Websites are now required by a new law to ask your consent to place or retrieve files from any device you might use to browse the web.
These files, called ‘cookies’ are used by most websites in many different ways, including enabling you to login, buy things on shopping sites, and generally personalise your web experience.
They can also be used to keep track of the pages visited using your browser, the search terms entered and so on. This gives site owners important insights into the quality of their services, enabling them to improve and better meet the needs of all their visitors.
This information can also sometimes be used by some websites to present advertising and other messages relevant to your browsing history.
For example, Ruben Lopes Website uses tracking and analytic cookies to see what pages are visited the most, what search terms visitors enter into our search bar and what terms they used in a search engine to reach us. This is so that we can present more relevant, original content based on what visitors are looking for. If you are a contributor to Ruben Lopes Website, cookies are used to enable you to log in, remember your details and so on.
In the future we may feature Google advertising on Ruben Lopes Website. You should read Special Note About Google Advertising
It is important to note that cookies cannot be used to gather information from other parts of your computer, and they cannot contain viruses or other code.
All websites across the EU are now required to ask your permission to place cookies on your machine.
If you are visting other websites in the EU that do not ask for your consent – then they are in breach of this law and may be collecting information about your visit without you being aware of it.
You are seeing the information box on the website that brought you here becuase it is complying with this law and wants to let you know what it will do with any data it collects using cookies.
It will tell you what types of cookies the website uses, and how these are used to provide you with the services on the site.