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This website uses its own cookies as well as cookies added by third parties, to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to their needs and interests.
In what we call "modern web" or "web 2.0", cookies play an important role in facilitating access and delivery of multiple services that the user enjoys on the Internet.
Customizing certain settings such as: language of the site, date and time, keeping options / settings (including saving them) and keeping older preferences by accessing different buttons / functions.
Cookies give site owners valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users, so that they can make them even more efficient or more accessible to users.
Allow multimedia or other applications on other sites to be included on certain pages to create a more valuable, useful and enjoyable browsing experience.
What is a "cookie"?
An "Internet Cookie" (also known as a "cookie browser" or "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie") is a small file, made up of letters and numbers, that will be stored on your computer, mobile device or other equipment of a user accessing the Internet.
The cookie is sent by a request issued by the web-server on which the site is hosted, to the user's browser (eg: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome etc.) and is completely "passive", meaning that it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user's hard drive.
A cookie is made up of two parts: the name and content or value of the cookie that is uniquely associated with the domain on which the site that sent it to the user's browser is hosted. Furthermore, the cookie's lifetime is determined and only the webserver that sent the cookie can access it again, and only when the user returns to the site associated with the respective server.
Cookies do not ask for personal information in order to be used and they cannot personally identify Internet users.
Types of cookies
Cookies specific to an online session
Web pages have no memory. A user browsing from one web page to another will be considered by the website as a new user. Session-specific cookies usually store an identifier that allows the user to move from one web page to another without having to enter the identifying information (username, password, etc.) each time. Such cookies are widely used by commercial sites, for example, to keep track of the products added by a user in the shopping cart. When the user visits a particular page of a product catalog and selects certain products, the cookie retains the selected products and adds them to the shopping cart, which will contain all the selected products when the user wishes to leave the page.
Session-specific cookies are stored in the user's computer memory only during an Internet browsing session and are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. They can also become inaccessible if the session has been inactive for a certain period of time (usually 20 minutes).
Permanent, persistent or stored cookies
Persistent cookies are stored on the user's computer level and are not deleted when the browsing session is closed. These cookies may retain the user's preferences for a particular website, so that they may be used in other Internet browsing sessions.
In addition to authentication information, persistent cookies may also contain details about the language and theme selected on a particular website, preferences regarding a site's menu, favorite pages within a site, etc. When the user first visits a site, it is presented in the default mode. Subsequently, the user selects a number of preferences, which are then retained by cookies and used when the user returns to the site. For example, a website offers its content in several languages. At the first visit, the user selects English, and the site retains this preference in a cookie. When the user visits the site again, the content will be automatically displayed in English.
Persistent cookies can be used to identify individual users and thus to analyze the online behavior of users. They can provide information about the number of visitors to a website, the time (on average) spent on a particular page, and, in general, the performance of a website. These cookies are configured to be able to track users' activities for a long period of time, in some cases even for years.
If the user has Adobe Flash installed on the computer, small files can be stored in the memory of that computer by websites that contain Flash elements (such as video clips). These files are known as "local shared objects" or "flash cookies" and can be used for the same purposes as regular cookies.
When regular cookies are cleared through the functions of a browser, flash cookies are not affected. Thus, a website that uses flash cookies can recognize a user on the occasion of a new visit, if the specifics of the deleted cookies have been retained in a flash cookie.
Since flash cookies are not stored in the user's computer in the same way that ordinary cookies are stored, they are more difficult to identify and delete. Banks and financial websites use such cookies for this very reason. Because they are difficult to identify, these cookies are stored on users' computers to allow user authentication and prevent fraud, as potential offenders may have the username and password for authentication, but do not have access to the user's computer. Thus, cookies act as a second level of authentication, in addition to the username and password.
First party cookies vs. third party cookies
Each cookie has an "owner" - the website / Internet domain that places the cookie.
The first party cookies are placed by the Internet domain / web site accessed by the user (whose address appears in the address bar of the browser). For example, if the user visits www.xxx.ro and the cookie domain placed on his computer is www.xxx.ro, then it is a first party cookie.
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Cookies required: The cookies required help to use a website by enabling basic features such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the site. The site cannot function properly without these cookies.
Marketing cookies: Marketing cookies are used to track visitors to websites. The intention is to show relevant and interesting ads to each user and therefore more valuable to third-party publishers and advertisers.
Unclassified cookies: Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the individual cookie providers.
The advantages of cookies
A cookie contains information that links a browser (the user) and a particular web-server (the site). 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 websites to provide comfortable services to users. Examples - online privacy preferences, site language or relevant advertising options, etc.
The life cycle 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 only for one session ("session cookies") and are not retained after the user leaves the site, and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that site ("cookie"). permanent permanent ").
However, cookies can be deleted by the user at any time through the browser settings.
The type 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. Ex: settings regarding the language in which you want to access a site, keeping a user authenticated in the member account or email account, online security, keeping and storing some settings, etc.
The importance of cookies for the Internet
Cookies are the central point of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience, adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Refusing or disabling cookies can make some websites impossible to use.
Refusing or deactivating cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising, but 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 user authentication through an account):
Content and services tailored to user 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: displaying search results in Romanian).
Retain child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search features).
Limiting the frequency of ad serving - Limiting the number of times an ad is displayed for a particular user on a site.
Providing user relevant advertising.
Measurement, optimization and analytics features - such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a site, what type of content is viewed more and how a user reaches the site (eg through direct search engines, from other websites - hours etc). The websites carry out these analyzes of their use for the betterment of the user.
Security and privacy issues
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use a plain text format. They are not made up of pieces of code, so they cannot be executed or self-run. As a result, you cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Since they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
However, cookies can be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about users' browsing preferences and browsing history, both on a particular website and on several websites, cookies can be used as a form of spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and are constantly flagging cookies for deletion in anti-virus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures.
Generally browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
Other security aspects related to cookies
Given that identity protection is very important and represents the right of every Internet user, it is advisable to know what are the possible problems that may arise in relation to cookies. Since through them the information between the browser and the website is constantly transmitted in both directions, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the data transmission, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted. Although this is very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (eg an unsecured Wi-Fi network). Other cookie-based attacks involve incorrect cookie settings on servers.
If a website does not require the browser to use encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information through unsecured channels. The attackers then use the information in order to gain unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful when choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.
Tips for safe and responsible browsing, based on cookies
Here are some tips that can help you navigate worry-free with cookies:
Customize your browser settings for cookies to determine a comfortable level of security. If you don't mind cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you can set long deadlines for storing your browsing history and personal access data.
If you share access to your computer, you can consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser, this is the option of accessing sites that place cookies and deleting any visit information when you log out. navigation.
Always install and update your antispyware applications. Many spyware detection and prevention applications include site attack detection. This prevents the browser from accessing sites that might exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software.
Make sure your browser is always up to date (updated). Most of the cookies-based attacks are made by exploiting the weaknesses of some older versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and can not be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and largest websites 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 you can confidently browse the Internet.
Manage, disable and delete cookies
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain websites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive or view online advertising.
It is possible to set the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or you can set the browser to accept cookies only from a particular website. But for example, if you are not registered with 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 "Preferences" menu of your browser.
Detailed information on how to manage, disable and delete cookies by using the broswer settings used for Internet browsing is available at the following addresses:
for Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=ro
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/ro/kb/cookie-urile
for Internet Explorer 10: https://support.microsoft.com/ro-ro/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-10.
The contact details of the data protection officer are:
Phone: 0771 054 614