7.1.Cookies are small pieces of text files sent by the server and saved at the visitor’s of the Online Shop (e.g. on the hard disk of a computer, laptop, or smartphone’s memory card – depending on the type of device used by the Online Shop’s visitor). Detailed information on Cookies as well as the history of their origin can be found e.g. at: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciasteczko (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie).
7.2.Cookies, which can be sent via the Online Shop website, can be divided into various types, according to the following criteria:
With regard to the provider:
own (created by the Controller’s Online Shop website) and
belonging to other persons/third parties (other than the Controller)
With regard to the period of their retention on the appliance of the Online Shop’s visitor:
session cookies (stored till the moment of closing of the Website or a browser) and
persistent cookies (having some expiration period, defined by parameters of each file or until they are removed by hand)
With regard to the purpose of their usage:
strictly necessary cookies (enabling proper functioning of the Online Shop website),
functional/preferential cookies (enabling adjustment of the Online Shop website to the visitor’s preferences),
analytical and performance cookies (collecting information on the use of the Online Shop website),
targeting, advertising or social cookies (collecting information on the visitor of the Online Shop website in order to display personalised advertisements to such a person and for other marketing activities, including those performed on sites different from the Online Shop website, such as social networks).
7.3.The Controller may process information contained in Cookies during visiting of the Online Shop website for the following particular reasons:
Purposes of using Cookies on the Controller’s Online Shop website
Identification of the Service Recipients as logged in to the Online Shop and showing them that they are actually logged in (strictly necessary Cookies)
Saving Products added to the cart to place an Order (strictly necessary Cookies)
Saving data from the filled-in forms, questionnaires or login data for the Online Shop (strictly necessary Cookies and/or functional/preferential Cookies)
Adjustment of the Online Shop website contents to individual preferences of the Service Recipient (e.g. colours, font size, layout) and optimisation of the use of the website (functional/preferential Cookies)
Keeping anonymous statistics presenting the visitor’s behaviours on the Online Shop website (statistical Cookies)
Remarketing, namely evaluating the conduct of visitors of the Online Store through anonymous analysis of their activities (e.g. repeated visits on particular pages, key words etc.) to create their profile and provide them with adverts matching their interests, also when they visit other websites in the advertising network of Google Inc. and Facebook Ireland Ltd. (marketing, advertising and social Cookies)
7.4.Checking in the most popular internet browsers, which Cookie files (including the expiry period of Cookies and their provider) are being sent in a given moment by the Online Shop website can be done, as follows:
In Chrome browser: (1) in the address bar, click the ’locked’ icon on the left, (2) go to the benchmark „Cookie files”.
In Firefox browser: (1) in the address bar, click the ’shield’ icon on the left, (2) go to the benchmark „Allowed” or „Blocked”, (3) click the button „Tracking cookies between websites”, „Tracing elements of social networks or „Content with tracing elements”
In Internet Explorer browser: (1) Click „Tools” menu, (2) go to „Internet options” benchmark, (3) go to „General” benchmark, (4) then go to „Settings”, (5) click the button „Display files”
In Opera browser: (1) in the address bar, click the ’locked’ icon on the left, (2) go to the benchmark „Cookie files”.
In Safari browser: (1) click menu „Preferences”, (2) go to „Privacy” benchmark, (3) click the button „Manage website data”
Independent of the browser used, you can apply tools available e.g. at: https://www.cookiemetrix.com/ or: https://www.cookie-checker.com/
7.5.As a standard, most internet browsers on the market accept saving Cookies by default. Every person has the possibility to specify the conditions of using Cookies in the browser settings. It means that one may, e.g. partially restrict (e.g. temporarily) or fully disable saving Cookies – in the latter case it may have an impact on some functionalities of the Online Shop (for instance it may prove impossible to go through the Order using the Order Form owing to failure to save the Products in the cart in the course of subsequent stages of Order placement).
7.13.The Controller may use Google Analytics, Universal Analytics services in the Online Shop, which are provided by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). The services help the Controller to analyse the frequency of visits in the Online Shop. The data collected are processed under the above services to generate statistics helpful while administering the Online Shop. The data are of collective nature. Using the above services in the Online Shop, the Controller collects such data as the sources and medium of acquiring visitors of the Online Shop and the manner of their conduct on the website of the Online Shop, information concerning their devices and browsers used to visit the website, IP and domain, geographical data and demographic data (age, sex) and interests.
7.14.It is possible to easily block sharing information with Google Analytics as regards the activity on the website of the Online Shop – install to that end an opt-out add-on made available by Google Ireland Ltd. available at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=pl.