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This website uses cookies (both their own and third-party) to provide visitors a much better experience browsing and services adapted to the needs and interests of each. In what we call "web 2.0", cookies play an important role in facilitating access and delivery of multiple services that the user is on the internet, such as:

-customizing certain settings such as the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which it expresses certain prices or rates, keeping options for various products (measures, other details, etc) in your shopping cart (and save these options)-joint-flexibility is thus "shopping basket" (accessing old preferences by clicking on the button "forward" and "back");

-cookie offer holders of sites a valuable feedback on how they are used to their own sites by users, so as to make them more effective and more accessible to users;

-allow multimedia applications or otherwise on other sites to be included in a particular site to create a navigation experience more valuable, more useful and more enjoyable;

improve the effectiveness of online advertising-.


What is a cookie?

An "Internet Cookie" (also known as "browser cookies" or "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie") is a small file of letters and numbers that will be saved on your computer, mobile or other terminal equipment of a user of the Internet-connected world. The Cookie is installed through the request issued by a web server to a browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (does not contain software programs, viruses or spyware and is unable to access information on the user's hard drive).

A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and the content of, or the value of the cookie. Furthermore, the existence of a cookie is determined; technically, only the Web server that sent the cookie can be accessed again when a user returns to the website associated with the webserver. Cookies in themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, does not identify users personally.


There are two types of cookies:

Session cookies. They are temporarily stored in the cookie folder of your browser web to memorize them until the user exits from the web-site or close your browser window (ex: at the time of login/delogarii on a webmail account or social networking).

Persistent cookies. They are stored on your hard drive for a computer or device (and generally depends on the preset for life cookie). Persistent cookies include the ones placed by another website than the one you visit the user at the time — known as "third party cookies" (cookies placed by third parties) which may be used anonymously to save a user's interests, so as to be delivered more relevant advertising to users.


What are the advantages of cookies?

A cookie contains information that make the connection between a web browser (user) and a web-server (site). If a browser accesses the web server again, it can read information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies provide the user of a pleasant experience browsing and support the efforts of many websites in order to provide comfortable service users (ex: preferences regarding online privacy options on the site language, shopping carts or relevant advertising).


What is the life span of a cookie?

Cookies are managed by webservere. The life span of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used only for a single session (session cookies) are not retained once the user has left the website and some cookies are saved and reused every time the user returns to the website ("permanent cookie"). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through your browser settings.


What are cookies placed by third parties?

Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties/suppliers (e.g. a youtube video or an advertisement). 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 website in question. Third party providers also must comply with the law in force and the privacy policies of the site owner.


How are cookies used by this site?

Visiting this site may place cookies for purposes of:

  • Cookies of website performance
  • Cookies to analyze visitors
  • Registration cookies

Cookies. This type of cookie retains user preferences on this site, so there is no need to set them at each visit to the site.

Cookies for visitor analysis. Every time a user visits the site, the analytics provided by a third party (Google Analytics) generates a cookie on the user's analysis. This cookie tells us whether 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 monitoring of unique users that visit and how often they do. so long as you are not registered on this site, this cookie cannot be used to identify individuals, they are used only for statistical purposes. If you are registered we can also know the details you have provided to us, such as your email address and your username-these being subject to confidentiality and the provisions of the "privacy policy", as well as the provisions of the legislation in force concerning the protection of personal data.

Cookies for registration. When you register on this site, generate a cookie that let us know if you are registered or not. Our servers use cookies to show us your account with which you are recorded and if you have permission for a particular service. It also allows us to associate any comments you post on our website with your username.

Other cookies of third parties. On some pages, third parties may set their own cookies, anonymous in order to track the success of an application or to customize an application. Because of the way, this site cannot access these cookies, as 3rd parties cannot access cookies of this website. For example, when you distribute an article using social networks button located on this website, the social network will record your activity.


Why are cookies important?

Cookies are the focus of effective functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a navigation-friendly experiences and adapted to each user's preferences and interests. Denying or disabling cookies may make some sites cannot be used. Denying or disabling cookies does not mean that you will not receive online advertising, but only that it will no longer be able to take account of your interests and preferences, highlighted by the navigation behavior. Examples of uses of cookies (which do not require a user authentication via an account):

  • Content and services tailored to the user's preferences: categories of news, weather, sports, maps, public and governmental services, websites for entertainment and travel services.
  • Offers tailored to users ' interests: detention of language preferences, passwords.
  • Detention of children protection filters for content on the Internet (family options mode, safe search functions).
  • Limiting the frequency of dissemination of advertisements: limiting the number of hits to an advertisement for a particular user on a website.
  • Providing more relevant advertising to the user.
  • Measurement, optimization and analytics features: such as confirmation of a certain level of traffic on a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user arrives on a website (e.g. via search engines, directly from other websites etc). Runs these websites use their analysis to improve the sites for the benefit of users.


Security and privacy-related issues

Cookies are not viruses! They use type plain text formats. Are not made up of chunks of code, so it cannot be executed, nor may auto-run. As a result, you cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to be run or the replica again. Because they cannot fulfill these functions, cannot be considered as viruses.

Cookies can be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about your preferences and browsing history of users, both on a particular site, as well as on several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and consistently mark the cookies to be deleted during erasing/scan anti-virus/anti-spyware.

In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide varying levels of acceptance of cookies, period of validity and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.


Other aspects of security related to cookies

Because the identity protection is very valuable and it is the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what potential problems may create cookies. Because through them shall be constantly in two-way information between your browser and a website, if an attacker or unauthorized person is involved in the transmission of data, cookie information may be intercepted. Although very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using a network unencrypted (i.e. WiFi network nesecurizata).

Other cookie-based attacks involve the wrong settings of cookies on servers. If a website does not require the browser to only use encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to fool browsers into sending information through insecure channels. The attackers then used the information for unauthorized access to certain sites. It is important to be careful in choosing the most suitable method of protection of personal information.


Tips for a safe and responsible navigation based on cookies.

Due to their flexibility and the fact that the majority of the most visited and most major websites use cookies, these are almost inevitable. Disabling cookies will not allow user access on the sites of the most common and used, including Youtube, Gmail, Yahoo and others.

Here are some tips that will ensure that you are navigating without worries, but with using cookies:

  • Tehnical-will browser settings regarding cookies to reflect a comfortable level of security for you using cookies.
  • If it bothers you cookies and you are the only person who uses your computer, you can set the timeout for long periods storing browsing history and personal data.
  • If you want access to your computer, you can consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data every time you close the browser. This is a variant of access sites that place the cookies and delete any information of sightseeing at the closing session.
  • Install and update your antispyware applications constant. Many of the applications of detection and prevention of spyware include detecting attacks on Web sites. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that might exploit browser vulnerabilities or to download malicious software.

Make sure that you are always up to date browser. Many of the attacks based on cookies is done exploiting the weaknesses of the old version of the browser.

Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and largest sites on the Internet, local or international. 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 surf the internet with confidence.


How do I stop cookies?

Disabling or refusing to accept cookies may make some sites unusable or difficult to be visited and used. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will not receive/see advertising online.

It is possible to set the browser so that cookies are not accepted or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a particular site. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.

All modern browsers offer the possibility to change your cookies settings. These settings are usually in the "options" or "Preferences" menu of your browser.

To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the "help" feature of your browser for more details:

For the settings of cookies produced by third parties, please see the website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/


Useful links

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