Cookies are small text files placed on the hard drives of Your computers when You visit websites, designed to make websites work more efficiently, as well as to inform the site owner about Your preferences. For example, thanks to these files, website owners determine whether a particular computer (and probably its User) has been to this website before. It happens as follows: when the User visits a website again, his/her computer is checked for a cookie placed there during the previous session.
Most browsers allow You to view and manage cookies or decline cookies and delete them from the hard drive of Your device.
1. INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES
A cookie is a small piece of data that often includes a unique anonymous identifier sent to Your browser by a website and stored on Your computer’s hard drive. Any website may send its own “cookies” to Your computer if Your browser preferences allow it. However (to keep Your data private) Your browser allows websites to access only their own cookies and prevents them from using the cookies sent to You by other websites.
Cookies are widely used by website owners to make their websites work, or work more efficiently, and to obtain analytical information.
Cookies store information about Your Internet preferences. Users can set browsers on their computers to automatically accept all cookies, or to notify them each time a website tries to write a cookie to a User’s hard drive, or not to accept any cookies at all. The latter option means that some personal services may become unavailable to Users who choose such settings and that such Users will not be able to get full access to all sections of the Website.
Each browser is unique, so check the “Help” feature of Your browser to find out how to configure Your cookie preferences.
If You have set Your computer to deny all cookies, You may still visit the Website anonymously until You choose to use one of the Website services.
The Website and service providers may use different types of cookies on their Internet resources:
2. COLLECTION AND USE OF DATA
Cookies are used for various reasons in order to:
3. COOKIE RETENTION PERIOD
Some cookies last from when You login to the Website until You close that particular browsing session. Once You close Your browser, these files become unnecessary and are deleted automatically. These cookies are called “session cookies”.
Some cookies are stored on the device between browsing sessions; they are not deleted after the browser is closed. These cookies are called “persistent cookies”. The period persistent cookies are stored on Your device varies from cookie to cookie. We as well as other companies use persistent cookies for various reasons, for example, to determine how often You visit or return to our Website, how Your Website behavior changes over time, and also to measure the advertising effort effectiveness.
Cookies may be placed on Your device by the Website administration. These cookies are called “first party cookies”. Some cookies may be placed on Your device by other operators. These cookies are called “third-party cookies”.
Advertisements may be displayed to You based on the nature of Your activity on the Internet or when using mobile devices, as well as Your search activity, Your response to one of our advertisements or emails, the pages You visit, Your geographic region or any other information. Such advertisements may be displayed on our Website or on third-party websites. The technology partners who we cooperate with and who help us to deliver advertising campaigns tailored to Your preferences may be members of self-regulatory associations. You may also see third-party advertisements on this Website depending on pages You visit, actions You take on our Website and on any other websites.
5. USE OF WEB TRACKING AND COOKIES
We use software to determine the number of Users visiting our Website and the frequency of visits. We do not use software to collect personal data or IP addresses of individuals. The data is only used anonymously in an aggregate form for statistical purposes and for the Website development.
We do not create an individual profile of Your activities on the Internet. The content of persistent cookies is limited to an identification number. Such data as the name, email address, IP address, etc. is not saved.
There is an exception: Google Analytics cookies.
Google Analytics cookies can be used to a limited extent. These cookies use the IP address to recognize the User, but they do not identify the User’s personality. In other words, the information is collected anonymously. Cookies collect information about how Users use the Website. This information is then used to make reports and help us to improve the Website.
Alternatively, You can opt out of the use of Google Analytics cookies to track Your activity across all websites by clicking the following link: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).
6. THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
Information Exchange Tools
The Site uses share buttons to allow visitors to bookmark a page and share its content on their favorite social networks. When You click one of these buttons, the social media You choose to share information with may create a cookie. The Website does not control the use of those cookies, therefore You should check the relevant third-party website for more information.
Third-Party Website Cookies in the Inserted Content
Please note: as You can see, when You visit some pages of our Website, cookies which are not related to the Website are created. When You visit a web page with the content inserted from, for example, YouTube or Vimeo, these service providers may place their own cookies in Your browser. The Website does not control the use of such cookies and cannot access them due to the nature of the cookie operation—only the party that created cookies initially may access them. For more information about such cookies go to third-party websites.
We use analytical web services, such as Yandex, Metrica and Google Analytics which help us to understand how people use our websites and thus ensure their relevance and usability as well as the relevance of the website content. These services use data collection technology such as web beacons. Web beacons are small digital images that place cookies, count the number of visits, and evaluate website usage rates and usage effectiveness. This information also helps us to understand what information our website visitors are interested in and provide users with personalized content on our websites. Web beacons are anonymous and do not contain or collect information which identifies You personally.
The information is anonymous and is used solely for statistical purposes. Web analytics data and cookies cannot be used to identify You personally as they never contain private information, including Your name or email address.
7. COOKIE MANAGEMENT
You may use our Website without cookies. You can disable the storage of cookies, limit them to certain websites, or set Your browser to prompt You every time a cookie is sent. You can also delete cookies from Your PC hard drive at any time (file: “cookies”). Please note that in this case, the display of website pages and the website use guide will be limited.
Most browsers allow You to control most cookies to some extent using Your browser preferences.
To opt out of tracking Your activity on all websites through Google Analytics, visit GoogleAnalyticsOpt-outBrowserAdd-on (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout)
Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies automatically. The User can change the settings of Your browser to prevent automatic acceptance and prompt You every time a cookie is sent to Your device. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to Your browser instructions to learn more about how to adjust or modify Your browser settings. Disabling cookies may affect the User experience on the Internet. If the User uses different devices to browse and access the Website (e.g. computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), they should ensure that each browser on each device is configured in accordance with the cookie preferences.