do with user tracking
Research – – used to track users, but does not include information that allows (without other data) to identify a specific user.
Do cookies contain personal data?
As a rule, cookies do not constitute personal data. However, certain information stored in cookies (for example in terms of preferences), especially when combined with other information about the user of the website, may be considered personal information. Personal data collected through cookies may only be processed for the purpose of performing the user-specific functions described above. Such data is encrypted in a way that prevents access by unauthorized persons.
Dimral’s permission to store and access cookies is the result of the consent expressed by the user of the website. This consent is expressed by the user when configuring the web browser or the selected website or service. The user can return to these settings at any time and specify the conditions for storing or accessing this information from Dimral Marketplace
By default, the software used to browse websites allows cookies to be placed on the end device by default. These settings can be changed in such a way as to block the automatic handling of cookies in the settings of the web browser or to inform about each of their transfer to the user’s device.
In order to exercise the right of objection granted by the General Data Protection Regulation, it is necessary to log out of all devices and delete cookies from them.
The update process can take up to 48 hours.
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