What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on the terminal equipment of an Internet user. The cookie is installed through a web server request to a browser (ex: Edge, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) and does not contain any software, viruses or spyware, without accessing information from the user’s hard drive. These files allow the recognition of the user’s equipment and the proper display of the website, adapted to the user’s individual preferences.
The role of Cookies
Cookies allow users to recognize the user’s equipment and display the web page appropriately, tailored to the user’s individual preferences.
Cookies are designed to provide you with a pleasant and safe web browsing experience and to provide you with complete services based on the online behavior shown on www.arplama.com. Specifically, based on cookies, our site can:
- Adapt presentation and display of your site according to your preferences (language, resolution, currency etc.)
- Create anonymous, non-personally identifiable statistics based on your behavior on the site and the interest shown for the products presented. These statistics allow us to improve the structure and content of the site so that we can provide you with the information you need.
- Provide web security measures.
Types of cookies used on our website
The www.arplama.com website uses two types of cookie files: per session and fixed. Session cookies are temporary files that are installed in your terminal during the visit to our website and until the session or browser used is closed. Fixed cookies stay in your terminal for a longer time, depending on their parameters, or until they are manually deleted by you.
How cookies are used on our website
Your visit to www.arplama.com may install cookies so that we can analyze:
- site performance;
- your registration (log in, newsletter etc);
- your user profile;
- your location for geographic targeting purposes.
But also, to deliver personalized ad content.
Do cookies record and/or contain personal data?
Cookies do not require personal information and do not personally identify Internet users. Personal data collected by using Cookies can only be used to facilitate certain features for you. These data are encrypted so unauthorized persons cannot access them.
Why are Cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies are important to the efficient functionality of the Internet in the user’s interest, as it helps create a simple, customized web browsing experience based on the interests, preferences and behavior of each user.
Blocking or disabling cookies can make some sites unusable or significantly limit your web experience. Blocking or disabling cookies does not mean that you will not receive any advertising messages, but that your webpages will no longer provide you with an experience tailored to your type of behavior and preferences.
Cookies are important for:
- Content and services tailored to your preferences – product and service categories.
- Offers tailored to your interests – retaining passwords – if you choose for this functionality.
- Withholding child protection filters on Internet content (family option mode, safe search functions).
- Limiting frequency broadcast of commercials – limiting the number of times an advertisement for a particular user on a website.
- Providing relevant advertising to the user.
- Measuring, optimizing and recording site performance data – traffic statistics, visual content. This information is important for improving the user experience.
Security / Privacy concerns
Cookies are NOT viruses and do not collect personal data.
However, cookies can be used to the detriment of users, by Spyware. Because it stores information about user preferences and browsing history, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Anti-spyware applications are designed to mark cookies to be deleted in anti-virus/anti-spyware scanning procedures.
Generally, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of acceptance of cookies, validity and deleted automatically after the user has visited a site.
Other security issues related to cookies
Because all Internet users have the right to protection of online identity, it is advisable to be informed about the possible security risks. Since these files constantly exchange information between the browser and the site you visit, information transmitted through cookies can be intercepted by unauthorized people or programs. For example, this is possible if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted/unsecured network – as is the case for certain Wi-Fi networks.
Other cookie-based attacks may be possible due to incorrect settings of these files on the servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers may use this vulnerability to gain access to the information transmitted through cookies. For these reasons, it is essential to pay more attention to settings that protect your personal information online.
Tips for a secure web browsing based on cookies
That’s why we offer some tips to ensure you a safe web browsing through Cookies.
a. Customize browser settings for Cookies.
b. If you are the only user of the terminal, you can set expiration dates for prolonged cookies.
c. If you are not the only user of the terminal, consider deleting your individual browsing data each time you close your browser.
d. Install antispyware applications and keep them up-to-date.
e. Make sure your browser is always up-to-date because many of the cookies-based attacks are possible due to the weaknesses of the old versions of the browsers.
All browsers give you the ability to set your customized cookie mode.
To understand these settings, go to one of the links below, depending on the browser you are using: