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, which will be stored on your computer or mobile device or other equipment used for accessing this site or its applications – https://actdesign.ro/.
The cookie is installed by a request sent by a webserver to an internet browser (web browser – eg Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) in order to store statistics, preferences or other information provided by the user.
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and the content of the cookie. Furthermore, the cookie’s lifetime 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 cookie folder of the web browser until the user exits the respective web-site or closes the browser window (eg at the time of authentication / deautentication of an account).
- Persistent cookies – These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depends on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies include those placed by a website other than the one the user is visiting at the time – known as “third party cookies” – which can be used anonymously to memorize the interests of a user so that relevant advertising is delivered to those users.
A cookie contains information that links a web-browser (the user) and a particular web-server (the 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 web servers. The lifetime of a cookie may 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 (permanent cookies). However, cookies can be deleted by the user at any time through the browser settings.
Third party cookies
Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / providers (eg: news box, a video or an advertisement). These third parties may also place cookies through the 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.