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Because we respect your right to privacy, you may opt to block certain types of cookies from this site.
Cookies play an important role in facilitating access and delivery of multiple services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
Customizing certain settings such as the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which certain prices or tariffs are expressed, keeping the options for various products (measures, other details, etc.) in the shopping cart (and storing these options), saving certain preferences in for future reuse. Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their websites are used by users, so that they can make them even more efficient and easily accessible.
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 and quality of online advertising.
What is a Cookie?
A Cookie is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on the 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 (ex: Chrome, Firefox) 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 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 major categories of cookies:
Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the cookie folder of the web browser for it to store until the user closes the browser window or logs off from that site.
Persistent cookies – These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or equipment (and generally depends on the preset cookie life). 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 save a user’s preferences.
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: e.g – online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
How long does a cookie last?
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 (permanent cookies). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through the browser settings.
What are cookies placed by third parties?
Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties/providers (e.g: a video, an advertisement, a chat application, etc). 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 are cookies used by this site?
Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support our efforts to provide comfortable services to users through features such as online privacy preferences, shopping cart or relevant advertising. They are also used in the preparation of aggregated anonymous statistics that help us understand how a user benefits from our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content, excluding the user’s personal identification.
A visit to this site can place the following types of cookies:
- Essential Cookies
- Performance Cookies
- Social Media & Advertising Cookies
Certain cookies, such as performance cookies or social media and advertising, may come from third parties.
These cookies allow both the saving of preferences regarding the other types of cookies used, as well as accessing the basic functionalities of this site.
They retain the user preferences on this site, so there is no need to set them every time you visit the site.
Registration cookies are generated when a user registers on this site, in order to inform us later whether it is registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account you are registered with and to provide you with an easier experience of interacting with the site.
Other cookies that we place in order to allow you the optimal use of the site are cookies corresponding to your shopping cart and Favorites lists (with the purpose of saving the information related to the products you have added to the cart or as Favorites), location cookies (used to set your location according to IP, in order to pre-fill certain fields required for registration or placing orders), session cookies generated upon access and automatically deleted when closing the browser (necessary for the operation of the HTTP protocol, completion of certain forms, interaction with certain elements of the site, etc.), cookies that recognize the type of terminal used – desktop or mobile, cookies of chat applications that allow real-time chat with the customer relations service.
They include both cookies from the traffic analysis services, as well as cookies placed by certain third-party services that offer complementary functionality to the site.
Traffic analysis cookies allow aggregate measurement of site traffic, identification of traffic sources, provides information about the most visited or least visited pages, as well as how users interact with the site.
The information listed is collected in an aggregate and implicitly completely anonymous manner. These cookies may come from third parties such as Web Analytics services (E.g: Google Analytics).
Social Media & Advertising Cookies
These can be placed through the site by the social media or advertising services we use.
Acest tip de cookie-uri poate fi folosit de catre aceste servicii pentru a determina un anumit profil al vizitatorilor si pentru a-ti afisa mesaje publicitare relevante pe alte site-uri pe care le vizitezi.
They may come from third parties such as advertising services (Ex: AdSense, AdWords), social media platforms (Ex: Facebook, Twitter), etc.
Due to its use, this site cannot access these cookies from third parties, just 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: keeping a user logged in to his account or user; keeping the products in the shopping cart; keeping the products in the Favorites list).
Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies are the central point of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Refusing or disabling cookies may make it difficult to use a site.
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 user authentication 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).
- Retaining 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 is displayed for a particular user on a site.
- Providing more relevant advertising to 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 analyses of their use to improve the websites for the benefit of the users.
Security and confidentiality issues
Cookies use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they cannot be executed nor can they self-run. As a result, you cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. However, cookies can be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about users’ browsing preferences and browsing history, 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 are constantly flagging cookies for deletion in anti-virus/anti-spyware removal/scanning procedures.
Generally, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
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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. 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 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 incorrect cookie settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information through unsecured channels. The attackers then use the information for the purpose of 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 navigation based on cookies
Here are some tips that can ensure that you do not worry but you safely navigate the website with the help of cookies:
- 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 computer access, you can consider setting the browser to clear individual browsing data each time you close the browser. This is an option to access the websites that place cookies and to delete any visiting information at the end of the browsing session.
- Install antispyware applications and update them constantly.
- Many spyware detection and prevention applications include detecting site attacks. Thus, it 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 cookie-based attacks are performed by exploiting the weaknesses of older versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and can not be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the most popular sites on the Internet. 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 can I stop cookies?
It is possible to configure the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or you can configure the browser to accept cookies only from a particular site.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to configure cookie storage preferences. These settings are usually found in “options” or in the “preferences” menu of your browser. To understand these settings, you can use the “help” option of the browser for more details.