Cookies policy

  1. The website uses cookies. By not modifying preferences in the browser, the user consents to the use of cookies by the website of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
  2. Cookies are small text files, which are placed in users’ devices in order to assist future visits at the website. Cookies usually contain information such as the name of the webpage, time of saving cookie files in the device and an identifier (a string of letters and numbers).
  3. The entity placing cookies in the end device is the administrator of the website of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Polska Akademia Nauk, Pałac Kultury i Nauki, pl. Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland).
  4. Cookies are used for:

    • customizing page content to the user’s preferences and optimizing user experience. In particular, cookies are used to recognize the user’s device, display the webpage properly according to the user’s individual needs;
    • collecting statistics helpful in understanding how users browse the webpage, which allows for improving webpage structure and content;
    • maintaining the user’s session active (after logging in) so that the user does not have to enter login and password on each subsequent page.
  5. Two types of cookies are used by the webpage: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary files stored in the user’s device until logging out, leaving the webpage or shutting down the device (or browser). Persistent cookies are stored in the end device during the time determined in cookies preferences or until they are deleted by the user.
  6. The following kinds of cookies are used by the webpage:

    • obligatory cookies enabling webpage functions and services (e. g. verifying cookies required within services provided by the webpage);
    • security cookies used to prevent fraud and improve the security of the website;
    • analytics cookies which collect data concerning the usability of the webpage;
    • functional cookies used to personalize the webpage for each user according to set preferences (e. g., language, region, font size, display, etc.).
  7. Usually browser default preferences allow for storing cookies in the end device. Users can change browser preferences at any time; they may block cookies or set notifications for every attempt of using cookies. Detailed information about cookies settings are available in browser preferences.
  8. Blocking cookies may result in limitations in using the webpage.
  9. Further information on cookies may be found in Help section in the browser menu. This cookies policy is based on a template created by IAB Polska.