What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that most homepages place in the devices with which the users access the internet. They are meant to identify individual devices that were used when accessing the website. Their storage is under complete control of the browser used by the user – he or she can decide to limit it or switch it off.

Why are cookies necessary?

Cookies are essential in ensuring user friendly online services. Without cookies, the most common functions of E-commerce would not be possible. They enable a faster and simpler interaction between the user and the website. With their help, the website remembers the preferences and experience of the individual; this saves time and makes browsing more efficient and pleasant.

Why do websites use cookies?

Cookies are used by most websites, since they are a useful means of maintaining the sites' contents fresh,  appropriate and in line with the interests and preferences of an individual internet user. There are several reasons for the use of cookies, the primary one definitely being their ability to store data about the condition of an individual website (the details of the adjustments of a website); they help with miscellaneous online services (online shops), they help gather statistics on the habits of an internet user – they are the only ones who help us check how frequently a certain website is visited.

With the help of cookies, companies can estimate the effectiveness of their websites' design as well as the suitability of the number and type of advertisements the users are offered on the websites.



List of cookies used on this site


Name of cookie Intention Lifespan Service
cookie_agreement The user's decision to use cookies 1 year Website
PHPSESSID Website Session Until the browser closes Website
_utma Website statistics 2 years Google Analytics
_utmz Website statistics 6 months Google Analytics