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Please read carefully the following information:

In order to comply with the requirements set out in the EU Directive of 26 May 2012 and the provisions of Law no. 506 of 17 November 2004 on the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector, all visitors to the website are required to consent to the transmission of cookies on their computers.

This website uses its own cookies and third parties to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of everyone.

Cookies play an important role in facilitating the access and delivery of multiple services the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:

  • Customize certain settings such as: the language in which a site is viewed, accessing old preferences by clicking the "forward" and "previous" buttons.
  • Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users so they can make them even more effective and more accessible to users.
  • Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included in a particular site to create a more valuable, useful, and enjoyable navigation experience.

What is a "cookie"?

A "Cookie Internet" (also known as "cookie browser" or "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie") is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal other equipment of a user on which the Internet is accessed.

The cookie is installed through a web browser's browser request (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access the information on the user's hard drive).

A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the content or the value of the cookie. Furthermore, the duration 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 to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.

There are 2 big categories of cookies:

  • Session cookies - they are temporarily stored in the web browser's cookie folder so that they store them until the user exits the site or closes the browser window (for example, when logging in/out of an account webmail or social networking).
  • Persistent cookies - these are stored on the hard drive of a computer or equipment (and generally depends on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies include those placed on a website other than the one the user is currently visiting - known as 'third party cookies' - which can be used anonymously to store a user's interests so as to deliver advertising as relevant to users.

What are the advantages of cookies?

A cookie contains information linking a web browser (user) and a specific web-server (website). If a browser accesses that web-server again, it can read the already stored information and react accordingly. Cookies provide users with an enjoyable browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide user-friendly services: ex - online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts, or relevant advertising.

What is 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 only used for one session (session cookies) and are not retained once the user has left the website and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that site (cookie- permanent). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through browser settings.

What are cookies placed by third parties?

Certain sections of content on some websites may be provided through third parties / suppliers (eg news box, video or 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 that website. Third-party vendors must also comply with the applicable law and the site's privacy policies.

How cookies are used by a website.

A visit to a website may place cookies for:

  • increasing website performance;
  • a visitors analysis;
  • geotargetting;
  • user registration.

Performance cookies

This type of cookie retains the user's preferences on this website, so they no longer need to be set on every website visit.

Examples: volume settings for video player, streaming video speed with which browser is compatible.

Cookies for Visitor Analysis

Every time a user visits a website, analytics software provided by a third party generates a user analysis cookie. This cookie tells you if you have visited this website so far. The browser will flag you if you have this cookie, and if not, one will be generated. It allows monitoring of unique users who visit the website and how often they do it.

As long as the visitor is not registered on the website, this cookie can not be used to identify individuals, they are used for statistical purposes only. If registered, you may also know the details provided, such as your email address and username - subject to confidentiality, in accordance with the legislation in force on the protection of your personal data.

Cookies for geotargetting

These cookies are used by software that determines from which country you come from. It is completely anonymous and is only used to target content - even when the visitor is on the page in romanian or in another language, it will receive the same advertisement.

Cookies for registration

When you sign up for a website, a cookie is generated that tells you if you are registered or not. Servers use these cookies to show your account and if you have permission for a specific service. It is also allowed to associate any comments posted on your website with your username. If you have not selected "keep me registered", this cookie will automatically delete when you close your browser or computer.

Other cookies of third parties

On some pages, third parties can set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an application or customize an application.

For example, when you share an article using the social network button on a website, that social network will record your activity.

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 Webserver will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted.

The cookie stores important information that enhances Internet browsing experience (eg setting up the language of a website, keeping a user logged in to your webmail account, online banking security, keeping your products in your shopping cart).

Why are Internet Cookies Important?

Cookies are the central point of efficient operation of the 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 websites impossible to use.

Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require authentication of a user through an account):

  • Content and services tailored to user preferences - news categories, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment websites and travel services.
  • Offers tailored to the interests of users - retaining passwords, language preferences (eg displaying search results in English).
  • Retrieve Child Protection Filters for Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
  • Measurement, optimization and analytics features - such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user reaches a website (eg, search engines, directly, from other websites). Websites run these analyzes of their use 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 can not be executed or self-executed. Consequently, they can not duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they can not perform these functions, they can not 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 website and on several other websites, 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.

In general, browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity, and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular website.

Tips for safe and responsible cookie-based navigation.

  • Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level for your cookie security.
  • 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 websites that place cookies and delete any information when you close the browsing session.
  • Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.
  • Many of the applications for detection and prevention of spyware include the detection of attacks on websites. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software.

How do I stop cookies?

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites unfeasible or difficult to visit and use.

It is possible to set up the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a particular website. But for example, if a visitor is not registered using cookies, he will not be able to leave comments.

All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the Settings menu or the Preferences menu of your browser.

To understand these settings, the following links may be useful: