Please read carefully the following information about cookies; we provide this information as we are aware of the value of identity protection and the rights of Internet users, and as we strive to be transparent and comply with the European regulations.
A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. Cookies are completely passive, they are not software and cannot access information on the user’s hard drive. Cookies are in fact storing information in small text files, which allows the website server to recognize a certain browser – your browser. The server will recognize the browser until the cookie is deleted – any user can do this manually in their browser. Users also have the option to set their own cookie settings in their browser.
Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember information (such as items in a shopping cart) or to record the user’s browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited by the user as far back as months or years ago). Cookies are the core to the overall use of the Internet as they help create a friendly browsing activity, and personalize browsing sessions.
Although cookies can store passwords and forms a user has previously entered, such as a credit card number or an address, on Romania-Insider.com we do not ask readers for such information.
Cookies are not viruses, nor codes which can be executed. They use plain text formats.
There are several types of cookies:
- Session cookies, also known as an in-memory cookie or transient cookie, which exists in temporary memory only while the user is reading and navigating the website. Web browsers normally delete session cookies when the user closes the browser.
- Persistent cookies will outlast user sessions. They are also called tracking cookies. Even if they are called persistent, a user can always delete the cookies directly from his browser.
- Persistent cookies also include third party cookies. While first – party cookies are those from the same domain as shown in the browser’s address bar when you are browsing a website, third party cookies belong to domains different from the one shown in the address bar. Websites can feature third party cookies for banner adverts, for example, such as the ones also posted on this website. The use of such cookies help improve the efficiency of online advertising. Third party cookies should also respect the current laws and the confidentiality clauses, similarly to the main domain owner.
Romania-Insider.com also sometimes uses embed videos from other websites, such as YouTube, and pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites.
Usually, a visit to Romania-Insider.com will result in stored cookies for the following purposes:
- gathering information about site performance- using cookies, the website ‘remembers’ video settings, for example.
- gathering analytics and visitor traffic information; every time you visit the website, an analytics cookie will ”tell’ us if you’ve visited the website before, and this way we can count how many unique visitors the website had and how often they visit the site. The cookies used for this purpose cannot identify individuals, they are only used for statistics purposes.
- gathering information for geotargetting, which allows us to display certain advertising banners depending on the reader’s location.
- remembering the newsletter signup option