This website uses its own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a better browsing experience and services tailored to each individual’s needs and interests. The full list of third-party cookies can be found below. Also, on this website there are links to third-party websites; once these links are accessed, users are subject to the policy of the respective website.
Cookies play an important role in facilitating the access and delivery of the many services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
- Customizing 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.).
- Cookies provide website owners with valuable feedback on how their websites 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 “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file consisting of letters and numbers that is stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other a user’s equipment from which the Internet is accessed. The cookie is installed by the request issued by a web server to a browser (eg: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) and is completely “passive” (it does not contain software programs, viruses or spyware and cannot access information on the hard drive the user’s drive).
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and the content or value of the cookie. Furthermore, the lifetime 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 webserver.
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 file of the web browser so that it remembers them until the user leaves the respective website or closes the browser window (eg: when logging in/out of an account by webmail or on social networks).
- 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 visiting at the time – known as ‘third party cookies’ – which can be used anonymously to remember a user’s interests so that the most relevant advertising to users is delivered.
What are the advantages of cookies?
Cookies are managed by web servers. 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 every time the user returns to that website (‘cookie- permanent ures’). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through the browser settings.
What type 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 improves the Internet browsing experience (for example: user session id, referral page, current time, etc.).
Why are cookies important to the Internet?
Cookies are central to the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a user-friendly browsing experience tailored to each user’s preferences and interests. Refusing or disabling cookies may make some sites unusable. Rejecting or deactivating cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – but only that it could no longer 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 tailored to user preferences;
- Offers tailored to users’ interests – language preferences (For example: displaying search results in Romanian);
- Providing more relevant advertising 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 (for example: through search engines, directly, from other websites etc.). The websites run these analyzes of their usage to improve the websites for the benefit of the users.
Cookies used on this website
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function, cannot be disabled in our systems and do not store any personally identifiable information.
Session cookie: PHP uses a cookie to identify user sessions. Without this cookie the website does not work.
XSRF – Cookie Token: Laravel automatically generates a CSRF “Token” for each active user session managed by the application. This token is used to verify that the authenticated user is the one making the requests in the application.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so that we can measure and improve the performance of our website. These help us know which pages are the most popular and see how visitors navigate the site.
Google Analytics (GA) is Google’s SaaS product for collecting, storing and analyzing data received from web traffic to help entities understand how people use the site. A tracking script is loaded on web pages and it sends information directly back to Google. Google states that it acts as a data processor for GA – acting on behalf of the site (the data controller). In turn, Google has no rights to the data in question to use it for other Google purposes, such as advertising or tracking in other services.
These cookies may be set through our website by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and to show you relevant advertising on other sites. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
The Facebook pixel is an analytics tool that allows you to measure the effectiveness of your advertising by understanding the actions people take on the site. The Facebook pixel receives these types of data:
- Http Headers – Anything present in HTTP headers. HTTP headers include IP addresses, web browser information, page location, document, referrer, and person using the website.
- Pixel-Specific Data – Like Pixel ID and Facebook cookie.
- Button click data – Includes any buttons that website visitors clicked, their tags, and any pages visited as a result of button clicks.
- Optional Values – Developers and marketers can optionally choose to send additional visit information through conversion tracking.
- Form Field Names – Includes website field names like “email”, “address”, etc.
Cookies for social networks
These cookies are set by a number of social media services that we have added to the site to allow you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser on other sites and building a profile of your interests. If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
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 auto-run. Consequently, they cannot be duplicated or replicated to other networks to run or replicate again. Since they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses. Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and constantly mark cookies for deletion during anti-virus/anti-spyware deletion/scanning procedures.
In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a certain site.
How can I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may 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 the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a specific site.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in your browser’s “options” or “preferences” menu.
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