Privacy Policy

The website uses cookies. The data presented forthwith is intended to let the user know more details concerning placement, use and management of the „cookies” used by our website. Some useful links regarding this matter are also present. Should you need more information not mentioned herein below you may contract us.

We kindly ask you to read carefully the following information:

This site may use both its own cookies and the ones coming from third parties, in order to supply the visitors a much better navigation experience and services adapted to everyone’s needs and interests.

In what we call “web 2.0” cookies play an important role in facilitating access and delivery of multiple services enjoyed by the user on the internet, such as:

  • Customization of certain settings such as: the language in which a site is visualised, the currency in which certain prices or tariffs are expressed, keeping the options for certain products (measurements, other details, etc) in the shopping basket (and memorising such options) – thereby by generating the flexibility of the hopping basket” (accessing the old preferences by accessing the “forward” and “back” button)
  • Cookies provide the site hosts a valuable feedback upon the way such sites are used by users, so that they can make them even more efficient and accessible for the visitors.
  • They allow the multimedia or other types of applications on other sites to be included in a certain site in order to create a more valuable, more useful and more pleasant navigation experience;

What is a “cookie”?

An “Internet Cookie” (such term being also known as a “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small size file, made of letters and numbers, which shall be stored on the computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user where internet is accessed from.

The cookie is installed by a request issued by a web-server to a browser (e.g.: Internet Explorer, Chrome) and it is completely “passive” (it does not contain software programs, viruses or spyware, and it cannot access the data stored on the hard drive of the user).

A cookie is made of 2 parts: the name and content or value of the cookie. Moreover, the existence period of a cookie is determined|; technically, only the web-server which has sent the cookie can access it again at the moment when a user returns to the website associated to the respective web-server.

The cookies themselves do not request personal character data in order to make their use possible, and in most cases, do not personally identify internet users.

There are 2 great categories of cookies:

  • Session cookies – the same are temporarily stored in the cookies file of the web browser to be kept until the user logs out of the respective site, or he closes the browser window (e.g.: at the time of logging in/out of the webmail account of the social media networks).
  • Persistent cookies – The same are stored on the hard-drive of a computer or equipment (and in general it depends on the pre-established life span for cookies). The persistent cookies also include the ones placed by another website than the one visited by the user at the respective time – known as “third party cookies” – which can be used anonymously in order to memorise the interest of another user, to enable delivery of as relevant advertisement as possible for users.

What are the advantages of cookies?

A cookie contains information connecting between a web-browser (user) and a certain web-server (the website). If a browser is accessing that web-server again, then it can read the already stored data and react accordingly. Cookies assure the users a pleasant navigation experience, and they sustain the efforts of many websites to offer comfortable services to the users: e.g. – preferences in privacy matters online, options concerning the site language, shopping baskets or relevant advertising.

What is the life span of a cookie?

Cookies are managed by web-servers. The life span of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the scope of for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for one session (session cookies) and they are not stored once the user leaves the website and some cookies are retained and reused every time the user comes back on that website (“permanent cookies”). However, the cookies can be erased by a user at any time through the settings of the browser.

What are third party cookies?

Certain content sections on some sites can be supplied through certain third parties/suppliers (e.g.: news box, a video or an advertisement). These third parties can also place cookies through the site and they are called “third party cookies” because they are not placed by the owner of that particular website. The third party suppliers must also observe the law in force and the privacy policies of the owner of the site.

What are third party cookies?

Certain content sections on some sites can be supplied through certain third parties/suppliers (e.g.: news box, a video or an advertisement). These third parties can also place cookies through the site and they are called “third party cookies” because they are not placed by the owner of that particular website. The third party suppliers must also observe the law in force and the privacy policies of the owner of the site.

Cookie name Type Description / Completion Supplier Expiry
_utma Analytics (Terti) Google. Inc. Two years after inaugural configuration or upgrade
Functional This cookie (which is part of Google Analytics) keeps track of the number of visits a visitor to your site when it was your first visit and the last visit. Expires after 2 years.
_utmb Analytics (Terti) Google. Inc. 30 minutes after configuration or update
Functional Used to create a time stamp from the moment a visitor enters a site. This cookie is part of Google Analytics along with _utmc cookie. Expires after 30 minutes.
_utmc Analytics (Terti) Google. Inc. Finish browsing session
Functional Used to create a time stamp just when a visitor leaves the site. This cookie is part of Google Analytics along with _utmb cookie. This cookie is deleted when the browser is closed.
_utmz Analytics (Terti) Google. Inc. Six months after configuring or updating
Functional _utmz keeps track of traffic from the location where the visitor visited the site, which search engine he used, what links he visited, what keywords he used, and where the user visited the site. This cookie is part of Google Analytics. Expires after 180 days.
PHPSESSID Necessary It temporarily records a user identity variable. Alcor Services Finish browsing session
_icl_current_language Functional Records a variable by storing the language version chosen by the user. Alcor Services 24 hours after the session is complete
_gat, _gat_awxoapTracker Functional It is used by Google Universal Analytics to limit data collection on large traffic sites. Alcor Services 10 minutes from the end of the session
_ga Functional It is used by Google Universal Analytics to identify users by associating them with a unique auto-generated number. Alcor Services 760 days after the session is complete
cookie_notice_accepted Functional Register if the user has accepted cookies or not when first accessing the site. Alcor Services 30 days from the end of the session
trafic_h, trafic_v Functional Used for traffic statistics obtained with Alcor Services 8555 zile (trafic_h), sesiune (trafic_v)
wfvt_3782209690 Functional Used to firewall traffic Alcor Services Finish browsing session
wordfence_verifiedHuman Functional Used to firewall traffic Alcor Services 24 hours after the session is complete
GAPS, GoogleAccountsLocale_session, GALX, LSID Traffic Info / Advertising Used by Google+ to let users click on the +1 button. Google. Inc. 1 year after the end of the session
YSC, B, ACTIVITY, GEUP, PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, demographics, LOGIN_INFO Flash Used by YouTube. They are set when the user clicks the Play button of a video. Youtube sesiune(YSC, ACTIVITY), 8091 zile (B), 2 ani (GEUP), 1663 zile (PREF), 240 zile (VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE), 1431 zile (demographics), 1621 zile (LOGIN_INFO)
SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF Traffic Info / Advertising Used by Google Maps to identify user activity and store user preferences. Google. Inc. 730 zile (SID), 1621 zile (SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, PREF), 1074 zile (NID)
datr, x-src, fr, lu, locale, campaign_click_url Traffic Info / Advertising Used by Facebook to track user activity. Facebook 1621(datr, lu), 891 zile(x-src), 921 zile (fr), 898 zile (locale), 9 zile (campaign_click_url)
ASP.NET_SessionId, aco, ADCConditionsV1, AID, acm, DeviceV2 Functional Used by to detect device and user preferences sesiune (ASP.NET_SessionId, aco, ADCConditionsV1), 365 zile (AID, DeviceV2), 3653 zile (acm)

How are cookies used by this site?

A visit to this site can place cookies for the following purposes:

  • site performance cookies;
  • cookies for analyses of the visitors;
  • geotargetting cookies;
  • registration cookies;
  • session cookies;
  • publicity cookies;
  • publicity suppliers cookies.

Certain cookies may come from third parties.

Performance cookies

This type of cookie retains the preferences of the user on this site, so that their setting is no longer necessary every time the site is visited (E.g.: the list of recently visualised products, the currency preferences of the user, the type of terminal used – desktop or mobile, the number of products added in the shopping basket, etc.).

Geotargetting cookies

These cookies are used to determine which country you are from, they are completely anonymous and they are used only to target the contents (E.g.: storing the country code, following automatic detection according to IP).

Registration cookies

Such cookies store the specific data of a certain user (user code, email address, preferences for authentication data in the account). When you register on this site, we generate a cookie to notify us whether you are registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account you are registered with and to display the data associated to the account.

Session cookies

The session cookie is automatically generated at the moment the site is accessed and it is used for the management of the web applications (HTTP protocol, filling in certain forms, interaction with certain elements in the site etc.). This cookie is automatically erased upon closing the browser.

Other third party cookies

On certain pages, third parties may set their own anonymous cookies, in order to follow up the success of an application, or to customize an application. Such cookies may come from certain third parties as services of Web Analytics (E.g. Google Analytics), publicity (E.g. AdSense), social media type platforms, (E.g.: Facebook), counselling activities of chat type clients etc.

Due to its use, this site cannot access these cookies, and likewise, the third parties cannot access the cookies held by this site. For instance, when you share an article using the button for the social media networks located on this site, such social medial will record your activity.

What type of information is stored and accessed through the cookies?

Cookies keep information in a small size text file allowing a website to recognize a browser. The web-server will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or it is erased. The cookie stores important data which improve the navigation experience on the Internet (e.g.: settings of the language in which accessing a site is wanted; keeping a user logged on to the webmail account; online banking security; keeping the goods in the shopping basket).

Why are cookies so important for the Internet?

Cookies represent the central point of the efficient operation of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly navigation experience and adapted to the preferences and interests of every user. Refusing or disabling cookies may make the use of certain sites impossible.

Refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive advertisements online – but this means that it will no longer be able to consider you preferences and interests, as highlighted by your navigational behaviour.

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

  • Contents and services adapted to the preferences of the user – categories of news, weather, sport, maps, public and governmental service, entertainment and travel services sites.
  • Offers adapted to users’ interests – passwords storage, language preferences (E.g.: display of the search results in the Romanian language).
  • Storage of children protection filters concerning content on the Internet (family mode option, safe search functions).
  • Limitation of frequency of ad serving – limitation of the number of displays of an ad for a certain user on a site.
  • Supply of more relevant publicity for a user.
  • Measurement, optimization and analytics characteristics – such as the confirmation of a certain traffic level on a website, what kind of contents is visualized and the way one user reaches a website (for instance through a search engine, directly, from other websites etc). Websites carry out such analyses of their use in order to improve the sites for the benefit of users.

Security and privacy related matters

Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text format. They are not made of code pieces so that they cannot be executed nor can they auto-run. Consequently, they cannot duplicate themselves, or replicate on other networks in order to run or replicate again. Since they cannot perform these functions, they can not be considered viruses.
Nevertheless, cookies may be used for negative purposes. Since they store data concerning preferences and navigation history of users, both on a particular site and on several other sites, cookies can be used as a Spyware form. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and they constantly mark the cookies to be erased within the erase/anti-virus scan/anti-spyware procedures.

Browsers generally have privacy settings integrated supplying different levels of acceptance of cookies, the period of validity and automatic erasure after the user has visited a certain site.

Other aspects of security concerning cookies

Since identity protection is very valuable and it represents the right of every internet user, it is appropriate to know the possible problems likely to be generated by cookies. Taking into consideration that through the cookies data is transmitted constantly in both senses between the browser and the website, should an attacker or an unauthorized person intervene in the course of data transmission, the information contained by cokes might be intercepted. Although very rarely, such thing could happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (e.g.: an unsecured Wi-Fi network).

Other attacks based on cookies imply wrong settings of the cookies on servers. If a website does not request the browser to use only encrypted channels, the attackers can use this vulnerability to fool the browsers into ending information through the unsecured channels. Attackers use then the data for the purpose of unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate personal data protection methods.

Recommendations for a safe and responsible navigation, based on cookies

Due to their flexibility and to the fact that the majority of the most visited and biggest sites use cookies, they are almost inevitable. Disabling the cookies will not allow the user’s access to the most widespread and used sites, among which YouTube, Gmail, Yahoo and others. Here are some tips to assure your browsing without worries but with the help of cookies:

  • Customise your browser settings concerning cookies to reflect a comfortable level for your safe use of cookies.
  • If cookies do not bother you and you are the only person to use that computer, you can set longer periods of expiration for the storage of browsing history and the personal access data.
  • If you share the access to the computer, you might consider setting the browser to erase the individual browsing data every time you close the browser. This is a variant to access the sites placing cookies and to erase any visiting information upon closing the browsing session.
  • Install and constantly update antispyware applications.

Many of the spyware detection and prevention applications include detection of attacks on sites. Therefore they prevent the browser from accessing websites that could exploit the vulnerabilities of the browser or to download dangerous software. Make sure you have your browser always updated. Many of the attacks based on cookies are achieved by exploiting the weaknesses of the older versions of the browsers.

Cookies are everywhere and they cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and greatest sites on the Internet – both local and international. With a clear understanding of their operation mode and their respective benefits, you take the appropriate security measures so that you can confidently browse the Internet.

How can I stop cookies?

Disabling and refusal to receive cookies can make certain sites impracticable or difficult to visit and use. However, the refusal to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive / see online publicity.

It is possible to set the browser so that such cookies are no longer accepted or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a particular site. But, for instance, if you are not registered using cookies you will not be able to leave any commentaries.

All modern browsers allow the option to change the settings of cookies. Such settings are usually to be found in “options” or in the “preferences” menu of your browser. In order to understand such settings, the following links may prove to be useful, so that you can use the “help” option of the browser for more details.

Questions, Suggestions and Claims?

Should you have any questions regarding data protection, the policy of cookies use, or our internet page, we are happy to be of help. You can contact us using the data in our contact page.