POLICY ON USING COOKIES ON THE libralex.com WEBSITE
- Cookie files (the so-called “cookies”) are computer data, in particular text files that are stored onterminal equipment of the Website User and are designed for use with the Website.Cookies usually contain the name of the website they come from, their storage time on terminal equipment and a uniquenumber.
- The entity which places cookies on the Website User’s terminal equipment and which obtains access to them is the owner of the libralex.com Website: Libralex EEIG with its registered office at 56, av.Victor Hugo, F-75116 Paris, France.
- Cookies are used to create statistics that help understand in what way users use websites, which permits to improve the structure and contents of the Website;
- The Website uses two basic types of cookies:“session cookies” and “persistent cookies”.Session cookies are temporary files that are stored on the User’s terminal equipment until he/she logs out, leaves the website or disables the software (web browser).Persistent cookies are stored on the User’s terminal equipment for the time specified in the parameters of cookies or until the user deletes them.
- The website uses one more type of cookie files, namely “performance cookies” that allow for collecting information on the manner of using the Website.
- In many cases, the software used for browsing the web (web browser) is allowed by default to store cookies on the User’s terminal equipment.The Website Users can change their cookie settings at any time.These settings can be changed especially in such a way as to block the automatic handling of cookies in the settings of the web browser or inform each time of their entry to the Website User’s equipment.Detailed information on the possibilities and ways of handling cookies is available in the software settings (web browser’s settings).
- Cookies are located on the Website User’s terminal equipment and may also be used by advertisers and partners cooperating with the Website operator.
The adoption of the procedure providing forobtaining consent for using cookies is laid down by the provisions of amended Telecommunications Law Act that entered into force on 22 March 2013.The amendment relies on general guidelines of the European Parliament; however, particular member states of the European Union elaborate their own detailed provisions.An amendment similar to the one that is now being implemented in Poland has already been introduced in other European countries, such as United Kingdom and France.
The most important change in the Telecommunications Law, both from the perspective of web users and entrepreneurs operating in the Internet sector, is stipulated in Article173 regarding cookie files (“cookies”).The aim of the amendment is to increase the awareness of Internet users on applied technologies ensuring the supply of contents that are better adjusted to users’ preferences and interests.The procedure effective as of 22 March requires website operators to obtain Internet users’ consent to storing and using cookies.The consent may be expressed by means of browser or application settings; in such a case, websites must previously inform Internet users of using cookies.
In order to facilitate the implementation of new provisions and with a view to educating Internet users, the Polish Interactive Advertising Bureau (Związek Pracodawców Branży Internetowej IAB Polska) has prepared a set of guidelines for websites helping them fulfil their new obligations, whereas for Internet users the Bureau has launched a website www.wszystkoociasteczkach.pl that explains cookies-related mechanisms.
The full version of the amended Telecommunications Law Act is available at: http://www.dziennikustaw.gov.pl/DU/2012/1445