Please read the following information carefully:
This website uses both its own 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 since May 26, 2012 and with the provisions of Regulation 679/2016 on the processing of personal data and protection of privacy, all website visitors are required to consent before sending cookies. in their computers.
What is a “cookie”?
An “Internet Cookie” (also known as a “browser cookie”, “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user accessing the Internet. The cookie is installed at the request of a web server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely “passive” (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access information on the user’s hard drive) .
Cookies play an important role in facilitating access to and delivery of the many services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
– the language in which a site is viewed;
– the currency in which certain prices or tariffs 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 old preferences by accessing the “Forward” and “Back” buttons.
What are the benefits of cookies?
A cookie contains information that links a web browser (user) to a specific 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 convenient services to users: eg online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
How long does a cookie last?
Cookies are administered by webservers. The lifetime of a cookie can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for a single 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 via browser settings.
What are third-party cookies?
Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / providers (eg newsbox, video or advertisement). 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 usage, the website cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access the cookies held by that website. For example, when a user shares an article using the social media button on a website, that the 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 that 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 that enhances your browsing experience, such as:
Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies are the focal point of the efficient operation of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience tailored to the preferences and interests of each user.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require a user to authenticate 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, it cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses. Cookies may, however, be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about users’ 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 and constantly mark cookies for deletion as part of their anti-virus / anti-spyware deletion / scanning procedures. In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings, which provide different levels of acceptance of cookies, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a specific site.
Other security issues related to cookies
As 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, information is constantly transmitted, in both directions, between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the transmission of data, the information contained in the cookie may be intercepted. Although 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 webservers. 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. Attackers then use the information to gain unauthorized access to certain sites.
It is very important that users are careful about choosing the most appropriate method of protecting their personal information.
Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies
Here are some tips to help you navigate care-free but with the help of cookies: