1. What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or another device (such as a smartphone) when visiting a website. A text file contains information that is used to improve the user experience of visitors to a particular website. Cookies enable SA Hiiumaa Arenduskeskus to provide, develop and protect the services of SA Hiiumaa Arenduskeskus and ensure that the offers of SA Hiiumaa Arenduskeskus are better suited to your needs, as well as to ensure a more convenient and secure user experience.
Cookies themselves do not read information from the user’s computer or send them to the internet.
2. Which cookies are used by SA Hiiumaa Arenduskeskus and for what purposes?
SA Hiiumaa Arenduskeskus uses two types of cookies: persistent and session cookies. They differ in purpose of use and storage time.
Session cookies are temporarily stored while you visit a website. We use session cookies for statistics, analysis, and to remember language selection.
Persistent cookies are stored for a specific period of time, but you can delete them from your device if you wish. The purposes of persistent cookies are:
Web browser identification – cookies that allow the possibility to recognise the browser and use the website more securely.
Provision and maintenance of the service – cookies that support the provision of services by SA Hiiumaa Arenduskeskus.
Website security and service integrity – cookies that help to design services and create the best user experience.
User statistics and analysis – cookies that provide information about how and how often the websites of SA Hiiumaa Arenduskeskus are used, and about the user groups and search tools. Cookie statistics may also be obtained from related websites.
Provision of services and analysis of users’ needs – cookies that help to develop offers that best meet customers’ needs.
Your display preferences, such as browsing language, contrast, font size, device used, and preferences for search results and notification.
Cookies are divided as follows:
Author or first-party cookies that come from the website you are viewing and can be both persistent and temporary. Websites may use these cookies to store information that will be reused the next time you visit the site. From the point of view of processing personal data, the installer of the first-party cookie is the controller (or any of its processors) who is the administrator of the website.
Third-party cookies from advertisements on other websites, for example, located on a website visited by the user. From the point of view of processing personal data, the installer of a third-party cookie is a data controller who differs from the administrator of the website visited. We do not allow cookies to be sent to users through the services of third parties on our website unless specifically stated on the respective webpage of SA Hiiumaa Arenduskeskus.
Over time, SA Hiiumaa Arenduskeskus may update and customise cookies to improve the quality of service.
If you don’t want cookies to be used on your devices, you can change your browser’s security settings. From there, you can change the cookie notification settings or block all cookies. You can also delete all cookies stored on your device. However, when blocking all cookies, some features of the website may not work. Without affecting the functionality of the website, it is possible to prohibit the use of persistent cookies. However, if you do not allow session cookies, you will not be able to use the services provided on our websites on the SA Hiiumaa Arenduskeskus website in full. Please note that security settings need to be changed individually in each browser and that the settings displayed may vary.
4. Where can I find more information?
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org