To function smoothly, the web portal alpik.com (and other multilingual versions) uses so-called cookies. These are files that are stored on the user’s device that is used to gain access to the web portal. They store unique user information or settings on the user’s device, that they selected on an individual web site.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that the majority of websites save onto devices with which users access the Internet, in order to identify individual devices that the users used to gain access. Their storage is fully controlled by the browser that the user has installed – they can optionally limit or disable storage of cookies.

What do cookies do?

In web production, use of web cookies is normal and desirable. In fact, it enables a higher level of service provision, such as registration certificate storage, online store use, preventing excessive display of banner ads and similar. If cookies were not used, it would be impossible to measure website traffic. Cookies are essential for providing user-friendly online services. Because of this, interaction between online user and website is faster and simpler. With their help, the website remembers your preferences and experience, whereby time savings are achieved, and browsing on websites is more efficient and friendly.

How to manage cookies?

The user always maintains complete control over cookies, since they can be deleted, limited or completely disabled at any time. Instructions on how to do this vary from device to device and are available at the homepage of the respective software manufacturer. It is you who selects whether to allow storing of cookies on your device. In addition, you can control and modify their settings in your web browser.

Indeed, cookies are no novelty, and all visitors to web pages have a lot of cookies from various web pages stored on their computers, tablets, smartphones. The only novelty is that the EU GDPR legislation brought about changes in notification or consenting of visitors with their use. If you turn off cookies, some functions of the web page may be disabled.

System cookies

Name Domain Description Lifespan
pll_language / stores user’s selected language 1 year

Analytic cookies

Name Domain Description Lifespan
utma, utmb, utmc, utmz, ga_, gat_ google.com/analytics traffic metrics via Google Analytics 2 years, 30 minutes, session, 6 months
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