- What is a cookie?
- What are the benefits of cookies?
- How are cookies used by this site?
- What kind of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
- Why are cookies important for the Internet?
- Security and privacy issues?
- How can I stop cookies?
- WHAT IS A “COOKIE”?
An “Internet Cookie” (also known as a “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on a user’s computer, mobile device or other equipment from which the Internet is accessed. The cookie is installed by a request from a web server to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) and is completely “passive” (contains no software, viruses or spyware and cannot access information on the user’s hard drive). A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the content or value of the cookie. Furthermore, the lifetime of a cookie is determined; technically, only the server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the site associated with the web server. Cookies play an important role in facilitating access to and delivery of the many services the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
- Customise certain settings such as: the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which certain prices or tariffs are expressed, keeping options for various products (quantity, other details etc).
- Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how sites are used by users, so they can make them more efficient and accessible to users.
- They allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be embedded on a particular site to create a more valuable, useful and enjoyable browsing experience.
Cookies themselves do not require personal information in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users. There are two broad categories of cookies:
- Session cookies – these are stored temporarily in the web browser’s cookie folder, so that the browser remembers them until the user exits the website and closes the browser window (e.g. when logging in/out of a webmail or social media account).
- Persistent cookies – these are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depend on the default lifetime of 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 remember a user’s interests so that the most relevant advertising can be delivered to users.
- WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF COOKIES?
Cookies are managed by web servers. 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 (“persistent cookies”). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time via browser settings. In general, the role of cookies is to ensure quick and easy interaction between users and websites. Cookies are also used so that users can easily resume their activities on subsequent visits to a previously visited website. Basically, cookies tell the server which pages to display to the user, without the user having to remember which pages they have browsed or to browse the whole site from the beginning.
- To recognise new visitors to https://inspiratio.ro/.
- To recognise past visitors.
- To better understand the interests of our customers and visitors to https://inspiratio.ro/.
- HOW ARE COOKIES USED ON THIS SITE?
Session cookie Session cookies are stored on the user’s device during the browsing session. They store an anonymous session identifier, allowing the user to visit a website without having to enter identifying information (username, password, etc.) on each page. Such cookies are commonly used in an online shop. For example, when the user visits a certain page and selects certain products, the cookie remembers the selected products and adds them to the shopping cart, which will contain all the selected products when the user wants to leave the page. Session cookies are only stored in the memory of the device for the duration of a web browsing session and are deleted when the browser is closed. They may also become inaccessible if the session has been inactive for a certain period of time.
Cookies needed: moove_gdpr_popup Source: GDPR Cookie Compliance by Moove Agency Persistence: 1 year Role: remember your cookie settings on this website. PHPSESSID Source: local Persistence: until end of browsing session. Role: makes it possible to translate data from one page to another for the current session. Ls_smartpush Source: Litespeed Persistence: 48 hours Role: makes it possible to load information/data faster on a page already previously visited by the user. Statistics cookies (Third-Party Cookies): _ga G-5VD5V7F2DB Source: Google Analytics Persistence: 2 years Role: retains anonymous information about the user’s interaction with the site (e.g. time and date of interaction with various marketing materials or pages that brought the user to the site). Details: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types _gid Source: Google Analytics Persistence: 24 hours Role: retains anonymous information about user interaction with the site (e.g. time and date of interaction with various marketing materials or pages that brought the user to the site). Details: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types _gat Source: Google Analytics Persistence: 1 minute Role: this cookie is used by Google Tag Manager to identify users and events on the site and how they interact with our site. The data collected is anonymous. Details: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types
- WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION IS STORED AND ACCESSED THROUGH COOKIES?
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a website to recognise a browser. The web server will recognise the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that enhances the web browsing experience (e.g. user session id, referral page, current time, etc.).
- WHY ARE COOKIES IMPORTANT FOR THE INTERNET?
Cookies are at the heart of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a user-friendly browsing experience tailored to each user’s preferences and interests. Refusing or disabling cookies may make some sites unusable. Refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – it just means that it will no longer be able to take into account your preferences and interests as evidenced by your browsing behaviour. Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require a user to log in via an account):
- Content and services tailored to user preferences.
- Offers tailored to user interests – language preferences (e.g. displaying search results in English).
- Providing more relevant advertising to the user.
- Measuring and optimising analytics features – such as confirming a certain level of traffic to a website, what type of content is being viewed and how a user gets to a website (e.g. via search engines, directly, from other websites etc). Websites run these analytics on their usage to improve their sites for the benefit of users.
- SECURITY AND PRIVACY CONCERNS?
- HOW CAN I TURN OFF COOKIES?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain sites unusable or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive/see online advertising. It is possible to set your browser not to accept cookies or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a specific site. Some browsers have a “Do Not Track” feature, which allows users to not be tracked while browsing. Blocking cookies or using “Do Not Track” may block certain functionality on our sites. All modern 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 your browser’s “help” option for more details.
To learn more about enabling/disabling or deleting cookies in your browser, you can visit this page: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/