A cookie (cookie, wafer, biscuit) in HTTP refers to a small amount of data that the WWW server sends to a browser that stores it on the user’s computer. Every time you visit the same server, the browser sends the data back to the server. Cookies are commonly used to distinguish individual users, store user preferences, etc. The idea of cookies was designed in the 1990s by Lou Montulli, then working at Netscape Communications. Cookie name associates the custom of the United States or the United Kingdom to offer participants of a particular interest group or group their favorite cookie to create a more pleasant atmosphere.
Security and privacy
Cookies mean no danger to the computer itself. However, cookies can be dangerous for privacy. The website visited can store in cookies any information that it finds about the visitor and can gradually identify the interests of a particular visitor. Which pages it visits, what information it searches for, how often it visits the site, etc.
This information can then be used even without the visitor’s knowledge for targeted advertising, statistical evaluation of visitor behavior, etc.
However, this information can also be obtained without cookies, so its use cannot be considered particularly dangerous. For example, NSA uses “evercookie” to track users.
In particular, cookies can be misused if an attacker gains access to the user’s computer, since the cookies on the computer are not protected. Then it is possible to pretend, for example, a foreign identity.
We draw a lot of information from your visits, for example we can tell you where you came from, what operating system you are using, whether you are on our site from a computer or mobile device and lots of other little information. This information is of interest to us for statistical purposes and is further used as a basis for improving our site and the features we use, but none of this will be used to hurt you.
The time for which cookies will be stored on our site is 3 months since the last consent.
Thank you for your understanding