What are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text file placed on an internet user's hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a website. The information the cookie contains is set by the server, and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tells a website when the user has returned.
When users visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on the users' browsers, mainly in the form of cookies. This information might be about users, their preferences, or their devices and is mostly used to make the site work as users expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify users but can give users a more personalized web experience. As Bitrue respects users' privacy rights, you can choose not to allow certain types of cookies. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your user experience with Bitrue and the services that Bitrue offers.
What is the purpose of Cookies?
Cookies make the interaction between users and websites smoother, faster, and easier. Without cookies, it would be very difficult for a website to allow a visitor to fill up a shopping basket or to remember the user's preferences or registration details for a future visit.
Cookies enable websites to monitor their users' web surfing habits and profile them for marketing purposes. For instance, cookies can be used to discover which products or services they are interested in and send them targeted advertisements.
Can cookies threaten users' privacy?
Cookies are stored on the user’s computer's hard drive. Bitrue has no access to users’ hard drives. In this case, a cookie can't read other information saved on the hard drive or retrieve users’ e-mail addresses, etc. Cookies can only hold and transfer as much information to the server as the users have voluntarily disclosed to a particular website.
A server cannot set a cookie for a domain that it is not a member of. Despite this, users quite often find cookies from websites that they have never visited in their computer files. These cookies are usually set by companies that sell internet advertising on behalf of other websites. Therefore, it may be possible that users' information is passed to third-party websites without the users' knowledge or consent, such as information on surfing habits. This is the most common reason for people to reject or be wary of cookies.
How to manage and delete cookies？
Web browsers give users control over what cookies are stored, but each browser works slightly differently. Follow these instructions to find out how to delete and manage cookies in your browser:
Learn more about EU cookie law