Cookies are intended to facilitate the access and delivery of Internet-based services such as the customization of certain settings (language, country, display prices in national currency, “cookies” based on the information they collect about users , helps site owners to streamline their products so that they can be easily accessed by users, also increase the efficiency of online advertising, and last but not least, they can allow multimedia or other applications on other sites to be included in a specific sock for making browsing more useful.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookie (“browser cookie” sau “HTTP cookie”) is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on any terminal with internet access issued by a webserver to a browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome).
Please note: Cookies do not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user’s hard drive. Cookies do not require personal information and do not personally identify Internet users. A cookie consists of name and content, the duration of which is determined, and can be accessed again by the webserver when a user returns to the website associated with the respective webserver.
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, Geotarget cookies, Cookies for registration, Cookies for advertising, Advertiser cookies. These cookies may come from third parties.
WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION IS STORED AND ACCESSED THROUGH THE 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 enhances Internet browsing experience (eg, setting the language of a site, keeping a user logged in to the webmail account, online banking security, keeping the products in the shopping cart).
SECURITY AND PROBLEMS REGARDING CONFIDENTIALITY
Cookies are NOT Viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they can neither be executed nor 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 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 to be deleted in anti-virus/ anti-spyware removal/ scanning procedures. In general, browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, shelf life, and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites unfeasible or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will not get / see online advertising anymore. It is possible to set up the browser so that these cookies are no longer supported 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 your browser’s “options” or “preferences” menu.