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This website may use both its own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to each individual's needs and interests.
Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose to block certain types of cookies from this site.
Cookies play an important role in facilitating the access and delivery of the multiple services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
- Personalizing certain settings such as: the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which certain prices or rates are expressed, keeping options for various products (measurements, other details, etc.) in the shopping cart (and saving these options), saving certain preferences in for future reuse.
- Cookies provide website owners with valuable feedback on how their websites are used by users, so that they can make them even more efficient and accessible.
- Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included in a particular site to create a more valuable, useful and enjoyable browsing experience.
- Improve the effectiveness of online advertising.
What is a cookie?
A Cookie is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on the computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user from which the Internet is accessed.
The cookie is installed through the request issued by a web server to a browser (eg: Chrome, Firefox) and is completely "passive" (it does not contain software programs, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user's hard drive ).
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and the content or value of the cookie. Moreover, the duration of the existence of a cookie is determined; technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that web server.
Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.
There are 2 large categories of cookies:
- Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the cookie folder of the web browser so that it remembers them until the user closes the browser window or logs out of the respective website.
- Persistent Cookies – These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depend on the 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 preferences.
What are the advantages of cookies?
What is the lifespan of a cookie?
What are cookies placed by third parties?
How cookies are used by this site
Cookies ensure a pleasant browsing experience for users and support our efforts to provide user-friendly services through features such as online privacy preferences, shopping cart or relevance advertising. They are also used in the preparation of aggregate anonymous statistics that help us understand how a user benefits from our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content, excluding the personal identification of the user.
A visit to this website may place the following types of cookies:
- Essential cookies
- Performance cookies
- Social media and advertising cookies
Certain cookies, such as performance or Social media and advertising cookies, may come from third parties.
These cookies allow both to save preferences regarding the other types of cookies used and to access the basic functionalities of this site. They retain the user's preferences on this site, so that there is no longer a need to set them each time you visit website. Registration cookies are generated when a user registers on this site, with the aim of informing us later whether he is registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account you are registered with and to give you an easier experience interacting with the site.
Other cookies that we place to allow you to use the site optimally are the cookies corresponding to the shopping cart and Favorites lists (with the purpose of saving the information related to the products you have added to the cart or that Favorites), location cookies (used to determine your location according to IP, with the aim of pre-filling certain fields required when registering or placing orders), session cookies generated when accessing and deleted automatically when closing the browser (required for the operation of the HTTP protocol, filling out certain forms, interacting with certain elements on the site, etc.), cookies that recognize the type of terminal used – desktop or mobile, cookies of chat applications that allow real-time discussions with customer service.
Social media and advertising cookies
What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Why are cookies important to the Internet?
Cookies are central to the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Rejecting or deactivating cookies can make it difficult to use a site. Rejecting or deactivating cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – but only that it will no longer be able to take into account your preferences and interests, highlighted by your browsing behavior. Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require the authentication of a user through an account):
- Content and services adapted to user preferences – categories of news, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment sites and travel services.
- Offers tailored to user interests – password retention, language preferences (Ex: display of search results in Romanian).
- Retention of child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
- Limiting the frequency of serving ads - limiting the number of times an ad is shown to a specific user on a site.
- Providing advertising more relevant to the user.
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 arrives at a website (eg through search engines, directly from other websites etc). The websites carry out these analyzes of their use in order to improve the sites for the benefit of the users.
Security and privacy issues
Cookies use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they cannot be executed or auto-run. Consequently, they cannot be duplicated or replicated to other networks to run or replicate again. Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Because they store information about users' preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and across multiple sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and constantly mark cookies for deletion as part of anti-virus/anti-spyware deletion/scanning procedures. Generally browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a certain site.
Other security aspects related to cookies because identity protection is very valuable and represents the right of every Internet user, it is advisable to know what possible problems cookies can create. Because through them information is constantly transmitted in both directions between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the data transmission, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted.
Although very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (eg an unsecured WiFi network). Other cookie-based attacks involve missetting cookies 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 over unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information to gain unauthorized access to certain websites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most suitable method of personal information protection.
Tips for safe and responsible browsing, based on cookies
Customize your browser cookie settings to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you.
If you don't mind cookies and you are the only person using the computer, you can set long expiration periods for storing your browsing history and personal access data.
If you share computer access, you may consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close the browser. This is an option to access the sites that place cookies and to delete any visit information when the browsing session is closed.
Install antispyware applications and update them regularly.
Many spyware detection and prevention applications include detection of site attacks. Thus, it prevents the browser from accessing websites that might exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software. Make sure your browser is always up to date. Many of the attacks based on cookies are carried out by exploiting the weak points of the old versions of the browsers. Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the most popular sites on the Internet. With a clear understanding of how they work and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can surf the Internet with confidence.