Concerning Cookies

The website uses cookies.

The following information has the sole purpose of informing the user about the placement and use of “cookies” on or on any other website belonging to the Ringier Romania network. You will also find useful links on the subject throughout the following paragraphs.

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This website uses its own cookies, as well as cookies from third parties in order to create personalized experiences and services for each user, based on their needs and interests.

In what we dub “web 2.0”, cookies play an important role in easing the access and delivery of multiple services available online, such as:

• Personalized settings: the default language on a website, the currency used to express certain prices or taxes, various options for products (sizes, colours, other details etc.) during checkout on various e-commerce websites etc. This way, users have the flexibility of going Back and Forward, while keeping all their chosen products in the online shopping cart.

• Cookies also offer website owners valuable feedback on the way their websites are used, helping them to constantly improve and make them more accessible to users.

• They also allow the use of hosted multimedia applications from certain sites to be used in order to create a more valuable, more useful and more pleasant browsing experience.

• They improve the efficiency of online ads, helping marketers target the right group of people.

What is a “cookie”?

• A “cookie” on the Internet (also known as a “browser cookie” or an “HTTP cookie”) is a small file, made up of letters and numbers that is saved on your computer, mobile or any other device used to access a website.

• The cookie is installed by request from a web-server through a browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox etc.) and is completely “passive” (it does not contain any programs, software, viruses or spyware and it cannot access any information on the user’s hard-drive).

• A cookie is composed of 2 parts: its name and content (also known as the cookie’s value) Moreover, the existence of every cookie is limited: technically, only the web-server that issued the cookie can access it again the moment the user returns to the website associated with that particular web-server.

• The cookies themselves do not require any personal information that could be used to identify a user online.

There are two types of cookies:

• Session cookies - these are temporarily stocked in the cookie folder of the user’s web browser to be used only until the user leaves that particular website or closes the browser window or tab, e.g. logins and logouts from webmail accounts or social networks.

• Persistent cookies - these are saved on the computer’s hard-drive or other equipment used to browse the Internet (and generally depend on the average lifespan of cookies). Persistent cookies also include those cookies saved by other websites than the website that the user is currently visiting, known under the name of “third party cookies”, which can be used anonymously to remember a user’s interests in order to better deliver relevant ads.

What are the advantages of cookies?

A cookie contains information that links a web-browser (the user) with a particular web-server (the website). If a browser accesses that web-server again, the application can read the information that has already been stored and can react accordingly. Cookies help create a pleasant browsing experience and support many websites’ efforts to offers relevant services, e.g. preferences in terms of online confidentiality, options concerning default languages, online shopping carts or targeted ads.

What is the lifespan of a cookie?

Cookies are controlled by web-servers. Their lifespan can differ greatly, depending on their purpose. Some cookies are used exclusively for a single session (session cookies) and are no longer remembered once the user leaves the website, while some cookies are remembered and reused every single time the user comes back to that particular website (persistent cookies). Despite this, cookies can be manually removed by a user at any time via the browser’s settings.

What are third party cookies?

Certain sections of content on some websites are only visible through the use of third parties (e.g. a news box, music videos or ads). These third parties can also place cookies through the use of the website and they are called “third party cookies” because they are not created by the website the user is browsing at that moment. However, third parties must respect the same laws and rules of confidentiality that the website they are placed in adheres to.

How this website uses cookies

A session on this website can place the following cookies:

These cookies can come from the following third parties: Google Analytics, SATI, Spring, AdOcean,, Gemius, Prometeus, Xaxis, Agora, Marketizator and others.

Performance cookies

This type of cookie remembers the user’s preferences on this website, so the user does not need to select them a second time when returning to the website.

For example:
The volume setting on the video player - Streaming speed compatible with the user’s browser

Visitor analytics cookies

Every time the user visits the website, the analytics software distributed by third parties generates an analytics cookie for each user. This cookie tells us if you have visited this website before. The browser informs us if you already have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. This gives us the chance to monitor unique visitors, as well as return visits.

So long as you are logged in on this website, this cookies cannot be used to identify individuals. It is used for statistical purposes. If you are logged in, it also allows us to know the details you used to register, such as your e-mail address and username - knowledge about this information is limited under our website’s Terms and Conditions, our confidentiality policy, as well as legal articles meant to protect your personal information.

Geotargeting cookies

These cookies are used by a software that locates the user’s current country. It is completely anonymous and is only used to target relevant content - even if you are browsing the website in Romanian, English or another language, you will still receive the same ads based on your location.

Registration cookies

When you register on this website, we generate a cookie that tells us that you are registered. Our servers use these cookies to show us that you have an account and what type of service you are subscribed to. It also permits us to associate a comment you post on our website with your username. If you do not select the “Keep me logged in” option, this cookie will automatically be deleted as soon as you close the browser or your computer.

Advertising cookies

These cookies allow us to know if you have seen an online ad or, what type of ad and how long it has been since you saw it.

We use these cookies to target online ads. We can also use cookies belonging to third parties for a better advertising targeting experience in order to show, for example, ads about vacations if you have recently visited a vacation website. These cookies are anonymous, they remember information about browsed content, not about users.

We also set anonymous cookies on websites we have ads on. If a user has one of these cookies, we can recognize him or her as a visitor from that website if you later visit ours, and we will be able to deliver relevant ads based on that information.

Third party advertising cookies

A significant part of the ads you can find on this website belong to third parties. Some of these third parties use anonymous cookies to analyse how many people their ads have reached or to see how many people have received the same ad repeatedly.

Companies that generate these cookies have their own confidentiality regulations, and this site does not have access to read or overwrite these cookies. Third party cookies can be use to show targeted ads on other sites as well, based on your browsing habits.

Other third party cookies

On certain pages, third parties can set anonymous cookies in order to track an application’s success or in order to customize an app. Thanks to the way it is used, this website cannot access these cookies, just like third parties cannot access cookies owned by the site.

For example, if you share an article using the social media buttons available on the website, that particular social network will be able to record your action.

What type of information is saved and accessed through the use of cookies?

Cookies save information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a particular browser. The web-server will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is removed.

The cookie saves important information that can help improve Internet browsing experience (e.g. language settings when accessing a website; keeping a user logged in his or her webmail account; online banking security; keeping previously selected products in an online shopping cart etc.).

Why are cookies important for browsing the Internet?

Cookies are a central part of efficient Internet browsing, helping generate friendly browsing experiences, adapted to the preferences and interests of every user. Refusing or deactivating cookies can make some websites impossible to use.

Refusing or deactivating cookies doesn’t mean you will not be able to see online ads, merely that they will no longer take notice of your preferences and interests, shown through your browsing behavior.

Examples of relevant cookie use (that do not require a user log into an account):

Security and confidentiality issues

Cookies are NOT viruses! They mostly use plain text files. They are not made up of pieces of code, so they cannot be executed in any way, manually or automatically. Consequently, they cannot duplicate or replicate on any networks. Because they cannot fulfill any of these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.

Cookies can be used, however, for negative purposes. Because they save information about preferences and browsing behavior on certain sites, as well as others, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and can constantly mark cookies as a threat to be disposed of during anti-virus/anti-spyware scan/wipe procedures.

Browsers generally have integrated confidentiality settings that can deliver certain levels of cookie approval, lifespans and automatic wipes once the user visits a certain website.

Other security issues related to cookies

Because identity protection is very important and every user’s right on the Internet, it is advisable to know every kind of issue that can appear on account of cookies. Because information is constantly transmitted between browser and website through the use of cookies, an attacker or unauthorized person can intervene during this data transmission and information contained in cookies can be intercepted.

Although rare, this issue can arise if the browser is connected to the server using an unencrypted network (e.g. an unsecure WiFi network).

Other attacks based on cookies imply bad cookie settings on servers. If a website doesn’t request a browser use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to fool browsers into sending information through channels that aren’t secure. Attackers then use this information for unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important that you pay attention when choosing methods to protect your personal data on the Internet.

Advice for a more secure browsing experience with cookies

Thanks to their flexibility and to the fact that the biggest and most visited website use cookies, they are almost inevitable. Deactivating cookies means that access to the most widely used websites will be restricted. These websites include but are not limited to: YouTube, Gmail, Yahoo and others.

Here is some advice that can help your navigate the Internet safely with the use of cookies:

• Personalize your browser settings in terms of cookie use to reflect a comfortable level of security for your needs.

• If cookies do not bother you and you are the only person using this particular device, you can set long expiration dates for your browsing history and access information.

• If you share this device, you can take into advisement setting your browser to do a individual browsing data wipe every time you close it. This is a way that allows you to access websites that leave cookies and wipe any information of your visit once you close the session.

• Install and update anti-spyware apps constantly.

Many detection and prevention anti-spyware plugins can detect attacks on websites and can, consequently, block the browser from accessing any website that might exploit your browser’s vulnerabilities or download dangerous software.

Make sure your browser is always updated

Many cookie-based attacks are conducted through the weak spots of outdated browsers.

Cookies are everywhere and they cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to some of the best and biggest websites on the Internet - both locally and internationally. By clearly understanding the use and benefits that cookies bring, you can take necessary security measures in order to navigate the Internet with ease.

How can I stop cookies?

Firstly, deactivating and refusing cookies can make some websites inaccessible or difficult to visualize and use. Secondly, refusing to accept cookies does not imply that you will no longer receive online ads.

There is a setting in every browser that allows you to never receive cookies, and you can even set your browser to only accept cookies from certain websites. However, for this website for example, if you are logged-in without cookies, you cannot leave comments.

All modern browsers allow you to turn cookies off. These settings are usually found under your browser’s“Settings”, “Options” or “Preferences”.

The following links may prove useful in understanding these options. You can also choose your browser’s “Help” option for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari

For settings related to third party cookies, you can also check the following website:

Information on how visitors can deactivate the use of Google’s cookie modules can be found by accessing Google’s ads settings. Users can also deactivate the use of third party cookie modules by accessing the Network Advertising Initiative’s deactivation page.

Useful Links

If you wish to find out more information about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:

Microsoft Cookies guide

All About Cookies

For more details on privacy issues, you can also access the following links:

Deactivating pixels for DoubleClick remarketing

Legat de pixelii si cookie-urile pentru remarketing DoubleClick, acestea se pot dezactiva accesand pagina de dezactivare DoubleClick sau pagina de dezactivare Network Advertising Initiative.

Deactivating pixels for Criteo remarketing

Related to pixels and Criteo remarketing cookies, these can be deactivated by accessing their privacy policy page.

Deactivating pixels for Marketizator

Related to pixels and cookies that optimize content and improve usability, these can be deactivated by accessing the Marketizator deactivation page.