Cookies

Cookie use policy

We use cookies and similar third party tools to provide functions and services that make purchasing and selling easier. To protect your privacy, we limit the use of these tools.


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When you visit our websites, use our services, applications, tools, click on our ads and exchange messages with us (for example, by email), we or our authorized service providers may be using cookies and other similar technologies to store information, which allows you taking necessary actions quicker, safer, and more effective. This page will give you a clearer idea of these technologies and how we use them in our websites, services, applications, and tools. Below are the main principles of our policy of using cookies and similar technologies that you should become familiar with. The full text of the policy follows below.

We offer the visitors of our websites a number of functions, services, applications, and tools available only when using these technologies. You can always block, disable or delete cookies and other similar technologies, if your web browser or device allow doing it. However, in this case you probably will not be able to use some of the functions of our websites as well as some services, applications, and tools. Also, you will probably have to enter your password more often during your session on our websites. If possible, we try to protect our cookies and similar technologies so that they are used only by us and/or our authorized service providers. For this reason, we give them unique identification numbers. You can come across cookies and similar technologies used by our authorized service providers that we have made a contract with to help us solve different issues related to operation of our websites or delivery of our services, applications, and tools to you. We use session and persistent cookies, own and third party cookies.

We use the above-mentioned technologies for the following purposes:

  • Operational needs – they ensure the operation of our websites, services, applications, and tools, make them safe and secure, and let you access them.
  • Working efficiency – they are used to assess the efficiency of our websites, services, applications, and tools.
  • Extending functionality – they provide a wider range of functional capabilities when using our websites, services, applications, and tools.
  • Advertising and targeted audience outreach – together with advertising companies serving us we use them to provide various content, including adverts adapted to your interest.

We may cooperate with other companies (service providers) that may place – with our permission – cookies and similar technologies on our websites and insert them into our services, applications, and tools. These service providers help us with maintenance of our websites, services, applications, and tools, also helping you to take necessary actions quicker, safer, and more effective. Our websites, services, applications, and tools may use third-party services, such as advertising networks and exchanges, for advertising purposes. These advertising networks and exchanges, in their turn, may use third-party cookies and similar technologies to collect information required for providing corresponding services. They can also collect other information about you, such as your device’s ID, IP address, and IDFA that can be used to adjust adverts appearing on our and other websites to your interests.


Full text of the policy

What are cookies? Like most other online companies, we use cookies which are small data files placed on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone (hereafter in the generic sense – “device”). Cookies store certain information each time you visit our websites, use our services, applications, tools, click on our ads, and exchange messages with us. Certain names and types of cookies and similar technologies that we use may change with time. To let you get a clearer idea of the company’s policy in relation to the use of cookies and similar technologies, below is a short glossary of basic terms:

Cookies – small text files (usually consisting of letters and numbers) stored in the memory of your web browser or device when you visit our website or view a message from us. These files allow the website to identify certain types of devices and web browsers. The following types of cookies exist:

  • session cookies that stop functioning once an web browser session is over and allow tracking your actions during the session;
  • persistent cookies that are stored on your device between web browser sessions and remember your preferences and actions when visiting a number of different websites; own cookies set by the website you are visiting; third-party cookies set by third-party websites separately from the one you are visiting.

 

Cookies can be disabled or deleted by built-in tools of most commercial web browsers. Each web browser has its own preference settings, and also different web browsers offer different functional capabilities or settings options.

Similar technologies for information storage – technologies allowing to record certain information into web browser’s cache memory or device memory using local shared objects or locally stored data, such as Flash and HTML 5 cookies and other elements of applied software for the Internet. These technologies can be used in all web browsers. In some cases, using locally stored data through browsers is not available to the full extent and requires certain tools. Such data storage technologies can be used by us to protect the data of your personal account or to identify unusual activity when using a browser in order to prevent unauthorized access to your account or assess operational efficiency of our websites, services, applications, and tools. We do not use these technologies for targeted advertisement on our or any other websites. The terms “cookies” and “other technologies” are interchangeable in our policies and stand for all technologies that can be used by us to record data into web browser’s cache memory or device memory to collect data helping to identify you in accordance with the above-mentioned provisions.

Your choice when cookies and similar technologies are used by us - We offer users of our websites a number of functions, services, applications, and tools available only when using the above-mentioned technologies. You can always block, disable or delete cookies and other similar technologies, if your web browser or device allow doing it. However, in this case you probably will not be able to use some of the functions of our websites as well as some services, applications, and tools. Also, you will probably have to enter your password more often during your session on our websites. Usually these technologies allow our websites, services, applications, and tools to store corresponding information in web browser’s cache memory or device memory and scan it later. We do not record your personal data into these files, we only use them to identify you on our servers and in our internal systems. If possible, we try to protect our cookies and similar technologies so that they are used only by us and/or our authorized service providers. For this reason, we give them unique identification numbers. None of our cookies contains any personal data of our users. We ask for your permission to use the above-mentioned technologies to collect and store information openly notifying you of their use and giving you a chance to stop using these technologies at your discretion, as described above.

We use the above-mentioned technologies for the following purposes:

 

  1. Operational needs. We can use cookies and similar technologies to ensure proper operation of our websites, services, applications, and tools. For example, they can be used to provide your access to our websites, services, applications, and tools in order to prevent violator activity and to improve security or to let you use such functions as online cart, saving search results, etc.
  2. Working efficiency. We can use cookies and similar technologies to assess the efficiency of our websites, services, applications, and tools, including for the purposes of analytical research, to find out how exactly our users use our websites as well as to improve their content and to perfect our applications, services, and tools.
  3. Extending functionality. We can use cookies and similar technologies to offer you a wider range of functional capabilities when using our websites, services, applications, and tools. For instance, they can be used to identify you when registering on our websites and to track your preferences, interests, and viewed pages in order to improve the provided content.
  4. Advertising and targeted audience outreach. We can use cookies and similar technologies to provide content, including adverts adapted to your interests, on our and other websites. For example, they can be used to identify the relevance of the adverts shown to you and content provided.

These technologies used by third-party service provide We may cooperate with other companies, usually called “service providers” that may place – with our permission – cookies and similar technologies used for information storage on our websites and insert them into our services, applications, and tools. These service providers help us with maintenance of our websites, services, applications, and tools, also helping you to take necessary actions quicker, safer, and more effective. These companies may use these technologies to help us provide our content and advertisement as well as to anonymously collect statistics and perform analytical research. We do not let any of these companies collect any personal data on our websites or through our services, applications, and tools for personal purposes. Except for these technologies being used by our services providers, we do not allow third parties to insert any cookies, locally stored data or other similar means of tracking and collecting personal data into the content placed by them on our websites (including sale adverts, communication between trade participants, topical adverts, comments, reviews, and so on).

Advertising networks and exchanges operated by third parties Our websites, services, applications, and tools may use third-party services, such as advertising networks and exchanges, for advertising purposes. These advertising networks and exchanges, in their turn, may use third-party cookies and similar technologies to collect information required for providing corresponding services. They can also collect other information about you, such as your device’s ID, IP address, and IDFA that can be used to adjust adverts appearing on our and other websites to your interests. We do not control the use of the above-mentioned technologies by third parties, even if they use our technologies to collect or store data. The information on collecting, storing, and shared use of data by them can be found in the terms of service delivery by these companies, their privacy policy as well as corresponding documents of these companies related to permissions, notifications, and right of choice. We do not give any assurances related to policy and practice of third-party advertisers, advertising networks and exchanges as well as third parties connected with them.