Document informing users about the presence of cookies on this website
The information presented below aims to inform the user more details about the placement, use and administration of "cookies" used by the website. Also, there are some useful links related to this topic. In case you need more information than those below, you can contact us by using the information on the contact page.
Why use our site cookies?
- The 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 and delivery of multiple services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as customizing certain settings such as the language in which a site is viewed.
- Cookies provide valuable feedback on how users use the sites, so that we can make them more efficient and accessible.
- Cookies allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included in a specific site to create a more valuable, useful and enjoyable browsing experience.
- Cookies also improve the efficiency of online advertising.
What is a "cookie" and what kind of data does it collect?
- An "Internet Cookie" (term also known as "browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie") is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on your computer, the mobile terminal or other equipment of a user accessing the Internet.
- The cookie is installed by a web-server-issued request from a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on user hard drive).
- A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and content or value of the cookie. Moreover, the duration of existence of a cookie is determined. Technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when the user returns to the website associated with the respective server.
- Cookies themselves do not collect personal data for use and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.
What types of cookies are used?
- Session cookies - these are temporarily stored in the cookie file of the web browser so that it can store them until the user exits the respective website or closes the browser window (eg when logging in / logins on a webmail account or on social networks).
- Persistent cookies - These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or equipment (and generally depend on the default lifetime of the cookie). Persistent cookies 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 the interests of the users, so that afterwards advertising as relevant to them is delivered.
What are the advantages of cookies?
A cookie contains information that links a web-browser (the user) and a particular webserver (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 comfortable services to users. An example is online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
What is the life 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 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 ('cookie- permanent hours'). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through the browser settings.
What are cookies placed by third parties?
Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties (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 owner of the respective website. Third party providers must also comply with the law in force and the privacy policies of the site owner.
How are cookies used by the site?
A visit to this site can place the following types of cookies on your device:
- Cookies strictly required
- Site performance cookies
- Visitor analysis cookies
- Cookies for geo-targeting
- Cookies for advertising
- Cookies of the advertising providers that may come from one of the third parties, such as: Google, Facebook, Google Analytics, etc.
Cookies strictly required
The strictly necessary cookies are essential for the smooth functioning of the website. These cookies do not require your prior consent to be downloaded to your device. You can set your browser to block these cookies, but in this case certain sections of the website will not work properly.
This type of cookie retains the preferences of the user on this website, so no need to set them every time you visit the site.
- video player volume settings
- the speed of streaming video with which the browser is compatible
Cookies for analyzing visitors
Each time a user visits the website, the analysis software provided by a third party generates a user analysis cookie. This cookie tells us if you've visited this site before. The browser will tell you if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. This allows monitoring the unique users who visit us and how often they do. As long as you are not registered on this site, this cookie cannot be used to identify individuals, they are only used for statistical purposes.
Cookies for geotargetting
These cookies are used by a software that determines which country you come from. It is completely anonymous and is used only to adapt the content in the sense that when you are on our page in Romanian or in another language you receive the same advertisement.
Cookies for advertising
These cookies allow us to find out whether or not you have viewed an online advertisement, which is its type and how much time has elapsed since you saw the advertising message. We also use these cookies to adapt online advertising. We may also use third-party cookies for better targeting of advertising such as directing holiday advertisements if the user has recently visited a holiday article. These cookies are anonymous, they store information about the content visualized, not about users. Also, the site sets anonymous cookies through other sites that we advertise. These can be used to recognize you as a visitor to that site, and if you later visit our site, we will be able to deliver advertising based on this information.
Cookies of advertising providers
Much of the advertising you find on the site belongs to third parties. Some of these parties use their own anonymous cookies to analyze how many people have been exposed to an advertising message or to see how many people have been exposed multiple times to the same advertisement. Companies that generate these cookies should comply with the data protection legislation in force. The site does not have access to read or write these cookies, but their purpose is to show you individual advertising on other sites, based on your browsing 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 they are used, the site cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access the cookies owned by this site. For example, when you distribute an article using the social media button on this site, that social network will record your activity.
How can you stop cookies?
Users can configure their browser to reject 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 / see online advertising. It is possible to set it in the browser so that these cookies will no longer be accepted or cookies will be accepted 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. Select the browser below to receive information about changing these settings:
'Name: Google Analytics
Duration: 2 years
Role: Google Analytics uses a set of cookies to collect information and report statistical data on site usage. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the "__ga" cookie. In addition to reporting site usage statistics, Google Analytics can be used, along with some of the advertising cookies, to display more relevant ads on Google properties (such as Google Search) and on the web, as well as to measure the interaction with the ads we show.'
Duration: 121 days
Role: DoubleClick cookies are used to improve advertising. When providing DoubleClick services, Google can process personal data such as Cookie IDs and IP addresses. In this case Google will be the data processor. There are terms and conditions that must be met under the GDPR and should reflect this relationship. These terms and conditions provide additional protection for how Google processes data when using DoubleClick services. Cookies do not contain personal data. Depending on the user and browser settings, information associated with cookies can be added to the user who has a Google account.'
Duration: 30 days
Role: Conversion tracking'