COOKIES POLICY for the websites of GRUPA INTERIA.PL Sp. z o.o. Sp. k.

  • GRUPA INTERIA.PL Sp. z o.o. sp. k. with its registered office in Kraków, Os. Teatralne 9A, 31-946 Kraków, entered in the register of entrepreneurs in the National Court Register (KRS) maintained by the District Court of Law in Kraków, 11th Commercial Division of the National Court Register, under KRS number 416593, tax identification number (NIP) 527-26-44-300, hereinafter referred to as INTERIA.PL, guarantees website users the right to freedom of choice as to making accessible the information about them. INTERIA.PL 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 – an Interia cookie can be read by Interia, solely.
  • Why and how do we use cookies?
    • Authentication
    • INTERIA.PL uses cookie files for the purpose of identification of a logged in user, in order to provide them with the information that suits their interests.
    • Safety
    • INTERIA.PL uses cookie files to support mechanisms that prevent misuse and abuse of websites, data leakage included.
    • Preferences, functions, and services
    • INTERIA.PL 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. INTERIA.PL 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 INTERIA.PL 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
      • INTERIA.PL 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 INTERIA.PL 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
    • INTERIA.PL can use cookie files in order to present the user with an advertisement that they might find of interest; both on INTERIA.PL websites and elsewhere. We can also use cookie files to find out if the users who saw a given advertisement on INTERIA.PL 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 INTERIA.PL 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 technology nugg.ad AG, hereinafter referred to as the System, in order to aggregate data related to online advertising. To this end, the System saves the frequency and manner of use of various websites and website topics in the form of cookies. This information is stored in the browser of the user’s terminal device (such as a personal computer, laptop, smartphone, etc.) for a maximum period of 26 weeks. The System’s technology makes it also possible to save basic information on the use of other Internet websites in order to estimate what advertising might be best suited to the user’s needs and interests.

      If the user:

      • would like to see, on the visited Internet site, an advertisement that is of interest to them, they might opt in to receive a further analysis of their usage behavior. If they consent to that, opt-in cookie files will be stored in the browser of their terminal device for a period of 1 year. If the previously collected cookie files of the System are already present in the device’s browser, the following will happen:
        • with the user’s permission, the lifespan of the remaining cookie files of the System will be extended to 1 year (calculated from the moment the opt-in cookie file is set),
        • the information on the opt-out will be stored for a maximum period of 1 year, and then deleted upon the expiration of the cookie.
      • would like to prevent saving the information on their interests by the System, they have the right to opt out at any time. In such a case, the opt-out information registered by a cookie file will be stored in the browser of the user’s terminal device. This opt-out cookie file will have a lifespan of 10 years, and it will be named “nuggstop”. For further information on nugg.ad’s privacy policy within the System framework, please go to http://ad-choices.nuggad.net/index.html.en

      This website uses the technology CRITEO, in order to serve targeted advertisements. The terms for data gathering, usage objectives, are published in zasady ochrony prywatności CRITEO. In order to deactivate the CRITEO Service, one may use opt – out option on CRITEO or through the platforms: IAB, Network Advertising Initiative, Digital Advertising Alliance.

    • Efficiency, analyses, and research
    • INTERIA.PL 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 INTERIA.PL 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: Polskie Badania Internetu Sp. z o.o., Gemius S.A., and Google Inc.

      By using the software of Google Analytics and Gemius, the website places a tracking code in the user’s computer. The tracking code makes it possible to collect user-related data. INTERIA.PL 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 or Gemius at any time, by changing the settings of their web browser.

      Interia.pl furthermore states, that interia.pl is the Party to the agreement concluded with Gemius S.A., for Internet research which terms are shown on http://www.gemius.pl/pl/polityka_prywatnosci or http://pbi.org.pl/megapanel/metodologia-badania?locale=pl

      Every Internet user may raise objection to his or her particiaption in Internet research by:

      • resignation clause consent within special cookie file (http://optout.hit.gemius.pl/removeEN.php)
      • browser configuration in order to erase all cookie files after session end
      • no acceptance for cookie files or other other tag in LocalStorage browser configuration.

      Step by step instruction may be found here http://www.gemius.pl/pl/polityka_prywatnosci

  • 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 INTERIA.PL 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:

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

    Mobile devices:

    • How do you manage your cookie files?
    • 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/devnet/security.html.

      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 INTERIA.PL websites, disabling Flash cookies will make it impossible to display most of their content.