What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files in which data regarding website visits are stored.

Interaction between a website user and a website is quicker and simpler with the help of cookies. With their help, a website remembers individual preferences and experiences, thus saving time, while browsing websites is more effective and pleasant.

There are many reasons for using cookies. The most important is their ability to store data regarding the status of an individual website (language selection, number of shown results, font size, etc.), while cookies also help in the provision of online services (subscribing to a newsletter, watching a video, clicking on a map, etc.) and in the collection of data regarding the habits of online users (number of visits, content of interest to users, etc.). With their help, we improve the user experience and assess the efficiency of the website design.

None of the cookies used on our website collect data that could be used to identify you.

Because we want to be completely transparent, we have prepared a list of all cookies we use and why. Please note that by continuing to use this website you agree with our use of the cookies described below.

Which cookies does this website use?

Essential cookies

These cookies are required for us to offer the services available on this website. They facilitate language selection, agreement with conditions and the identification of a user's session. These cookies cannot be removed except by not visiting our website.

Name of cookie Purpose Purpose Duration
ASP.NET_Sessionld User session initiation Until the end of your session
avcn-hide_notification Hides notification regarding cookies and saves your decision 1 year

Analytical cookies – Google Analytics

Name of cookie Purpose Duration
_ga For determining unique users 2 years
_gid For determining unique users 24 hours
_gat For limitation of calls 1 minute

Our website uses the Google Analytics online analytical service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States of America (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics is an online analytical service that provides information regarding the behaviour of users on our website, and thus helps us create a better user experience, show relevant content, etc. Data regarding your use of our website (e.g. the referral URL, your visits to our website, your type of browser, language settings, your operating system and your screen resolution) will be collected by Google and transmitted to a Google server in the United States of America, where these data will be stored and analysed. The relevant data will be provided to us in an anonymous form. During this process, your user data will not be linked to your entire IP address.

We activated this function on our website to ensure the IP address anonymity offered by Google. The function ensures that the last eight bytes (IPv4) of the IP address or the last 80 bytes (IPv6) of your IP address are deleted. In addition, Google is certified in accordance with the EU-USA Privacy Shield, which ensures the appropriate level of data protection in connection with the processing of personal data by Google in the USA.

You may withdraw your consent for the use of online analytics at any time by downloading and installing the offered Google browser plugin, which will install the opt-out cookie. By doing so, you will prevent online analysis, but only when you use the browser on which you installed the plug-in or until you delete the opt-out cookie. More information regarding the Google Analytics service is available in the terms and conditions on the use of Google Analytics, in the safety and privacy principles of Google services and in Google privacy rules.

How can you manage or delete cookies?

We will not use cookies to collect your personally identifiable information. However, you can change settings on the use of cookies in your computer or mobile device browser.

The majority of modern browsers allow you to accept or reject cookies, accept or reject only certain types of cookies, or allow you to set the warning that the page wants to save cookies on your device. You can also delete cookies that the browser has already saved on your device.

Please note that if you turn off cookies, all functions of our website might not work with the same efficiency and notification regarding the use of cookies will be displayed at each visit, while this will have a negative impact on your user experience over the long term.

The cookies setting procedure is different in each browser. You may find that information using the "Help" function, by visiting www.aboutcookies.org, which provides a detailed explanation of the procedure in all modern browsers, or by contacting us via e-mail.