Cookies play an important role in facilitating the access and delivery of multiple services the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
Customizing certain settings such as: language that is viewed a website, the currency in which to express certain prices or rates, keeping options for various products (measures other details etc.) in shopping cart (and storing these options) - -it generating such flexibility "shopping cart" (old access preferences by clicking the button "forward" and "back")
Cookies offer Site owners valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users so that they can make it more efficient and more accessible to users.
Allow multimedia applications or other on other sites to be included given 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" (also known as "cookie browser" or "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie") is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, other equipment of a user on which the Internet is accessed .
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 user data in the hard Drive) .
A cookie consists of two parts : the name and the content or the value of the cookie. Furthermore, the duration of a cookie is determined; Technically, only web server that sent the Cookie you can access it again when a user turns on the website of the respective associated webserver.
Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users.
There are 2 large categories of cookies:
Session cookies - they are temporarily stored in the web browser 's cookie folder to save them until the user exits the site or closes the browser window (for example, when logging in / deleting on a webmail account or on social networks ).
Persistent cookies - These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depends on the pre-set cookie life ). Persistent cookies include those placed by a website other than the one you are 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 that they are delivered most relevant advertising to users.
What are the benefits of cookies?
A cookie contains information that connect a web browser (user) and a specific web server (The website is). If a web browser that accesses the server again, it can read information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies provide users with an experience pleasant 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 lifetime of a cookie?
Cookies are managed by web servers . The life of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for one session ( session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user has left The website is and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website ( "persistent cookies"). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time via the settings browser .
What are cookies placed by third parties ?
How cookies are used by this site
A visit to this site may place cookies for purposes of:
Site performance cookies
Visitor analysis cookies
Cookies for geotargetting
Cookies for advertising
These cookies may come from the following third parties : Google, Bing, Facebook, etc.