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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 "web 2.0″, cookies play an important role in facilitating access to and delivery of the many services the user enjoys on the internet, such as:
Customise certain settings such as: the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which certain prices or tariffs are expressed, keeping options for various products;
Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are being used by users, so they can make them even more effective and accessible to users;
Cookies allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be embedded on a particular site to create a more valuable, useful and enjoyable browsing experience and improve the effectiveness of online advertising.
What is a cookie?
An "Internet Cookie" (also known as a "browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie") is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on a user's computer, mobile device or other equipment from which the Internet is accessed.
The cookie is installed by a request issued by a web-server to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (contains no software, viruses or spyware and cannot access information on the user's hard-drive).
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and the content or value of the cookie. Furthermore, the lifetime 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 in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.
There are 2 broad categories of cookies:
Session cookies - these are temporarily stored in the web browser's cookie folder for the browser to remember until the user exits the website or closes the browser window (e.g. when logging in/out of a webmail or social media account).
Persistent cookies - these are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depend on the default lifetime of the cookie). Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user is currently visiting - known as "third party cookies" - which can be used anonymously to remember a user's interests so that the most relevant advertising can be delivered to users.
What are the advantages of cookies?
A cookie contains information that links a web-browser (the user) to a specific 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 convenient services to users: e.g. online privacy preferences, site language choices, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
What is the lifespanță of a cookie?
Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifetime of a cookie can 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 ("persistent cookies"). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time via browser settings.
What are cookies placed by third parties?ți?
Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third party/suppliers (e.g. a news box, a video 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 that website. Third party providers must also comply with applicable law and the site owner's privacy policies.
A visit to this site may place cookies for purposes of:
- Performance/functional cookies (Google, Youtube, Facebook and Httpool)
- Visitor analytics cookies (Google Analytics and Youtube, lifetime 6 months)
- Geotargeting cookies (Google AdWords and Analytics, lifetime 6 months)
- Advertising cookies (Google AdWords lifetime 6 months and Facebook)
- Advertising provider cookies (Google AdWords 6 month lifetime and Facebook)
These cookies may come from the following third parties: Google AdWords, Facebook, Youtube, SATI, Httpool, SPA.
This type of cookie retains the user's preferences on this site, so there is no need to set them each time you visit the site.
Cookies for visitor analytics
Each time a user visits this site, Analytics software provided by a third party generates a user analytics cookie. This cookie tells us whether you have visited this site before. Your browser will tell us if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. It allows us to track unique users who visit us and how often they do so. This cookie cannot be used to identify individuals, its purpose is statistical only.
Cookies for geotargeting
These cookies are used by software that determines which country you are from. It is completely anonymous and is only used to target content - even when you are on our English page or in another language you receive the same ad.
These cookies allow us to find out whether or not you have viewed an online advertisement, what type of advertisement it is and how long it has been since you saw the advertisement. We also use these cookies to target online advertising. We may also use third party cookies to better target advertising, for example to show ads about a particular type of service if the user has recently visited an article on the site about that service. These cookies are anonymous, they store information about the content viewed, not about users. We also set anonymous cookies through other sites we advertise on. By receiving them, we can then use them to recognize you as a visitor to that site if you subsequently visit our site, we can deliver advertising to you based on this information.
Cookies from advertising providers
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 advertisement or to see how many people have been exposed to the same advertisement multiple times. 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 may be used to show you targeted advertising on other sites based on your browsing on this site.
Other third party cookies
On some pages, third parties may set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an application or to customize an application. Due to the way we use it, this site cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access cookies held by this site. For example, when you share an article using the social media button on this site, that social network will record your activity.
What does acceptance or refusal imply?ării cookies on this site?
Accept - installation of all cookies used by this site.
Refusal - installation of functional and analytical cookies.
What kind of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a website to recognise a browser. The webserver will recognise the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted.
The cookie stores important information that enhances the web browsing experience (e.g. language settings of a website; keeping a user logged into a webmail account).
Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies are at the heart of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a user-friendly browsing experience tailored to each user's preferences and interests. Refusing or disabling cookies may make some sites unusable. Refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising - it just means that it will no longer be able to take into account your preferences and interests as evidenced by your browsing behaviour.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require a user to log in via an account):
Content and services tailored to user preferences - news categories, maps, public and government services or entertainment sites.
Offers tailored to users' interests - password retention, language preferences (e.g. displaying search results in Romanian).
Retain child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
Limiting ad frequency - limiting the number of times an ad is shown to a particular user on a site.
Provide more relevant advertising to the user.
Measurement, optimisation and analytics features - such as confirming a certain level of traffic to a website, what type of content is being viewed and how a user arrives at a website (e.g. via search engines, directly, from other websites, etc.) Websites run these analytics on their usage to improve websites for the benefit of 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 cannot be executed and cannot auto-run. Consequently, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate again. Since they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses. Cookies can however be used for negative purposes. Because they store information about users' 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 fact and consistently flag cookies for deletion as part of anti-virus/anti-spyware deletion/scanning procedures.
Browsers generally 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 cookie-based attacks involve wrong 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. Attackers then use the information to unauthorisedly access certain websites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.
Tips for safe surfingă și responsibleăbasedă on cookies.
Here are a few tips that can ensure you browse worry-free, but with cookies:
Customise your browser's cookie settings to reflect a level of cookie security that is comfortable for you.
If you don't mind cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you can set long expiry times for storing browsing history and personal access data.
If you share access to your computer, you may consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close the browser. This is a variant of accessing sites that place cookies and deleting any visit information when you close your browsing session.
How can I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain sites unusable or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive/see online advertising.
It is possible to set your browser to stop accepting these cookies, or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a specific site.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser.