1.1. What are cookies?
Cookies are short data files placed by the visited website on the user’s computer. These cookies are designed to allow the website to recognise its users on subsequent visits, or to authorise other designated websites to recognise these users for a particular purpose.
1.2. Purpose of cookies
The purpose of cookies is to facilitate the particular info communication among internet services and to make it more convenient. Cookies collect information of the user and his device, and cookies are used to remember the settings of the user, to remember user’s user ID and to help the user navigate between pages more efficiently. They also help ensure that the advertisements are more relevant to the user. Some data collected is designed to detect browsing patterns and approximate geographical location to improve user experience.
Generally, cookies facilitate the use of the website, help the website in providing a real online experience to users and are used as an effective source of information. They also allow the operator of the site to inspect the operation of the site, the prevention of abuses and to provide the services of the website in an uninterrupted manner and in proper quality.
1.3. Types of cookies
There are several types of cookies, but generally they may be divided into two categories.
One of them is the category of temporary cookies only placed by the website on the device of the user during a particular session (e.g. during the security authentication of an online banking transaction).
The other type is the permanent cookies (e.g. the language setting of a particular website), that stays on the computer unless deleted by the user. Pursuant to the directives of the European Commission, cookies may only be placed on the device of the user upon the consent of the same (unless the cookies are essentially necessary for using the particular services).
In the case of cookies not subject to the user’s consent, information shall be provided during first visit of the website. It is sufficient if the website operators briefly summarize the essence of the information and refer to the accessibility of the complete information through an URL.
2. CodersRank’s practice
2.1.1. Types of cookies
The cookies used on the Website include those:
- strictly necessary cookies for access and navigation: these cookies are necessary for users to browse the Website, to use its functions fully and without interruptions, with special regard to remembering the operations made by a user on a particular site during a visit. The period of data processing of such cookies only pertains to the actual visit of the user, at the end of the session, and by closing the browser, this type of cookies will be automatically deleted from the device;
- cookies that track usage (performance cookies): the purpose of this type of cookies is to increase the effectiveness of the services, bettering user experience and making the use of the Website more comfortable;
- cookies that remember user’s choices (functionality cookies): these cookies provide an opportunity to CodersRank to remember the choices of the user related to the Website. Prior to using the services and during the same, the user may prohibit such data processing at any time. These data may not be associated with the identification data of the user and may not be transferred to a third party without the consent of the user; and
- cookies that provide visitors with targeted content or advertising (third party cookies): these cookies come from different domains. CodersRank does not control the setting of these cookies, so the user shall check the third-party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them. CodersRank’s advertisers and service providers may send to the user cookies. They may use the information they obtain from user’s use of their cookies (i) to track user’s browser across multiple websites, (ii) to build a profile of user’s web surfing, (iii) to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to the user.
- analytics, remarketing or social networks: Such as:
- Google Analytics cookies – for more information see:
- Google AdWords cookies – for more information see:
- any other tracking technologies: CodersRank may use web beacons, pixel tags, and other tracking technologies on the Website to help customize it and improve user’s experience. A “web beacon” or “pixel tag” is a tiny object or image embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users who have visited particular pages and viewed emails, and acquire other statistical data. They collect only a limited set of data, such as a cookie number, time and date of page or email view, and a description of the page or email on which they reside. Web beacons and pixel tags cannot be declined. However, user can limit their use by controlling the cookies that interact with them.
2.1.2. Purpose of cookies
- to recognise user’s computer when he visits the Website,
- to track user as he navigates the Website, and to enable the use of any e-commerce facilities,
- to improve the Website’s usability,
- to analyse the use of the Website,
- in the administration of the Website,
- to personalise the Website for the user, including targeting advertisements which may be of particular interest to the user.
2.1.3. Data of visitors
The Website will record and process the following data of the user and his device used for browsing on the Website:
• IP address used by the user,
• browser type,
• features of the operation system of the device used for browsing (set language),
• time of visit,
• the visited (sub)site, function or services.
For more information on managing advertising personalisation through a Google account, users can visit this page: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB
2.2. Acceptance or refusal
CodersRank built facilities (e.g. checkboxes) into the Website that allow users to accept, refuse and withdraw consent for different types of cookies.
For more information on the cookie settings of the most popular browsers, users can visit the following URLs:
• Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
• Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 11: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d
• Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/microsoft-edge-browsing-data-and-privacy-bb8174ba-9d73-dcf2-9b4a-c582b4e640dd
• Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
Besides all the above, some website functions or services will not operate properly without cookies.
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of the Website. If user blocks cookies, he may not be able to use certain features on the Website (log on, access content, use search functions).
User can also delete cookies already stored on his computer:
- in Internet Explorer, user must manually delete cookie files;
- in Firefox, user can delete cookies by first, ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when user “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.
- in Google Chrome, user can adjust his cookie permissions by clicking “Options”, “Under the hood”, Content Settings in the “Privacy” section. Click on the Cookies tab in the Content Settings.
- in Safari, user can delete cookies by clicking “Preferences”, selecting the “Privacy” tab and “Remove All Website Data”.
Deleting cookies may have a negative impact on the usability of the website.
2.3. Storing period
The information contained in cookies is stored only for the strictly necessary period, which shall not, in any case, exceed 5 years. At the end of this period, users will have to renew their consent for the installation of cookies.