What is a cookie?

A cookie is an information text string sent by a web server (e. g. a website) to the user's web browser, which automatically saves it on the user's computer and automatically sends it back to the server each time the website is accessed. Each cookie contains different data, such as the name of the server, where it comes from, a numeric identifier, etc.

Cookies are not used to transfer personal data. Using cookie sessions which are not permanently stored on the user’s computer and disappear after closing the browser is strictly limited to the transfer of session identification codes containing random server-generated numbers necessary for safe navigation on the website. Therefore, the use of such cookie sessions prevents the use of other information technologies which could pose a potential threat to the confidential nature of the navigation. They do not allow for acquiring personal data which could identify the user.

However, each web browser allows cookies to be restricted and deleted (for more information refer to the section in this information notice on „How to enable, disable or delete cookies“). Remember, however, that disabling or deleting cookies may impede the optimum use of some parts of the website or compromise the use of services requiring authentication.

Types of Cookies Used by CRIF

This Website uses the following cookie categories:

  • Technical cookies: technical cookies are those used solely for the purposes of sending a message through an electronic communication network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the service provider of the information company to provide a service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user. These cookies may be divided into: navigation or session cookies, which ensure a regular navigation and use of the website, analytic cookies used directly by the website administrator to collect overall information on the number of users and how they visit the website, and functional cookies, which enable the users to navigate themselves based on a series of selected criteria in order to improve the services provided.
  • Profile cookies: used to track the user’s navigation on a network and create profiles of the user's tastes, habits, and choices. Based on these cookies, advertising messages can be sent to the user's computer according to the demonstrated preferences.

How to enable, disable or delete cookies

By default, almost all web browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. These can be restricted or blocked in the browser settings. If you prefer websites not to save certain cookies on your computer, set up the browser so that you receive a notification prior to saving each cookie. Alternatively, you can set up your browser to reject all cookies or only third-party cookies. You can also delete all cookies already existing in the system. It is important to note that the settings must be changed separately for each browser and each computer. If you block saving the cookies, we cannot guarantee a correct operation of the website. Some functions may be unavailable and it may no longer be possible to view certain websites.