What are cookies
A cookie (also known as a “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie”) is a small text file, consisting of letters, numbers, and other symbols, that will be stored on your computer or mobile terminal or other equipment used for accessing the site or applications https://serioux.ro/.
The cookie is installed by the request issued by a webserver to an internet browser (web browser – eg Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) in order to store data on statistics, preferences or other information provided by the user .
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and content of the cookie. Moreover, the lifespan of a cookie is determined; technically, only the webserver that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that webserver.
Cookies themselves do not require personal information in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users.
Types of cookies
- Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the cookies folder of the web browser for the user to store until the user leaves the respective website or closes the browser window ( when authenticating / authenticating from an account) .
- Persistent Cookies – These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depend on the default lifetime for the cookie). Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user is currently visiting – known as “”third party cookies”” – which can be used anonymously to memorize a user’s interests so that the most relevant advertising for users is delivered.
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. Thus, a cookie can ensure an easy and comfortable browsing experience.
Cookies are managed 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 and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website (cookies permanent). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time via browser settings.
Cookies placed to third parties
Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / providers (eg news box, video or advertisement). These third parties may also place cookies through the site 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.