In what is called "Web 2.0", "cookies" play an important role in facilitating access and delivery of multiple services that users can enjoy the internet, such as:
Customizing certain settings such as: language that is viewed a site, the currency in which they express certain prices or rates, keeping options for various products (measures other details etc.) in shopping cart (and storing these options) - thereby generating flexibility "shopping cart" (access preferences old by clicking the button "forward" and "back")
Cookies offers owners of sites valuable feedback on how they are to use their sites by users, so that they can make more effective and accessible to users.
Allow multimedia applications or other on other sites to be included in a particular site to create a browsing experience more valuable, more useful and more enjoyable;
Improve the efficiency of online advertising.
What is a "cookie"?
An "Internet cookie" (a term known as "browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie") is a small file consisting of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment from a user that it accesses the Internet. The cookie is installed by request issued by a web server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (does not contain software viruses or spyware and can not access the information on your hard The drive User). A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the cookie content. Moreover, during the existence of a cookie is determined; Technically, only web server that sent the cookie can access it again
Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, not personally identify Internet users.
There are two broad categories of cookies:
Cookies session - they are stored temporarily in the case of cookies the web browser for it to store them until the user exits the web-site or close the browser window (eg when logging / delogarii on / a webmail account or social network).
Persistent cookies - these are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depend on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies include also those placed by another website than the one you visit the user at the time - known as "third party cookies (cookies placed by third parties) - which can be used anonymously to store a user's interests, so they are most relevant advertising delivered to the user.
What are the advantages of cookies?
A cookie contains information that connect a web browser (user) and a specific web server (website). If a web browser that accesses the server again, it can read information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies provide users a pleasant experience browsing and support the efforts of many websites to provide comfortable utilizatorillor ex - preferences regarding online privacy, language options on the website, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
What is the lifespan of a cookie?
Cookies are administered web-servers. The lifetime of a cookie can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used only for one session (session cookies) and are not retained once the user has left the website, other cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website ( 'Cookie s permanent '). However, cookies can be deleted by the user at any time via your browser settings.
What are cookies placed by third parties?
Certain sections of content from some sites may be provided through third parties / suppliers (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 website in question. Suppliers also must respect others applicable law and the privacy policies of the website owner.
How cookies are used by this site
Visiting this site may place:
Cookies performance of the website
cookies analyze visitor
cookies for geotargetting
cookies for advertising
cookies providers advertise
This type of cookie retain user preferences on this site, so there is no need of setting them at each visit to the site.
volume settings for video player
speed video streaming that is compatible with browser
cookies for visitor analysis
Each time a user visits this site analytics software provided by a third party analysis generates the user cookie. This cookie tells us whether you've visited it before. The browser will tell if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. It allows monitoring of unique users that visit and how often we do it. As long as you are not registered on this site, this cookie can not be used to identify individuals, they are used only for statistical purposes. If you have registered we also know the details that we have provided, such as e-mail and username - which is subject to confidentiality and the provisions of the Terms,
These cookies are used by software that determines what country coming. It is completely anonymous and is only used to target content - even when you are on our website in Romanian or another language get the same ad.
Cookies for registration
Cookies providers advertising
Much of the publicity that can be found on this website belong to third parties. Some of these parties use their own anonymous cookies to analyze how many people were exposed to an advertisement, or to see how many people were exposed repeatedly to the same ad. Companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and this site does not have access to read or write cookies. The third-party cookies can be used to show advertising TARGET and other sites, based on your browsing this site.
Other third-party cookies
On some pages, others may set their own cookies anonymous in order to track the success of an application, or to customize an application. Due to the use, this site can not access these cookies, as third parties can not access cookies owned by this site. For example, you are distributing an article using the social networking site before this, the social network will record your activity
What type of information is stored and accessed via cookies?
Cookies keep information in a small text file that allow a website to recognize a browser. Web server will recognize the browser when the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that improves Internet browsing experience (eg language setting you wish to access a site, keep a user logged into webmail accounts, online banking security, storage in shopping cart)
What are cookies important Internet?
Cookies are the focus of the efficient operation of the Internet, helping to generate a browsing experience friendly and customized to each user's interests and preferences. Denial or disabling cookies may make some sites can not be used. Denial or disabling cookies does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising - but it will not be able to take into account your preferences and interests, evidenced by browsing behavior.
Examples of uses important cookies (not requiring user authentication through an account):
Content and services tailored to user preferences - categories of news, weather, sports, maps, public services and government sites entertainment and service travel .
Offers adapted to users' interests - retaining passwords, language preferences (ie displaying search results in Romanian).
Retention filters to protect children on the Internet content (family option mode functions Safe Search).
Creative delivery rate limiting - limiting the number of times that advertisements for a particular user on a website.
Providing advertising more relevant to users.
Measurement, optimization and features analytics - such as confirming a certain level of traffic to a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user arrives on a website (eg by search engines directly from other websites etc.). Websites runs these tests use to improve their sites for the benefit of users.
Security and confidentiality issues
Cookies are not viruses! They use type plain text formats. There are made from pieces of code so they can not be executed or can not auto-run. Consequently, I can not duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they can not perform these functions can not be considered viruses. Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Since preferences and stores information about users' browsing history, both on a particular site and several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and constantly marks cookies to be deleted in the removal procedures / scanning anti-virus / anti-spyware.
Other security issues related to cookies
Because identity protection is very valuable and is the right of every internet user, it should know that any problems can create cookies. Because through their constantly transmit two-way information between browser and website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during data transmission, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted. Although rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (eg an unsecured WiFi network). Other cookie-based attacks involve wrong setting of cookies on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers to send information through insecure channels. Attackers then use the information in order to access certain unauthorized sites. It is important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.
Tips for a safe and responsible navigation based on cookies
Here are some tips to ensure that you browse without worry, but using cookies:
Customize your browser settings regarding cookies to reflect a comfortable level of security for you using cookies.
If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person who are utilizing the computer, you can set long-term storage expiration browsing history and personal access data.
If you share access to your computer, you may consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing each time you close the browser. This is an option to access sites that place cookies and delete any information from visitors to close a browsing session.
Install and update your anti-spyware will constantly.
Many applications of detection and prevention of spyware include detecting attacks on sites. Thus, preventing the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or to download malicious software. Make sure that you keep your browser updated. Many cookies are made based attacks exploiting the weaknesses of the old versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and can not 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 operate and the benefits they bring you can take the necessary security measures ASTEL that you can confidently navigate the Internet.
How do I turn off cookies?
Disabling and refusal to accept cookies can make certain websites visited impassable or difficult to use. Also refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will not get / see online advertising. It is possible to set the browser so that cookies will not be accepted or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a particular site. But for example, if you are not using cookies Returning Customer, you can not leave comments. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are found usually in the "options" menu or "preferences" of your browser.
To understand these settings, the following links can be useful, otherwise you can use the "help" of the browser for more details.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari