We recommend you to review below all information and find out more about these cookies files, what is their role and how you can influence your browser’s settings.
What are cookies?
The “Internet Cookies” files (known also as “browser cookies”, “HTTP cookies” or just “cookies”) are small size text files (letters or numbers), which are automatically stored on the computer or other devices on which the user accesses the Internet.
Cookies are installed when a web server sends a request to a browser (for example: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome) and does not contain any software or viruses, and cannot access the information stored on the user’s hard drive.
Cookies do not require personal data in order to be used and, in most cases, do not individually identify Internet users.
Cookies files can be classified as:
- Session cookies – temporary files saved in the browser’s folder dedicated to cookiesand kept only until the user exits the website or closes browser’s window.
- Persistent cookies – files stored on the user’s computer/ device for the specified period in the files’ settings or by the time they will be erased. These include as well the cookies placed by other websites which are different than the one visited by the user at that moment – co-called ‘third party cookies’, they are used anonymously in order to save the interests of an user when showing the most relevant types of advertising.
The role of “cookies”
These were designed with the role of easing the access to website pages, so they generally include the name of the website for which they were created, storage information and an identification number.
Cookies can also be used for statistical purposes, helping to understand how the user browses on the site, which can be further used to improve the structure and content of the site.
Security and confidentiality issues
Cookies shouldn’t be confused with viruses. They are not made of pieces of code and cannot be run or auto-run, nor can they be duplicated or copied on other networks. By not having these functions, they should not be considered viruses.
Browsers typically contain privacy settings that allow cookies to be accepted at different levels for a specified period, as well as automatic deletion after the user has ended a visit to a specific website.
Tips for browsing the Internet when using cookies
By understanding the way of cookies work, as well as their benefits, you can Înțelegând modul de utilizare a cookie-urilor, precum și beneficiile acestora, you can take useful security measures for safe navigation on the Internet.
- Change the cookies settings in the browser you use, according to your personal preferences
- If you are the only person using your computer, you can set longer periods for keeping your browsing history and authentication information.
- If there are multiple users with access to the same computer / device, you can choose to delete your personal browsing information each time the browser session ends.
- Install and constantly update antispyware applications.
- Update your browser periodically. Cookies-based attacks are usually possible because the weak points of outdated browser versions are being exploited.
Types of cookies used on Claritech.ro
|Name||Purpose of use||Observations|
|Google Analytics (_ga, _gat, _gid)||Stores session ids for traffic analysis and visitor behavior knowledge on our site. This information is used for reports analyzed to improve the site. All information is collected anonymously, including the number of visitors to the site and the pages visited.||Google Analytics is the analytics tool that helps site and application administrators understand how visitors interact with their properties. Google cookies are used to analyze traffic, save user preferences, and optimize user experience.
Also, if you do not agree to using them, you can opt to change your cookie settings by following the instructions below.
|PHPSESSID||Functional role||Contains the navigation session ID|
|Statcounter.com (_cfduid, is_unique, is_visitor_unique)||Traffic analysis||Stores session ids for traffic analysis through statcounter.com.|
How to find out which types of cookies are used on certain sites
Each browser contains menu sections with specific settings that can be consulted to identify the cookies used and the information stored through them, as you can see in the examples below. For the rest of the browsers you use, which are not found in our examples, please check the browser’s manual.
Clicking on the link in front of the web address opens a small window, where you can select the blue link with the number of cookies. By accessing the Site Settings link, you can make changes to your browser’s behavior related to your saved data.
2. MICROSOFT EDGE
Go to the options menu by clicking on the 3-point icon at the top right of the browser window. From the list of browser options, click Settings (last item in the list). Next, you can choose Clear browsing data and Advanced settings to change your cookie settings.
a. Clear browsing data
Click on the Choose what to clear button to select the information you want to delete or want to keep by checking or unchecking the appropriate boxes. If you want to delete the information from the selected list, click the Clear button.
- Browsing history – recently visited pages, etc
- Cookies and saved website data – Cookies are files created by sites you’ve visited
- Cached data and files – the information (images or text / parts of a webpage) stored on previous visits to different sites, which makes it easier to upload sites that you regularly visit.
- Tabs I’ve set aside or recently closed – tabs with open or recently closed web addresses
- Download history – History of files you have downloaded lately. The list of files that you downloaded using the Microsoft Edge browser is deleted, but the actual files are not deleted from your computer.
- Form data – the information filled in the form fields on different websites (for example, contact forms, order forms, etc.)
- Passwords – passwords saved for quick logging, without the need to reintroduce data
- Media licenses – HTML5 or Flash protected content licenses such as movies or music you’ve watched / listened to or downloaded
- Website permissions – permissions you can apply to sites by restricting them in different ways. You can change, for example, whether a specific site can use specific plugins, access your location, enter full screen mode, etc. You can also control whether a website can upload images from its content to prevent a high upload time site from being loaded.
b. Advanced settings
Click the Advanced settings button to choose whether to block all cookies or only those used by third parties by selecting the appropriate option. If you do not want to block cookies, just activate Do not block cookies with one click.
Other issues related to cookies
Even if the browsers automatically store cookies, the user can change their settings whenever they want. The user may block the automatic storage of cookies or may choose to be notified each time the device wants to store cookies.
The site administrator www.claritech.ro would like to inform you that the limitations set for cookies options can affect the functionality of the pages you visit.
On the browser settings page – Help section, you can find more details about the use of types of cookies and how they can be managed. Read more about cookies also on: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
Last updated on April 15, 2018.