What is a cookie?
Cookies (cookie files) are small data pieces that are sent by a webserver and stored on your device. Each time when opening a webpage of the corresponding site your browser forwards the data piece to the server as a part of an HTTP request.
The purpose of using cookies is for the site to remember your preferences (location, language, etc.). This eliminates the need to re-enter them the next time you visit the site.
Cookies are also used to maintain anonymous statistics about site traffic and allow us and our partners to show you relevant advertising when you visit our site and other third-party sites, including social networks.
Most modern browsers allow you to choose whether to accept cookies or not but disabling them affects the correct operation of the site.
How do we proceed cookies?
The server uses the client's cookies to look up associated cache information. This is done to manage sessions on the site and personalize services, including using metric programs and analytics systems, such as Yandex.Metrics.
What types of cookies do we use?
Session (temporary) - exist only in temporary memory while you are on the site. They are usually deleted after you close the browser page. This type of cookie is necessary to avoid having to re-enter information.
Persistent - allow you to identify your device and, when you return to the site, remember information about the device and the actions you performed previously. This type of cookie is deleted after a certain time or when you decide to clear your cookies. That is, the browser will transmit information to the server every time you visit the site until the data is deleted.
Mandatory - required for the correct operation of the site and services, for example, to log in and ensure the security of your account.
Third-party - belongs to another domain. Usually, they are embedded on the pages of other sites, for example, in the form of an advertising block. The creator of the cookie may receive visitor data.
Secure - these cookies are transmitted over an encrypted HttpOnly https connection. They are not visible to the browser code and are sent only to the company's server, which helps prevent their leakage.
- Cookies are NOT a virus and will not infect your device;
- Cookies can NOT damage your device's hard drive;
- Cookies do NOT collect your personal data from your device, they only analyze your activity on the site;
- Cookies DO NOT slow down the site; on the contrary, disabling them will reduce the speed at which your requests are processed.