1. Controller – Testportal spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością, with its registered office in Babimost, Poland, European Union, at the address: Szewska 9, 66-110 Babimost, entered into the register of entrepreneurs of the National Court Register kept by the District Court in Zielona Góra, VIII Commercial Division of the National Court register, under the number 0000512302, NIP (Tax Identification Number) 9731017273, REGON (National Business Registry Number) 081208720.
2. Cookies – IT data, small text files, saved by the websites you visit, and which are stored on the devices you use to make use of the Controller's Website. The information contained in the cookies is necessary for the website to operate correctly, and these files are encrypted, which makes it impossible to share the files with any unauthorized persons. The information collected in cookie files can be read by the Controller and their contractors (for technical reasons).
3. Device – an electronic device via which you gain access to the Controller's website.
4. Website – www.testportal.net, as well as any websites related to it.
What are cookie files?
A cookie is a small file containing letters and numbers, which is downloaded to a user's computer when visiting a website. Cookie files are used by many websites, and they may do a lot of things, e.g. remember your preferences, save what you have placed in your shopping cart, as well as count the number of the people who visited the website.
How do the provisions regarding the cookie files affect me?
A user may come across information about cookie files and similar technologies on websites, and they may have the possibility of choosing how some cookie files are used. For example, this may include a request to consent to the use of a cookie file in order to provide a specific service, such as remembering a user's preferences on a given website.
The persons using cookie files must provide clear and comprehensive information regarding the manner in which they use cookie files, and ensure that, for each cookie file which is not essential for their website, they provide the user with an appropriate manner of approving saving such a cookie file on their device.
Using Cookie files by the Controller
Cookie files record a website User's activity by recognizing the Device, owing to which, the website is displayed in a manner optimized to the User's individual preferences. The solutions which have been used on the website are safe for the User Devices of the users using the Controller's website. It is not possible for any dangerous or malicious software to get into the User Devices.
The Controller uses the following types of Cookie files:
a. Session cookies: these are files stored on a User's Device, and which remain there until the user leaves the website or closes their web browser. The stored information is then permanently deleted from the Device's memory. The session Cookies mechanism does not allow to download any personal data or confidential information from the User's Device.
b. Persistent cookies: these are stored on the User's Device and remain there until they are deleted. Files of this type remain on a user's device for the time which has been specified in the file parameters, or until they are manually deleted by the user. Ending a given browser's session or turning the Device off does not mean the files are deleted from the Device. The persistent cookies mechanism does not allow to download any personal data or confidential information from the User's Device.
c. Third-party cookies: this is information coming from external servers, e.g. advertising, navigation service providers (maps or search engines). Such types of files allow to evaluate the efficiency of advertising activities, as well as to design any activities related to this, in accordance with the preferences of the user.
The following types of Cookie files may be present on a Website:
a. Strictly necessary/Essential cookies - These cookie files are essential in order to make it possible for the User to move around the website and use its features, such as access to the secured areas of the website. Without these cookie files, no services can be provided. These cookie files do not collect any information identifying the visitor.
b. Performance cookies - These cookie files collect the information on how a visitor uses the website, for example, which pages they visit the most often, and whether or not they receive any error messages on websites. These cookie files do not collect any information identifying the visitor. All information collected by these files is aggregated, and therefore, anonymous. These are used only in order to improve how well the website works.
c. Functionality cookies - These cookie files allow the website to remember the choices made by the user (such as the username, language, or the region the user is located in), and to ensure improved, more personal functions. These cookie files can also be used to remember the changes made by the user in font size, font types, as well as in any other parts of websites, which can be adjusted to the user's individual needs. The information collected by these cookie files can be anonymous and cannot track your browsing activity on any other websites.
d. Advertising cookies - These cookie files are used for displaying advertisements which are tailored to the user and their interests. They are also used to limit the number of times an advertisement is displayed and to measure the efficiency of advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the prior consent of the website operator. They remember that a user has visited a given website, and they share the above information with other organizations, such as advertisers. Targeting or advertising cookies will quite often be linked with a website functionality which is provided by another organization.
How can I control my cookie files?
You can do the following by using your web browser:
a. delete all cookie files;
b. block all cookie files;
c. allow all cookie files;
d. block "third party" cookie files (i.e. the cookie files set by web services other than those which are visited by the user);
e. clear all the cookie files after closing the browser;
f. open a "private browsing" / "incognito" session, which makes it possible to browse websites without saving your browsing history or storing any local data, such as cookie files (however, please keep in mind the limitations of this feature in terms of privacy);
g. install add-ons and plugins extending the functionality of the browser.
Detailed description of cookies used on the website can be found here.
Many websites contain detailed information on cookie files, this including www.AboutCookies.org and www.AllAboutCookies.org. In addition, the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance Your Online Choices website makes it possible to install opt-out cookie files in various advertising networks: www.youronlinechoices.com.