Please read the following information carefully:
What is a cookie?
What are the advantages of cookies?
Un cookie conține informații care fac legătură între un web-browser (utilizatorul) și un web-server anume (website-ul). Dacă un browser accesează acel web-server din nou, acesta poate citi informația deja stocată și reacționa în consecință. Cookie-urile asigură userilor o experiență plăcută de navigare și susțin eforturile multor websiteuri pentru a oferi servicii confortabile utilizatorillor: ex – preferințele în materie de confidențialitate online, opțiunile privind limba site-ului, coșuri de cumpărături sau publicitate relevantă.
What is the lifetime of a cookie?
Cookies are managed by web servers. 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 ('permanent cookies'). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time via the browser settings.
What are third party cookies?
Certain sections of content on some websites may be provided through third parties/suppliers (e.g. a 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 applicable law and the privacy policies of the site owner.
What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies store 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 web browsing experience (e.g.: setting the language in which you want to access a site; keeping a user logged into a webmail account; online banking security; keeping products in your shopping cart).
Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies are at the heart of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a user-friendly browsing experience tailored to each user's preferences and interests. Refusing or disabling cookies may make some sites unusable. Refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising - it just means that it will no longer be able to consider your preferences and interests as evidenced by your browsing behavior.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require a user to log in via an account):
Security and privacy issues
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they cannot be executed or auto-run. Consequently, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate themselves again. Since they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses. Cookies can however be used for negative purposes. Because they store information about users' preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and on many other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and constantly flag cookies for deletion as part of anti-virus/anti-spyware deletion/scanning procedures. In general, browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
Other security issues related to cookies
Here are a few tips to ensure that you can browse worry-free but with cookies:
How can I stop cookies?
Users can configure their browser to reject cookies. Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain sites unusable or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive/view online advertising. It is possible to set your browser not to accept cookies or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a specific 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 cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser. To understand these settings, you can use the browser's "help" option to find out more details (for example, search for the following terms, depending on your browser: