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- What are cookies?
Cookies are small files, generally consisting of letters and numbers (encoded), sent by a server to a web browser and then sent back (unchanged) by the browser each time it accesses that server.
Cookies are created when the browser used by a user displays a particular website. The website transmits information to the browser, and it creates a text file. Each time the user accesses that website again, the browser accesses and transmits this file to the web server where the website is hosted. In other words, the cookie can be seen as an identification card of the Internet user, which notifies the website every time the user returns to that site.
- Purpose of using cookies
Cookies can provide a faster and easier interaction between users and websites. For example, when a user logs in to a particular website, the authentication data is stored in a cookie, and later the user can access that website without the need to authenticate again.
In other cases, cookies can be used to store information about the user's activities on a specific web page so that they can easily resume those activities when revisiting the site. Cookies inform the server which pages to show the user so that they don't have to remember or navigate the entire site from the beginning. Thus, cookies can be likened to "bookmarks" that tell the user exactly where they left off on a website.
- What types of cookies do we use?
3.1. Session-specific cookies
Web pages do not have memory. A user navigating from one web page to another is considered a new user by the website. Session-specific cookies store an identifier that allows the user to move from one web page to another without having to enter identification information (username, password, etc.) each time. Session-specific cookies are stored in the user's computer memory only during an Internet browsing session and are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. They can also become inaccessible if the session has been inactive for a certain period of time (usually 20 minutes).
3.2. Persistent or stored cookies
Persistent cookies are stored on the user's computer and are not deleted when the browsing session is closed. These cookies can retain the user's preferences for a specific website so that they can be used in other Internet browsing sessions.
In addition to authentication information, persistent cookies can also store details regarding the selected language and theme on a specific website, menu preferences, favorite pages within a site, etc. When the user visits a website for the first time, it is presented in the default mode. Later, the user selects a set of preferences that are then stored in cookies and used when the user revisits the site. For example, a website offers content in multiple languages. During the first visit, the user selects English as the language, and the site remembers this.
3.3. Flash Cookies
If the user has Adobe Flash installed on their computer, small files can be stored in the memory of that computer by websites that contain Flash elements (such as video clips). These files are known as "local shared objects" or "flash cookies" and can be used for the same purposes as regular cookies.
3.4. First-Party Cookies vs Third-Party Cookies
Each cookie has an "owner" - the website/Internet domain that places that cookie.
First-party cookies are placed by the Internet domain/website accessed by the user (whose address appears in the browser's address bar). For example, if the user visits www. conaculdomnesc.ro, and the domain of the cookie placed on their computer is conaculdomnesc.ro, then it is a first-party cookie.
A third-party cookie is placed by a different Internet domain/website than the one accessed by the user; this means that the accessed website contains information from a third-party website - for example, an advertising banner that appears on the accessed site. So, if the user visits www.conaculdomnesc.ro but the cookie placed on their computer has the domain www.trafic.ro, then it is a third-party cookie.
- Cookies from the perspective of information security and privacy protection
Although cookies are stored in the user's computer memory, they cannot access/read other information stored on that computer. Cookies are not viruses. They are just small text files; they are not compiled as code and cannot be executed. Therefore, they cannot self-copy, spread to other networks to perform actions, or be used to spread viruses.
- Legislation on cookies
The European Union regulates through Directive 2002/58/EC on the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector, as amended by Directive 2009/136/EC, which provides that:
"Art.5 - (3) Member States shall ensure that the storage of information or the access to information already stored in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user is allowed only on condition that the subscriber or user concerned has given his/her consent after being provided with clear and comprehensive information, in accordance with Directive 95/46/EC, inter alia, about the purposes of the processing. This shall not prevent any technical storage or access for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network or where this is strictly necessary for the provision of an information society service requested by the subscriber or user."
These provisions have been transposed into national legislation in Law no. 506/2004 on the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector, with subsequent amendments:
"Art.4 - (5) The storage of information or the access to information stored in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user is only allowed by fulfilling cumulatively the following conditions:
(a) the consent of the subscriber or user concerned has been obtained;
(b) the subscriber or user concerned has been provided, prior to giving consent, in accordance with the provisions of Art. 12 of Law no. 677/2001, with clear and comprehensive information that:
- is presented in an easily understandable language and easily accessible to the subscriber or user;
- includes mentions regarding the purpose of processing the information stored by the subscriber or user or the information to which they have access.
In case the provider allows third parties to store or access information stored in the terminal equipment of the subscriber or user, the information in accordance with points (i) and (ii) shall include the general purpose of processing such information by third parties and how the subscriber or user can use the settings of the internet browsing application or other similar technologies to delete the stored information or to refuse access by third parties to such information.
(51) The consent referred to in paragraph (5) lit. a) can also be given through the use of internet browsing application settings or other similar technologies by which it can be considered that the subscriber or user has given consent.
(6) The provisions of paragraph (5) do not affect the possibility of technically storing or accessing information in the following cases:
- a) when these operations are carried out exclusively for the purpose of transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network;
- b) when these operations are strictly necessary for the provision of an information society service, explicitly requested by the subscriber or user.
- Managing, disabling, and deleting cookies
Detailed information regarding the methods of managing, disabling, and deleting cookies for the most popular browsers is provided below:
6.1. Internet Explorer
To delete cookies in Internet Explorer:
- Open Internet Explorer for desktop;
- Tap or click the Tools button, point to Safety, and then tap or click Delete browsing history;
- Select the Cookies checkbox, and then tap or click Delete;
To block or allow cookies:
- Open Internet Explorer for desktop.
- Tap or click the Tools button, and then tap or click Internet options.
- Tap or click the Privacy tab, and then, under Settings, move the slider up to block all cookies or down to allow all cookies, and then tap or click OK.
If you block cookies, some webpages might not display correctly.
6.2. Mozilla Firefox
To check or change settings:
- a) At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button (the Tools menu in Windows XP), and then click Options; click the Tools menu and select Options...;
- b) Select the Privacy panel;
- c) Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history;
- d) Check the Accept cookies from sites box to enable cookies or uncheck it to disable them;
- ) Choose the duration of stored cookies:
- Keep until: they expire: Each cookie will be removed when it reaches its expiration date, which is set by the site that sent the cookie;
- Keep until: I close Firefox: Cookies stored on your computer will be removed when Firefox is closed;
- Keep until: ask me every time: Displays a message every time a site tries to set a cookie and asks whether or not to store it;
- f) Click OK to close the Options window;
To control cookie settings in Google Chrome, follow these steps:
- a) Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar;
- b) Select Settings;
- c) Click Show advanced settings;
- d) In the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button;
- e) In the "Cookies" section, you can modify the following settings for cookies.
IF YOU DISABLE COOKIES, OUR WEBSITE MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY. THIS IS THE DECISION OF EACH USER.