The information presented below is intended to inform the user about the placement, use and administration of “cookies” used by our site. Also, there are some useful links related to this topic.
This website uses its own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to their needs and interests.
In what we call web 2.0, “cookies” play an important role in facilitating access and delivery of multiple services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
• Customization of certain settings such as: the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which certain prices are expressed, the options for various products (measures, other details, etc.) being kept in the shopping cart (and the storage of these options) – being generated thus the flexibility of the “shopping cart” (accessing the old preferences by accessing the “forward” and “back” button)
• Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users, so that they can make them even more efficient 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” (term also known as “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user accessing the Internet.
The cookie is installed by a request made by a webserver to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely “passive” (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user’s hard drive).
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and content or value of the cookie. Moreover, the duration of the existence of a cookie is technically determined only by the webserver that sent the cookie and can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with the webserver.
Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.
There are 2 major categories of cookies:
• Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the cookie file of the web browser so that it can store them until the user exits the respective website or closes the browser window (e.g. when logging in / logging on a webmail or social media account).
• Persistent cookies – These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or equipment (and generally depends on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies include those placed by a website other than the one the user visits at that time – known as ‘third party cookies’ – which can be used anonymously to memorize the interests of a user, so that advertising is delivered as relevant to users.
What are the benefits of cookies?
A cookie contains information that links between a web browser (the user) and a webserver (the 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 comfortable services to users: e.g. – preferences regarding online confidentiality, site language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
What is the lifetime of a cookie?
Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifetime of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for a single 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 website (‘cookie- permanent hours’). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through the browser settings.
What are third party cookies?
Certain content sections on some sites may be provided through third parties / providers (e.g. news box, a video or an 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 the respective website. Third party providers must also comply with the law in force and the privacy policies of the site owner.
How cookies are used by this site
A visit to this site may place cookies for the purposes of:
• Site performance cookies
• Cookies for analysing visitors
• Cookies for geotargeting
• Registration cookies
• Cookies for advertising
• Advertising providers’ cookies
These cookies may come from the following third parties: google.com, facebook.com, trafic.ro and others.
This type of cookie retains the preferences of the user on this site, so no need to set them every time you visit the site.
• Video player volume settings
• Streaming video speed with which the browser is compatible
Cookies for visitor analysis
Each time a user visits this site, the analytics software provided by a third party 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 the unique users who visit us and how often they do.
Cookies for geotargeting
These cookies are used by a software that determines which country you come from. It is completely anonymous and is used only for targeting the content – even when you are on our page in Romanian or in another language you receive the same advertisement.
Cookies for registration
When you register on this site, we generate a cookie that notifies us whether you are registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account with which you are registered and if you have permission for a service. It also allows us to associate any comments you post on our site with your username. If you have not selected “keep me registered”, this cookie will be automatically deleted when you close your browser or computer.
Cookies for advertising
These cookies allow us to find out whether you have viewed an online advertisement, which is its type and how much time has elapsed since you saw the advertising message.
We also use these cookies to target online advertising. We may also use third-party cookies for better targeting of advertising, for example to show holiday advertisements, if the user has recently visited an article on the vacancy site. These cookies are anonymous, they store information about the visualized content, not about the users.
We also set anonymous cookies through other sites that we advertise. By receiving them, 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 advertising based on this information.
Cookies of advertising providers
Much of the advertising you find on this site belongs to third parties. Some of these parties use their own anonymous cookies to analyse how many people have been exposed to an advertising message, or to see how many people have been exposed multiple times to the same advertisement.
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 display your card advertising on other sites, based on your browsing 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 customize an application. Due to the way it is used, this site cannot access these cookies, as third parties cannot access the cookies owned by this site.
For example, when you distribute an article using the social media button on this site, that social network will record your activity.
What kind of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies keep 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 (e.g. the language settings in which you want to access a site; keeping a user logged in to your webmail account; online banking security; keeping products in the shopping cart).
Why are Cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies is the point focus of operation effective to the Internet, helping to generate an experience of navigation -friendly and adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Refusal or disable Cookies can make some the web sites impossible to use.
Refusal or disable Cookies does not mean that you will not receive advertising online – but only that it will not be able to keep account of preferences and interests you, evidenced by the behaviour of navigation.
Examples of uses important Cookies (not require authentication of a user by means of an account).
• Content and services tailored to the preferences user – categories of news, weather, sports, maps, services public and government, the web sites of entertainment and services of travel.
• Offers adapted to the interests of users – retaining passwords, preferences of language (e.g.: display results of searches in English Romanian).
• Retention filter the protection of children on the content on the Internet (options family mode, functions of Safe Search).
• Limiting the frequency of dissemination of advertising – limiting the number of views of an ad for a user on a website.
• Provision of advertising relevant for the user.
• Measurement, optimization and characteristics of analytics – as would be confirmation of a certain level of traffic on a website, what type of content is viewed and how as a user arrives on a website (e.g. the engines of search, directly from other website- hours etc). Websites runs these tests to use them for to improve the sites benefit users.
Security and issues related to privacy
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. There are composed of pieces of code so they cannot be executed or cannot self- run. In consequence, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replica of another. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Because they store information about preferences and history of navigation of users, both on a particular site and on many other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and constantly marks Cookies to be deleted in the procedures of removal / scanning anti-virus / anti-spyware.
In general browsers have integrated settings of confidentiality that provide different levels of acceptance of Cookies, period of validity and delete automatically after the user has visited a certain website.
Other aspects of security related to Cookies:
Because identity protection is very valuable and represents the right of every Internet user, it is advisable to know what possible problems cookies may create. For as by means of their transmitted constantly in both directions information between browser and website, if an attacker or an unauthorized person comes in during the transmission of data, information contained in the cookie can be intercepted, though very rarely, this thing can happen if the browser connects to the server using a network unencrypted ( e.g. a network Wi-Fi unsecured).
Other attacks based on cookie involves wrong setting of Cookies on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only channels encrypted, attackers could use this vulnerability in order to trick browsers in to send information through the channels unsecured. Attackers use then information for purposes of access certain unauthorized web sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the method of protection of personal information.
Tips for a navigation safe and responsible, based on cookies
Here are a few tips that can ensure that surf without worry but with the help of Cookies:
• Customize – setting the browser in which you look Cookies for the reflect a comfortable level for you regarding security of using Cookies.
• If you do not mind Cookies and you are the only person using the computer, you can set deadlines extended the expiration for storing history of navigation and data personal access.
• If you share access to your computer, you can take in account setup browser to the individual deleted data of navigation for each time you close the browser. This is a variant of access web sites to place cookies and to delete any information from visitors at the closing session navigation.
• Install and update anti-spyware applications constantly.
Many of the applications for detection and prevention of spyware- site include detecting attacks on the web sites. Thus, it prevents the browser to access websites that would be able to exploit vulnerabilities browser or to download software dangerous.
Make sure your browser is constantly updated.
Many of the attacks based on the cookies are done exploiting the points weak of versions old of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy the access to the greatest web sites of the Internet – local or international. With a clear understanding of the way they operate and benefits they bring; you can take necessary measures for safety so that you can navigate with confidence on the internet.
How can I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusal to receive Cookies can make certain web sites impractical or difficult to visit and use. For such refusal to accept Cookies does not mean that there will get / see advertising online.
It is possible to set the browser to Cookies not to be accepted or you can set the browser to accept Cookie links from a specific site. But for example, if you are not registered for using Cookies, there you cannot leave comments.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change Cookies settings. These settings are found by the rule in ” options ” or the menu of ” preferences ” of your browser.
In order to understand these settings, these links can be useful, otherwise you can use the option “help” of the browser for more details.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
For settings Cookies created by third parties, you can also consult the web site: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/
IAB Romania puts at your disposal the following site for more information on privacy related to advertising online: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/
For more details about the issues of privacy, you can access and these links: