This Cookies Policy („Policy”) explains how Joanna Socha running a business under the company name “Embark – Joanna Socha” in Warsaw (“we“) uses cookies and other similar technologies to recognize the user (“User”) visiting our website: (“Website“), explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as the User’s rights to supervise their use.

  • Cookies 

We use cookies and similar technologies (local storage) for operating our Website to ensure the Website’s technical functionality, to understand how visitors use our Website and to store users’ predefined settings in their browser. A cookie is a small text file that your browser stores on your computer when you access our Website. If you re-visit our Website later, we can read these cookies again. Cookies are stored for different periods of time. You may at any time configure which cookies your browser shall accept. This may, however, cause our Website to no longer function properly. Furthermore, you can delete cookies yourself at any time. If you do not delete them, we can specify for how long a cookie is to be stored on your computer. Distinction is made here between so-called session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted by your browser when you leave our Website or close the browser. Persistent cookies are stored for the period that we specify during the storage.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

    • Technically necessary cookies that are required for the use of the functions of our Website (e.g. to identify that you have logged in). Certain functions cannot be provided without these cookies.
    • Functional cookies that are used to technically perform certain functions that you want to use.
    • Analysis cookies that serve to analyze your user behavior.
    • Third-party cookies. Third-party cookies are stored by third parties whose functions we integrate on our Website to enable certain functions. They can also be used to analyze user behavior.

Most of the browsers used by our users allow us to configure which cookies are to be stored and make it possible to delete (certain) cookies. If you restrict the storage of cookies to certain websites or do not allow cookies from third-party websites, it may no longer be possible to make use of the full functionality of our Website. Information on how to customize cookie settings for the most common browsers is available here:

  • Analysis Tool “Google Analytics”

We use in the framework of a data processing agreement a service provided by Google LLC (“Google”), Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, possibly via the Google Tag Manager Google Analytics. As the order processor, Google uses a so-called “cookie” for this – a small text file stored on your computer by your browser. This cookie provides Google with information about which website you have accessed and, in particular, the following information: browser type/version, operating system used, technical information about the operating system and the browser as well as the public IP address of the computer you are using. We use Google Analytics in such a way that your IP address is only used in anonymous form. This anonymization occurs after notification from Google in the European Union or a Member State of the EEA. The full IP address will only be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. According to Google, the IP address is anonymized before it is ever stored on a permanent data carrier. For details, please refer to Google’s privacy policy available at:

Google Analytics allows us to compile usage statistics for our Website, as well as demographic data on visitors and their user behavior, in non-personally identifiable form. Statistics are also compiled to help us better understand how visitors find our site, so that we can improve our search engine optimization and advertising efforts. You can find information on how to opt out of using Google Analytics at: As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data from this Website in the future (the opt-out only works on this browser and only for this domain). An opt-out cookie shall then be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click on this link again. 

  • Server log files 

When you visit our Website, the company we use to operate the Website processes and stores technical information about the terminal device used by you (operating system, screen resolution and other non-personal features) and about the browser (version, language settings), in particular the public IP address of the computer you use to visit our Website, including the date and time of access. The IP address is a unique numeric address under which your terminal device sends/retrieves data to/from the Internet. Unless you share data that allows us to identify you while using our Website, our service provider or we are generally unable to know to whom an IP address belongs. Furthermore, a user may be identified if legal action is taken against them (e.g. in the case of attacks on Website) and we become aware of their identity during the investigation. As a rule, you need not worry about us being able to assign your IP address to you.

Our service provider uses the processed data in a non-personally identifiable manner for statistical purposes so that we can trace what kind of terminal devices, with which settings, are used to access our Website, and then optimize them accordingly. These statistics do not contain any personally identifiable data. 

The IP address is further used so that you can technically access and use our Website, and to detect and ward off attacks against our service provider or our Website. Unfortunately, attacks designed to harm Website operators or their users (e.g. to prevent access, spy on data, distribute malware [e.g. viruses], or for other unlawful purposes) are repeatedly carried out. Such attacks would impair the proper functioning of the data center of the company we have commissioned, the use of our Website or its features, and the security of visitors to our Website.

The IP address and the time of access are processed to ward off such attacks. By means of this processing, we – by way of our service provider – pursue the legitimate interest of ensuring the functionality of our Website and preventing unlawful attacks against us and our Website visitors. The stored IP data is deleted (by means of anonymization) as soon as it is no longer required for the detection of or defense against an attack.