policy of ICQ Chat outlines
the different types of cookies that may be used in relation to the Website https://icqchat.net, owned
(the "Website"), as well as
information on how you can control them.
What are actually cookies?
are small files, which are used for access to the
Internet, that are stored on the computer, the mobile device, the tablet or
other equipment of a given User.
are installed through a request by the server of a given web page to your web
browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Mozilla) and are completely
"passive" (they do not contain any software, viruses or spyware and
do not have access to the information of the User hardware).
What are cookies used for?
are used in a way, allowing the Website to function better and more
efficiently. Cookies are needed in order for you to browse the Website and to
use their services and functionalities. Without those essential cookies, our
Website will not function as fluently as we would like them to and we might not
be able to provide you with certain services or features.
are also used in order to prepare anonymous statistics, which aid us at
understanding, how a given user prefers to use our Website, allowing us to
improve its structure and contents, without identifying the user. The ICQ Chat Website may also use certain Wordpress
features, software such as Google Analytics, Google Adsense or Google Adwords,
Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or other social media “like” buttons or plugins,
which contain cookies.
What types of cookies do we use?
We use two
types of cookies – for the user session and fixed ones. The former ones are
temporary files, which remain on the device of the User until the end of
his/her user session or until closing the web browser. The fixed files remain
on the device of the User for the period, specified in the cookies themselves
or until deleted by the User.
Intended to make the Website work in the way you expect. For
example, we use a cookie that tells us whether you have already signed up for
a User Account.
Authentication, Security and
Intended to prevent fraud, protect your data from unauthorized
determine if you are logged in your User Account.
Intended to remember information about how you prefer the
services to behave and look. For example, we use a cookie that tells us
whether you have declined to allow us to use your phone’s geolocation data.
Intended to allow or prevent notices of information or options
that we think could improve your use of the Service. For example, we use a
Cookie that stops us from showing you the signup notification if you have
already seen it.
Intended to help us understand how visitors use the services.
For example, we use a Cookie that tells us how our search suggestions
correlate with your interactions with the search page.
Do cookies contain personal data?
On their own, cookies do not
require personal information in order to be used and most often, they do not
identify internet Users. The personal data, collected during the usage of
cookies can only be gathered in order to ease the use of the services by the
User. This data is encrypted in such a way that it does not allow unauthorized
persons to gain access it.
Deleting the cookies
In general, applications for
access to web pages (web- or mobile browsers) allow the storage of cookies by
default. These settings may be changed in such a way that the automatic
administration of cookies is blocked by the web browser or that the User would
be informed each time when cookies are sent to his/her device. Detailed
information about the options and management of cookies may be found in the
settings of the Web Browser. Limiting the usage of cookies may affect some of
the features of the Website.
Security and confidentiality
Cookies are NOT viruses. They take
the form of simple text. They are not made out of code and cannot therefore be
executed or execute themselves alone. Consequently, they may not be duplicated
or copied into other networks in order to get started and copied once more.
Since cookies cannot perform those functions, they cannot be regarded as viruses.
Most often, browsers have built-in
privacy settings, which provide different levels for the acceptance of cookies,
the period of their validity and their automatic deletion after a User has
visited a given website.
Advice on secure and responsible surfing,
Thanks to their flexibility and
use is almost inevitable. Deactivating cookies will not allow the access of a
given user to many of the most commonly used websites, including YouTube,
Yahoo, Gmail and others.
Here is some advice, which can ensure safe surfing, but with the help of
· Personalize your cookie
browser settings, in order to create an adequate level of protection from the
· If you are the only person,
who uses the computer, you may set
longer terms for expiration of the storage of the browsing history and access
to personal data.
· If you share your computer
access with somebody, you may set your browser settings to delete the surfing
data every time you close your web browser.
· Ensure that your browser is
always up to date. Many of the attacks, based on cookies, are realized when exploiting
the weak spots of old and non-updated versions of the web browsers. Cookies are
everywhere and they may not be circumvented if you would like to enjoy your
access to the best and biggest websites on the Internet.
possible that you set your browser in a way that does not allow for cookies to
be accepted anymore or you can set your browser to accept cookies only from
certain websites. All modern browsers offer the option to change cookie
settings. This includes computer browsers, as well as mobile
device browsers. These settings can be found in the "options" menu or
the "preferences" menu of your browser. In order to find those settings, you can also
use the links below or use the "help" menu of your browser for more
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in
Cookie settings in
Cookie settings in Safari
setting third party cookies, you may use the following website:
If you want to find more about
cookies and what are they used for, we recommend you the following links:
Microsoft Cookies guide
All About Cookies