Use of cookie
We inform you that we have updated our website policies and have included the latest changes proposed by Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.
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Please read the following information carefully:
Cookies have the role of facilitating the access and delivery of services used by Internet users, such as the customization of certain settings (language, country, prices displayed in the national currency).
Cookies, based on the information they collect about users, help site owners to streamline their product so that it is as easily accessible as possible for users. In addition, they increase the effectiveness of online advertising and allow the application of multimedia or other content from other sites to make browsing more useful.
What is a cookie?
A cookie (“internet cookie”, “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie”) is a small file consisting of letters and numbers, which is stored on the computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user who accesses the Internet. The cookie is installed upon request issued by a web server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome).
Cookies are files that do not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access information on the user’s hard drive. They do not request personal information and do not personally identify Internet users.
A cookie consists of two parts: name and content, the duration of existence being determined and can be accessed again by the webserver when a user returns to the website associated with the respective webserver.
There are two categories of cookies:
• Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the browser’s history, which remembers them until the user exits the respective website or closes the browser window.
• Persistent cookies – they are stored, depending on the preset duration, on the hard drive of a computer or equipment. Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user is currently visiting – known as “third party cookies” – which can be used to anonymously to remember a user’s interests so that the most relevant advertising to users is delivered.
The benefits of cookies
A cookie contains information that links users to a specific website. If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies ensure a pleasant browsing experience for users and support the efforts of many websites to provide user-friendly services, such as online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
Lifetime of a cookie
The lifetime of a cookie may vary, depending on the purpose for which it is placed.
• Temporary cookies – they are used exclusively for a single session (session cookies) and they are no longer retained after the user leaves the website. • Permanent cookies – are retained and reused every time the user returns to that website, but can be deleted by the user at any time.
Cookies placed by third parties
Certain parts of content from certain sites may be placed on the website accessed by third parties through banners, boxes or links – and all these tools may contain cookies. They are called “third party cookies” because they are not placed by the owner of the respective website, and the third party providers are subject to the laws in force and the privacy policies of the website owner.
• Site performance cookies
• Visitor analysis cookies
• Cookies for geotargetting
• Registration cookies
• Cookies for advertising
• Advertising provider cookies
• Performance cookies
This type of cookie remembers the user’s preferences on this site, so that there is no longer a need to set them each time the site is visited, for example the volume settings for the video player, the video streaming speed with which the browser is compatible.
Cookies for visitor analysis
Cookies for geotargetting
These cookies are used by a software that determines which country you come from. It is completely anonymous and is only used to target content – even when you are on our page in Romanian or another language, you receive the same ad.
Cookies for registration
When you register on this site, we generate a cookie that tells us whether you are registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account you are registered with and whether you have permission for a particular service. It also allows us to associate any comment you post on our site with your username. If you have not selected “keep me logged in”, this cookie will be automatically deleted when you close your browser or computer.
Cookies for advertising
These cookies allow us to find out whether or not you have viewed an online advertisement, what type of advertisement it is and how long it has been since you saw the advertisement message. We also use these cookies to target online advertising. We may also use third-party cookies to better target advertising, for example to show holiday advertisements if the user has recently visited an article on the site about holidays. These cookies are anonymous, they store information about the content viewed, not about the users. We also set anonymous cookies through other sites on which we advertise. By receiving them in this way, we can use them to recognize you as a visitor to that site. If you subsequently visit our site, we may deliver advertising to you based on this information.
Advertising provider cookies
Much of the advertising you find on this site belongs to third parties. Some of these parties use their own anonymous cookies to analyze how many people have been exposed to an advertising message or to see how many people have been exposed to the same advertisement more than once. The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and this site does not have access to read or write these cookies. Third-party cookies may be used to show you targeted advertising on other sites as well, based on your browsing on this site.
Other third-party cookies
On some pages, third parties may set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an application or to personalize an application. Due to the way of use, this site cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access the cookies held by this site. For example, when you share an article using the social network button on this site, that social network will record your activity.
Types of information stored and accessed through cookies
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a browser. The web server will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that improves the internet browsing experience (for example: language settings in which a website is accessed, keeping a user logged in to the webmail account, online banking security, keeping products in the shopping cart).
The importance of cookies for the Internet
Cookies are central to the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a user-friendly browsing experience tailored to each user’s preferences and interests. Refusing or disabling cookies may make some sites unusable.
Rejecting or deactivating cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – only that it will no longer be able to take into account your preferences and interests, highlighted by your browsing behavior.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require the authentication of a user through an account):
• Content and services adapted to the user’s preferences – categories of news, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment sites and travel services.
• Offers tailored to users’ interests – password retention, language preferences (Ex: display of search results in Romanian).
• Retention of child protection filters regarding Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
• Limiting the frequency of running ads – limiting the number of times an ad is shown to a specific user on a site.
• Providing more relevant advertising to the user.
• Measurement, optimization and analytics features – such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user arrives at a website (eg through search engines, directly, from other websites- uri etc). The websites run these analyzes of their usage in order to improve the websites for the benefit of the users.
Security and privacy issues
Cookies are not viruses! They are in plain text format and do not consist of pieces of code, so they cannot be executed or auto-run. Therefore, they cannot be duplicated or replicated to other networks to be run or replicated again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses. However, cookies can be used for negative purposes. Because they store information about users’ preferences and browsing history, both on a specific site and across multiple sites, they can be used as a form of spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and constantly mark cookies for deletion during anti-virus/anti-spyware scanning procedures.
In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a certain site.
Other security aspects related to cookies include identity protection, which is very valuable and is the right of every Internet user. It is important to know what possible problems cookies can create, because through them information is constantly transmitted in both directions between the browser and the website. If an attacker or an unauthorized person intervenes during data transmission, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted. Although very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (for example, an unsecured WiFi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve missetting cookies on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information over unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information to gain unauthorized access to certain websites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most suitable method of personal information protection.
Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies
Here are some tips that can ensure you surf without worries, but with the help of cookies:
• Customize your browser cookie settings to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you.
• If you don’t mind cookies and you are the only person using the computer, you can set long expiration periods for storing your browsing history and personal access data.
• If you share computer access, you may consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close the browser. This is an option to access sites that place cookies and delete any visit information when you close your browsing session.
• Always install and update your antispyware applications. Many spyware detection and prevention applications include detection of site attacks. Thus, it prevents the browser from accessing websites that might exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software. Make sure your browser is always up to date. Many of the cookie-based attacks are made by exploiting weaknesses in old versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and biggest sites on the Internet – local or international. With a clear understanding of how they work and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can surf the Internet with confidence.
Deactivation and refusal of cookies
Rejecting cookies and refusing to accept them may lead to difficulties in using certain sites, making them impractical or difficult to access. In addition, opting out of accepting cookies does not guarantee that you will no longer receive online advertising.
All modern browsers offer options for changing cookie settings. These options are usually available in the “options” or “preferences” section of your browser.
To get more information, please visit your browsers website:
• Cookie settings in Internet Explorer – Internet Explorer;
• Cookie settings in Firefox – Firefox;
• Cookie settings in Chrome – Chrome;
• Cookie settings in Safari – Safari;
• Cookie settings in Edge – Edge;
• Cookie settings in Opera – Opera.
We may update this page from time to time and will notify you of any changes by posting the new version on our website. If you have provided us with your contact details and authorized us to contact you, we will notify you if we change this Policy substantially. Please check this page periodically for any changes.