(updated May 24th, 2018; effective May 25, 2018)
The information presented herein is meant to advise visitors and registered users of autoevolution on the usage of “cookies” by SoftNews Net SRL in regard to this “Website” and the services offered within.
“Cookie” is a term used to refer to cookie modules and similar technologies through which information can be collected and stored.
An “Internet Cookie” (also known as “browser cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small text file that contains alphanumerical data and is stored in the memory of computers, smartphones and other Internet-enabled devices. A cookie has two components: the name and the content.
By design, cookies can only be accessed by the same web site that installed them, whenever the user returns to that web site.
Cookies are used to improve the user experience of the Website, adapt some features to the preferences of each user, and ensure a smooth operation of the Website services. Specifically:
Cookie lifetime can vary depending on their purpose. Based on lifetime, cookies fall in one of two categories:
Some parts of the content shown on the Website can come from external sources, which can add their own cookies, called “third-party cookies”. Specifically:
Strictly necessary cookies: used to enable core web site functionality and store user preferences
Performance cookies: used to facilitate usage statistics, including web traffic statistics
Authentication cookies: used to allow registration of accounts as well as authentication (log in) to those accounts
Advertising cookies: used to allow statistics on the performance of advertisemens as well as target advertisements based on user interests
aelastts: stores the timestamp of your last visit, so we know which stories to show in the "new articles" list
aeccunit: stores the measurement unit preference for data display (metric system or U.S.)
cbs:: stores the sorting preference for car/moto model lists
ulprod: a BASE64-encoded representation of your Newspaper, if you have one configured - details here
cooknotif2018: used to save acceptance of the privacy and cookie policies
_ga: Google Analytics, used to count sessions and unique users in web traffic statistics - details
_gid: Google Analytics, used to count sessions and unique users in web traffic statistics
_gat: Google Analytics, used to throttle requests to the statistics server
__gads/__gac: Google Adsense rate-limiting & performance - details
Disabling cookies makes the Website harder to use. Some features will be degraded while others will not work at all. For example, it is impossible to register or log in without cookies. This way, using the download basket or the watchlist features is no longer possible.
Nevertheless, users can configure their web browser to reject (or accept) cookies sent by specific sites. All modern browsers offer this functionality, which can be accessed through the “options” or “preferences” menu.
Disabling cookies will not stop advertisements from being show, but it might make them less relevant to users’ interests.
Here are a few useful links about managing cookies:
To learn more about the choices that advertisers provide generally for individuals to influence how information about their online activities over time and across third-party Web sites or online services is collected and used, visit:
Questions regarding cookie usage on this Website can be sent in written form, via email, to: email@example.com