1.1 Cookies are small text files that are installed on the user’s computer by the websites the user visits, unless the user has disabled the installation of some or all cookies in the browser settings. Cookies enable the user’s device to be recognised when the user visits websites.
1.2 Depending on the time of their installation, cookies can be classified as:
temporary, i.e. session cookies – these temporarily link the activities of the user to one and the same web browser session, i.e. from the moment the browser window is opened to the moment it is closed or for up to four hours after the page was last viewed;
persistent cookies – these are stored on the user’s device for the time period specified in the cookie and are activated every time the user visits the website that installed the cookie.
1.3 Depending on their ownership, cookies can be classified as:
first-party cookies – these come from the website being viewed. Websites can use these cookies to save information that is re-used the next time the user visits the website. In terms of personal data processing, first-party cookies are installed by the data controller (or any data processor authorised by them) who manages the website being visited;
third-party cookies – these originate from advertisements of other websites that are located on the website the user visits. In terms of personal data processing, third-party cookies are installed by a data controller who is not the manager of the website being visited.
1.4 Depending on the purpose of their installation, cookies can be classified as:
strictly necessary cookies – these are important for moving around web pages, using the functions of web pages and providing services selected by users. Without installing these cookies, the user cannot view the website and use the requested services;
statistics cookies – these collect information about how users interact with websites, for instance, which websites they visit most frequently and the error messages they receive from websites. All of the information is aggregated and anonymised. The purpose of these cookies is to improve the functioning of websites;
preference cookies – these cookies enable the website to remember choices made by users (e.g. text size and other changeable functions of the website) and identifiers (such as usernames, the selected language or the user’s country) in order to offer more personalised and convenient ways to use the website;
advertising cookies – these cookies display the user personalised advertisements and conduct market research and analyses using the data obtained on the user’s behaviour and interests. The data obtained may be shared with advertising networks and advertising service providers.
2.2 Blocking cookies
You have the right to block cookies from being saved on your computer. In order to do so, you must change your browser settings. Different browsers use different methods for blocking cookies. More information can be found at aki.ee/et/kupsised. If you block cookies, keep in mind that all of the functions of the website may no longer be accessible after the cookies have been blocked.
2.3 More information on managing cookies on your browser can be found at: