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This website uses both own cookies and third-party cookies, to provide the visitors a much better browsing experience and services tailored to each person's needs and interests.
In what we call "web 2.0", "cookies" play an important role in facilitating the access and the delivery of many services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
Personalization of certain settings such as: the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which certain prices or tariffs are expressed, keeping options for various products (measures, other details, etc.) in the shopping cart (and memorizing these options) – thus generating the flexibility of the "shopping basket" (accessing old preferences by accessing the button "before" and "back")
Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users, so they can make them even more efficient and accessible to users.
Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included in a specific 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, consisting of letters and numbers, that will be stored on the computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user from whom the Internet is accessed.
The cookie is installed by request issued by a web-server to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user's hard drive).
A cookie consists of two parts: the name and content or the value of the cookie. 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 in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users.
There are 2 large categories of cookies:
Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the web browser's cookie folder so that it can store them until the user leaves the web site or closes the browser window (e.g. when logging in/out of a webmail account or social networks).
Persistent Cookies – These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or equipment (and generally depend on the preset lifetime of the cookie). Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user is visiting at the time – known as 'third party cookies' – which can be used anonymously to memorize a user's interests so that advertising is delivered as relevant to users as possible.
What are the advantages of cookies?
A cookie contains information that links a web browser (user) to 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 a provide comfortable services to users: e.g. online privacy preferences, website language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
What is the life of a cookie?
Cookies are managed by webservers. The life of a cookie can 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 every time the user returns to that website ('permanent cookies'). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through browser settings.
What are third-party cookies?
Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties/providers (e.g. news box, video or ad). These third parties may also place cookies through the website and they are called "third party cookies" because they are not placed by the owner of that website. Third-party providers must also comply with the applicable law 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
Visitor Analysis Cookies
Cookies for geo-targetting
Cookies of advertising providers
These cookies may come from third parties.
This type of cookie retains the user's preferences on this site, so there is no need to set them every time you visit the site.
volume settings for video player
the speed of video streaming 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 cookie for the user's analysis. This cookie tells us if you have visited this site before. The browser will tell us if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. It allows to monitor the unique users who visit us and how often they do it.
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 to target content – even when you are on our page in Romanian or another language you receive the same advertisement.
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 if you have permission for a specific service. It also allows us to associate any comments you post on our website with your username. If you have not selected "keep me registered", this cookie will be automatically deleted when you close your browser or computer.
These cookies allow us to find out whether or not you have viewed an online ad, what its type is and how long it has been since you saw the ad message.
These cookies are also used to target online advertising. We may also use third-party cookies to better target advertising, to a show for example ads about vacations, if the user recently visited an article on the site about vacations. These cookies are anonymous, they store information about the content viewed, not about 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 website, 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 analyze how many people have been exposed to an ad message, or to see how many people have been exposed to the same ad multiple times.
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 can be used to show you target advertising on other sites, based on your browsing on this site.
Other third-party cookies
On some pages, third parties can set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an application, or to customize an application. Due to the way of use, this site cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access cookies owned by this site.
For example, when you share an article using the social networking button on this site, that social network will record your activity.
What type 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 webserver will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that improves the Internet browsing experience (e.g. language settings in which you want to access a site; keeping a user logged into your webmail account; online banking security; keeping products in your shopping cart).
Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies are the focal point of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a user-friendly browsing experience tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Refusing or disabling cookies may make some sites impossible to use.
Refusing or disabling 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 a user to be authenticated through an account):
Content and services tailored 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 – retention of passwords, language preferences (Ex: display of search results in Romanian).
Retention of child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
Limiting the frequency of ad serving – limiting the number of times an ad hits a specific user on a site.
Providing more relevant advertising to the user.
Measurement, optimization and features of analytics – such as confirmation of a certain level of traffic on a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user arrives on a website (e.g. through search engines, directly, from other websites etc). Websites carry out these analyses of their use for a improve sites for the benefit of users.
Security and privacy issues
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They're not made up of pieces of code so they can't be executed or can't self-run. Therefore, you 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 it stores 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 fact and constantly mark cookies to be deleted as part of anti-virus/anti-spyware removal/scanning procedures.
In general, browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, shelf life and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site. Other security issues related to cookies
Since identity protection is very valuable and represents the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what possible problems cookies may create. Because information is constantly transmitted in both directions between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person interferes in the transmission of the data, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted. Although very rarely, 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 wrong cookie settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers may use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information through unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information for a unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most suitable method of protection a personal information.
Tips for safe and responsible cookie-based browsing.
Customize your browser's cookie settings to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you.
If you don't mind cookies and you're the only person using your computer, you can set month-long expiration dates for storing your browsing history and personal access data.
If you share access to the computer, you can consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a variant of a access websites that place cookies and delete any visitation information when the browsing session closes.
Install and constantly update your antispyware applications
Many spyware detection and prevention applications include site detection of attacks. Thus, it prevents the browser from a access websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software. Make sure your browser is always up-to-date. Many of the cookie-based attacks are carried out by exploiting the weaknesses of old versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and largest sites on the Internet – local or international. With a clear understanding of how they operate and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can confidently browse the Internet.
How can I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain sites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, the refusal to a accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive/see online advertising.
It is possible to set these cookies in your browser to stop being supported, or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a specific site. But, for example, if you're not registered using cookies, you won't be able to leave comments.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in "options" or in the "preferences" menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links can 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 cookie settings generated by third parties, you can also consult the website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/
If you want to know more information about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:
Microsoft Cookies guide
All About Cookies
IAB Romania provides the following site to provide more information on privacy related to online advertising: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/
For more details on privacy issues, you can also access the following links: