- What are cookies?
An HTTP cookie is a special text, a small file sent by a server to a browser, and then sent back (unmodified) by the browser every time that server is accessed.
Cookies are used to authenticate, as well as to retain user preferences and advertisements.
Cookies do not contain executable code, they are just texts that cannot perform any operations.
Cookies are neither spyware nor computer viruses, although some antivirus and anti-spyware programs can detect them.
- What are “third party” cookies?
Certain parts of content on certain sites may be placed on the website by third parties through banners, boxes, links, analysis or tracking codes, embedded codes, social media plugins – and all these tools may contain cookies. They are called “third party cookies” because they are not placed by the owner of that website, and it is the duty of third-party vendors to comply with the site’s current laws and privacy policies.
All browsers let you decide whether or not you accept cookies. There are the following options in the browser settings:
- Reject cookies for certain domains of the Internet;
- Reject cookies from third parties;
- Accepting cookies, but deleting them when the browser is closed;
- Allowing a server to create cookies for another domain.
- What types of information collects the website www.altexpress.ro:
By the type of information they have access to, cookies can be categorized into 4 categories:
- Cookies strictly required for the operation of the electronic platform (does not collect personal data).
- Cookies that monitor site performance (collects general traffic information and does not collect personal data).
- Cookies that monitor the site’s functionality (they register information about the choices you made in using the site, such as the user of the account with which you log on to the site, the language you use in the site view etc., the collected information is usually anonymized – no personal data is collected).
- Cookies used for visitor targeting and advertising (these are used to provide visitors with relevant advertising and are usually used for publicity by both the site owner and the advertisers, usually they have the role of remembering that you visited a particular site or you were interested in a certain type of information. They can collect personal data such as IP address, geolocation or can generate profiles related to an Internet user’s preferences).
- How can you control cookies for advertising?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites unfeasible or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will not receive / see online advertising anymore.
It is possible to set up in the browser so that these cookies are no longer supported, or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a particular site. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in your browser’s “options” or “preferences” menu.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the browser’s “help” option for more details.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
For third-party cookie settings, you can also visit the site: http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
You can use your Ad Settings to manage your Google ads.
You also have the option to manage cookies in your web browser or the ability to install the browser extension to opt out of Google Analytics.