In this section we will give you more information about what cookies are, how we use them and how you can manage them both on our site and on other sites for a more pleasant online experience.
Cookies: what they are and how they work
Customize certain settings such as: the language in which the site is viewed, date and time, keeping options / settings (including saving them) and keeping older preferences by accessing various buttons / functions.
Cookies give site owners valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users, so that they can make them more efficient or more accessible to users.
Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be embedded in certain pages to create a more valuable, useful, and enjoyable browsing experience.
What is a “cookie”?
An “Internet Cookie” (also known as a “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply a “cookie”) is a small file that contains letters and numbers and will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user from whom he accessed a site. The cookie is sent through a request issued by the web server on which the site is hosted to the user’s browser (Ex: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.) and is completely “passive”, ie it does not contain programs software, viruses or spyware and cannot even access the information on the user’s hard drive. A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and content or value of the cookie and is uniquely associated with the domain that hosts the site that sent it to the user’s browser (eg: https://optimengineers.ro/). Moreover, the duration of a cookie is determined and only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again, and only when the user returns to the site associated with that web server. Cookies will not require personal information to be used, nor will they personally identify Internet users. There are two main categories of cookies:
Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the web browser’s cookie folder until the user leaves the site or closes the browser window.
Persistent cookies – these are stored on your computer or hard drive for a longer period of time and remain stored even after you leave the site or close your web browser (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 is delivered to that user.
The advantages of cookies
A cookie contains information that links a browser (user) to a specific web server (site). If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many sites to provide comfortable services to users. Examples – online privacy preferences, site language options or relevant advertising, etc.
The lifetime of a cookie
Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifespan 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 not retained after the user leaves the site, while other cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that site ( “Permanent cookies”). However, cookies can be deleted by the user at any time via browser settings.
Cookies placed by third parties
Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / providers (Ex: news bo