Cookies are text files containing a small amount of information, they are sent to your browser and stored on a computer, mobile phone or another device from which users access the website. Cookies send information to the website every time it is visited. For example, they allow saving secure search settings, displaying useful ads, counting the number of page visits, registering with our services and protecting user data. Cookies can be persistent cookies and stored on a computer until users delete them, or temporary ones (such cookies are called session cookies), which means they are stored only until the browser is closed. In addition, cookies are divided into first-party cookies (they are set directly by the visited website) and third-party cookies (set by other websites).
Cookies used and their purpose
The following is a classification of cookies used by our websites (in accordance with the Cookie Guide compiled by the International Chamber of Commerce):
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are required to navigate the website and use the requested services, for example, to access secure pages. Cookies of this type are used when users register and log in. Without them, the services requested by users become unavailable. Strictly necessary cookies are first-party and can be either persistent or temporary. In other words, without these cookies, our websites do not work properly.
These cookies collect information about the use of the website, for example, about the most frequently visited pages. Performance cookies do not receive personal information of specific users. All information collected by these cookies is statistical and anonymous.
Purposes of using these cookies:
- receiving website usage statistics;
- evaluating the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
These cookies can be either persistent or temporary and can relate to both first-party and third-party cookies. Performance cookies collect anonymous information about visiting pages and viewing ads.
Thanks to these cookies, the information you provide (such as your username, language or country of residence) is stored, which expands certain features and makes them more personalized. In addition, functionality cookies are used to provide the services you request, for example, watching a video or commenting on a blog. These cookies use anonymous information and do not track your actions on other websites.
Purposes of using these cookies:
- storing information about whether any service was previously provided to you;
- improving the quality of interaction with the website as a whole by remembering your preferences.
These cookies can be either persistent or temporary and can relate to both first-party and third-party cookies. Functionality cookies remember the information you provide, increasing the effectiveness of interaction with the website.
These cookies are used to limit the number of times an ad is viewed by a user, and to evaluate the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. Advertising cookies are used to manage advertising materials on the website. Advertising cookies are placed by third parties, for example, advertisers and their agents. These cookies can be either persistent or temporary. Thus, advertising cookies are related to advertising on the website provided by third-party companies. Cookies of our advertising services are set from many Google domains and their regional versions (for example, google.ru). Some of these domains are listed below:
Other third-party cookies
Some pages on our websites contain content from such services as YouTube and Facebook. Please note that we cannot affect the cookies used by these services. You can learn more about them by visiting the appropriate third-party website.
Managing and deleting cookies
You can block or delete cookies and limit their effect using your browser settings. These required steps may vary in different browsers.
Instructions for popular browsers:
Internet Explorer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
Google Chrome https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=ru
Safari iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) https://support.apple.com/ru-ru/HT201265
You can also use the help function in your browser for instructions. For more information about managing cookies and deleting them in various browsers, see http://www.aboutcookies.org.
Certain pages of our websites can only be accessed when cookies are used. Disabling cookies may result in limited access to our content and inadequate functioning of the websites. For information about managing cookies in the browser of a mobile device, see the device manual.