Cookies are nothing new, all visitors of web pages we have them on their computers, tablets, cellular phones saved from a lot of different websites. What is new is simply that the new legislation (Electronic Communications Act-1) leads to changes in the information to visitors consenting to their use.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that most web sites store in the devices which users access the Internet with in order to identify individual devices used at the access. Their storage is under the full control of the browser used by the user – as desired one can save, limit or prevent cookies. Cookies are not harmful and are always time limited.
Why are cookies required?
They are essential to providing a user-friendly web experience. The interaction between web users and web sites using cookies is faster and easier. With their help the website remembers individual preferences and experiences, saving time to browse websites with more efficiency.
- to adjust the display content based on past visits of websites for a better user experience
- to save the selection to create a shortlist of devices and supply and their comparison
- where login is required, it can be saved
- to identify your device (computer, tablet, cell phone), allowing them to display the content properly
- to track your visit allowing you to check the efficiency of the display content, adequacy of ads, and constant improvement of the website
- to work with certain services (e.g. online banking, online trading and other forms of e-commerce)
You have the right to decide whether to allow saving cookies on your device. You have control over the cookies settings and change them in your web browser.