● This website (https://www.romtractari.ro) uses its own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to everyone’s needs and interests. Cookies play an important role in facilitating the access 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 tariffs are expressed, the retention of options for various products (measures, other details, etc.) in the shopping cart (and memorizing these options) – thus generating the flexibility of the “shopping cart” (Accessing old favorites by accessing the “forward” and “back” button).
● Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how users use their websites so that they can make them more efficient and accessible to users.
● Allow multimedia or other apps from other sites to be included in a specific site to create a more valuable, useful, and enjoyable browsing experience;
Improve the efficiency of online advertising.
What is a “cookie”
A cookie is a small text file that is storing on the computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user on which the Internet is accessed. The Cookie is completely “passive” (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user’s hard drive). Cookies do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.
Main categories of cookies
There are 2 large categories of cookies:
● Session cookies – These are temporarily stored in the Web browser’s cookie folder to memorize them until the user exits the website or closes the browser window (ex: At the time of login/Delouse on a mail account or on social networks).English translation.
● Persistent cookies – they are stored on the hard drive of a computer or equipment (generally depends on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies also include those placed by another Web site than the one the user visits at the time – are known as ‘ third party cookies ‘ (cookies placed by third parties) – which can be used anonymously to memorize the interests of a user, so that advertising is delivered as relevant to users.
● What are the advantages of cookies?
A cookie containing information linking a Web-browser (user) and a specific Webserver (website)? If a user accesses that website again, he/she may 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 service to users (e.g. online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping baskets or relevant advertising). What is the lifetime of a cookie Cookies are managed by Webservers? 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 web-site, and some cookies are retained and reused every time the user returns to that website (“Permanent cookies”). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time via browser settings. What are cookies placed by third parties’ Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties/vendors (e.g. a 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 providers must also comply with the applicable law and privacy policies of the site owner.
How cookies are used by this site
A visit to this site may place cookies for purposes of:
● Site performance cookies;
● Visitor analytics cookies;
● Cookies for geotargeting;
● Registration cookies;
● English translation. Advertising cookies;
● Advertising provider cookies.
● Performance cookies
This type of cookie retains the user’s preferences on this site, so no longer requires their setting at each site’s visit. Examples:
Volume settings for video player;
● Cookies for geotargeting
These cookies are used by a software that determines which country you are from. It is completely anonymous and is used only to target content – even when you are on our page in Romanian language or in another language, you receive the same AD.
● Cookies for registration
When you register on this site, we generate a cookie that tells us whether you are registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account you are registered with and if you have permission for a specific service. It also allows us to associate any comment you post on our website with your username. If you haven’t selected “Keep me posted,” This cookie will automatically be deleted when you close your browser or computer.
● Advertising Cookies
● These cookies allow us to find out whether you have viewed an online advertisement, which is its type and how long it has been since you saw your ad. These cookies we use and to target online advertising. We may also use third-party cookies to better target advertising (for example: to show ads about holidays If the user has recently visited an article on the site about holidays).
● English translation. These cookies are anonymous, they store information about the viewed content, not users. We also set anonymous cookies through other sites that we advertise. By receiving them, we can use them to recognize you as a visitor to that site. If you later visit our website, we will be able to deliver your advertising based on this information. Advertising provider Cookies A great deal of the publicity you find on this site belongs to third parties. Some of these parts use their own anonymous cookies to analyze how many people have been exposed to an ad message, or to see many people have been exposed to the same ad several times. Companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and this site does not have access to read or write these cookies.
● Third party cookies can be used to show you targeted advertising on other sites, based on your browsing on this site. Other third-party cookies On some pages, third parties can set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an app or to customize an app. Due to the usage, this site cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access 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.
● Why are cookies important to the Internet Cookies are the focus of the efficient operation of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Refusing or disabling cookies may make some sites impossible to use. Refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – only that it will no longer be able to consider your preferences and interests. Highlighted by the case of browsing behavior in which most likely the advertising you receive will be less relevant to you. Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require user authentication via an account):
Content and services tailored to user preferences – categories of news, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment sites and travel services.
Offers tailored to users’ interests – password retention, language preferences (eg displaying search results in Romanian).
Retained child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search features).
Limiting the frequency of ad serving – limiting the number of times an ad is displayed for a user on a site.
● Providing more relevant advertising to the user.
● Measurement, optimization and analytics features – such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a website, what kind of content is viewed and how a user reaches a website (e.g. through search engines, directly from other websites (etc). The websites carry out these analyses of their use to improve the websites for the benefit of the 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 nor can they self-run. As a result, you cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses. However, cookies can be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about users’ browsing preferences and browsing history, both on a site and on several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and are constantly flagging cookies for deletion in anti-virus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures.
● In general, browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance: the period of validity and automatic deletion after the user has visited a site. Since identity protection is very valuable and represents the right of every Internet user, it is advisable to know what problems cookies may create. Because through them they constantly transmit, in both directions, information between the browser and the website, if an attacker or an unauthorized person intervenes during the data transmission, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted. Although very rarely, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (e.g. an unsecured Wi-Fi network).
● Other cookie-based attacks involve incorrect cookie settings 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 through unsecured channels. The attackers then use the information for the purpose of unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful when choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.
● Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies
● Here are some tips to make sure you browse smoothly with cookies:
● Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you.
● If you don’t mind cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you can set long deadlines for storing your browsing history and personal access data.
● If you share computer access, you can consider setting the browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close the browser. This is a way to access websites that place cookies and delete any visit information when you close your browsing session.
● Always install and update your antispyware applications.
● Many spyware detection and prevention applications include site attack detection.
● This 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 cookie-based attacks are made by exploiting the weaknesses of older versions of browsers.
● Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and largest Internet sites – local or international. With a clear understanding of how they operate and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can browse the Internet with confidence.
● How can I stop cookies?
● Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make certain websites 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 your browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted, or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a particular site. 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. Usually, these settings can be found in your browser’s “options” or “preferences” menu.