WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small, unnamed, user-specific text file stored in the user’s browser. Only the server that has created the cookie can later read it and identify the browser, for example when the user returns to the site. Cookies do not harm the user’s device nor can they be used to identify individual users, unless the user has logged into the service.
As a rule, cookies are either session-based or persistent. Session-based cookies expire when the user terminates the session, while persistent cookies remain in the browser for a specified period or until the user deletes them. Cookies make websites easier to use and enable several functions, such as session tracking, website personalisation, easy login to the service and targeted advertising based on the user’s presumed interests.
First-party cookies are set by the site indicated in the browser’s address bar. We also use third-party cookies created by, for example, providers of measurement and tracking services, advertising technology suppliers and social media services. Fonecta’s cookies are classified as third-party cookies on Premium’s website.
We carry out statistical analyses regarding the number of visitors to our site, the pages from which users transfer to our service, the effectiveness of advertising and the technological details of visiting browsers. These details help us better target content, such as information, products and offers, to individual users. We categorize users into target groups based on their browser behavior so that we can display relevant advertising and content to each target group, based on their probable interests. Information collected with the help of cookies can be linked to identified users.
WHAT CAN USERS DO ABOUT COOKIES?
Users can go to their browser settings to clear their cookie history. This means that the cookies stored in the browser, and the online behaviour profile based on them, will be deleted. Clearing cookies does not prevent new cookies from being stored in the browser.