Please read carefully the following information:
What is a cookie?
A cookie (“browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie”) is a small alphanumeric file which is stored on any terminal with internet access (computer, mobile phone, tablet etc.) and is installed upon the request issued by a web server to a browser (eg: Internet Explorer, Chrome). Please note: Cookies do not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user’s hard drive.
A cookie is made up of name and content, its lifetime is determined, and it can be accessed again by the web server when a user returns to the website associated with said web server.
Cookies do not request personal information and do not personally identify Internet users.
Session cookies – they are temporarily stored in the history of the browser that logs them until the user exits the site or closes the browser window.
What are the benefits of cookies?
A cookie contains information linking users to a particular website. If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly.
What is a cookie’s lifetime?
There are cookies used for one session only – they are no longer retained after the user leaves the site.
Cookies used by this website
- Session cookies
- Third party cookies
These cookies can come from third parties.
Other third party cookies
On some pages, third parties can set their own anonymous cookies in order to track an app’s access, or to customize a site. Because of its usage method, this site cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access cookies owned by this site. For example, when you share an article using the social media button on this site, that social media will record your activity.
The detailed list of third party cookies can be viewed at: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
What types on information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies keep information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a browser. The web server will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that enhances the browsing experience (for example, the settings of the language in which you want to access a site; keeping a user logged in to their webmail account; online banking security).
Why are cookies important to the internet?
Cookies are the central focus of the efficient operation of the internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience, customized to the preferences and interests of each user. Rejecting or disabling cookies can make some sites unusable.
Rejecting or disabling cookies does not mean you will not receive online advertising – just that it will no longer be able to take into account your preferences and interests highlighted by your browsing behavior.
Security and confidentiality issues
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they cannot be executed and cannot can auto-run. Consequently, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks in order 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 they store information about user 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 and consistently mark cookies for deletion in anti-virus/anti-spyware removal/scanning procedures.
In general, browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, lifetime, and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
How can I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites inoperable or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will not receive/see online advertising anymore.
It is possible to set up the browser so that cookies are no longer accepted or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a particular site. But for example, if you are not tracked using cookies, you will not be able to post comments.
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in “browser options” or “preferences” menu.
For third-party cookies settings and for more privacy-related information, more resources are available on the following site: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, or you can use the browser’s “help” option for more details: