Table of Contents
I. Cookie usage Policy
II. What are Cookies?
III. For what purposes are the cookies used through this website?
IV. What is the lifetime of a Cookie?
V. What are the cookies used by third parties?
VI. Which cookies are used through this website?
VII. Delete / Block Cookies
VIII. Why are cookies important to the Internet?
IX. Security and confidentiality issues
X. Useful links
The following Cookies Policy applies to all users of the hostico.net website regardless of the device used to access it. The information stated below is intended to inform visitors / users of this website about the placement, use and administration of cookies by Awesome Projects SRL in the context of browsing this site.
An "Internet Cookie" (also known as "cookie browser" or "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie") is a small file containing letters and numbers that is stored on the electronic device through which the user access the Internet.
The cookie is installed through a browser-based request (such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, etc.) and is completely "passive" (does not contain softwares, viruses or spyware, and can not access information on the hard disk of the user). The cookie consists of 2 parts, its name and the information it stores. Cookies do not request information about the data of the user but store certain information in order to identify it at the level of a device connected to the Internet and not on a personal level.
From a technical point of view, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the web page associated with that web-server.
Cookies are used to provide users of this website with a better browsing experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of each individual user, namely:
- facilitating the access to the user account - facilitating online support - posting comments on the site - statistics and traffic analyzes
- Improving the use of this website, inclusively by identifying any errors that occur during the visit / use - providing anonymous statistics regarding on how this website is used by Hostico, as the owner.
The lifetime of a cookie is determined, only by the web server that set the cookie and can access it again when the user returns to the site associated with the respective web server. Ranked by the lifetime, cookies are divided into:
Session cookies - these are temporarily stored in your web browser and kept until the user exits the site or closes the browser window
Persistent cookies - they are stored on the hard disk of the user for the time period set by the web server. Cookies themselves do not require personal information and in most cases do not personally identify internet users.
A visit to Hostico.net may place cookies for:
When creating a customer account directly or indirectly by placing an order, a cookie will be placed to identify the customer identity in relation to the respective site Hostico operators in case of requesting their assistance.
The service or services added to the cart at a previous visit and not purchased by completing the order will be kept and displayed to the visitor in order to be able to continue the purchase initiated.
Information about the interaction with the site is generally recorded and anonymously in order to run analyzes on it to improve both the functionality of the site and the experience of visitors to it.
This cookie also allows the correlation of actions and interaction with the site directly with the client account held.
By refusing the cookies policy when accessing the Website, the cookie provided by Google Analytics and YouTube will be blocked. The rest of cookies are essential for "good site performance"
Cookies are the central focus for efficient operation of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Denying or disabling cookies can make some sites unusable. Denying or disabling cookies does not mean you will not get online advertising - just that it will no longer be able to keep track of your preferences and interests highlighted by your browsing behavior. Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require authentication of a user through an account):
Content and services tailored to user preferences - news, weather, sports, maps, public and governmental services, entertainment sites and travel services. Offers tailored to users interests - password retention, language preferences (For example: displaying search results in a specific language). Retaining Child Protection Filters for Content on the Internet. Limit ad serving frequency - limit the number of impressions of an ad for a particular user on a site. Providing relevant advertising for the user. Measuring a certain level of traffic on a website through Analytics, the type of content viewed, how a user reaches a website (from search engines, directly from other websites, etc.).
Cookies are NOT Viruses! They use text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code to be executed. Consequently, they can not duplicate or replicate on other computers or networks to run or replicate again. Lack of these functionalities can not be considered viruses. Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. They store information about preferences and user browsing history that can be used for Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and consistently 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. Because identity protection is very valuable, it is advisable to know the issues that may be caused by cookies. There is a constant exchange of information between the browser and the website through cookies, and if an attacker or unauthorized person interferes with this process, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted. This can happen if your internet connection is on an insecure network such as an unencrypted wireless network. Because of their flexibility, cookies are used by most sites, including some of the most popular ones (Youtube, Gmail, Facebook, etc.). Cookies are therefore inevitable and disabling them will result in malfunctions and even the failure to access certain sites. Some tips on using cookies:
Customize browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security.
If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using the device, you can set long expiration dates to store your browsing history and personal data. If you share your computer access, you can consider setting the browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access sites that place cookies and to delete any information related to them when the browser is closed. Install and permanently update antivirus / antispyware applications. All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings
- Cookie Settings in Microsoft Edge
- Cookie Settings in Mozilla Firefox
- Cookie Settings in Chrome
- Cookie Settings in Safari
For any additional questions about how cookies are used through this website, please contact us.
Last update: 03.08.2021