This website uses its own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a better browsing experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of each one of them. The full list of third-party cookies can be found below. There are also links to third party websites on this website; once accessed these links, users are subject to the policy of those website.
Cookies play an important role in facilitating access to and delivery of multiple services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
● Customize 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 (measures, other details, etc.).
● Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users so that they can make them more efficient and 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 browsing experience.
What is a "cookie"?
An "Internet Cookie" (also known as a "browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie" or simply a "cookie") is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, that is stored on your computer, mobile terminal, or other equipment of a user from whom the Internet is accessed. The cookie is installed by request issued by a web server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) and is completely "passive" (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access information on the hard drive of the user).
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and content or value of the cookie. Moreover, the lifespan 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 web server.
Cookies themselves do not require personal information in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users. There are 2 major categories of cookies:
● Session Cookies. These are temporarily stored in the cookies folder of the web browser so that it can store them until the user leaves the respective website or closes the browser window (eg when logging in / out on a webmail account or on social networks).
● Persistent cookies. These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depend on the default 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 memorize a user's interests so that the most relevant advertising for the user is delivered.
What are the advantages of cookies?
Cookies are administered by webservers. The lifetime of a cookie can 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 ('permanent cookie'). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time via browser settings.
What kind of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a browser. The web server recognizes your browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that enhance your Internet browsing experience (for example user session ID, referral page, current time, etc.).
Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies are the focal point of the efficient operation of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Declining or disabling cookies may make some websites impossible to use. Refusing or disabling 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 behaviour.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require a user to authenticate through an account):
● Content and services adapted to the user's preferences;
● Offers adapted to users' interests - language preferences (For example: displaying search results in Romanian);
● Providing more relevant advertising for the user;
● Measurement, optimization and analytics features - such as confirming a certain level of traffic to a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user gets to a website (for example: through search engines, directly, from other websites etc). Websites conduct these analyses 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 cannot be executed or run. As a result, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses. However, cookies may be used for negative purposes. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and constantly mark cookies to be deleted during anti-virus / anti-spyware deletion/scanning procedures.
In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of acceptance of cookies, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
How can I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain websites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, the refusal to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive/see online advertising.
It is possible to have a browser setting that no longer accepts cookies or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a specific site.
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser.