What are cookies?
We use the term “cookies” to define small files consisting of letters and numbers that are stored on a user’s computer, mobile terminal or other equipment through which access to the Internet is made. The cookie is installed at the request of a browser (eg Internet, Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). Installed cookies are not spyware or computer viruses and have a fixed duration, remaining “passive” in the sense that they do not have access to the information on the hard drive of the user on whose equipment they are installed.
Cookies have an important application – for example, adapting content and services to user preferences, saving passwords, saving family mode filters or safe search features, limiting the frequency with which ads are displayed, limiting the number of ad impressions for a specific user on site providing relevant advertising to the user, measuring, optimizing and adapting analytical functions such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a web page, what type of content is viewed and how the user reaches a certain web page. A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the content or value of the cookie. Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and in most cases do not personally identify Internet users.
What are the benefits of cookies?
A cookie contains information that connects a web browser (user) to a specific web server (website). If a browser reopens this web server, 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 user-friendly services: for example – online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
Purposes for which cookies are used
Types of cookies used by this website
What are third-party cookies?
Certain segments of the content of some sites may be provided by third parties/providers (for example, a news box, a video file, or an advertisement). These third parties may also place cookies through the Site. They are called “third-party cookies” because they are not placed by the owner of this website. Third-party providers must also comply with applicable law and the site owner’s privacy policies.
Duration of cookies
The period of time for which your personal data will be stored is determined by the period necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the data is processed. Cookies are administered by web servers. The duration of the cookie can vary significantly depending on the purpose for which it is set. Some cookies are used exclusively for one session (session cookies) and are not saved after the user leaves the website, and some cookies are saved and reused every time the user returns to this website (“persistent/persistent/permanent cookies” ). However, cookies can be deleted by the user at any time through the browser settings. Exceptions are those data that are subject to legal and/or fiscal obligations that must be stored for a longer period of time.
Why are cookies important to the internet?
“Cookies” are essential to the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to provide a comfortable browsing experience tailored to each user’s preferences and interests. Rejecting or disabling cookies may make some sites unusable.
Rejecting or deactivating cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising, but only that your preferences and interests, which become clear from your browsing behavior, can no longer be taken into account.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require the user to authenticate via an account):
- content and services adapted to user preferences – categories news, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment sites, and travel services.
- offers adapted to users’ interests – saving passwords, and language preferences (for example, displaying search results in Romanian).
save child protection filters when using content on the Internet, “family mode” options, and “safe search” functions).
- limit the frequency of ads – limit the number of impressions of an ad for a specific user on a given site.
- providing more relevant advertising to the user.
- measurement, optimization, and analysis – e.g. confirming a certain level of website traffic, what type of content is viewed, and how the user reaches the website (examples – through search engines, directly from other websites, etc.). Websites analyze their usage to enable improvements for the benefit of users.
How information obtained from cookies is stored?
We assure you that the requirements regarding the security and safety of the information collected through cookies are strictly observed, and our web server is obliged to strictly comply with the obligations arising from the applicable legal regulations. This information is kept with a high level of security without being made available to third parties.
Block cookies or how to stop cookies?
If cookies are blocked, some functions of the site will be disabled and this may lead to certain malfunctions or errors when using our site (for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to write and post comments). The settings can be changed so that automatic cookie management is blocked by the web browser or the user is informed each time cookies are sent to your terminal. To agree to these restrictions and block cookies, please follow the instructions provided by the browser you are using and from which you access the site.
The law provides that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the site to function. For all other cases, we need your consent.
Security and privacy
Cookies are not viruses. They use “plain text” type formats. They do not consist of code segments, so they cannot be executed or self-activating. As a result, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate. Since they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
However, cookies can be used maliciously. Because they store information about user preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and across several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and constantly flag cookies to be deleted during antivirus/anti-spyware wipe/scan programs. Generally, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, period of validity, and automatic deletion after the user visits a certain site.
Taking into account changes in personal data protection laws, interpretations of government authorities, and recommendations of supervisory authorities, this document will be updated and/or changed. We reserve the right to update and change this document at any time, for any reason, and without notice. Any changes and/or updates will be posted on the website so that you can easily access and be informed so that you are aware of our privacy policies.
If you have any questions, or ambiguities or would like further clarification regarding your personal information, or if you wish to exercise your rights, please send us an email at email@example.com.