Cookie use policy
The information below is intended to inform you of more details on the use and administration of cookies used by our site.
This information will help you understand what information we collect and how we use it and what your options are.
1. What are Cookies?
A cookie is a special text, a small file sent by a server to a browser and then sent back (unmodified) by the browser, each time it accesses that server. Cookies are used for authentication, to retain user preferences and advertising. Cookies do not contain executable codes, they are just texts that cannot perform any operation. The cookie is installed by the request issued by a web server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely harmless (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access the information on the user's hard drive)
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and content or value of the cookie. Moreover, the duration of a cookie is determined; technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that web server.
Cookies themselves do not require personal information in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users.
2. What types of cookies do we use and what is the lifespan of a cookie?
Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifespan 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 and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website ('cookie- permanent ').
However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through the browser settings. All browsers allow you to decide whether or not to accept cookies. In the settings of any browser you have the following options:
- rejection of third party cookies
- accepting cookies, but deleting them when closing the browser
In addition, most browsers allow the user to view and delete stored cookies individually.
3. Safe and responsible browsing, based on cookies.
Here are some tips to help you navigate without worries, but with the help of cookies:
Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level of security for you to use the Internet in terms of browsing websites.
If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person who uses the computer, you can set long expiration dates for storing your browsing history and personal access data.
If you share access to your computer, you may want to consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is an option to access the sites that place cookies and to delete any visit information at the end of the browsing session.
Install and constantly update your antivirus and antispyware applications. Many of the spyware detection and prevention applications include site attack detection. Thus, it prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit its vulnerabilities or download dangerous software.
Many of the cookie-based attacks are exploited by exploiting the weaknesses of older versions of browsers. Make sure your browser is always up to date.
Cookies are everywhere and cannot be completely avoided if you want to enjoy the functionalities offered by the largest sites on the Internet - 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 surf the Internet with confidence.
4. How can I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain sites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, the refusal to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive / see online advertising.
It is possible to set in the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or you can set the browser to accept cookies only from a specific site. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you may not be able to perform certain actions on that site.
At the same time, all browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the browser's "help" option for more details.
- Setting Cookies in Internet Explorer
- Setting Cookies in Firefox
- Setting Cookies in Chrome
- Setting Cookies in Safari
More information about cookies can be found on the official website of the European Union https://ec.europa.eu/info/cookies_en