Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time.

We use cookies to:

  • identify users
  • remember users’ custom preferences
  • help users complete tasks without having to re‑enter information when browsing from one page to another or when visiting the site later
  • for online behavioral target advertising and to show adverts relevant to something that the user searched for in the past.

Amber Studio uses the following types of cookies:

  • First-party cookies – are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain.
  • Session cookies – these are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser. When you restart your browser and go back to the site that created the cookie, the website will not recognize you. You will have to log back in (if login is required) or select your preferences/themes again if the site uses these features. A new session cookie will be generated, which will store your browsing information and will be active until you leave the site and close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies – these files stay in one of your browser’s subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie’s file.

 

Information that we collect

When created, cookies normally don’t contain any personal information. They don’t scan your computer or do any kind of investigation to find out your personal information. Any personal information they might contain is a result of your own input on a website’s form. Most of the time, when a cookie does store personal information, this information is coded in such a way that it is unreadable to any third party who happens to access your cookie folder. The only computer that can read and decode the information is the server that created the cookie in the first place.

Using cookies, we collect your first and last name and e-mail address if you fill in a form or subscribe to our newsletter. You may also input the e-mail address of other parties to whom you would like a particular Website page forwarded to.

 

Security and Confidentiality Issues

Cookies are NOT viruses and use plain text formats; they do not consist of pieces of codes and they cannot be executed or auto-run. Consequently, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks in order to run or replicate. Because they do not have such functions, they cannot be considered viruses. Taking into account that cookies may be used for negative purposes because they stock information on preferences and navigation history and may be used as a form of Spyware (espionage regarding users’ activity), there are many anti-spyware products that mark cookies constantly in order to erase them as part of delete/anti-virus/ anti-spyware procedures.

Generally, there are confidentiality settings integrated on browsers that reveal different cookies acceptance levels, availability period and automated erase after the user visited a certain site. As identity protection is extremely valuable and is the essence of Internet users’ rights, it is considered necessary to expose problems triggered by cookies. Because cookies enable the constant flow of information from browser and website and the other way around, if a hacker or an unauthorized party interferes while such data are transmitted, the information contained by cookies may be intercepted. Although this occurs extremely rarely, such a thing happens if the browser connects to the server by means of an unencrypted network (unsecured Wi-Fi network). Further attacks imply incorrect settings on servers. It is very important that the user should choose the most appropriate method to protect personal data and:

  • singularize browser settings with regard to cookies to reflect a comfortable level of security for using cookies
  • set longer expiry periods to stock navigation history and personal access information
  • take into consideration browser settings to erase individual navigation data every time the browser is closed. This is an alternative to access sites that use cookies and delete any information at the end of the navigation session
  • install and constantly update spyware applications.

 

Disabling Cookies

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer you can edit your browser options to block them in future. You can find detailed information regarding the means to disable cookies on your browser’s web page.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

 

For more information see: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/