What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, tablet or smartphone, by websites that you visit. Cookies usually contain the name of the website they come from, time of the existence of the file and a randomly generated unique number used to identify the browser used to access the website.
What are cookies used for?
At CODE HELP we us cookies for numerous purposes:
- for the website to work faster and be more user friendly,
- in order to better customise the content and ads on the website in accordance with the user’s expectations and interests,
- for gathering anonymous, aggregated statistics which help us understand how the users are using our website and improve its content and functionalities,
- for marketing purposes
By using cookies in the manner described above, we never identify the identity of the user based on the data stores in cookies.
How long is the data in cookies stored?
Two types of cookies are used at CODE HELP – “session” and “persistent”. The former type stays on user’s device only during the time, the user is on the website. Persistent cookies on the other hand, stay on the user’s device as long as their lifespan allows them or until the user deletes them.
Types of cookies used at CODE HELP
- cookies required for the websites to work – these cookies are necessary for the website to work appropriately. They let user move around the website and use its elements. They can for instance remember previous actions (i.e. open texts) when the user returns to a website in the same session.
- cookies that improve effectiveness – these cookies are used to gather information about how users use the website: which parts do they visit, how long do they stay there and what problems, such as error notifications, they encounter. These helps us improve the functioning of the website.
- cookies that improve functionality – these cookies are used to remember the user’s settings and its choices (i.e. username, region the user is currently in, personalised content settings) in order to customise the content and services. They also help in watching movies and using social tools for blogs, chats, forums and others.
- advertising cookies – these cookies are used to display ads that are in line with user’s interests and to reduce the overall number of ads displayed. These cookies also help us measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns.
Does CODE HELP website use third party cookies?
Yes, by using codehelp.pl you may receive cookies coming from third parties such as Facebook, Google, Twitter as well as companies conducting their ad campaigns for advertisers on the website. More information about this type of cookies can be found on websites of respective third parties.
How can the user change the cookies settings or delete them?
Most of the internet browsers are initially configured to automatically receive cookies. The user can however change the browser settings so that they are blocked – completely or partially – i.e. only third party cookies. One can also configure the browser to receive a notification each time cookies are sent to user’s device. More information about cookies management can be found in the “Help” section in the internet browser menu.
It needs to remembered that blocking cookies may have a negative effect on the comfort of using a website, getting personalised information while browsing them. This will also prevent us from collecting anonymous information in order to constantly improve its content.