What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file (containing letters and numbers) downloaded to your computer, mobile, or other Internet access terminal when you access a particular site. Cookies allow a site to recognize a user’s past preferences when returning to the site. A cookie itself does not contain or collect information. However, when read by a server along with a web browser, it can help the site deliver more personalized services, such as language preferences, record dates, etc.
Cookies are stored in the browser’s memory and each of them usually contains:
- The name of the server where the cookie was placed
- Cookie life
- Value – usually a uniquely generated random number
The server of the website that placed a particular cookie will use this identification number when the user returns to that site or navigates from one page to another. Only the server that placed that cookie can read it and therefore use it. Cookies are essential for customizing your Internet experience, and behavioral target advertising typically works by using cookies.
What are Cookies used for?
These files make it possible to recognize the user’s terminal and present the content in a relevant way, adapted to the user’s preferences. Cookies provide users with a good browsing experience. They are also used to prepare aggregated anonymous statistics that help us understand how a user benefits from our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content, excluding the user’s personal identification.
What Cookies does the website www.csalb.ro use?
We use two types of cookies:
- Session cookies – they 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 (for example, when logging / deleting on a webmail account or on social networks)
- Persistent cookies – These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or equipment (and generally depends on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies include those placed on a website other than the one the user is currently visiting – known as ‘third party cookies’ – which can be used anonymously to memorize the interests of a user, so that advertising is delivered as relevant as possible to users
How Can You Stop Cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites unfeasible or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will not get / see online advertising anymore.
It is possible to set up the browser so that these cookies are no longer supported or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a particular site. But for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in your browser’s “options” or “preferences” menu.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the browser’s “help” option for more details.
For third-party cookie settings, you can also check the site: