The information presented below aims to inform the user more details about the placement, use and administration of “cookies” used by the site “www.rintransactiv.ro”
An “Internet Cookie” (also known as a “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user from whom the Internet is accessed.
The cookie is installed by request issued by a web server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely “passive” (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access the information on the hard drive user).
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and the content or the value of the cookie. Moreover, the duration of the existence of a cookie is determined; technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that web server.
Cookies themselves do not require personal information in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users.
Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the cookies folder of the web browser so that it can store them until the user leaves the respective website or closes the browser window (eg when logging in / out of an account webmail or social networking).
Persistent cookies – these are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depend on the default life of the cookie). Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user is currently visiting – known as ‘third party cookies’ – which can be used anonymously. to memorize a user’s interests so that the most relevant advertising for the user is delivered.
A cookie contains information that links a web browser (user) to a specific web server (website). If a browser accesses that web server again, it can 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 services to users: eg online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
Cookies are administered by webservers. The lifespan 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 each time the user returns to that website (cookies). permanent). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through the browser settings.
A visit to a website may place cookies for:
- increase website performance;
- an analysis of visitors;
- user registration.
- Performance cookie
This type of cookie retains the user’s preferences on the site, so there is no need to set them each time you visit the site.
Examples: announcement type cookies (with them we remember the user’s choice not to see the ad displayed on the site (clicked on x)), the video player volume settings, the video streaming speed with which the browser is compatible.
Performance analysis cookie
Each time a user visits a site, the analytics software provided by a third party generates a user analysis cookie. This cookie says if you have visited this site before. The browser will notify you if you have this cookie, and if not, one will be generated. It allows monitoring of unique users who visit the site and how often they do so.
As long as the visitor is not registered on the site, this cookie cannot be used to identify individuals, they are used only for statistical purposes. If it is registered, the details provided, such as the e-mail address and username, may also be known – these being subject to confidentiality, in accordance with the provisions of the legislation in force regarding the protection of personal data.
These cookies are used by a software that determines which country you come from. It is completely anonymous and is used only to target content – even when the visitor is on the page in Romanian or another language, they will receive the same advertisement.
On some pages, third parties may set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an application or to customize an application.
For example, when you share an article using the social media button on a site, that social network will record your activity.
What kind 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 will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted.
The cookie stores important information that improves the Internet browsing experience (eg, the language settings for accessing a site; keeping a user logged in to their webmail account; online banking security; keeping products in the shopping cart)
Cookies are the focal point of the efficient operation of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Declining or disabling cookies may make some sites impossible to use.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require authentication of a user through an account):
Content and services tailored to user preferences – news, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment sites and travel services.
Offers adapted to users’ interests – password retention, language preferences (eg displaying search results in Romanian).
Retention of child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
Measurement, optimization and analytics features – such as confirming a certain level of traffic to a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user gets to a website (eg through search engines, directly from other websites). uri). Websites carry out these analyzes of their use in order to improve the sites 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 or self-executed. As a result, they cannot be duplicated or replicated to other networks in order to run or replicate. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
However, cookies may be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about users’ preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and on several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and constantly mark cookies to be deleted during anti-virus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures.
In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of acceptance of cookies, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a certain site.
Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you.
If you share access to your computer, you may want to consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is an option to access sites that place cookies and to delete any visit information at the end of the browsing session.
Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.
Many of the spyware detection and prevention applications include site attack detection. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download malicious software.
It is possible to set in the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or the browser can be set to accept cookies from a specific site. But, for example, if a visitor is not registered using cookies, they will not be able to leave comments.
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the Options menu or in the browser’s Favorites menu.
To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful:
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari