Why are cookies used?
This website uses its own and third party cookies to provide visitors with an enhanced browsing experience and services tailored to the interest of everyone.
"Cookie" play an important role in adapting web site facilities to users’ needs, such as:
• Customize settings such as: keeping settings for different applications (computers, comparisons, etc.) and storing these options to allow the "Back" and "Forward" buttons to work, to allow quicker completion of forms, etc.;
• Cookies provide site owners with information on how the site is used by visitors, which allows time to optimize the content of the site;
• Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included on a specific site to create a more enjoyable and enjoyable navigation experience;
• Improve the efficiency of online advertising.
What is a "cookie"?
The cookie is a small text file stored in the visitor’s computer. The cookie is set on request by a web server in a web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Chrome). In general, they are passive files and do not contain software, viruses or spyware.
A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the value of the cookie. Cookie’s life is limited. Only servers that can send cookies can access them when the user reverts to the site associated with that server.
How are the cookies used by this site?
A visit to this site may place cookies for purposes of:
• Use of the site (certain sections – such as comparisons – cannot function properly without cookies)
• Visitor site navigation analysis
• Geo-targeting (to monitor the origin of users by geographic coordinates)
• Registration (to save account access data)
• Advertising (to limit the number of banner displays).
How do I stop cookies?
Browsers provide the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the "Preferences" ->"Options" menu.
Denying or disabling cookies can make certain sections of the site impossible to use.
Security and privacy issues
Cookies are not viruses, so they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again.
Cookies store information about user preferences and browsing history and can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products mark cookies to be deleted in anti-virus/anti-spyware removal/scanning procedures.
In general, browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, shelf life, and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
Cookies are constantly transmitted in both ways between browser and website. If an unauthorized person interferes with the data transmission path, the information contained in the cookie may be intercepted.
This can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (e.g. an unsecured WiFi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve bad cookie settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to send information via unsecured channels. Attackers then use information for unauthorized access to certain sites.
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