The Privacy & Cookies Policy

Polish Tourism Organisation (Polska Organizacja Turystyczna - POT) does not process, make available or use for marketing purposes any data provided by website users.Data submitted by users when filling out the contact form will only be used to send appropriate, requested information or explanations to the designated e-mail address.The POT website applies the “cookies” technology that does not allow the download of any personal and address data of users or confidential information from their PCs.Data obtained from the analysis of server logs (IP address, domain name) are applied exclusively to track the traffic of POT websites.

 Web cookies - what are they?

Internet cookies are IT data, specifically text files, stored on the end device of a website user and applied to navigate the website’s pages. They typically contain an origin of a specific domain name, their storage time on the end device, and a unique number.

 What are cookies used for?

 The cookies data are used to record the user’s browsing activity, which makes it easier for him to navigate websites. In addition, they are also applied for encoding user’s preferences, which can be helpful in serving appropriately matched advertisement and editorial content. By using cookies data we do not store user’s personal data or other confidential information.

 What type of cookies are we using?

 The following cookies are used as part of the Polish Tourism Organisation websites:

 Cookies of external domains

 ● Google Analytics cookies - __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz - are intended to compile statistics making it possible to understand the Internet behavior of website users and, in consequence, improve the website structure and content. For detailed information on cookies applied as part of the Google Analytics service see:

● Addthis service cookies - making it easier for website visitors to share its content via various social media networks.

 Our own cookies

● Session cookies - exist only in temporary memory and are stored on user’s end device until he logs out, leaves the website or shuts down software (closes the browser).

● The cookie used for generating the statistics of views of banners and advertisements displayed as part of Polish Tourism Organisation websites.  

● The jfcookie[lang] cookie storing information about user’s preferred language to make sure the website displays the right locale.   

● The content_note cookie that allows handling articles added to the website’s notebook.  

● The policyAgreed cookie storing information about website user’s cookie policy consent.  

 How to disable cookies?

 In many cases the software used for navigating websites (a browser) enables storing cookies in the user’s end device by default. The website users can change their cookie settings at any time. In particular, the discussed settings can be changed in such a way as to disable the automatic handling of cookies in the browser’s settings or to inform them each time cookies are stored in the website user’s device. More detailed information about cookie options and handling methods are available in software (browser) settings.

 The website operator informs that restricting cookies might affect some functionalities available on the website’s pages. 

 Cookies stored on the end device of the website user may also be used by advertisers and partners cooperating with the website operator.

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