Cookies

Cookies usage

StartQuestion.com uses cookies for its functioning, which are IT data under Article 173 of the Telecommunications Law of 16 July 2004. Cookies are small, usually text files sent via a website to the browser located on a user’s hard drive. This allows the website to recognize the type of the device which is used to connect by the user, and enables displaying the website version adjusted to the user’s device, e.g. a smartphone or a desktop computer. The basic aim of cookies is to present a properly adjusted website which enables user visits at a given website to have a more personal character and respond to the user’s needs in a better way. This is why when you often visit a website using your computer and then you revisit this website from another computer, it may look slightly different, display a different language or have a different layout etc. Cookies are stored in order to ensure proper functioning of a website. This type of cookies is most often used by our website.

The cookies sent by StartQuestion.com are as follows:

  1. session data identifying a user allowing them to log in and keep information about the logged-in person at the time when this person uses the website (the data is automatically removed after logging out);
  2. session data used when completing a survey (the data is automatically removed after the survey is completed);
  3. data indicating whether a given user completed a particular survey (the data is automatically removed after 30 days from completing a given survey);
  4. data informing about test result – if the user completes a test within the Website (the data is automatically removed after 24 hours of completing a given test);
  5. data with information about the e-mail address and encrypted password (one-way md5 function ) – if the option “Remember me” was checked in the log-in form (the data is automatically removed after 30 days from logging in and checking the “Remember me” option; data identifying a payment process for a paid service (the data is automatically removed after one hour of payment);
  6. data making it impossible to log into the website by internet bots, such as Google (the data is automatically removed after closing the web browser);
  7. data informing about a survey which is completed by a logged-in user (the data is automatically removed after 30 days from completing the survey);
  8. data remembering the type of sorting on a list of surveys for a logged-in user (the data is automatically removed after 30 days from setting a sorting method on the list of surveys);
  9. data remembering whether an invitation to complete the “Let’s get to know each other” survey was displayed (the data is automatically removed after 365 days from first display of the invitation);
  10. data remembering the website and subsite visit history by the user (the data is automatically removed after 48 hours of closing the browser);
  11. data remembering the respondent identifier when completing a survey used on the “thank you for completing the survey” screen (the data is automatically removed after closing the browser).

The time in which cookies are automatically removed specified above, applies to the last case of using such files. Each time the user uses a feature which is associated with sending this type of a file to the user’s device, the time is counted from that point again.

Cookies sent via our website do not involve any configuration modifications in the device which you use to access StartQuestion.com or the software installed on such a device.

If you wish so, you can change the conditions of storing and receiving cookies by adjusting the settings of your web browser, e.g.:

Unfortunately, due to the fact that most cookie files are sent to ensure proper functioning of the website, deactivating cookie files may cause that usage of some parts of the pages and features will be impossible.

If the browser settings are adjusted to allow receipt of cookies, it will be equal to the user’s consent for their receipt from the service provider.

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