The information below is intended to inform the user about the placement, use, and administration of the cookies used by this site.
Please read carefully the following information:
Cookies based on information we gather about users helps owners of sites to streamline their products / materials so they can be more easily accessed by users. They also increase the effectiveness of online advertising and last but not least allow other multimedia applications on other sites to make use of this data in order to make navigation more useful.
What is a cookie?
Cookie (“browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie”) is a small file consisting of letters and numbers that is stored on any terminal with Internet access (computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc) and is installed by request issued by a web server to a browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome).
Cookies do not contain software, viruses or spyware, and cannot access information from the user’s hard drive. Cookies do not require personal information and do not personally identify Internet users.A cookie consists of name and content, the duration of which is determined, and can be accessed again by the web server when a user returns to the website associated with the respective webserver.
Cookies are categorized into:
– Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the browser’s history that stores them until the user exits the site or closes the browser window.
– Persistent cookies – These are stored, according to the preset time, on the hard drive of a computer or equipment. Persistent cookies include also those placed by another website than the one you visit the user at the time – known as “third party cookies” – that can be used anonymously to serve the interests of the user, so that advertising is delivered as relevant as possible to users.
What are the benefits of cookies?
A cookie contains information linking users to a particular website. If a browser accesses that web-server again, it can already read the stored information and react accordingly. Cookies provide users a pleasant experience browsing and support the efforts of many websites to provide comfort to users ex – preferences regarding online privacy, language options on the website, shopping carts or relevant advertising offers.
What is the lifetime of a cookie?
The lifetime of a cookie may be different depending on the purpose for which it is placed. There are only one-session cookies – they are no longer retained after the user leaves the site. Permanent cookies – are retained and reused whenever the user returns to that site, but can be deleted at any time by the user.
What are cookies placed by third parties?
Certain parts of content on certain sites may be placed on the website accessed by third parties through banners, boxes or links – and all of these tools may contain cookies. They are termed “third party cookies” because they are not placed by the owner of that website, and third-party vendors are subject to the laws and privacy policies of the site owner.
How are cookies used by this website?
A visit to this site may place cookies for purposes of:
- site performance cookies;
- visitor analysis cookies;
- cookies for geotargetting;
- registration cookies;
- cookies for advertising;
- Performance cookies
This type of cookie retains the user’s preferences on this site, so they no longer need to be set on every site visit.
Cookies for Visitor Analysis
Whenever a user visits this site, third-party analytics software generates a user’s analysis cookie. This cookie tells us if you have visited this site so far. The browser will tell us if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. It allows the monitoring of the unique users who visit us and how often they do it. As long as you are not registered.
Cookies for geotargetting
These cookies are used by software that determines where you come from. It is completely anonymous and is only used 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 sign up for this site, we generate a cookie that informs us if you are registered or not on our site. Our servers use these cookies to show us your account and if you have permission for a particular service. It also allows us to associate any comment you post on our site with your username.
Cookies for advertising
These cookies let us know whether you noticed or not an online ad, its type and how long it has been since you saw the ad message. These cookies are also used to target online advertising. These cookies are anonymous, they store information about the read 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.
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 Web server will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that enhances Internet browsing experience.
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. Denying or disabling cookies does not mean you will not receive online advertising – just that it will no longer be able to keep track of your preferences and interests highlighted by your browsing behavior.
Security and privacy issues
Security and privacy issues
Cookies are not viruses. They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they nor cannot be executed neither can auto-run. Consequently, they 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 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.
Generally, 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 became the right of every internet user, it is recommended to know which are the issues that 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 (e.g., an unsecured WiFi network).
Another cookie-based attacks involve bad cookie settings on servers. a website does not use the browser only encrypted channels, attackers use vulnerability for fake browsers send information through unsecured channels. The attackers then use the information for unauthorized site purposes. It is very important to be careful about choosing the right method of personal information protection.
Tips for safe and responsible cookie-based navigation
Customize your browser cookie settings to reflect a comfortable cookie security level for you If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you can set expiration deadlines for storing your history navigation 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 the detection and prevention of spyware include the detection of attacks on the sites. This 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 cookies attacks are exploited by exploiting the weaknesses of older versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and greatest websites on the Internet – local or international. With a clear understanding of how they work and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so you can browse with confidence on the internet.
Managing, disabling and deleting cookies
Detailed information on how to manage, deactivate and delete cookies by using the browser settings used for Internet browsing is available at the following addresses:
Delete and manage cookies (IE 8, 9 and 10):
Cookie settings and cookie debugging (cookie activation and deactivation, cookie removal, blocking certain sites from cookie placement, unblocking of cookies, etc).
Delete cookies to remove the information stored on your computer from other web pages
Managing cookies (delete, lock, allow, set exceptions, etc).
Managing cookies and site data
Manage cookies – Manage cookies (English only).
Safari 6 (OS X Mountain Lion): Manage cookies
Remove cookies – Delete cookies (English only).
Safari 6 (OS X Mountain Lion): Remove cookies and other data
Managing and deleting cookies (English only).