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This website uses its own and third parties cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services designed for everyone’s needs and interests.
In what we call “web 2.0,” cookies play an important role in facilitating the access and delivery of the many services the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
• Customizing certain settings such as: the language in which a site is viewed, thus generating the flexibility of translating text information into different languages.
• Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users so they can make them more effective and accessible to users.
• Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included in a particular site to create a more valuable, useful, and enjoyable browsing experience;
• Improve the efficiency of online advertising.
What is a cookie?
An “Internet Cookie” (also known as “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, mobile phone or other equipment of the user accessing the Internet.
The cookie is installed through the request a web-server sends to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely “passive” (does not contain software, viruses or spyware, and cannot access the information found on the hard drive of the user).
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and the content or the cookie value. Furthermore, the duration of a cookie is determined; technically, only the webserver that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that webserver.
Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.
There are 2 large categories of cookies:
• Session cookies – they are temporarily stored in the web browser’s cookie folder so that they store them until the user exits the site or closes the browser window (e.g. when logging on / off webmail or social networking account).
• Persistent cookies – These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depend on the default cookie useful life). Persistent cookies include those placed on a website other than the one the user is currently visiting – known as “third party cookies” (which may be used anonymously) to memorize a user’s interests so that relevant advertising is delivered to possible users.
What are the benefits of cookies?
A cookie contains information that links a web browser (user) and a specific web-server (website). If a browser accesses that web-server again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide user-friendly services: e.g. online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts, or relevant advertising.
What is the useful life of a cookie?
Cookies are managed by web servers. The life of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for one session (session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user has left the website and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that site (“permanent cookie “). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through browser settings or by pressing the “Refuse Cookie” button on our website.
What are cookies placed by third parties?
Certain content sections on some sites may be provided through third parties / suppliers (e.g. news box, video or advertisement). These third parties may also place cookies through the site and they are called “third party cookies” because they are not placed by the owner of that website. Third-party suppliers must also comply with the applicable law and the site’s privacy policies.
How are cookies used by this site?
A visit to this site may place the following types of cookies:
• Site performance cookies;
• Visitor analysis cookies;
• Geo-targeting cookies;
• Advertising cookies;
Site Performance Cookies
This type of cookie retains the user’s preferences on this site, so they no longer need to set them every time they visit the site.
– Volume settings for video player
– Streaming video speed with which the browser is compatible
Visitor Analysis Cookies
Every time a user visits our website, the analytic software provided by a third party (Google Analytics) generates a user analysis cookie. This cookie tells us if you’ve visited this site before. The browser will tell us if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. It allows monitoring of unique users who visit us and how often they do it.
These cookies are used by software that determines your location. It is completely anonymous and is used only to target the content – even when you visit our page written in Romanian or in another language you receive the same advertisement.
These cookies let us know whether or not you have viewed an online ad, what type of ad, and how long it has been since you saw the ad.
These cookies are also used to target online advertising. We may also use third-party cookies to better target your advertising, for example, to show holiday ads if the user has recently viewed an article on holiday sites. These cookies are anonymous, they store information about the viewed content, not the users.
We also set anonymous cookies through other sites that we advertise. By accepting them, so we can use them to recognize you as a visitor to that site if you later visit our site, we will be able to deliver your advertising based on that information.
What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a browser. The webserver will recognize your browser until the cookie expires or is deleted.
The cookie stores important information that enhances the Internet browsing experience (for example, the settings of the language of a site, keeping a user logged in to the webmail account, online banking security, keeping products in the shopping cart)
Why are Internet Cookies Important?
Cookies are the central focus of the Internet’s efficient operation, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and designed to the preferences and interests of each user. Denying or disabling cookies can make some sites impossible to use.
Denying or disabling cookies does not mean you will not receive online advertising – but only that it will no longer be able to keep track of your preferences and interests highlighted by your browsing behavior.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require authentication of a user through an account):
– Content and services matching the user preferences – news, weather, sports, maps, public and governmental services, entertainment sites and travel services.
– Offers matching the user interests – password retention, language preferences (Ex: showing search results in Romanian).
– Retain child protection filters for content on the Internet (family mode options, safe search functions).
– Limit ad serving frequency – limit the number of impressions of an ad for a particular user on a site.
– Provide more relevant advertising for 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 on a website (e.g., search engines directly from other websites etc.). Websites run these analyzes of their use to improve sites for the benefit of users.
Security and confidentiality issues
Cookies are NOT Viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they cannot be executed or can auto-run. Consequently, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Because they store information about users’ preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and on several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and consistently mark cookies to be deleted in anti-virus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures.
In general, browsers have built in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, useful life, and automatic deletion after the user has visited a specific site.
Other security issues related to cookies
Since identity protection is very valuable and is the right of every Internet user, it is advisable to know what problems can create cookies. Because their information is constantly transmitted in both directions between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person interferes with the data transmission path, the information contained by the cookie can be intercepted.
Although very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (e.g. an unsecured WiFi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve bad cookie settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to mislead browsers to send information through unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information for purposes of unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.
Here are some tips for safe and responsible cookie-based navigation:
Here are a few tips that can help you navigate without worries about cookies:
• Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level for you on how to use cookie security.
• If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you can set expiration dates to store your browsing history and personal data.
• If you share access to your computer, you can consider setting the browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access sites that place cookies and delete any visitor information at the end of the browsing session.
• Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.
Many of the applications for detecting and preventing spyware include detecting attacks on sites. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software.
Make sure your browser is always up-to-date.
Many of the cookies attacks are based on exploiting the weaknesses of the old versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and greatest websites 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 you can surf the Internet with confidence.
How do I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites impracticable or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will not receive / see online advertising anymore.
It is possible to set up the browser so that these cookies are no longer supported or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a particular site. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in your browser’s “options” or “favorites” menu.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the browser’s “help” option for more details.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
For third-party cookie settings, you can also check the site:http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/
If you want to learn more about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:
IAB Romania provides the following website to provide more privacy information related to online advertising: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/
For more details on privacy issues, you can also access the following links: