Learn about cookies and why we collect them
User privacy and protection of personal data
In order for this website to function properly and that we are able to administer further improvements of the website with the objective of improving your browsing experience, this website needs to store a small quantity of data (Cookies) on your computer. Over 90% of all websites uses this practice, but pursuant to the Law on digital communication and the Law on protection of personal data, prior to storing the Cookies we are required to obtain your permission. By blocking the Cookies you will still be able to browse through the website, but some of its features will not be accessible to you.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a piece of data, i.e. a small data file stored on your computer by the website you are visiting. Cookies usually store your settings, website settings, such as preferred language or address. later, when you open the same website again, the internet browser sends back the cookies that belong to that website. This enables the website to display information in accordance with your needs.
Cookies can store a wide band of information, including personal information (such as your name or e-mail address). However, this information can only be stored if you enable it – websites cannot gain access to information that you did not allow and cannot access other data files on your computer or smartphone. Defined activities of storing and sending cookies are not visible to you. However, you can alter your settings of the internet browser so that you can choose to approve or deny requests for storing cookies, delete stored cookies automatically when closing the internet browser etc.
How to disable cookies
By means of disabling cookies You decide whether you will allow cookies to be stored on Your computer or smartphone. Cookie settings can be controlled and configured in your web browser. if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use some of the functionalities of the websites.
What are persistent cookies?
Persistent or stored cookies remain on the computer after you close the internet browsing programme. Websites use them to store data, such as username and password, so that you don’t have to login during every visit to a particular website. Permanent cookies will remain on the computer or smartphone for days, months, or even years.
What are temporary cookies?
Temporary cookies or session cookies are removed from the computer after the internet browser is closed. Websites use them to store temporary data, such as items in the shopping carts.
First-party cookies originate from the web place you are watching, and they can be persistent or temporary. These cookies allow web places to store data that will be used during your next visit to that web place.
What are third-party cookies?
Third party cookies originate from other web sites (such as pop-up advertisements or other advertisements) located on the web site you are watching. These cookies allow web pages to track Internet usage for marketing purposes.
What types of cookies are used by this website and why?
Argus Pro d.o.o. collects two types of data from its websites. Data which are collected by means of cookies and data submitted by the users that fill in various forms for more information, order forms etc.
Data collected by means of cookies is defined by Google Analytics, and the type of data comprised is as follows:
- Time of the current visit to the website.
- Possible prior visits of the user and the last visit of the user to the web site
- From which web site did the user come to Argus Pro website (first-party cookies don’t share data on other websites).
- IP address which is also used to collect data such as country, federal state, town (we refer to it as to IP geolocation). Cookies don’t collect data such as name and family name, e-mail address or data required for invoicing.
- Furthermore, pursuant to conditions of Google Analytics service, the users of Analytics are strictly prohibited from collecting the data which would link personal data with Google Analytics data. Data provided by the users vary between one form and another, depending on their purpose. You should keep in mind that these forms are designed in line with the global and local laws and regulations.
Protecting personal information
Argus Pro d.o.o. ensures that all personal data about the users is stored pursuant to local, European and international laws and regulations. Data collected by means of cookies is stored by Google. Find out more about Google’s policy on protection of personal information.
How to block and avoid cookies
- In your browser select the Tools button and then select Internet options > Privacy > Advanced
- Select Override automatic cookie handling.
- Define the way in which You want Internet Explorer to handle cookies from the first-party websites and third-party websites (websites besides the one you are currently browsing).
- In order to enable that the cookies are always stored on your computer, select Accept.
- In order to block storing cookies on your computer, select Block.
- In order to be asked for consent or denial for storing cookies on your computer, select Prompt.
- In order to enable that cookie sessions (cookies which will be deleted from your computer once you close Internet Explorer) are always stored on your computer, select Always allow session cookies.
- Click on the French key icon on the browser’s tool bar
- Select Options (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on Chromebook).
- Click on the mark Under the Hood.
- Click on Content settings in the “Privacy” section
- Click on the mark Cookies in the dialogue Content Settings which shows up:
- Click on All cookies and site data in order to open the dialogue Cookies and Other Data.
- In order to delete all the cookies, click on Remove all at the bottom of the dialogue. In order to delete a specific cookie, select the web location that issued the cookie, then select the cookie and then click on Remove.
Default blocking of cookies
- Blocking all cookies: select “Block sites from setting any data. „Keep in mind that selecting this option will disable functioning of most websites with required login data. You will see the icon on the address bar each time when a cookie is blocked.
- Block only third-party cookies: Select the field “Ignore exceptions and block third-party cookies from being set”. Even if you have added some website to the exceptions list and selected enabling of the use of its cookies, the third-party cookies on that web site will not be accepted if that field is marked.
Cookies allowed by default
Make sure that you select “Allow local data to be set” in order to allow the use of first-party and third-party cookies. If you wish to allow only first-party cookies, mark the field “Block all third-party cookies without exception”.
Allowing exceptions for certain websites or domains
In order to manage handling of cookies for a couple of selected websites or domains, click on Manage exceptions. In order to add a rule in Cookie and Site Data Exceptions dialogue that shows up, follow these steps:
- Click on the field “Add a new exception pattern” and enter the name of the domain for which You wish to make an exception
- In order to make an exception for the entire domain, insert [*.] in front of domain title (for example [*.]google.com).
- You can also add IP address, IPv6 address or non-http URL.
- In the select menu define whether the website will have permission to set cookies. If you select Session only, all its cookies will be deleted every time you close the browser.
- You can use this dialogue to edit and remove exceptions.
When does the obligation to keep data end?
The obligation to keep data ends if data is needed by the Ministry of internal affairs or the authorised state attorney bar in order to administer tasks from their jurisdiction, if data is required by the court or public notary for ongoing legal cases, in cases defined by the Law on prevention of money laundering and financing terrorism, by the Law on liability insurance in traffic, the Law on foreign bank account taxation of American citizens (FATCA) or by Agreement on automatic information exchange regarding financial accounts (CRS), or if the data is required by tax administration or some other supervisory body in ongoing procedures under their jurisdiction.
Additional information about disabling cookies
Currently, there are several websites available for disabling storage of cookies for various services. More information is available on the following links: