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This website uses both its own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to their needs and interests.
In accordance with the EU e-Privacy Directive, in force from May 26, 2012 and with the provisions of Law no. 506 of November 17, 2004 regarding the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector, all visitors to the website are required to consent before sending cookies to their computers.
What is a "cookie"?
An "Internet Cookie" (also known as "cookie browser", "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie") is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on your computer, the mobile terminal or other equipment of a user accessing the Internet. The cookie is installed by a web server's request from a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user's hard drive) . p>
Cookies play an important role in facilitating access and delivery of the many services the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
Customize certain settings like:
- the language in which a site is viewed;
- the currency in which certain prices or prices are expressed;
- keeping the options for various products (measures, other details, etc.) in the shopping cart (and storing these options) - thus generating the flexibility of the "shopping cart";
- accessing the old preferences by pressing the "Forward" and "Back" button.Li>
What are the benefits of cookies?
A cookie contains information that links a web-browser (user) and a particular web-server (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 provide comfortable services to users: eg online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising. >
What is the life of a cookie?
Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifetime of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used only for one session (session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user has left the website, while other 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 through the browser settings.
What are cookies placed by third parties?
Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / providers (eg news-box, video or advertising). These third parties may place cookies through another website 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 the law in force and the privacy policies of the site owner.
These cookies may come from the following third parties: facebook.com, twitter.com, etc.
How cookies are used by the website
A visit to the website may place cookies for the purposes of:
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. Due to the way they are used, the website cannot access these cookies, just as the third parties cannot access the cookies owned by that website. For example, when the user distributes an article using the social networking button on a website, that social network will record the user's activity, not the website on which the button is located.
What kind of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies store information in a small text file, which 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, which improves the Internet browsing experience, for example:
Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies are the focal point of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a user-friendly browsing experience adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Refusing or disabling cookies can make some websites impossible to use. Refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that the user will no longer receive online advertising - only that it will no longer be able to take into account the preferences and interests of the user, highlighted by the browsing behavior.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require user authentication through 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 run automatically. As a result, you cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses. Cookies can, however, be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about users' browsing preferences and browsing history, both on a particular website and on other websites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and are constantly flagging cookies for deletion as part of anti-virus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures. In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings, which provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
Other security aspects related to cookies
Because identity protection is very valuable and represents the right of every Internet user, it is advisable to know what problems cookies may create.
Because through them the information between the browser and the website is constantly transmitted in both directions, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the data transmission, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted. Although this is very 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 incorrect settings of cookies on web 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. The attackers then use the information for the purpose of unauthorized access to certain sites.
It is very important for users to be careful when choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.
Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies
Here are some tips to make sure you browse safely, but with cookies:
Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and largest Internet sites - local or international. With a clear understanding of how they operate and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can confidently browse the Internet.
What do you do if you don't want cookies installed on your computer?
There are people for whom the information extracted from their computer or mobile device is relatively invasive, especially when the information in question is stored and used by unknown third parties. If you prefer, you can block all or just some cookies or even delete cookies that have been installed on your device. But be aware that you may not be able to use certain features. To enable this lock, you must change your browser privacy settings. Some third party operators have developed tools whose modules allow to disable the collection and use of data. Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain websites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that the user will no longer receive / see online advertising. It is possible to adjust the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted, or you can adjust the browser to accept cookies from a specific website. But, for example, if a user is not registered using cookies, he will not be able to leave comments. All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings.
These settings are usually found in the menu (buttons) "Options", "Settings" or "Preferences" of the browser.
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