represents the B2KPM cookies policy and aims to inform the users on the
presence of such cookies.
Scope of the information
The information presented in this policy is intended to explain
to the users how the cookies are placed, used and managed on the B2KPM site.
The “cookie” notion
The term “cookie” is an English word (biscuit). A
cookie is a special text, often encoded, sent by a web browser server and then
sent back (unmodified) by the browser whenever accessing that server.
The cookie is installed through a web-server browser request (eg
Internet Explorer, Chrome) and does not contain software, viruses or spyware,
and cannot access information from a user’s hard drive.Cookies as such do not
collect personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally
identify Internet users.
Purpose and benefits of using the cookies
The purpose of using the cookies is to enhance the user
experience and to ensure an optimum functionality of the website. Disabling and
refusing to receive cookies can make some sites unfeasible or difficult to
visit and use.
It is possible to set up the browser so that these cookies are
no longer supported, or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a
particular site. All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie
settings. These settings are usually found in your browser’s
“options” or “preferences” menu.Cookies are also used to
track a user’s activity on a site. Tracking within a site is done to obtain
Use and cookie storage period
Cookies typically contain data that is meaningless to the user
or browser but can be interpreted by the server. The browser receives them and
returns them to the unmodified server, thus introducing a “memory” of
past events in the HTTP application, which is timeless in itself (in other
words, each request is basically an isolated event without having any
connection with other past HTTP requests or upcoming to the same server). By
returning a cookie to a server, it can link the current request to previous
requests (in which the same server sent the cookie), thus giving birth to a
so-called session. When you create a cookie, you can also specify the date of
deletion; otherwise, it will be cleared when the browser is closed. Only
cookies that have a long explicit deletion term will “survive”
between sessions, in which case they may be called “persistent.”
Cookies keep information in a small text file that allows a website to
recognize a browser. The Webserver will recognize the browser until the cookie
expires or is deleted.