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Cookie policy

Rules for the use of cookies

Cookie policy

This cookie policy applies to the websites operated by the Weibel family

1. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file that contains only letters and numbers and can be stored on a user’s computer, cell phone, or other device that provides Internet access. A cookie is a packet of information that a particular web server sends to a browser, which in turn sends it back to the server each time a request is made to the server. Cookies are “passive”, meaning that they do not contain executable files, viruses or spyware, or access data on the user’s hard drive.

2. What can cookies be used for?

These files allow you to identify the user’s device used to access the Internet and thus display relevant content tailored to the user’s needs. Cookies provide the user with easier browsing and help the Weibel family to provide the most convenient services for the user. These include online data security needs or relevant advertisements. However, they can also be used to compile certain – anonymous – statistics that provide valuable information to the Weibel family about users’ page usage habits. Using the obtained statistical results, we can adapt the structure and content of the page to the needs, all while maintaining the anonymity of the users.

3. What cookies do we use?

The Weibel family uses two types of cookies: intermittent and permanent. The former are temporary files that remain on the user’s device until the end of the logged-in period or when the application (browser) is closed. Persistent cookies are present on the user’s device for the time specified in their parameter (or until they are manually broken).

4. What do websites use cookies for?

During a visit, the website may place cookies on the user’s device used to access the Internet for the following purposes:
– Website performance measurement
– Browsing analysis
– Geotargeting
– Measuring subscription habits
– Recommend suitable products
– Show relevant advertising services

5. Do cookies contain personal information?

Most cookies do not require any personal information to work effectively. Accordingly, in the vast majority of cases, the cookie does not identify the user. Personal data collected during the use of cookies may only be used for the purpose of facilitating the use of certain functions by the user. This data is stored in such a way that it cannot be accessed by unauthorized persons.

6. Delete cookies

Browsers used to access web pages allow cookies to be placed on your device by default. However, these settings can be changed to block the automatic handling of cookies by the browser or to notify the user whenever a cookie has been sent to the device. Information on how to handle cookies can be found in your browser settings. It is important to know that disabling / restricting the use of cookies may adversely affect the operation of certain functions of the site.

7. Why are cookies important on the Internet?

Cookies are central to the efficient operation of the Internet, as they help the user to browse comfortably through the needs and interests they become aware of. Restricting or disabling cookies may make it impossible for you to use certain websites. Restricting or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertisements; all it takes is that the ads that appear do not take into account your browsing habits, so they are not tailored to your needs and interests. Some examples of the use of cookies (which do not require the identification of a user using a user interface):

• Display content, services and products tailored to the user’s needs.
• Offers tailored to the user’s interests.
• Remember passwords.
• Note child protection filters for Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
• Limiting the frequency of advertising; that is, a numerical restriction on the display of an advertisement on a particular website for a user.
• Show relevant ads to the user.
• Measurement and optimization of analytical characteristics. Measure the traffic to a website, examine the downloaded content, and determine where the user came to the website (e.g., through a search engine, directly, from another website, etc.). Websites perform these traffic analyzes to make the page as good as possible for users.

8. Security and data security factors

Cookies are NOT viruses! Cookies use a plain text format and do not consist of code snippets, so they cannot run automatically. Consequently, they cannot be copied and mapped to other networks for rerun. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered programs (including viruses).

However, cookies can also be used for negative purposes.

Because they store information about a user’s needs and navigation history, they can even be used as spyware on a particular website. Accordingly, many antivirus programs constantly delete cookies during various computer scan processes (full system scan, real-time protection, etc.). Typically, browsers have data security settings that allow you to accept cookies placed at the level of specific pages, with an expiration date and automatic deletion.

Other security aspects related to cookies.

As the protection of identity is of paramount importance and is a subjective right of all Internet users, it is important to know what concerns may arise when using cookies. Because information is constantly flowing through the cookies between the website and the browser in both directions, if an attacker (hacker) interferes with the transmission of data, the information stored by the cookie can be traced. If you are browsing over an unencrypted Internet access network (such as a WiFi network that does not have proper encryption), the likelihood of an attack increases significantly. An additional interface based on the use of cookies may be provided by the server-side configuration flaws in cookies. If a website does not require the browser to communicate through an encrypted channel only, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to extract information from cookies. Attackers can use the extracted data to gain unauthorized access to other websites. For this reason, it is important that you carefully choose the most appropriate method of personal data protection.

Tips for safe and responsible navigation based on cookies.

As the largest and most visited websites use cookies, their presence / use is almost unavoidable. If cookies are completely disabled, the user will not be able to use many popular sites, such as Youtube, Gmail, Yahoo, and many other sites. Here are some tips to help you browse safely and securely while enabling cookies:

Customize your browser settings for cookies so that they are safe to use, even for convenient Internet access. If you only use your computer, you can set a longer expiration time for recording your browsing history and storing personal information. If you share your computer with others, you may want to delete the data that your browser remembers after each use (there is an automated solution that automatically deletes it when you close the program). This allows you to visit sites that place cookies on your computer in a secure manner.

Update your anti-spyware database regularly. In many cases, antispyware software monitors your browsing in real time and alerts you if a user wants to load an insecure page (with a specific setting, they can even block them from loading automatically). Thanks to this service, the user can not, or only intentionally, get to a page where he is exposed to a potential threat (cyber attack). That’s why it’s important to keep your browser and antivirus software up to date.

A significant proportion of attacks occur through browser vulnerabilities.

The older the version of a browser, the more such vulnerabilities it has. As almost all major domestic and international websites use cookies, their use is almost inevitable. If you know the basic mechanism of operation of cookies, you can make settings that allow you to browse the Internet conveniently and securely.

Blocking or rejecting cookies is only used by certain websites that are difficult to access and use. It is important to know, however, that disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive / see online advertisements on certain websites.
A setting that allows you to reject a specific cookie permanently is available in widely used browsers. In addition, you can even set your computer to accept cookies from a specific website. By disabling cookies, you may not be able to leave a comment on a particular website.

Today, all widely used browsers offer the ability to customize cookie handling. These settings are usually found in the “Options” or “Settings” menu in your browser.
For help with settings for each browser type, click the links below:

Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari

9. More useful links

You can learn more about cookies and their use on the following pages:

All About Cookies

The following page details information about online privacy and behavioral forms of advertising:


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