This policy refers to cookies and web pages www.ghidultauonline.ro
When you visit this site, www.ghidultauonline.ro for the first time, the site will display a pop-up window with an explanation about cookies. If you choose to use our website, www.ghidultauonline.ro, you agree to the use of our cookie modules.
2. What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file, made up of letters and numbers, which will be stored on a user's computer, mobile terminal or other equipment from which the Internet is accessed. The cookie is installed through the request issued by a web server to a browser (eg: Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (it does not contain software programs, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the hard drive the user).
3. What are Cookies used for?
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. Cookies ensure a pleasant browsing experience for users and support aBeauty's efforts to provide comfortable services to users: eg: – online privacy preferences, shopping cart or relevant advertising. They are also used in the preparation of aggregate anonymous statistics that help us understand how a user benefits from our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content, excluding the personal identification of the user.
4. What cookies do we use?
We use two types of Cookies: per session and fixed. The latter are temporary files that remain in the user's terminal until the session ends or the application (web browser) is closed. Fixed files remain on the user's terminal for a period in the Cookie parameters or until they are manually deleted by the user.
5. How are cookies used by this website?
A visit to this website may place cookies for the purposes of:
- Site performance cookies
- Visitor analysis cookies
- Cookies for geotargetting
- Registration cookies
- Cookies for advertising
- Advertising provider cookies
6. Do cookies contain personal data?
7. Deleting Cookies
8. Why are cookies important to the Internet?
Cookies are central to the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Rejecting 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 will no longer be able to 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 – categories of products and services.
- Offers adapted to the interests of users – retention of passwords.
- Retention of child protection filters regarding Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
- Limiting the frequency of serving ads - limiting the number of times an ad is shown to a specific 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 type of content is viewed and how a user arrives at a website (eg: through search engines, directly, from other websites etc.). The websites carry out these analyzes of their use in order to improve the sites for the benefit of the users.
9. 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. Because they store information about users' preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and across multiple sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. 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.
Other security aspects related to cookies:
Since the protection of identity is very valuable and represents the right of every Internet user, it is advisable to know what possible problems cookies can create. Because through them information is constantly transmitted in both directions between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the data transmission, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted.
Although very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (ex: an unsecured WiFi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve missetting cookies 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 over unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information to gain unauthorized access to certain websites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.
Tips for safe and responsible browsing, based on cookies.
Here are some tips that can ensure that you surf without worries but with the help of cookies:
- Customize your browser cookie settings to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you.
- If you don't mind cookies and you are the only person using the computer, you can set long expiration periods for storing your browsing history and personal access data.
- If you share computer access, you may consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close the browser. This is an option to access sites that place cookies and delete any visit information when you close your browsing session.
- Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.
Many spyware detection and prevention applications include detection of site attacks. Thus, it 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 carried out by exploiting the weak points of old versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and biggest sites 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 that you can surf the Internet with confidence.
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 or 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. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the "help" option of your browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
For the settings of cookies generated by third parties, you can also consult the website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/
10. Useful links
If you want to find out more information about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links: