Please read the following information carefully.
Cookies play an important role in facilitating access and delivery of the multiple services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
- Personalizing certain settings such as: the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which certain prices or tariffs are expressed, keeping options for various products (measures, other details, etc.) in the shopping cart (and memorizing these options) – thus generating the flexibility of the "shopping cart" (accessing old preferences by accessing the button ''forward'' and ''back'');
- Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users, so that they can make them even more efficient and accessible to users;
- Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included in a particular site to create a more valuable, useful and pleasant browsing experience;
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file, generally made up of letters and numbers, that will be stored on your computer. (or on other equipment used for online browsing - mobile phone, tablet, etc.) in the browser when certain internet pages are accessed. A cookie does not contain and does not collect information autonomously, but only when it is read through a web browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome); he can provide information to facilitate the adaptation of the service to the user by recording, among others, the user's preferences, detecting errors or collecting data for statistical purposes. A cookie will not adversely affect your computer. and will not store information with the role of identification.
The purpose and advantages of using cookies
Cookies make it possible to recognize the user's terminal and present the content of a site in a relevant way, adapted to his preferences. They provide users with a pleasant and comfortable browsing experience. For example, when authenticating a user on a particular website, the authentication data is stored in a cookie; subsequently, the user can access that site without having to log in again.
In other cases, cookies may store information about the products ordered by the user on an e-commerce site, thus making possible the concept of "shopping cart".
Cookies may also give websites the ability to monitor users' online activities and establish user profiles, which can then be used for marketing purposes. For example, based on cookies, the products and services agreed by a user can be identified, this information subsequently serving to send appropriate advertising messages to that user.
What is the lifetime of a cookie?
Cookies are managed by webservers. The lifetime of a cookie can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for a single session(session cookies)and are no longer retained once the user has left the website and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website (permanentcookies). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through browser settings.
What are cookies placed by third parties?
Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / providers (eg news box, a video or an advertisement). These third parties may also place cookies through the site and they are called "third party cookies" because they are not placed by the owner of that website. Third-party providers must also comply with the law in force and the privacy policies of the site holder.
What are the cokie used by this site
A visit to this site may place cookies for the purposes of:
- Site performance cookies
- Visitor analysis cookies
- Cookies for geotargetting
- Registration cookies
- Advertising cookies
- Cookies of advertising providers
What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies keep information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a browser. The webserver will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted.
The cookie stores important information that improves the Internet browsing experience (eg: settings of the language in which you want to access a site; keeping a user logged in to the webmail account; online banking security; keeping the products in the shopping cart).
Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies are the central focus of the Internet's efficient functioning, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Denying or disabling cookies can make some sites impossible to use.
Denying or disabling cookies does not mean that you will not receive online advertising – but only that it will no longer be able to take into account your preferences and interests, highlighted by your browsing behavior.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require a user to be authenticated through an account):
Content and services tailored to user preferences – categories of news, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment sites and travel services.
Offers tailored to the interests of users – retention of passwords, language preferences (eg displaying search results in Romanian).
Retention of child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
Limiting the frequency of ad serving – limiting the number of ad hits for a particular user on a site.
Providing more relevant advertising to the user.
Measurement, optimization and analytics features – such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user gets on a website (eg through search engines, directly from other websites, etc.). Websites run these analyzes of their use to improve sites for the benefit of users.
Security and privacy issues
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they can not be executed nor can they auto-run. Consequently, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about users' preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and on several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and constantly mark cookies to be deleted in anti-virus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures.
In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
Other security aspects related to cookies
Because identity protection is very valuable and represents the right of every Internet user, it is advisable to know what possible problems cookies can create. Because through them, information between the browser and the website is constantly transmitted in both directions, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes in the data transmission path, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted. Although very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (eg an unsecured WiFi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve wrong cookie settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information through unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information for purposes of unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting your personal information.
Tips for safe and responsible navigation, based on cookies.
Here are some tips that can ensure that you navigate without worries but with the help of cookies:
Customize your browser settings regarding cookies to reflect a comfortable level for you of the security of using cookies.
If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you can set long expiration dates for storing your browsing history and personal access data.
If you share access to your computer, you can consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access sites that place cookies and delete any visitor information when closing the browsing session.
Install yourself and constantly update your antispyware applications.
Many of the spyware detection and prevention applications include detecting attacks on websites. Thus, it prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software.
Make sure you have your browser always updated.
Many of the attacks based on cookies are carried out by exploiting the weaknesses of the old versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and can not be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and largest sites on the Internet – local or international. With a clear understanding of how they operate and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can surf the Internet with confidence.
How can I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make certain sites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will not receive / see online advertising.
It is possible to set these cookies in your browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a particular site. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change the settings of cookies. These settings are usually found in "options" or in the "preferences" menu of your browser.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the "help" option of the browser for more details.
Cookie settings in Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en...
Cookie settings in Chrome https://support.google.com/chr...
For cookie settings generated by third parties, you can also consult the site:
If you want to know more information about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following link:
All About Cookies http://www.allaboutcookies.org...