Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
Third party cookies used on the Recipharm website:
- Session cookies which are used for the duration of the visit to the website. When the browser is closed, any session cookies that have been set will be automatically removed from the computer’s memory.
- Tracking cookies which are used to track internet users' web browsing. This can also be done in part by using the IP address of the computer requesting the page or the referrer field of the HTTP request header, but cookies allow for greater precision.
This can be demonstrated as follows:
- If the user requests a page of the site, but the request contains no cookie, the server presumes that this is the first page visited by the user; the server creates a random string and sends it as a cookie back to the browser together with the requested page;
- From this point on, the cookie will be automatically sent by the browser to the server every time a new page from the site is requested; the server sends the page as usual, but also stores the URL of the requested page, the date/time of the request, and the cookie in a log file.
- By analyzing the log file collected in the process, it is then possible to find out which pages the user has visited, and in what sequence.
Using browser settings to manage cookies
Most web browsers allow you to manage cookies via the browser settings. For example you may choose to delete existing cookies, prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or disable cookies altogether.
By using the Recipharm website you are agreeing to the placement of cookies on your computer.