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In what we call "web 2.0", "cookies" play an important role in facilitating access to and delivery of the many services users enjoy on the Internet, such as:
- Customizing 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 (sizes, other details etc) in the shopping cart (and remembering these options) - thus generating "shopping cart" flexibility (accessing old preferences by clicking the "forward" and "back" button)
- Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users, so they can make them even more efficient and accessible to users. They
- allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be embedded on a particular site to create a more valuable, useful and enjoyable browsing experience;
- They improve the effectiveness of online advertising.
What is a cookie?
An "Internet cookie" (also known as a "browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie" ) is a small file, made up of letters and numbers, that will be stored on a user's computer, mobile device or other equipment from which the Internet is accessed.
The cookie is installed by a request issued by a web-server to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (contains no software, viruses or spyware and cannot access information on the user's hard drive).
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and the content or value of the cookie. Furthermore, the lifetime 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 in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.
There are 2 broad categories of cookies:
- Session cookies - these are stored temporarily in the web browser's cookie folder for the browser to remember until the user exits the website or closes the browser window (e.g. when logging in/out of a webmail account or social networking site).
- Persistent cookies - these are stored on a computer or hardware's hard drive (and generally depend on the default lifetime of the cookie) .
- Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user is currently visiting - known as 'third party cookies' - which can be used anonymously to remember a user's interests so that more relevant advertising can be delivered to users.
What are the benefits of cookies?
A cookie contains information that links a web-browser (the user) to a specific 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 offer convenient services to users: e.g. online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
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 leaves 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/providers (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.
How cookies are used by this site
A visit to this site may place cookies for the purposes of:
- Site performance cookies
- Visitor analytics cookies
- Geotargeting cookies
- Registration cookies
- Session cookies
- Advertising cookies
- Advertising provider cookies
Some cookies may come from third parties.
This type of cookie retains the user's preferences on this site, so there is no need to set them each time you visit the site (e.g. list of recently viewed products, user's currency preferences, type of terminal used - desktop or mobile, number of products added to 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 content (e.g. storing country code, following automatic detection based on IP).
Cookies for registration
These cookies store the specific data of a particular user (user code, email address, login preferences). When you register on this site, we generate a cookie that tells us whether you are registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account under which you are registered and to display information associated with your account.
The session cookie is automatically generated when you access the site and is used for web application management (HTTP protocol, filling in certain forms, interacting with certain elements of the site, etc.). This cookie is automatically deleted when the browser is closed.
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 (e.g. Google Analytics), advertising (e.g. AdSense), social media platforms (e.g. Facebook), customer chat applications, etc.
Due to the way of use, this site cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access cookies held by this site. For example, when you share an article using the social network button on this site, that social network will record your activity.
What kind of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a website to recognise a browser. The web server will recognise the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that improves the web browsing experience (e.g. language settings for a website; keeping a user logged into a webmail account; online banking security; keeping products in the shopping cart).
Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies are central to 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 take into account your preferences and interests as evidenced by your browsing behaviour.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require a user to log in via an account):
- Content and services tailored to user preferences - news categories, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment sites and travel services.
- Offers tailored to user interests - password retention, language preferences (e.g. displaying search results in English).
- Retention of child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions) .
- Limiting the frequency of ads - limiting the number of times an ad is displayed for a given user on a site.
- Providing more relevant advertising for the user.
- Measurement, optimisation and analytics features - such as confirming a certain level of traffic to a website, what type of content is being viewed and how a user gets to a website (e.g. via search engines, directly, from other websites etc). Websites perform these usage analytics to improve their websites 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 cannot be executed or run themselves. 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.
Browsers generally 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
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. Attackers then use the information to gain unauthorised access to certain websites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.
Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies
- Customize your browser's cookie settings to reflect a level of cookie security that is comfortable for you.
- If you don't mind cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you can set monthly expiration times for storing browsing history and personal access data.
- If you share access to your computer, you may consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser.
- This is one way to access sites that place cookies and delete any visitor information when you close your browsing session.
- Install and constantly update anti-spyware applications.
Many spyware detection and prevention applications include detection of attacks on websites. This prevents your browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software. Make sure your browser is always up to date. Many cookie-based attacks exploit weaknesses in older versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and biggest sites on the Internet - local or international. With a clear understanding of how they work 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 may make certain sites 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 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, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use your browser's "help" option for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
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