What are cookies?
Cookies are text files with small amounts of information. They can be downloaded to the users’ computer or mobile devices when they visit a website or open an app. Cookies are then sent back to the original site on each subsequent visit, or to another site that recognizes the cookies. Please find out more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies can be used to improve the functioning of a website, to make it work more efficiently, and to provide information to the owners of the platform.
Types of cookies
We may use different cookies on our website: session cookies (which are automatically deleted once a user closes his or her browser) or persistent cookies (which the user has to delete separately). Different cookies we might use:
- Technical cookies are essential for the correct functioning of the website and to provide the service offered and requested by a user.
- User-input cookies are used to track information the user sends to the website. It’s linked to user activities, and a necessary part of providing the internet service the user specifically requests. It’s based on session identification and lasts until the end of a session. This type of cookie doesn’t require consent for the duration of a session.
- Authentication cookies are used to identify the user. It is to identify users during his visits to the website and to get access to the authorized content. Authentication cookies are session cookies. They don’t require consent for the duration of a session. We do not use authentication for any other secondary purposes, like monitoring behavior or advertisements without consent.
- User-centric security cookies are used to detect authentication abuses. They work in accord with the functionality explicitly requested by the user for a set duration of time. They are session cookies, and as such, they don’t require consent for the duration of the session.
- Multimedia player session cookies are used to store technical data necessary to replay audio- and visual content. It stops at the end of a session and doesn’t require consent for the duration of the session.
- Load-balancing session cookies allow multiple computers to perform requests on the server. It doesn’t require consent for the duration of the session.
2. Cookies required for comfort services cannot be seen as ‘absolutely necessary’ for providing the services specifically requested by the users. Their use requires permission.
- Social content-sharing tracking cookies are used when visitors share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on our sites, link their account, or engage with our content on or through a social networking site such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. The social network will record that they have done this. This information may be linked to targeting/ advertising activities.
- Targeted and advertising cookies track the browsing habits of visitors to enable us to show advertising which is more likely to be of interest to them. These cookies use information about browsing history to group you with other users who have similar interests. Based on that information, and with our permission, third-party advertisers can place cookies to enable them to show adverts suited to our visitors’ interests while they are on third-party websites.
- Analytics Cookies: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the website. The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor and is aggregated. It includes the number of visitors to our site, the sites that referred them to our site and the pages that they visited on our site. We use this information to help operate our site more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our site.
Date processing and cookies
Our website uses technically necessary and visitor analytics cookies. Visitors consent to these cookies by starting a new session. Since they’re downloaded onto their device, the responsibility befalls on them to delete, remove or block these cookies. The options can be found in the “Options” or “Settings” menu of the browser. Different browsers use different methods to remove or inactivate cookies.
With the help of the cookies placed on visitors1 device, the following data may get automatically stored:
– the start and end date of the visit,
– IP address,
– the type and language of the browser and operating system,
– the parameters of the visitors’ device,
– the visited subsites and the time spent on.
The operator does not and cannot connect these data to personal information; it is the decision of visitors to share it by giving us explicit authorization or through the settings in their browser.
By using cookies, the system automatically generates statistical data on the length of the visit and the websites visited to get the website’s services improved, optimized and further customized by the owner/operator.
Duration of data processing
Session-type cookies will be automatically deleted as soon as visitors leave the website. The operator does not take responsibility if previously visited sites were deleted but got archived thanks to internet browsers. It is the responsibility of the browser’s operator to remove these sites.
How can you control cookies?
You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies and we have explained how you can exercise this right below. However, please note that if you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our site.
Other important things to note
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors. We may also use pixel tags (which are also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) on our site to track the actions of users on our site. Unlike cookies, which are stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website, pixel tags are embedded invisibly on webpages. Pixel tags measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of the site so that we can manage our content more effectively. The information we collect using pixel tags is not linked to our users’ personal data.
Where can you get further information?
Law enforcement options
Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
22/C Erzsébet Szilágyi Street, Budapest, 1125,
You can take the data processor to court if your rights are violated or if your protest is refused. The court prioritizes the case; the jurisdiction of the tribunal is responsible for judging the lawsuit.