In what we call „web 2.0”, „cookies” play an important role to facilitate the acces and delivery of multiple services which the user enjoy on the internet, for example:
Customize certain settings such as: the language that is viewed a site, the currency that express some some prices and rates, keeping the options for different products ( measures, other details) in the shopping cart ( and the store of these options) generating the flexibility of „shopping cart”( accessing old preferences by accessing the „next” and „back” button)
The cookies offer to the site owners a valuable feedback on how their sites are used by the users, so they can do more efficient and accessible for the users.
They improve online advertising effectiveness
They allow to the multimedia applications or another type of applications from sites to be included on a site to create a browsing experience more valuable, useful and pleasing.
A „Cookie Internet” ( a term known as a „browser cookie” or „HTTP cookie” or simply „cookie”) is a small file, composed of letters and numbers , which will be stored on the computer, mobile phone or other user equipments from which you access the Internet.
The cookie is installed through the request sent by the web-server of a browser (ex: Internet, Explorer, Chrome)
A cookie is formed of two parts: the name and the content or value of the cookie. Furthermore, the lifetime of a cookie is determined, technically, only by the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when the user returns to the website associated with that webserver.
Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, not personally identify internet users.
Some cookies are used only for a single session (session cookies) and are not retained once the user has left the website and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website ("Cookies permanent sites'). Nevertheless, the cookies can be deleted by the user at any time through your browser settings.
Visiting this site may place cookies purposes:
• cookie’s website performance
• cookie’s visitor analysis
• cookies geotargetting
• recording cookies
• advertising cookies
• cookie’s advertising providers
These cookies may come from the following third parties: google.com, facebook.com, others.
The cookies represent the focus of efficient operation of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and adapted to each user preferences and interests. Refusal or disabling cookies may make some sites impossible to use.
Refusal or disabling cookies does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising, but it will no longer take into account your preferences and interests, evidenced by browsing behavior.
The cookies are not viruses! They use type plain text formats. They are not made of pieces of code so can not be executed or auto-run. Consequently, you can not duplicate or replicate on other networks or rejoin to run again. Because they can not perform these functions, they can not be considered viruses.
The cookies can be still used for negative purposes. Since they storing information about your preferences and browsing history of the users, both on a particular site and on many other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware are unaware of this fact and constantly marks cookies to be deleted in removal proceedings / scan anti-virus/anti-spyware.
• Customize your browser settings regarding cookies to reflect for you a comfortable level of the safety using of cookies
• If you do not mind the cookies and you are the only person who uses your computer, you can set the timeout for long-term storage of browsing history and personal access data.
• If you share the access to your computer, you might consider your browser setting to delete individual navigation data every time you close your browser. This is a version to access sites that place cookies and to delete any information from visitors when closing the browser.
• Install and update constantly your antispyware applications.
Many of the applications of detection and prevention of spyware include attack detection sites. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit the browser vulnerabilities or malicious software download. Make sure that you always updated browser. Many of the attacks based on cookies are made to exploiting the weaknesses of old versions of browsers.
The 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 their operation and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so you can surf the Internet with confidence.
Disabling and refusal to accept cookies may be impractical or difficult to use specific sites visited. Also refuse to accept cookies does not mean you will not get / see online advertising.
You can set your browser so that cookies will be accepted or set your browser to accept cookies from a particular website. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you can not leave comments.
All the modern browsers allows you to change the settings of cookies. These settings are usually found in the "options" menu or "favorites" of your browser.