The information presented below is intended to inform the user of more details about the placement, use and administration of the cookies used by the 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 the "2.0 web", "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 or prices are expressed, the storage of options for various products (measures, other details, etc.) in the shopping cart (and the storage of these options) - being generated thus the flexibility of the "shopping cart" (accessing old preferences by accessing the "forward" and "back" button).
- Cookies give site owners 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. Improving 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 issued by a web server to a browser (eg 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 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 - these are temporarily stored in the cookie folder of the web browser so that it stores them until the user exits the respective web-site or closes the browser window (eg when logging in / logging in to a webmail account or on social networks).
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 particular web-server (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: eg - 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 cookies placed by third parties?
Certain content sections on some sites may be provided through third parties / providers (eg 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 purposes of:
Site performance cookies
Visitor analysis cookies
Cookies for geotargetting
Cookies for advertising
This type of cookie retains the user's preferences on this site, so they no longer need to be set at every site visit.
video player volume settings
the speed of streaming video that the browser is compatible with
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 geotargetting
These cookies are used by a software that determines which country you come from. It is completely anonymous and is used only to target 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 particular 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 let us know whether or not you've seen an online ad, what is its type, 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 3rd-party cookies for better advertising targeting, for example, showing holiday ads if the user has recently visited an article on vacancies. These cookies are anonymous, they store information about the viewed content, not the users.
We also set up anonymous cookies through other sites that we advertise. By accepting 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.
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, or to see how many people have been exposed multiple times to the same ad.
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 can be used to show your target advertising on other sites, based on your browsing on this site.
Other cookies of third parties
On some pages, third parties can set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an application or customize an application. Due to its use, this site can not access these cookies, just as third parties can not access cookies owned 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.
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 enhances Internet browsing experience (eg, setting the language of a site, keeping a user logged in to your webmail account, online banking security, keeping your products in the shopping cart)
Why are Internet Cookies Important?
Cookies are the central focus of the efficient Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Denying or disabling cookies can make some sites unusable.
Refusing 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, evidenced by your browsing behavior.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require 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 adapted to the interests of users - password retention, language preferences (Ex: displaying search results in Romanian).
Retrieve Child Protection Filters for Content on the Internet (family mode options, safe search functions).
Limiting the frequency of ad serving - limiting the number of times an ad is displayed 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 kind of content is viewed and how a user reaches a website (eg through direct search engines, from other websites etc.). The websites carry out these analyzes of their use to improve the websites for the benefit of the users.
Security and privacy issues
Cookies are NOT Viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they can not be executed or can auto-run. Consequently, they can not duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they can not perform these functions, they can not be considered viruses.
Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about user 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, 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 is the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what issues can create cookies. In order to transmit constant information in both ways between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the data transmission, 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 (eg 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 prevent browsers from sending information through insecure channels. Attackers then use the information for the purpose of unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.
Tips for safe and responsible cookie-based navigation.
Here are a few tips that can help you navigate safely with cookies:
Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level for your cookie security.
If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using the computer, you can set long deadlines for storing your browsing history and personal access data.
If you share your computer access, you can consider the browser setting to delete your individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access sites that place cookies and delete any business information when you close the browsing session.
Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.
Many of the applications for detection and prevention of spyware include the detection of attacks on sites. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit the vulnerabilities of the browser or download dangerous software.
Make sure your browser is always up-to-date.
Many of the cookies attacks are exploited by exploiting the weaknesses of the old versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and can not 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 their mode of operation and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can safely browse the Internet.
How do I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites unfeasible or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will not get / 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 the "options" or in the "preferences" menu of your browser.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the browser "help" option for more details.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari