"COOKIES" PRIVACY POLICY

Consent to use of cookie files

The policy of using cookie files (so-called cookies) on this website is regulated by the Act on personal data protection of 29 August 1997 (according to the text binding since 01.01.2012).

By using our website, you simultaneously consent to the use of the “cookie” files contained therein according to our Privacy Policy concerning use of such files, among others. If you do not consent to their use, you have two options:

  • either adjust your browser's settings to block cookies and not save them;
  • or leave our website immediately.

What are “cookie” files?

“Cookies” are files in the form of short text information, generated on websites when you visit them. These files save browsing information, i.e. page settings or data from a private profile, e.g. information about:

  • clicking on a link;
  • logging in;
  • reading of content on individual pages;
  • use of scripts such as facebook, youtube, google maps.

There are different types of “cookie” files

The first classification accounts for:

1. Own files – saved by the page from the domain displayed in the address bar.

2. Files originating from other domains, e.g. belonging to external companies, and these files are tasked with displaying individual functionalities in a certain manner (e.g. facebook, google, youtube).

The second classification accounts for:

1. Session files deleted from your browser's memory when you leave our website.

2. Permanent files, which are saved in your browser's memory for as long as they exist on a given page; they are deleted from the browser manually using the clear cookies function in the browser you are using.


Thanks to “cookie” files, the website “learns” your habits in an ongoing manner and “remembers you”, and it is displayed in the manner that is optimal for your needs.

For what purpose do we use “cookie” files?

The purpose is simple – using “cookie” files on our website helps us to adapt the website to your needs.

We use them for, among other things:

  • checking which pages you use the most often in order to improve their performance through optimization;
  • determining the time that you spend on a given page, to check how valuable the content of the page was;
  • determining your preferences with regard to text size, font type and other configuration settings;
  • support forms, or gathering the information you send, to which you have expressed consent personally, in order to use this information to initiate one-time contact with you;
  • optimal display, in your browser, of videos via Youtube, or maps from Google Maps;
  • displaying animations in Adobe Flash technology;
  • facilitating use of the Facebook social portal’s functions.

Information about file types used on our website:

Name of “cookie” file group

Description of functions

Dependency on personal data

Indispensable

This is the group of “cookie” files that are indispensable for the proper functioning of pages on our website. They make it possible to both navigate individual subpages correctly and use the elements present on subpages. These files remember previous actions, e.g. remember form data despite refreshing of a page.

Indispensable “cookie” files do not identify you personally. However, not accepting them may cause improper functioning of the entirety of a given subpage or certain elements found on it.

Performance

This group of “cookie” files have an analytical significance. Thanks to them, we are able to check users’ tendencies on the pages of our website, in order to optimize them for performance on this basis. These files give us information about, e.g. concentration of the user’s attention on a given area of a subpage, the time the user spends on a subpage, error messages displayed over the course of a visit.

“Cookie” files responsible for performance gather data solely in an anonymous manner.

Functional

The group of functional “cookie” files makes it possible to remember your actions on subpages of our website. This pertains to, e.g. automatic selection of your region and language. In this manner, pages adapt to your user profile. Moreover, functional files make it possible for you to play videos and animations, use social media functions and contact forms.

Functional “cookie” files gather user data, but solely within the scope of consent given by the user. This means that by filling out, e.g. a contact form, you simultaneously consent to the possibility of one-time contact by us with your person. We use all data that you give us solely for our own purposes, meaning that we do not share them nor use them for purposes other than those defined for the contact form. Disabling these “cookie” files may cause limitations in the use of certain page functions.

Advertising

This type of “cookie” files makes it possible to check the effectiveness of individual advertising campaigns present on the pages of our website as well as to remember your visits to every such page. Information collected in this manner is statistical in nature and may be shared by us with so-called third parties, e.g. administrators of other websites, advertisers and advertising agencies.

The majority of “advertising” cookies makes it possible to identify visitors to a website based on their IP address. Thanks to this, it is possible to gather a part of their personal data. Under the table, we describe what data can be collected specifically and how.

Functioning of “cookie” files from third parties

Since we use the services of external suppliers – so-called third parties – these parties are able to place their “cookie” files on the pages of this website in our name. The application of external files is a precondition for rendering of services by these suppliers. This means that, during use of individual pages of our website, your browser may gather “cookie” files originating from third-party webpages or domains. In practice, we identify these files prior to their use, so that you yourself can decide on whether they will be active (active or disabled). You can find additional details about “cookie” files from third parties on their respective websites.

Examples of how third-party “cookie” files are used

  • These files may function on pages with videos published via Youtube, with maps from Google Maps, with Google Analytics statistics written in the website’s code, or with the functionality supporting the Facebook social platform built into the site. Every video, statistics code, functionality or other content transferred through an external supplier potentially contains “cookie” files of so-called independent companies. The rules of their use is defined by a separate privacy policy published on the websites of these independent companies.
  • We use Google Analytics to collect information about the tendencies of users visiting pages of our website for the purpose of optimizing these pages to visitors’ requirements and preferences. In this way, we acquire data about which pages were visited, how long a user remained on them, how the user accessed them, and where the user navigated next. Cookies from Google Analytics do not gather personal data, including: name, surname, address for correspondence, etc. You will find more information about Google’s privacy policy under the link provided here:  https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Examples of “cookie” files from Google Analytics:

  • Content of _utma file: Files of this type are saved in the browser during the first visit to a given page. In the case of deletion from the browser and re-visiting of the same page by the user, a new _utma “cookie” file will be saved, with a new ID. The file is used to identify new users of a given page. The _utma file is refreshed with every unique visit and has a separate ID. In this way, Google Analytics follows security rules. The file expires automatically after 2 years.
  • Content of _utmb file: These files are continuously updated by Google Analytics. They were created to describe the sessions of users of individual pages. If the “cookie” file of this type is not found, it is saved as a new page session. After the user visits a new page, the file is updated. The file expires after 30 minutes pass from exiting the page.
  • Content of _utmc file: This file defines the given session and determines whether it can be saved as a new session for the given user. The file expires when the user leaves the page.
  • Content of _utmz file: This file is used to calculate the frequency and method of access to given pages of the website, e.g. directly or through referral link. At the same time, it also determines that type of browser was used by the visitor. It is updated upon every visit to a page. The file expires after 6 months.

Management of “cookie” files in browser on PC, tablet or smartphone

Usually, every browser will have “cookie” files active by default. At the same time, it allows you to change this setting to block these files or warn you in every instance prior to saving them on your device. There are different options of managing cookies, which you will find in the instructions relevant to your browser. We recommend reading these instructions carefully.

Remember that blocking cookies may limit the informational value or utility of our website – some areas may be unaccessible, and the information you receive when browsing them may not work properly. This note pertains to all devices used to view the content of our website, i.e. computer, tablet or smartphone. So before you use them, check whether every browser on a given device is configured according to your preferences.

Disabling “cookies” support in the most popular internet browsers:

  • Mozilla Firefox: Open the “Tools” / “Options” menu, select the “Privacy” tab. Here, you will find the options of disabling saving of “cookies” or deleting individual “cookies”.
    You can find the details on how to do this here:
    http://support.mozilla.org/pl/kb/W%C5%82%C4%85czanie%20i%20wy%C5%82%C4%85czanie%20obs%C5%82ugi%20ciasteczek
  • Google Chrome: Find the menu in the browser's upper right corner, and in it: “Tools” / “Clear browsing data”. Here, you can remove all “cookies” or go to advanced settings, entering the help page by clicking “More information”.
  • Internet Explorer: Open “Tools”, then “Internet options”, and then the “Privacy” tab. Use the optimized slider of the general privacy level. Here, after clicking the “Websites” button, you also have the ability to determine privacy conditions for individual websites among those that you use the most often.
  • Opera: Click the “Opera” menu, then “Settings”, and then “Clear browsing history”. Delete cookies or navigate to advanced settings by clicking the “Manage cookies” button.

More detailed information

Session/temporary: during a temporary session, cookies will be removed from your device after you exit the webpage.

Permanent/constant: these cookies are not deleted from your device immediately after you leave a webpage. They remain on your device for a longer period of time.

Performance

Purpose of “cookie” file

Analysis and tracking

Operation
Transfers anonymous information about where you navigate to after exiting a given page, what you do on our pages as well as other webpages.

Time of storage on device
Permanent, temporary, or according to the times specified by third parties

File details
These are files:

  • Analytics Cookies - used by Google Analytics. You can find more information about Google Analytics cookies by clicking this link.
  • YouTube Tracking -  used by YouTube. You can find more information about YouTube cracking by clicking this link.

Functionality

Purpose of “cookie” file

Integration with social media / sharing information about yourself

Operation
Enables easy access to social networks and internet tools linked to them. For example, they make it possible to use the “like” function as well as to post videos directly via YouTube on a given page of our site.

Time of storage on device
According to times defined by third parties

File details

  • Facebook - You can find more information about the Facebook Social Plug-In by clicking this link.
  • Youtube - You can find more information about the service of sharing videos via YouTube by clicking this link.

Purpose of “cookie” file

Integration with interactive media

Action
On our website, it is possible to use animations made using Flash Technology, which uses software (Adobe Flash Player – as an extension installed in browsers) or directly uses shared local objects or the “cookie” files appropriate for Adobe Flash technology. Thanks to these cookies, the user can use the functions of automatic restoration or saving of their preferences. In Flash technology, cookie files remain on the user's device, similarly to ordinary cookie files. However, they are managed differently at the browser’s level.

Time of storage on device
According to time defined by third parties

File details

  • Adobe Flash
    Detailed information about how to activate or disable Adobe Flash animation “cookie” files for a given domain or all websites can be found on the software developer’s official site: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security.
    Remember that partial or total deactivation of Flash animation “cookie” files limits access to functions in applications made using this technology.

Tracking / Advertising

Purpose of “cookie” file

Integration with trackers

Operation
Supports the implementation of a series of functionalities available in the access map

Time of storage on device
Permanent, temporary, or according to the times specified by third parties

File details

  • Google Maps
    You can find more information about Google Maps by clicking this link.