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1 Generally

The website of the Portal uses files of the type "Cookies" (program - "treat") in compliance with the current legislation. "Cookies" are small pieces of information (files), in the form of plain text, that are stored on the user's computer (or on other devices with internet access, such as a smartphone or tablet) when he visits any page on the internet. "Cookies" do not cause any damage to the user's computer, nor to the files stored on. Without them the user's personal preferences would be impossible to save.

"Cookies" help to collect information necessary to measure the effectiveness of a website, to improve and upgrade its content, to adapt it to the demand and needs of users, as well as to measure the effectiveness of the presentation and promotion of the website on third party websites. The "Cookies" type files used on the website do not collect information that identifies the users personally and do not take notice of any document or file from the users' computer.

The information collected by "Cookies" may include the type of browser used by the user, the type of computer, its operating system, internet service providers and other such information. In addition, the information system of the website automatically collects information about the sites visited by the user and the links to third-party websites that may be located on the website of the Portal.

2 Which "Cookies" are used by the Portal

The Portal, like all websites, in order to function smoothly and to serve the user to the maximum, uses "cookies". The three categories used are analyzed below:

A) Necessary

Necessary Cookies help to make the website usable, allowing basic functions such as navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

B) Preference

Preference Cookies allow the website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, such as the user's preferred language or region.

C) Statistics

Statistics Cookies help website owners understand how visitors interact with the pages by collecting and reporting information anonymously.


3 How to manage and delete "Cookies"

The menus of most browsers provide options on how to manage cookies. Depending on the options given to users by the browser, the user can allow the installation of "Cookies", disable / delete already existing "Cookies" or be notified each time they receive "Cookies". Instructions for managing and deleting Cookies are usually found in the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" menu of the respective browser.

The user must take into account that, in case he rejects or disables the cookies of the website, the functionality of the websites may be partially lost. Also, disabling a "Cookie" or a category of "Cookies" does not delete the corresponding file from the browser. Such an action should be carried out by the user himself, by modifying the internal functions of the browser he uses.