Cookies are tiny bits of data used by websites to recognize users, collect data on device usage, remember and invoke user preferences, gather statistics, launch target ads, and more. They are stored on personal computers and other electronic devices as short text files.

Cookies never contain personal data or private information that could be used for any type of impersonification, identity theft or fraud, nor do they contain any parts of malicious code or other viral data that could harm a PC, tablet, smartphone, etc. in any other way.

By engaging with CasiNotice website and other services, you accept the use of cookie files. This includes not only cookies specific to CasiNotice website, but also third-party cookies. Users can relocate, disable or completely delete all attributed cookies anytime. Users are also allowed to manually choose cookie file types they want to leave, and to switch between different third-party cookie providers if they have problems with certain providers' cookie policy nuances.

Notice that cookies are necessary to personalize certain experiences, such as targeted advertisements. After switching off cookies, visitors may experience more generalized ads and see less relevant promotional messages. Cookies are also required to make the website function properly in all circumstances. Accessing CasiNotice with no cookies can cause individual malfunctions, as well as render certain pages or articles inaccessible. If you deal with any problems such as slower loading times, unavailable comment sections, randomized ads, etc. after forbidding cookie usage, consider turning the cookies back on manually via browser settings.

Legal basis

We will not use cookies or process your personal information without notifying you first. The notification comes in form of a pop-up window that appears when a user opens any page on our website for the first time, or whenever a user who didn’t click on the pop-up window yet continues to inspect the website.

The pop-up window must be used to give informed consent to the data processing. We also inform you that the collected data is used exclusively to improve user experience and prevent hacker attacks. The data is never used in any way that could violate any of your basic freedoms and legal rights.

How long are the cookie files stored?

Storage time differs for various cookie types. We follow universal guidelines for cookie storage times:

  • For session cookies, storage time is the shortest, as they get deleted immediately after the end of a user session. There are two ways for a session to end: the user should close the tab and leave CasiNotice, or the session must reach its time limit. The time limit is set for security reasons; if the user doesn’t engage with the website for a set period of time, cookies are deleted even if the tab is still open.
  • Permanent cookies keep information on your preferred language and other options. They can be kept around for years for user convenience, but are set to be deleted automatically after a certain limit of time with no notes of interaction is reached.
  • Flow cookies exist only for a short period of time when a user is navigating CasiNotice website and other online sources. They are deleted right after the navigation process is complete.
  • Third-party cookies are created not by CasiNotice, but by other parties, such as Google Analytics, Cloudfare and various target advertisement services. They are automatically deleted in 6-24 months after creation.

If you are not willing to keep cookies on your electronic device, feel free to delete them via browser, or with any file manager of your choice. To keep cookies from appearing altogether, set your preferred browser to forbid cookies or warn you any time a website attempts to create a local cookie file.

Are cookies necessary for the website to work?

The short answer is: yes, but not all the cookies are essential. There are certain «slave» cookies that are used to navigate sites and get access to the most basic services. It is impossible to login, get access to an account or even store cookie preferences without these vital cookies. Because these files provide basic functionality, they are considered strictly necessary and will be used whenever you interact with the website, even if you forbid using cookies and collecting personal data in user settings. This is considered a practical necessity and violates neither the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) nor GDPR/ePR.

Note that while these cookies are not considered the same as consent-requiring cookies, they will still be deleted if you choose to clean out all the cookies on CasiNotice website. It means that if you used any kind of a login system before, you’ll have to enter your login and password manually to get access to your account again.

The purpose of other cookie files

While most other cookies are not required to use the website properly, they can still be used for different actions online. However, the main purpose for additional cookies is gathering information for statistics. Cookies are the easiest way to obtain a large amount of user data that provides better results than any types of voluntary surveys or question forms.

The result of studying cookies is a massive chunk of precise, strict and fully confidential user data. Cookies help to gather information on:

  • how many users visit the website during the day;
  • which hours are the most and least popular;
  • which pages gain most attention;
  • which actions are the users more likely to take on the website;
  • what path does an average user follow;
  • which are the most common routes for new and experienced users etc.

As you see, cookies are great for tracking the needs and interests of our readers. It is a tool that provides necessary feedback even if the user is not interested in any form of direct communication, including leaving likes or posting comments.

Why do third-party websites create cookies on CasiNotice

Third-party resources, such as Google Analytics, will get permission to download special cookies to your PC, tablet, smartphone or other electronic devices the moment you agree to comply with our cookie policy. By choosing to help us run the website the best way possible, you are also agreeing to get cookie files from our partner services.

The third-party resources generate cookies to help us get better analytics and show more relevant ads. While these files are technically created by third-party algorithms, they exist for the same reasons as our own analytical cookies: to provide the best user experience and to minimize any problems or disappointments.

Third-party cookie providers

CasiNotice cooperates with several American and international cookie providers. While these companies follow the same legal guidelines for managing cookies as we do, there may be minor differences in how cookie policy is implemented. Please use this spreadsheet to learn more about external cookies that we use.

Provider Name Significance
Google Google Ads These cookies are essential for making revenue via targeted advertisements. They are used to run pay-per-click advertisement campaigns and help themed ads to find users who are actually interested in what our commercial partners have to offer. By allowing these cookies, you help us show relevant ads to you and keep boring random ad banners away.
Google Google Analytics These cookies are important for analyzing user behavior on our website. They are mostly used to generate accurate data on average bounce rate, time spent on different pages, etc. Google Analytics stays one of the most relevant instruments for managing a website and boasts an excellent user privacy reputation.
Facebook Facebook Pixel Special cookies that are necessary to activate proper work of the Facebook advertisement campaigns. Pixel is one of the newer targeted ad systems, but it has already gained a flawless reputation both in the USA and Europe.
Cloudflare Cloudflare These cookies help to load pages faster, as well as protect personal information and account data. Even if you are against any cookies, it is strongly not recommended to turn off Cloudflare files, because it may have immediate noticeable effect on the website performance.

If you need more information about third-party cookies used on CasiNotice, please visit our partners’ respective websites.

How do advertising cookies work

While advertising cookies are used to personalize advertisement banners, they do not in any way endanger your private information or make your habits and interests available to hack and learn. Web services like Google Ads create cookies to cover all the target ad needs in the most confidential way. Ad files help to activate many qualities of life improvements, including:

  • rendering advertisement offers based on user’s search and activity history;
  • muting undesirable advertisement offers forever;
  • counting times an add is demonstrated and turning it off if the user is clearly not interested;
  • keeping advertisement settings and memos active even if the user is logged off or changes accounts.

It is impossible to generate a steady, accurate flow of interesting ad offers without using cookies. For personalized advertisement programs, settings are usually kept around for up to two years worldwide (EEA, IK and Switzerland are the only exceptions: advertisement cookies are deleted after a year and a month there).

Certain types of advertising cookie files will only appear if the user is signed in to use corresponding third-party services. For example, Google Ads program uses a special type of cookie file to determine whether the site visitor is logged in to their global Google account. These files may store additional information about whether the visitor agreed to view targeted ads earlier. These cookies have the shortest lifespan and get deleted automatically in 14 days.

Advertising partners that use Google Ads, Facebook Pixel and other targeted advertisement services have to follow the basic rules provided by respective platforms, but are not limited by the platforms in the way of advertising. This can create a situation when a user repeatedly gets advertisement messages and visual banners on a subject that is not interesting to them. If this is happening to you, it is highly recommended to allow cookies by the problematic ad provider, then turn off the unwanted ads or use a complaint button to locally disable it.

While it is possible to manually ban unwanted partner ads even without cookies, it is less effective, because the advertising platforms will have no way to remember you don’t want to see certain banners. A manually activated ban will last for as long as the page is not refreshed. Visiting any other page or simply reloading the page is enough to trigger the algorithm into demonstrating the unwanted banner again. The website will not bear responsibility for repetitive, undesired ads or manage complaints about target advertisement content for users that choose to disable advertisement cookies.

How to manage cookies

Cookies are created on any device with access to the internet and a browser for web surfing. Any modern browser that is up to date has its own management instruments to deal with cookies. If you want to inspect cookie files, change their location or delete them, first make sure to update your browser. After that, you will be able to gain access to the full cookie management set, including:

  • choosing what types of cookies to accept or neglect;
  • choosing to block or allow all cookies for the browser;
  • choosing to block or allow all cookies for this specific website, certain pages, etc.,
  • relocating cookie files;
  • deleting certain or all cookies that were generated before.

Don’t forget that deleting all the cookie files or manually disabling certain file types can lead to website malfunctions and a bad user experience. The website is not guaranteed to work just as well when all the cookies are turned off.