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In this section we will give you more information about what cookies are, how we use them and how you can manage them both on our site and on other sites for a more enjoyable online experience.

Cookies: what they are and how they work?

In the following lines we will present information in order to inform the user about the placement, use and administration of the “cookies” used by the website.

Please read the following information carefully:

This website uses cookies, as well as cookies added by third parties, to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to their needs and interests.

The “modern web” or “web 2.0” uses cookies that play an important role in facilitating access and delivery of the many services the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:

  • Customize certain settings such as: language of the site, date and time, keeping options / settings (including storing them) and keeping older preferences by accessing different buttons / functions.
  • Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their websites are used by users, so that they can make them more efficient or more accessible to users.
  • Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included (embedded / embed) on certain pages to create a more valuable, useful and enjoyable browsing experience.

What is a “cookie”?

An “Internet Cookie” (also known as a “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file that contains letters and numbers and will be stored on your computer, mobile device or other equipment of a user who accessed a site.

The cookie is sent by a request issued by the web-server on which the site is hosted to the user’s browser (eg: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome etc.) and is completely “passive”, ie it does not contain any programs software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user’s hard drive

A cookie is made up of 2 parts: the name and content or value of the cookie and is uniquely associated with the domain on which the site that sent it to the user’s browser is hosted (eg Moreover, the cookie’s lifetime is determined and only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again, and only when the user returns to the site associated with the respective web server.

Cookies will not ask for personal information to be used nor can they personally identify Internet users.

There are two main categories of cookies:

  • Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the cookie folder of the web browser until the user leaves the site or closes the browser window.
  • Persistent cookies – these are stored on your computer or hardware used for a longer period of time and remain stored even after leaving the site or after closing the web browser (and generally depend on the default cookie lifetime).

Persistent cookies also 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 memorize an user’s interests so that the most relevant advertising is delivered to that user.

The advantages of cookies

A cookie contains information that links a browser (the user) to a particular web-server (the site). 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 sites to provide comfortable services to users. Examples – online privacy preferences, site language options or relevant advertising, etc.

The lifetime of a cookie

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 only for one session (“session cookies”) and are not retained after the user leaves the site, while other cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that site (“Permanent cookies”).

However, cookies can be deleted by the user at any time through the browser settings.

Cookies placed by third parties

Certain content sections on some sites may be provided through third parties / providers (eg news box, a 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 respective site. Third-party providers must also comply with the law in force and the privacy policies of the site owner.

Use of cookies by this site

Visiting this site may place cookies for the following purposes:

  • Site performance cookies
  • Visitor analysis cookies
  • Registration or authentication cookies
  • Third-party cookies

Performance cookies

This type of cookie will keep the user’s preferences on this site, so no need to set them at each site visit.

Visitor analysis cookies

Each time a user visits this site, the analytics software provided by a third party generates a user analytics cookie. This cookie will inform us if you have visited this site before. The browser checks if this cookie exists, and if not, one is generated. This allows monitoring of the unique users who visit the site and how often they do.

This cookie cannot be used to identify individuals, they are only used for statistical purposes.

Cookies for registration or authentication

When you register or log in to this site, a cookie will be generated. It confirms whether or not you are registered. Our server uses these cookies to identify the account with which you are registered and if you have the necessary permissions for a particular service or for accessing certain sections of the site. It will also allow you to associate the comments you post on the site with your account username. If you have not selected “keep me logged in”, this cookie will be automatically deleted when you close your browser or computer.

Third-party cookies

On some pages, third parties may set their own anonymous cookies, in order to track the success of an advertisement / application or to customize an application. Due to the way they are used, this site cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access the cookies owned by this site.

Third-party online advertising

Some of them use their own anonymous cookies to analyze how many people viewed an advertising message, or to see how many people repeatedly viewed a particular ad.

The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and this site does not have access to these cookies. Third-party cookies are used to show you targeted advertising on other sites as well, based on your browsing this site and by default your preferences.

The type of information stored and accessed through cookies

Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a site 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 the Internet browsing experience. Eg: the settings regarding the language in which you want to access a site, keeping a user logged in to the member account or email account, online security, keeping and storing some settings, etc.

The importance of cookies for the Internet

Cookies are the central point of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience, adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Refusing or disabling cookies can make some sites unusable.

Refusing or deactivating cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising, but that it will no longer be able to take into account your preferences and interests highlighted by your previous browsing behavior.

Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require user authentication in a particular 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).
    Retain child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
  • Reţinerea filtrelor de protecţie a copiilor privind conţinutul pe Internet (opţiuni family mode, funcţii de safe search).
  • Limiting the frequency of ad serving – limiting the number of times an ad is displayed for a particular user on a site.
  • Providing user relevant advertising.
  • Measurement, optimization and analytics features – such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a site, what type of content is viewed more and how a user reaches the site (eg through search engines, directly from other sites) (etc). The websites carry out these analyzes of their use to improve the sites for the benefit of the user.

Remarketing policy

In the pages of the website, a remarketing tag and a conversion code received from Google AdWords collect cookies (a number that uniquely identifies a web browser on a a certain computer, not a person). The Google Remarketing Tag collects cookies for displaying ads on Google Display Network websites and Google Search. When users visit a page of the website containing the remarketing tag, the browser cookie they use is added to a remarketing list. A remarketing list is a set of user cookies, generated by one or more remarketing tags.

Google AdWords uses cookies to display sponsored ads on the websites of the Google Display Network and in Google Search for users who have visited the pages of the website. If you do not agree with Google’s use of cookies, opt-out can be done through the Ads Preferences Manager.

Security and privacy issues

Cookies should NOT be confused with viruses! They use a plain text format. They are not made up of pieces of code, so they cannot be executed or self-run. As a result, you cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Since they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.

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 multiple 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.

Other security aspects related to cookies.

Since identity protection is very important and represents the right of every Internet user, it is advisable to know what are the possible problems that may arise in relation to cookies. Since through them the information between the browser and the site is constantly transmitted in both directions, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the transmission of the data, 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 (Ex: an unsecured Wi-Fi network).

Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies.

Due to their flexibility and the fact that most of the most visited and largest sites use cookies, these are almost inevitable. Disabling cookies will not allow user access to the most popular and used sites including YouTube, Gmail, Yahoo, Google and many more.

Here are some tips that you can make sure you browse smoothly with cookies:

  • Customize your browser settings for cookies to establish a comfortable level of security.
  • 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 your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser, it is the option of accessing sites that place cookies and deleting any visit information when you close it. navigation session.
  • Always install and update your antispyware applications.
  • Many spyware detection and prevention applications include site attack detection. This prevents the browser from accessing sites that might exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software.

    Make sure your browser is always up to date (updated).

    Many of the cookie-based attacks are made by exploiting the weaknesses of older versions of browsers.

    Cookies are everywhere and can not be aided if you want to enjoy access to the best and largest websites on the Internet, local or international. With a clear understanding of how they operate and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can surf the Internet with confidence.

Disabling cookies

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain sites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive or view online advertising.

You can make settings in your browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or you can set your browser to accept cookies only 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 ability to change cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the “Options” or “Preferences” menu of your browser or you can use the “Help” option of the browser for more details.

To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the browser “help” option for more details.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari

Useful Links

IAB Romania offers you the following website to find out more about privacy related to online advertising:
If you would like to learn more about cookies and their use, you can access the official website of the European Union on cookies at: