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Cookies Policy

The site elenapetrache.ro uses cookies.

The following information is intended to inform the user of more details about the placement, use and administration of cookies used by the elenapetrache.ro website.

If you need more information, and they are not found below, you can contact us at the email address basinvest2017@gmail.com.

Please read the following information carefully:

This website can use cookies both own and from third parties, to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to each person’s needs and interests.

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

Cookies play an important role in facilitating access and delivery of the many services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:

  • Personalization of certain settings such as: the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which certain prices or tariffs are expressed, keeping options for various products (measures, other details, etc.) in the shopping cart (and memorizing these options), saving certain preferences for future reuse.
  • Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users, so they can make them even more efficient and easily accessible.
  • Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included in a specific site to create a more valuable, useful and enjoyable browsing experience.
  • Improve the efficiency of online advertising.

What is a Cookie?

A Cookie is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, that will be stored on the 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 (e.g. Chrome, Firefox) and is completely “passive” (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user’s hard drive).

A cookie consists of two parts: the name and content or the value of the cookie. Furthermore, the duration of a cookie is determined; technically, only the webserver that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that webserver.

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

There are 2 large categories of cookies:

  • Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the web browser’s cookie folder so that it can memorize them until the user closes the browser window or logs out of that site.
  • Persistent Cookies – These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or equipment (and generally depend on the preset lifetime of the cookie). Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user is visiting at the time – known as ‘third party cookies’ – which can be used anonymously to store a user’s preferences.

What are the advantages of cookies?

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: e.g. online privacy preferences, website language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.

What is the life of a cookie?

Cookies are managed by webservers. The life 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 every time the user returns to that website (permanent cookies). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through browser settings.

What are third-party cookies?

Certain sections of content on some sites can be provided through third parties/providers (e.g. a video, an advertisement, a chat app, 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 the applicable law and the privacy policies of the site owner.

How cookies are used by this site

Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support our efforts to provide comfortable services to users through features such as online privacy preferences, shopping cart or relevant advertising. They are also used in the preparation of aggregated anonymous statistics that help us understand how a user benefits from our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content, excluding the user’s personal identification.

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

  • Essential Cookies
  • Performance Cookies
  • Cookies of Social Media and Advertising

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

Essential Cookies

These cookies allow both saving preferences regarding the other types of cookies used, as well as accessing the basic functionality of this site.

They retain the user’s preferences on this site, so there is no need to set them every time you visit the site.

Registration cookies are generated when a user registers on this site in order to inform us later whether it is registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account you are registered with and to give you an easier experience of interacting with the site.

Other cookies that we place to allow you to make the best use of the site are cookies corresponding to the shopping cart and Favorite lists (with the role of saving the information related to the products you have added to the cart or as Favorites), location cookies (used to determine your location according to IP, in order to precomplete certain fields required for registration or placing of orders) , session cookies generated when accessing and automatically deleted when closing the browser (necessary for the operation of the HTTP protocol, filling out certain forms, interacting with certain elements of the site, etc.), cookies that recognize the type of terminal used – desktop or mobile, cookies of chat applications that allow real-time discussions with the customer service.

Performance Cookies

They include both cookies from traffic analysis services, as well as cookies placed by certain third-party services that offer complementary functionality to the site.

Traffic analysis cookies allow aggregate measurement of site traffic, identification of traffic sources, provide information about the most visited or least visited pages, as well as how users interact with the site. The listed information is collected in aggregate and by default completely anonymous. These cookies may come from third parties such as Web Analytics services (Ex: Google Analytics).

Cookies of Social Media and Advertising

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

This type of cookies can be used by these services to determine a specific profile of visitors and to display relevant advertising messages to other sites you visit.

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

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

What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?

Cookies keep information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a browser. The webserver will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that improves the Internet browsing experience (e.g. keeping a user logged into his user account; keeping products in the shopping cart; keeping products in the Favorites list).

Why are cookies important for the Internet?

Cookies are the focal point of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a user-friendly browsing experience tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Refusing or disabling cookies may make it difficult to use a site.

Refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – only that it will no longer be able to take into account your preferences and interests, highlighted by your browsing behavior.

Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require a user to be authenticated through an account):

  • Content and services tailored to the user’s preferences – categories of news, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment sites and travel services.
  • Offers tailored to users’ interests – retention of passwords, language preferences (Ex: display of search results in Romanian).
  • Retention of child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
  • Limiting the frequency of ad serving – limiting the number of times an ad hits a specific user on a site.
  • Providing more relevant advertising to the user.
  • Measurement, optimization and features of analytics – such as confirmation of a certain level of traffic on a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user arrives on a website (e.g. through search engines, directly, from other websites etc). Websites conduct these analyses of their use to improve websites for the benefit of users.

Security and privacy issues

Cookies use plain text formats. They’re not made up of pieces of code so they can’t be executed or can’t self-run. Therefore, you cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Cookies can still 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 fact and constantly mark cookies to be deleted as part of anti-virus/anti-spyware removal/scanning procedures.

In general, browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, shelf life and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site. Other security issues related to cookies

Since identity protection is very valuable and represents the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what possible problems cookies may create. Because information is constantly transmitted in both directions between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person interferes in the transmission of the data, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted. Although very rarely, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (e.g. an unsecured WiFi network).

Other cookie-based attacks involve wrong cookie settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers may use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information through unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information for unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.

Tips for safe and responsible cookie-based browsing

Due to their flexibility and the fact that most of the most visited sites and the largest ones use cookies, they are almost inevitable. Disabling cookies will not allow the user access to the most widely used sites including Youtube, Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo and others. Here are some tips that can assure you that you do not worry but with the help of cookies:

  • Customize your browser’s cookie settings to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you.
  • If you don’t mind cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you can set long expiration times for storing your browsing history and personal access data.
  • If you share access to the computer, you can consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access sites that place cookies and delete any visitation information at the close of the browsing session.
  • Install antispyware applications and update them constantly.

Many spyware detection and prevention applications include site detection of attacks. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software. Make sure your browser is always up-to-date. Many of the cookie-based attacks are carried out by exploiting the weaknesses of old versions of browsers.

Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the most popular sites on the Internet. With a clear understanding of how they operate and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can confidently browse the Internet.

How can I stop cookies?

It is possible to configure your browser so that these cookies are no longer supported, or you can configure your browser to accept cookies only from a specific site.

All modern browsers offer the ability to configure cookie storage preferences. These settings are usually found in “options” or in the “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 know more information about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links: