Cookie files (so called cookies) are IT data, in particular text files, stored at the end device of a Portal User, and their purpose is to be used when browsing the Portal websites. Cookies usually include the website name, the time they have been stored for at the end device, and their unique number.

  1. The Portal is distributing the cookies onto the end device of the Portal User when the website is accessed.

  2. The cookie files are used for the following purposes:

    • after the Portal User logs in, cookies help maintaining the session so that this person is not asked repeatedly to provide their login and password.
  3. We use 2 main kinds of cookies on our Portal: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary files stored in the end device belonging to the User until this person logs out, leaves the website or shuts down the software (Internet browser). Persistent cookies are stored in the User’s end device during the period specified in the cookie files parameters or until they are deleted by the User. The software for websites viewing (Internet browser) usually as a default setting allows for cookies storage in the User’s end device. The Portal Users can change their cookies settings. Internet browser enables deleting cookie files. It is possible to set up an automatic cookies blocking feature, more detailed information on this function can be found in the Internet browser’s Help or Documentation sections. The limitations on the cookies use may have impact on some functionalities of the Portal websites.

  4. Server logs.

    Information on some users behaviours are logged on the server level. This data is used for the Portal administration purposes only, and to provide efficient hosting service.

    The browsed resources are identified by their URL addresses. Apart from this, the following can be recorded:

    • The timestamp of a request.

    • The timestamp of a reply.

    • The name of the client station - identification by the HTTP protocol.

    • The errors log that occurred during the HTTP transactions.

    • The URL of a website previously visited by the User (referrer link), if the User was directed here via a link.

    • The information on the browser.

    • The IP address information.

    The data mentioned above are used for the portal administrative purposes only.

  5. Sharing information.

    The information is shared with to the extent subject to the law.

    The data allowing for identification of a natural person is shared only if such person consents to it.

    An operator may be under an obligation to share the collected by the Portal information with authorised bodies on the grounds of legal requests, and within the scope arising from such requests.

  6. Cookies management - how to express your consent and withdraw it?

    If a User does not want to receive cookies, they can change their Internet browser settings. It should be noted that blocking the use of cookies necessary for processes such as authentication, security, maintenance of user-preferred settings, may inhibit, and in extreme cases block, the use of some websites.

    The information on browsers settings is available in its menu (help section), and on the producer’s website.