2. What are Cookies and what are they used for?
Cookies are small alphanumeric files sent by a web site's server to a web browser (web browser: Crome, Firefox, Safari, etc.), RAM, or hard drive and then stored there. These files make it possible to recognize the user's terminal and present the content in a relevant way, adapted to the user's preferences. They can be used for different purposes, such as personalizing the site according to the needs of a particular user, helping a user navigate the website, improving the website quality for the user, or storing user preferences and information connection. All this is done by allowing us to improve their structure and content, excluding the direct user's personal identification. Cookies can be classified as "essential" (necessary for site functionality) or "nonessential" (necessary to analyze web site behavior, "analytical" cookies, or cookies used to show ads). Cookies can also be classified as session (remain on the device as long as the web browser is open) and persistent (expires at a fixed point in time or if deleted manually from the web browser). Cookies may be ours (belong to the site visited) or third parties (cookies placed on your device by third-party site domains). What are cookies placed by third parties? Certain sections of the content on the website may be provided through third parties, that is, not by our site, in which case these cookies are referred to as third party cookies. Third-party cookies must also comply with the rules on data protection. On our site, these cookies may come from the following third parties: Google Adsense: is an advertising network, cookies are used to place relevant ads on this site. Facebook: for social communication features such as Facebook like and share buttons or Facebook comments. Our site uses the types of cookies described above. Additional cookie information is also available at www.allaboutcookies.org
3. Do Cookies have personal data?
4. Why are cookies important to you?
Cookies are the central focus of the efficient Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and greatest websites on the Internet - local or international. With a clear understanding of how they work and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so you can browse with confidence on the internet. Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites unfeasible or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will not get/see online advertising anymore.
5. How do you accept or reject cookies?
There are a number of different ways to accept or reject some or all types of cookies. Some of the main ways to do this are described below. You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies that are used on the website. However, please be aware that this may affect your website and its functionality in part or in full. You also need to be aware that deleting all cookies in the web browser will also delete all cookies that store your preferences, for example whether or not you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies which blocks other cookies.
Detailed cookie information and browser settings can be found by visiting the following link: http://www.allaboutcookies.org
There are several ways to manage cookies.
The cookie control tool You may accept or reject [non-essential] cookies using our cookie management tool that is displayed when you first access the site.
Browser settings You can accept or reject some or all of the cookies (for example, by blocking all third-party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. How to do this can be found by accessing the following links for the most popular web browsers: - Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=ro - Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-historyfirefox?redirectlocale=ro-US&redirectslug=Clear+Recent+History - Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookiefiles-in-internet-explorer - Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=en_US Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, can change the settings for browsing in "incognito" mode by limiting the amount of data entered on the device and automatically deleting all the persistent cookies inserted on the device when the navigation session ends. There are also many third-party apps that can be added to your browser to block or manage cookies.
Existing cookies To delete cookies that have previously been placed in the browser, you must select the option to delete your browsing history by ensuring that the cookie deletion or deletion option is enabled when doing so.
Google Adsettings Managing custom ads is done by going to https://adssettings.google.com and demarcating the "Ad Personalization" option (by ensuring that the top of the page switch is left / gray and not right / blue). Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996 Browser extension to exclude Google Analytics You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing the browser extension available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Disconnect from Facebook Pixel There is a possibility to install a browser extension called "Disconnect Facebook pixel and FB tracking". This will prevent Facebook from following your behavior on third-party websites. These can be installed by accessing: • For Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/disconnect-facebookpixel/nnkndeagapifodhlebifbgbonbfmlnfm?hl=ro • For Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/facebook-disconnect/ The European Digital Interactive Advertising Tool Facebook and other companies that are part of the Digital Advertising Alliance can opt out of interestbased ads by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com, selecting your country by selecting "Your Ad Choices," then finding Facebook (and any other companies you want to block) and selecting the "Off" option.
6. Security Considerations
Cookies are NOT Viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of parts of code so they cannot be executed or can auto-run. Consequently, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.