Approved by KUDO Data Protection Officer and Management Board
Last Revised 20.03.2020
What are “cookies” and what are they used for?
“Cookies” are small text files containing data that your browser saves in your computer or device. With their help, a website becomes easier to use and user satisfaction is increased.
What “cookies” do KUDO websites use?
KUDO websites use two types of “cookies”, depending on their lifespan: session and persistent. Session cookies are temporary and last only while you are visiting the website. They are deleted the moment you close the browser window. The persistent cookies remain in your computer or device until you erase them or to the end of their lifespan.
The cookies used in the websites of KUDO can be classified as follows:
They are absolutely necessary, because functionalities of websites depend on their presence. Deactivating them will cause difficulties when using the website or even make it impossible to use the services they provide. Functionality cookies do not store information in your computer or device, i.e. they are deleted when you leave the website.
They record anonymous information on the way visitors use websites. These cookies help KUDO understand how visitors use the website. The cookies save information about the pages visited, the time spent in the website, the problems that come up, e.g. error messages. This information helps improve the efficacy of the website.
They help make the contents of the websites as relevant to your needs as possible. For instance, cookies save time and efforts to choose a language every time you visit the websites of KUDO.
They allow us to personalize the advertisement messages on the site and assess the effect of advertisements and promotion campaigns. Cookies are often placed by advertising networks under pre-arranged conditions. They are used to the purpose of taking into consideration your preferences when launching advertising or marketing campaigns. In addition, they help to select only messages you are interested in.
- Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer a better experience and improved tools going forward. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
Management and deletion of cookies?
All modern browsers allow users to change the settings related to using cookies. These settings are usually found in the “Options” menu or “Preferences” of the browser.
What happens if you block cookies?
No, cookies are used in the websites are anonymous and do not contain any personal data such a names, address etc.
Can cookies collect information from your computer?
No, cookies cannot collect information stored in your computer or your files.
For more information
You can find more information about cookies and how they work if you visit the following web address: www.allaboutcookies.org