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Cookies usage information

What are cookies?

Cookie is a short text file that a web you visit sends back to your browser. It allows the site to save information about the settings of the visited page, such as displayed tab, sorting settings, login, etc. Cookies are important. Without them, browsing the site would be much more complicated. The vast majority of websites use cookies for their business.

How cookies are divided

Cookies can be broken down by who is placing them:

  • First-party cookies - they are created directly by the site you are visiting.
  • Third-party cookies - they are created by another site from another domain. This allows users to be tracked across domains. They are often used for advertising purposes.

Depending on the durability, cookies can be divided into:

  • Short-term (session cookie) - will be deleted from your device after you close your browser.
  • Long-term (persistent cookie) - after closing the browser retained, will be cleared only after a longer period of time (depending on the settings of your browser and cookie setting). You can also manually remove them.

According to the purpose, we can divide cookies as follows:

  • Technical - enable basic site features (such as login, language switching, etc.) or page features (such as user preferences, filtering, sorting, etc.).
  • Analytical - used to collect anonymous data on user behavior.
  • Marketing - used to target ads to users.

According to European legislation, the usage of short-term technical cookies does not require informed user consent and may be used by the website to ensure functionality.

For more information about cookies and their use, see the EU legislation on cookies.

What cookies do we use?

We use both technical and analytical cookies on our site. Long-term cookies are used for:

  • remembering user settings for storing cookies ("cookieconsent_status"),
  • remembering filter settings and sorting table lists ("tablesorters-filters", "tablesorter-savesort"),
  • an anonymized web usage analysis using Google Analytics ("gafit_ga", "gafit_ga_gid").

We do not use them for any other purpose, we do not associate the data obtained through them with any other data, and we work with cookies in such way that they do not allow identification of specific people, except for the short-term login cookie ("cosign-FIT-Web") that identifies the authenticated FIT user.

How to setup storage of cookies

Deletion

You can delete cookies in your browser - it is usually located in the "History" of the pages you visit or in the "Privacy Settings".

Blocking

You can disable storage of long-term cookies in your browser here. In this case, only the "cookieconsent_status" cookie will be stored on your device and all other technical cookies will be generated as a short-term (session) cookies. Analytical cookies will not be generated.

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