Privacy and Cookies policy
2.What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file containing alphanumeric characters, stored on a user’s computer, smartphone, or other internet-connected device. A cookie is an information package sent by a webserver to your browser and then sent by your browser back to the webserver with each server request. Cookies are “passive” – they contain no executable code, viruses, spyware and have no access to any data on the user’s system.
3.What are cookies used for?
These files allow a user’s internet browsing device to be recognized and thus provided with content that is relevant and tailored to the user’s preferences. Cookies enable a simpler browsing experience for the user and allow ORIGAMI BIKINI Kft. to provide more convenient services. These include enhanced online data security and advertisements relevant to the user. At the same time, cookies can also be employed to create certain (anonymous) statistics, which provide ORIGAMI BIKINI Kft. with valuable information regarding browsing habits and preferences. This statistical data enables us to model the website’s layout and content according to our users’ needs, all the while keeping the information anonymous.
4.What kind of cookies do we use?
ORIGAMI BIKINI Kft. uses two kinds of cookies: session and persistent. Session cookies are temporary files which only remain on your device until the end of the current login session or until the web browser is closed. Persistent cookies remain on your device for a set amount of time (or until manually deleted).
There is a wide variety of reasons a site might place cookies on a user’s web browsing device:
- Performance metrics
- Browsing analysis
- Measurement of signup habits
- Offering appropriate products
- Displaying relevant advertisements
6.Can cookies contain personal information?
Web browser software are by default configured to accept cookies on the device. These default settings can be changed so that the browser blocks cookies completely, or notifies the user every time a cookie has been sent to the device. The options for handling cookies can be found in the browser’s settings. It should be noted that limiting or blocking cookies can impair the working of certain site features.
8.Why are cookies important?
Cookies play a central part in the efficient functioning of the internet, allowing users a comfortable browsing experience by keeping track of their needs and interests. Limiting or disabling cookies can render certain websites non-functional. Disabling cookies does not mean that you will not receive advertisements, only that the ones you receive will not take into account your browsing habits and thus your needs and interests. Some examples of what cookies enable (without the use of identifying a user through UI elements):
- Displaying content, services, and products according to user needs.
- Offers specifically tailored to users.
- Remembering passwords
- Storing family mode and safe search settings to block inappropriate content.
- Limiting advertisement frequency – limiting how many times a specific ad can be displayed for a single user.
- Displaying ads relevant to the user.
- Analytics measurement and optimization. Measuring a website’s traffic, the downloaded content and determining where the user arrived from (e.g. a search engine, typing in the URL, or from another site). Websites gather this information to improve user experience.
9.Data security and privacy
Cookies are NOT viruses! Cookies use a plain text format. They do not contain executable code so they cannot be run nor are they self-executing. Therefore, they cannot make copies of themselves and spread to other networks to execute and replicate again. As they cannot perform these functions, they fall outside the standard virus definition.
However, cookies can be exploited for malicious purposes. As cookies store information about user preferences and browsing history, they can be used by some sites as a form of spyware. Because of this several antivirus programs mark cookies for deletion during their various scans (full system scan, real-time protection). Most browsers have built in privacy settings that provide differing levels of cookie acceptance, expiration time, and disposal after a user has visited a specific site.
Other cookie-based concerns: Since identity protection is highly valued and is every internet users right, it pays to be aware of what threat cookies can pose. As cookies are transmitted back and forth between a browser and website, if an attacker (hacker) gets in between the data transmission, the sensitive cookie information can be intercepted. This can happen if the browser is connecting to the server using an unencrypted network like a non-secured Wi-Fi channel. Other cookie-based attacks involve exploiting faulty cookie-setting systems on servers. If a website doesn't require browsers to use encrypted channels only, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending sensitive information over insecure channels. The attackers then siphon off the sensitive data for unauthorized access purposes. Because of this, it is important to carefully choose the best data protection methods possible.
Customize your browser's cookie settings to reflect the level of security you need for comfortable browsing. If you are the only person using your computer, you may want to set long expiration time frames for storing your personal access information and browsing history. If you share access on your computer, you may want to set your browser to clear private browsing data every time you close your browser. While not as secure as rejecting cookies outright, this option lets you access cookie-based websites while deleting any sensitive information after your browsing session. Install and keep antispyware applications updated. Many spyware detection, cleanup applications, and spyware removers include attack site detection. They block your browser from accessing websites where you are exposed to the potential danger of a cyber-attack. Because of this, it is important to keep your web browser and antivirus software up to date.
A significant portion of attacks are made by exploiting vulnerabilities in the web browser. The older a browser is, the more weak points can be found in it. Since most Hungarian and international websites rely on cookies, their use is very difficult to avoid. However, as long as you understand how cookies function, you can make the settings that allow you to safely, yet comfortable browse the web.
Only certain difficult to access and use websites block or reject cookies. It is important to note however, that blocking cookies does not mean you will no longer see any advertisements on websites. The popular browser software all have a setting that permanently blocks a specific cookie. You can only specify that you only want to accept cookies from a whitelist of websites. Disabling cookies might have results such as not being able to leave comments on certain sites.
All widely used browsers today offer the ability to customize how you handle cookies. These options are generally found within the application’s “settings” or “preferences” menus. You can find details on how to manage cookies in specific browsers on the following links:
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
The following pages provide additional information regarding cookies and their use:
Microsoft Cookies guide
All About Cookies
This site goes into detail about what you might need to know about online data protection and behavioral advertising: