Cookies are IT files, in particular text files, that are stored on the final device of the Website user. Their function is to help visitors use the Website. Cookies usually contain the name of the website they come from, their storage time on the final device and a unique number.
The entity which saves cookies on the Website User’s final device and has access to them is the Website operator.
Cookies are used to:
compile statistics which help us understand how Website Users use web pages. It enables us to improve their structure and content;
maintain the Website User’s session (after logging in) so that the User does not have to enter his or her login and password again on each web page of the Website;
adjust the content of websites to the user’s preferences and optimize the use of web pages. In particular, these files make it possible to recognize the website user’s device and display a web page properly and in a way adjusted to the user’s individual needs.
Two basic types of cookies are used on the Website: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary files which are stored on the User’s final device until the User logs out, quits the web page or closes the browser. Persistent cookies are stored on the User’s final device for a definite time determined in cookies parameters or until they are deleted by the User.
Software used to view web pages (web browsers) usually allows to store cookies on the user’s final device by default. Website Users can change their cookie settings. These settings may be changed in such a way as to disable automatic cookie processing in browser settings or to inform the user each time they are saved on the website user’s device. Detailed information on different cookie processing options is available in software (browser) settings. If the user does not change cookie settings, cookies will be stored on the user’s final device, which means that we will store information on this device and have access to such information. A browser also enables the user to delete cookies.
Disabling cookies may hinder the use of some services on our websites, in particular those that require logging in. Disabling cookies does not make it impossible to read or view content posted on the web pages belonging to the Website, with the exception of those that require logging in.
Collected log files are stored for an indefinite time as auxiliary material used to administer the website. Information in logs is not disclosed to anyone except the persons authorized to administer the website and De Care network.
Cookies used on Da Care websites do not store any personal data or other information collected from users.
Cookies can be used by advertising networks, in particular by Google, to display advertisements adjusted to the way in which the user is using the Website. In order to do that, they can store information about the user’s navigation path or the time the user has spent on a given web page.
When it comes to information about the user’s preferences gathered by Google advertising network, the user can look through and edit information stored by cookies using the following tool: https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/