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What is a cookie?
A “Cookie Internet” (also known as “cookie browser” or “HTTP cookie” or “cookie”) is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user on which the Internet is accessed. The cookie is installed by a web browser request from a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely “passive” (does not contain software, viruses or spyware, and can not access the information on the hard drive user). Cookies are then returned to the original site at each subsequent visit or to another site that recognizes that cookie.
However, cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users. Their primary role is to store the choices made by a user at a time or to recognize the frequent visitors of a web page.
There are 2 large categories of cookies: – session cookies – which are temporarily stored in the web browser’s cookie folder to save them until the user exits the web site or closes the browser window (e.g. logging / deleting to / from a webmail or social networking account) – Persistent cookies – which are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depends on the default cookie lifetime).
There are cookies used exclusively for one session, not retained after the user has browsed the website and cookies that are retained and reused every time that person visits that site. However, cookies can be deleted at any time by the user through browser settings.
What are the benefits of using “cookies”?
Cookies help you enjoy an enhanced user experience, remembering your preferences about online privacy or site language options. At the same time, it helps us better understand the needs of our visitors and adapt our website structure accordingly.
The information we receive helps us to identify on an overall level the areas where we can make improvements to our website, such as:
– the most popular pages (to make them more accessible);
– pages that are not used (to remove unnecessary content);
– the information that is being searched (to make it available to visitors);
– areas where errors occur (to fix them).
What is the lifetime of a cookie?
A cookie’s life 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 others are retained and reused each time the user returns to that site (“cookie- permanent “).
However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time via browser settings.
What are cookies placed by third parties?
Certain types of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / vendors. These are called “third party cookies”. Third-party vendors must comply with the applicable law and privacy policies of the site owner.
What types of cookies can third parties place?
Following a visit to www.romconsulting.com can be placed: – Site performance cookies – which retain users’ preferences so that they do not need to be specified on every visit to the site. – Analysis cookies – which identifies whether the visitor is the first time on this site or whether it is a frequent visitor. This information helps us monitor unique users and the number of visits on the site.
Security and privacy of cookies
Cookies are completely harmless and are not viruses! Using plain text formats, they are not made up of pieces of code, so they are not executable files and can not be auto-run. However, because it stores information about user preferences and browsing history on one or more sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and consistently mark cookies to be deleted in anti-virus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures.
In general, browsers have built in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity, and automatic deletion after the user has visited a specific site.
Can cookies be disabled?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can limit your internet browsing experience, rendering certain sites unfeasible or difficult to visit. But the choice is always the user. All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in your browser’s “Options” or “Preferences” menu.