What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file which is transferred to the user’s computer on its visit to the website and may contain:

  • Name of the server from which the cookie has been sent.
  • Lifetime of the cookie.
  • The value (typically randomly generated unique number).

The cookie itself does not contain or collect information however it contains a series of letters and numbers that are downloaded to the user’s computer when they visit a particular website. When user re-visits the website obtains information about the loaded cookie which allows identification of the user. Cookies are important for the functioning of the website, mostly in order to improve the user experience.

Storing of the cookies is under the full control of the browser used by the user – user can limit or prevent the use of cookies.

Why do we use cookies for?

Cookies usually allow user-friendly online services. With the help of cookies an interaction between a user and a website is faster and easier. The web site is using cookies to remember the user’s preference and experience and allows the user more efficient and comfortable browsing the Web. With the help of cookies web site maintains fresh and relevant content in accordance with the interests of each site user.

Types of Cookies

  • Strictly necessary cookies
    Strictly necessary cookies enable user to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to provide certain features, such as automatic forwarding to the least busy server, or remembering your wish lists.
  • Performance cookies
    These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
  • Functional cookies
    Functional cookies allow the website to remember certain user settings (username, language, location etc.) and provide advanced personalized features. Functional cookies record information about choices made by the user, and they also allow tailoring the website to suit the user’s needs.
  • Advertising (targeted) cookies
    Advertising (targeted) cookies are most commonly used for targeted advertising and advertising related services (such as measurement of the advertising effectiveness). These cookies allow that on the basis of user behaviour on the site, the latter acquires the data and use them for example for advertising which corresponds to the behaviour of users on the site, limiting the number of displayed advertisements (also known as “frequency capping”), research, surveys and marketing analysis, etc.
  • Analysis cookies
    Web Analytics monitors the behaviour of a user on the site and analyses its behaviour and the behaviour of different users on the site and link them to specific information (e.g. who are the visitors to the website – user profiles, measuring the impact of pre-emption activities in sales, etc.) This includes cookies for the purpose of monitoring web traffic, browser and keywords identification. Invasiveness of such cookies is different depending on the context of use.

This website uses the following cookies

Cookie name
Provider
Expiry
Purpose
Cookie name: userCountry
Provider: learning.nil.com
Expiry: 300 days
Purpose: This cookie is used to remember slected or detected country.
Cookie name: userCurrency
Provider: learning.nil.com
Expiry: 300 days
Purpose: This cookie is used to remember the courency, user selects.
Cookie name: userCountryConfirmed
Provider: learning.nil.com
Expiry: 300 days
Purpose: This cookie is used to remember if user confirmed the country.
Cookie name: PHPSESSID
Provider: learning.nil.com
Expiry: End of session
Purpose: Temprorary cookie, for session.
Cookie name: mcGoal
Provider: Mailchimp
Expiry: 365 days
Purpose: MailChimp stores a web cookie in a subscriber's browser when they click from a Goal-enabled campaign to a webpage with the Goal tracking snippet installed.
Cookie name:_ga
Provider: Google
Expiry: 2 years
Purpose: Used to distinguish users.
Cookie name:_gat
Provider: Google
Expiry: 10 minutes
Purpose: Used to throttle request rate.

 

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