Cookie usage Policy
1. Cookie usage Policy
This policy refers to cookie usage set by S.C. Awesome Projects S.R.L. on the Hostico.net website.
2. Whare are Cookies?
An "Internet Cookie" (a term known as "browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie" ) is a small file, formed by letters and numbers that is stored on the computer, handheld or other equipment of a user who accesses the Internet. The cookie is installed by request issued by a web server to a browser (example: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera) and it’s completely "passive" (does not contain software viruses or spyware and can’t access information on the user’s hard drive.
A Cookie is composed of 2 parts: it’s name and the information it stores.
Cookies do not require data information about user, they store certain information in order to identify the user as an an internet connected device and not on a personal level.
3. What type of information is stored and accessed via cookies?
A cookie contains information that connects a web browser (user) with a web server (website).
Cookies retain information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a browser. When you first visit a website information on user preferences (language, currency) are stored in the browser. When you return to the website, the information from the cookie on the user preferences will be read and it will be set. The web server will recognize your browser until the cookie set there will exist on that browser.
4. What is the lifetime of a Cookie?
A cookie’s lifetime is determined by the web server that sets the cookie and is able to access it again when the user returns to the associated website with that web server.By lifetime cookies are divided into: :
Session cookies - they are temporarily stored in the web browser and kept there until the user exits the site or closes the browser window .
Persistent cookies - these are stored on the users hard drive for the time set by the web server.
Cookies themselves do not request personal information and in most cases does not personally identify internet users.
5. Removing / blocking Cookies
6. Why are cookies important for the Internet?
The cookies represent the focus of the efficient operation of the Internet and they are helping generate a friendly browsing experience, adapted to the preferences and interests of every user. Denying or disabling cookies can make some websites impossible to use.Denying or disabling cookies doesn’t mean you will not receive online advertising but that it will no longer take into account your preferences and interests , evidenced by browsing behavior .
Content and services for the user preferences - categories of news , weather, sports , maps , public services and government sites, entertainment and travel services .
Offers for the users interests – remember passwords , language preferences (example : display search results in a certain language ) .
Remembering the protection filters for children
Limiting the broadcast frequency of advertisements - limiting the number of views of an advertisement for a particular user on a website. Providing relevant advertising to the user.
Measuring a certain level of traffic to a website by analytics , the type of content viewed , how a user comes to a site ( the search engines directly from other websites) .
7. Security and confidentiality issues
Cookies are not viruses ! They use text formats . They aren’t formed of pieces of a code to be executed. Consequently , they cannot duplicate or replicate on other computers or networks to be run or replicate again. Without these features , the cookies can’t be considered viruses. Cookies can still be used for negative purposes . They store users information and preferences about browsing history and it can be used for spyware . Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and constantly marks cookies to be deleted in removal proceedings / scanning anti-virus / anti -spyware .
Generally browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of acceptance for cookies , validity period and are erased automatically after the user has visited a particular site.
Because identity protection is very valuable , it is advised to be aware of the problems that may be causing the cookies. There is a constant exchange of information between browser and web site through cookies and if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes in this process , the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted . This thing can happen if the internet connection is made on open network such as an unencrypted wireless network .
Due to their flexibility , the cookies are used by most websites including some of the most famous ( Youtube , Gmail , Facebook , etc. ) . Cookies are therefore inevitable and disabling them will lead to damaged functionality and even to the impossibility of accessing certain websites.
Customize the browser’s setting to reflect a desired security level regarding cookie usage. If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using the device , you can set expiration dates for storing long browsing history and personal access data . If you share access to your computer , you may consider setting your browser to delete individual data browsing every closure of the browser . This is an option to access sites that place the cookies and to remove any information related to them when you are closing the browser.Customize browser settings regarding cookies to reflect a comfortable level of security using cookies.Install and update antivirus software permanently / antispyware .All the modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings
Cookie settings for Internet Explorer - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
Cookie settings for Mozilla Firefox - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Cookies
Cookie setting for Chrome - https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
Cookie settings for Safari - http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042
8. How are cookies used by this website?
A visit on the Hostico.net website can deploy cookies for :Visitor analysis
These cookies are used by software that determines which country are you from. It is completely anonymous and is only used for internal statistics .Registered Cookie
When you register on this site , we generate a cookie that announce us if you are registered or if you’re not. Our server uses these cookies to show us the account with which you are registered . It also allows us to associate your every action with your user .
9. Useful links
All about Cookies http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
The official website of the European Union about cookies - http://ec.europa.eu/cookies/index_en.htm
The complete guide to online advertisements - http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/