1. What are cookies?

An HTTP cookie is a special text and a small file sent by a server to a browser and then sent back (unmodified) by the browser whenever the server is accessed.

Cookies are used to authenticate, as well as to preserve user preferences and ads.

Cookies do not contain executable codes, they are just textures that cannot perform any operations.

Cookies are neither spyware nor computer viruses, although some antivirus and anti-spyware programs can detect them.

  1. What are "third-party" cookies?

Certain parts of content on certain sites may be placed on the site by third parties through banners, boxes, links, analysis or tracking codes, embedded codes, social plug-ins – all of these tools may contain cookies. These are referred to as "third-party cookies" because they are not owned by the owner of that site and it is the duty of third-party providers to comply with current laws and privacy policies.

All browsers allow you to decide whether or not to accept cookies. There are the following options in your browser settings:

  • Rejection of cookies for certain areas of the Internet;
  • Reject third-party cookies;
  • Accept cookies, but delete them when the browser is closed;
  • Allow a server to create cookies for another domain.
  1. What types of information does the site www.altexpress.ro: www.altexpress.ro:

By the type of information they have access to, cookies can be classified into 4 categories:

  1. Cookies strictly necessary for the operation of the electronic platform (does not collect personal data).
  2. Cookies that monitor the performance of the site (collects general traffic information and does not collect personal data).
  3. Cookies that monitor the functionality of the site (record information about the options you have made in using the site, such as the user of the account you connect to the site with, the language you use in the site view, the information collected is usually anonymized – no personal data is collected).
  4. Cookies used to target and advertise visitors (they are used to provide visitors with relevant advertising and are usually used for advertising by both the site owner and advertisers, usually they are intended to remember that you have visited a particular site or been collecting personal data, such as your IP address, geolocation, or can generate profiles related to internet users' preferences).
  1. How can you control cookies for advertising?

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites impossible or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive/see online advertising.

You can configure your browser so that these cookies are no longer supported, or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a specific site. But, for example, if you're not registered with cookies, you won't be able to leave comments.

All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in your browser's menu. "options" or "preferences".

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

Safari cookie settings

For third-party cookie settings, you can also visit the website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

You can use Ad Settings to manage your Google ads.

You also have the option to manage cookies in your web browser or install the browser extension to opt out of Google Analytics..