Cookie Policy

The website uses cookies.

The information presented below aims to provide users with more details about the placement, use, and management of cookies used by the website If you need more information that is not included below, you can contact us at the email address

Please read the following information carefully:

This website may use both its own cookies and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to their needs and interests.

Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose to block certain types of cookies from this site.

Cookies play an important role in facilitating access to and delivering multiple services that users enjoy on the Internet, such as:

  • Personalizing certain settings, such as the language in which a website is displayed, the currency in which certain prices or rates are expressed, retaining options for various products (sizes, other details, etc.) in the shopping cart (and remembering these options), saving certain preferences for future reuse.
  • Cookies provide valuable feedback to website owners on how their sites are used by users, enabling them to make them more efficient and easily accessible.
  • They allow multimedia or other types of applications from other websites to be included in a specific site to create a more valuable, useful, and enjoyable browsing experience.
  • They improve the effectiveness of online advertising.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, that will be stored on a computer, mobile device, or other equipment used by a user to access the Internet.

The cookie is installed through a request issued by a web server to a browser (e.g., Chrome, Firefox) and is completely "passive" (it does not contain software programs, viruses, or spyware, and it cannot access information from the user's hard drive). A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the content or value of the cookie. Furthermore, the lifespan of a cookie is determined; technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the associated website of that web server.

Cookies do not in themselves request personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users.

There are 2 main categories of cookies:

  • Session cookies: These are temporarily stored in the web browser's cookie folder so that the browser can remember them until the user closes the browser window or logs out of the respective site.
  • Persistent cookies: These are stored on a computer or device's hard drive (and generally depend on the predefined lifespan 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 remember a user's preferences.

What are the advantages of cookies?

A cookie contains information that establishes a connection between a web browser (the user) and a specific web server (the website). If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies ensure users a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide convenient services to users, such as privacy preferences online, language options for the site, shopping carts, or relevant advertising.

What is the lifespan of a cookie?

The lifespan of a cookie can vary significantly depending on its purpose. Cookies are managed by web servers. Some cookies are used exclusively for a single session (session cookies) and are deleted once the user leaves the website. Other cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to the website (persistent cookies). However, users can delete cookies at any time through their browser settings.

What are third-party cookies?

Certain sections of content on websites may be provided through third-party providers (e.g., videos, advertisements, chat applications, etc.). These third parties may also place cookies through the website, and they are called "third-party cookies" because they are not placed by the owner of that website. Third-party providers must also comply with applicable laws and the privacy policies of the website owner.

How are cookies used on this site?

Cookies ensure a pleasant browsing experience for users and support our efforts to provide convenient services, such as privacy preferences, shopping carts, or relevant advertising. They are also used to generate anonymous aggregate statistics that help us understand how users benefit from our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content without personally identifying the user.

A visit to this site may place the following types of cookies:

  • Essential cookies
  • Performance cookies
  • Social media and advertising cookies

Certain cookies, such as performance cookies or social media and advertising cookies, may come from third parties.

Essential Cookies

These cookies allow the saving of preferences regarding other types of cookies used and access to the basic functionalities of this site.

They retain the user's preferences on this site, so there is no need to set them on each visit to the site.

Registration cookies are generated when a user registers on this site, with the purpose of informing us later whether they are registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to identify your registered account and provide you with a more convenient experience when interacting with the site.

Other cookies we place to enable your optimal use of the site include shopping cart cookies and favorites list cookies (to save information about products you've added to the cart or marked as favorites), location cookies (used to determine your location based on IP, to prefill certain fields required for registration or placing orders), session cookies generated on access and automatically deleted when you close the browser (necessary for the functioning of the HTTP protocol, completion of certain forms, interaction with specific elements on the site, etc.), cookies that recognize the type of device used - desktop or mobile, cookies from chat applications that enable real-time discussions with customer service.

Performance Cookies

These include cookies from traffic analysis services as well as cookies placed by certain third-party services that offer complementary functionalities to the site.

Traffic analysis cookies allow for the aggregate measurement of website traffic, identification of traffic sources, and provide information about the most visited or least accessed pages, as well as how users interact with the site. The listed information is collected in an aggregated and completely anonymous manner. These cookies may come from third parties such as web analytics services (e.g., Google Analytics).

Social Media and Advertising Cookies

These can be placed through the site by the social media or advertising services that we use.

These types of cookies can be used by these services to create a specific profile of visitors and display relevant advertising messages on other sites you visit.

They may come from third parties such as advertising services (e.g., AdSense, AdWords), social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter), etc.

Due to the way they are used, this site cannot access these third-party cookies, just as third parties cannot access the cookies held by this site. For example, when you share an article using the social media button on this site, that social network will record your activity.

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 will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. Cookies store important information that improves the browsing experience on the Internet (e.g., keeping a user logged into their account, maintaining items in a shopping cart, storing items in a favorites list).

Why are cookies important for the Internet?

Cookies are central to the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to create a user-friendly browsing experience tailored to each user's preferences and interests. Refusing or disabling cookies can make it difficult to use a website.

Refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising. It just means that advertising will no longer be tailored to your preferences and interests as indicated by your browsing behavior.

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

Content and services tailored to user preferences - categories of news, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment sites, and travel services. Offers tailored to user interests - remembering passwords, language preferences (e.g., displaying search results in the Romanian language). Retaining child protection filters regarding Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions). Limiting the frequency of displaying advertisements - limiting the number of times an ad is shown to a specific user on a website. 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 reaches a website (e.g., through search engines, direct access, from other websites, etc.). Websites conduct these usage analyses to improve their sites for the benefit of users. Security and privacy issues

Cookies use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code, so they cannot be executed or self-run. Consequently, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to be run or replicated again. However, cookies can be used for negative purposes. Since they store information about users' preferences and browsing history, both on a specific site and on multiple other sites, cookies can be used as a form of spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and regularly mark cookies to be deleted during antivirus/anti-spyware scanning/cleaning procedures.

In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity periods, and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site. Other security aspects related to cookies

As identity protection is highly valuable and represents the right of every Internet user, it is important to be aware of potential issues that cookies can create. Because they constantly transmit information bidirectionally between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes in the data transmission process, the information contained in cookies can be intercepted. Although very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (e.g., an unsecured Wi-Fi network).

Other cookie-based attacks involve incorrect cookie settings on servers. If a website does not request the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can exploit this vulnerability to deceive browsers into sending information through unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information for unauthorized access to certain websites. It is crucial to carefully choose the most suitable method for protecting personal information.

Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies

Due to their flexibility and the fact that most of the most visited and largest websites use cookies, they are almost inevitable. Disabling cookies will not allow users to access the most popular and widely used websites, including YouTube, Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo, and others. Here are some tips that can ensure worry-free browsing with the help of cookies:

Customize your browser settings regarding cookies to reflect a comfortable level of cookie usage security. If you don't mind cookies and you are the sole user of the computer, you can set long expiration periods for storing 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 option allows you to access websites that place cookies and erase any visitation information when the browsing session is closed. Install anti-spyware applications and keep them updated constantly. Many spyware detection and prevention applications include website attack detection. They prevent the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software. Make sure to keep your browser up to date. Many cookie-based attacks exploit weaknesses in older versions of browsers.

Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the most popular websites on the Internet. With a clear understanding of how they operate and the benefits they provide, you can take necessary security measures to browse the internet with confidence.

How can I stop cookies?

It is possible to configure your browser to not accept these cookies, or you can configure your browser to only accept cookies from a specific site.

All modern browsers offer the ability to configure cookie storage preferences. These settings are usually found in the "Options" or "Preferences" menu of your browser. To understand these settings, you can use the browser's "Help" option for more details.

Useful links

If you want to learn more about cookies and their uses, we recommend the following links:

All About Cookies