Privacy policy

Date of publication: 29-09-2016

COOKIES POLICY for consumeralerts.eu website

Bartosz Kurzawa (NIP: PL7352286849) seated in Poland EU, Przewoz Street 40B/62 Krakow, hereinafter referred to as Service Provider, guarantees website users the right to freedom of choice as to making accessible the information about them. SERVICE PROVIDER hereby informs that it uses the cookie technology across its websites. The cookie technology is related to the use of text files, the so-called cookies, that record the information about the websites visited by a user, and about the activity that they had undertaken.

"Cookies" – what are they?

Cookies are tiny bits of information recorded by the user’s web browser. Why does everybody use them? The answer is simple: cookies make it possible for websites to remember your preferences, such as the location setting which you choose when you check online weather forecasts, or online auctions which you have recently checked up. A cookie file DOES NOT identify your personal data, nor does it influence the computer software and hardware used by you. Last but not least – a Service Provider cookie can be read by Service Provider, solely.

Why and how do we use cookies?

  • Safety

SERVICE PROVIDER uses cookie files to support mechanisms that prevent misuse and abuse of websites, data leakage included.

  • Preferences, functions, and services

SERVICE PROVIDER uses cookie files to obtain information about the user’s language and communications preferences. Cookies are also helpful when the user fills out web forms. Additionally, due to the so-called social media plugins, they provide the user with various functions, important information, and the content that suits their individual needs.

SERVICE PROVIDER makes it possible for other entities to use the cookie mechanism across its websites. Among them, there are the entities that supply the so-called “social media plugins” – in particular, the services Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter:

    • Facebook

The „Like” button, as well as “Recommend” and “Share” buttons – all of them related to Facebook – are available for use on SERVICE PROVIDER websites. This is done by placing a special code, referring to Facebook, in appropriate website sections. By using the “Like” button, or by recommending an image or a website section to other users, the user logs into Facebook, where Facebook’s privacy policy applies. For further information on this policy, please go to: http://pl-pl.facebook.com/help/cookies

    • Youtube

SERVICE PROVIDER embeds into its websites videos made available by YouTube. This is done by placing a special code, referring to YouTube, in appropriate website sections. YouTube tracks playing videos, and the tracking activity complies with YouTube’s privacy policy, outlined here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

    • Twitter

Twitter buttons, allowing visitors to share content on Twitter, are available for use on SERVICE PROVIDER websites. This is done by placing a special code, referring to Twitter, in appropriate website sections. By adding a comment, the user logs into Twitter, where Twitter’s privacy policy applies. For further information on this policy, please go to: https://twitter.com/privacy

  Advertising

SERVICE PROVIDER can use cookie files in order to present the user with an advertisement that they might find of interest; both on SERVICE PROVIDER websites and elsewhere. We can also use cookie files to find out if the users who saw a given advertisement on SERVICE PROVIDER websites actually visited the website of the advertiser. Similarly, our partners can use cookie files to establish if we had broadcast their advertisement, as well as to check the effects of that broadcast, and provide us with information about the users’ reaction to their advertising activity. We can also cooperate with our partners in such a way as to present the user with an advertisement broadcast on SERVICE PROVIDER websites or elsewhere, after the user has visited a given website, or used a given application. Cookie files and certain technologies, such as navigation signals in the Web, pixels, and anonymous tags used by advertising networks, make advertising more effective. They also make it possible to collect audits, research, and reports for advertisers. Attention: Advertisements and navigation signals must be supplied into a web browser directly from advertising networks’ servers. Therefore, these networks might display, edit, or introduce their own cookie files, as if the user was requesting a page from their website.

This website uses the Adsense technology, in order to serve targeted advertisements. The terms for data gathering, usage objectives, are published in google.com. In order to deactivate the adsense, one may use opt – out option through the platform http://www.aboutads.info/choices/   

  • Efficiency, analyses, and research

SERVICE PROVIDER uses cookie files to get to know how effectively our websites function. Additionally, we use cookies to understand, improve, and study our products, functions, and services (also when users enter SERVICE PROVIDER websites from other websites, or via external applications and devices while working with their computer or mobile device).

Most web browsers enable users to control cookie files by means of preference settings. If the cookie settings of a given website are restricted, the website usage experience might deteriorate.

The cookie files used in the Internet studies are supplied by the following companies: Google Inc.

By using the software of Google Analytics, the website places a tracking code in the user’s computer. The tracking code makes it possible to collect user-related data. SERVICE PROVIDER hereby informs that it is a party to a contract with Google Inc., and uses the mechanism of IP address anonymization. The user has the right to object to data being collected by Google Analytics at any time, by changing the settings of their web browser.

In what way do the cookie files adapt our website to user needs?

Cookies are of help as far as adapting the contents of a website to user expectations is concerned. The analytical cookie files, in turn, are used to evaluate the website traffic statistics. They enable us to assess the preferences and opinions of our users, as well as find out about the ways of improving our websites.

Among other things, the authentication cookies provide easy logging in. They also facilitate filling out various web forms and remembering website settings chosen by the user.

How do you manage your cookie files?

If the user does not want to accept cookie files, they can make changes in their browser settings. Note, however, that disabling cookies that are essential for Authentication, Safety, and remembering User Preferences, will cause problems with using SERVICE PROVIDER websites, and – in extreme cases – might make it impossible to browse through websites.

Users should make themselves familiar with the privacy policy of each of the companies listed below in order to know their regulations concerning using cookie files:

Privacy policy of Google Analytics

In order to manage your cookie settings, choose the web browser that you use from the list below, and follow the instructions:

Mobile devices:

Flash cookies

The Adobe website provides information on how to delete and disable Flash cookies for particular websites. For further information, please go to: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security.

It needs to be remembered that restricting the use of Flash cookies might affect the functioning of applications based on the Flash technology. In the case of SERVICE PROVIDER websites, disabling Flash cookies will make it impossible to display most of their content.