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In what we call “web 2.0”, “cookies” play an important role in facilitating access and delivery of multiple services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
Customization of certain settings such as: the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which certain prices or prices are expressed, the storage of options for various products (measures, other details, etc.) in the shopping cart (and the storage of these options) – thus generating flexibility of the “shopping cart” (accessing old preferences by accessing the “forward” and “back” button)
Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their websites 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 enjoyable browsing experience;
Improving the efficiency of online advertising.
What is a “cookie”?
An “Internet Cookie” (term also known as “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user accessing the Internet.
The cookie is installed by a request issued by a web-server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely “passive” (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user’s hard drive). .
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and content or value of the cookie. Moreover, the duration of existence of a cookie is determined; technically, only the webserver that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that webserver.
Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.
There are 2 major categories of cookies:
Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the cookie file of the web browser so that it can store them until the user exits the respective web-site or closes the browser window (eg when logging in / logging in to a webmail account or on social networks).
Persistent Cookies – These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or equipment (and generally depends on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies include those placed by a website other than the one the user visits at that time – known as ‘third party cookies’ – which can be used anonymously to memorize the interests of a user, so that advertising is delivered as relevant to users.
What are the benefits of cookies?
A cookie contains information that links between a web browser (the user) and a particular web-server (the website). If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide comfortable services to users: eg – online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
How long is a cookie?
Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifetime of a cookie may 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 (‘cookie- permanent hours’). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through the 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 the respective website. Third party providers must also comply with the law in force and the privacy policies of the site owner.
How cookies are 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
Cookies for advertising
Cookies of advertising providers
Some cookies may come from third parties.
This type of cookie retains the preferences of the user on this site, so that it is no longer necessary to set them at each site visit (Ex: the list of recently viewed products, the user’s currency preferences, the type of terminal used – desktop or mobile, number of products added to the shopping cart, etc.).
Cookies for geotargeting
These cookies are used to determine which country you are from, are completely anonymous and are used only to target the content (Ex: storing the country code, following automatic detection by IP).
Cookies for registration
These cookies store the specific data of a specific user (user code, email address, retention preferences for authentication data in the account). When you register on this site, we generate a cookie that notifies us whether you are registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account you are registered with and to display the information associated with the account.
The session cookie is generated automatically when accessing the site and is used for the management of web applications (HTTP protocol, completion of certain forms, interaction with certain elements of the site, etc.). This cookie is automatically deleted when you close the browser.
Other third party cookies
On some pages, third parties may set their own anonymous cookies, in order to track the success of an application, or to customize an application. These cookies may come from third parties such as Web Analytics services (Ex: Google Analytics), advertising (Ex: AdSense), social media platforms (Ex: Facebook), applications for consulting clients, etc.
Due to the way it is used, this site cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access the cookies owned by this site. For example, when you distribute an article using the social media button on this site, that social network will record your activity.
What kind 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 web server will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that improves the Internet browsing experience (eg the language settings in which you want to access a website; keeping a user logged in to your webmail account; online banking security; keeping products in the shopping cart).
Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies are the central point of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Refusing or disabling cookies can make some sites impossible to use.
Refusing or deactivating cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – only that it will no longer be able to take into account your preferences and interests, evidenced by your browsing behavior.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require user authentication through an account):
Content and services adapted to the user’s preferences – categories of news, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment sites and travel services.
Offers adapted to the interests of users – password retention, language preferences (Ex: displaying search results in Romanian).
Retaining child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
Limiting the frequency of ad serving – limiting the number of times an ad is displayed 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 kind of content is viewed and how a user reaches a website (eg through direct search engines, from other websites etc.). The websites carry out these analyzes of their use to improve the websites for the benefit of the users.
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 nor can they self-run. As a result, you cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses. However, cookies can be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about users’ browsing 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 are constantly flagging cookies for deletion in anti-virus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures.
Generally 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 may create. Because through them the information between the browser and the website is constantly transmitted in both directions, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the data transmission, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted. Although very rarely, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (eg an unsecured WiFi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve incorrect 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. The attackers then use the information for the purpose of unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful when choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.
Tips for safe and responsible browsing, based on cookies
- Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you.
If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using the computer, you can set long deadlines for storing your browsing history and personal access data.
If you share computer access, you can consider setting the browser to clear individual browsing data each time you close the browser. This is an option to access the websites that place cookies and to delete any visiting information at the end of the browsing session.
Install and update your antispyware applications constantly.
Many spyware detection and prevention applications include detecting site attacks. Thus, it prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software. Make sure your browser is always up to date. Many of the cookie-based attacks are performed by exploiting the weaknesses of older 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 their mode of operation and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can safely browse the Internet.
How can I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain websites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive / see online advertising.
It is possible to set in the browser so that these 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 registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. 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 browser “help” option for more details.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
For the settings of cookies generated by third parties, you can also consult the website:
If you want to find out more about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:
Microsoft Cookies Guide
All About Cookies