The information presented below is intended to inform the user more details about the placement, use and administration of cookies used by the website www.onebook.ro/en.
The cookie is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on the computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user accessing the Internet. The cookie is installed by a request issued by a web server to a browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox) and is completely passive (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user’s hard drive or other confidential information).
Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.
WHAT ARE COOKIES USED?
These files play an important role in facilitating the access and delivery of multiple services that the user enjoys on the Internet by customizing certain settings such as the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which certain prices are expressed, the keeping of options for various products in the shopping cart (and memorizing these options) – thus generating the flexibility of the “shopping cart” (accessing old preferences by accessing the “forward” and “back” button).
Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their websites are used by users, so that they can make them even more efficient and accessible to users.
WHAT COOKIES ARE USED?
Two types of cookies are used: session and fixed. The premiums are temporarily stored in the cookie file of the web browser so that it can store them until the user exits the respective website or closes the browser window (for exemple when logging in / logging in to a webmail account or on the networks socialization). The latter are temporary files that remain in the user’s terminal until the end of the session or the closure of the application (web browser). The fixed files remain on the user’s terminal for a period of time within the parameters of the Cookie or until they are manually deleted by the user.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF COOKIES?
A cookie contains information that links between a web browser (the user) and a particular web-server (the 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 users with comfortable services: for exemple – preferences regarding online confidentiality, site language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
WHAT ARE THIRD PART COOKIES?
Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / providers (for exemple news box, a video or an advertisement). These third parties may also place cookies through the site and they are called “third part cookies” because they are not placed by the owner of the respective website. Third part providers must also comply with the law in force and the privacy policies of the site owner.
HOW THE COOKIES ARE USED FOR THIS SITE
A visit to this site may place cookies for the purposes of:
- Site performance cookies
- Visitor analysis cookies
- Cookies for geotargetting
- Registration cookies
- Cookies for advertising
These cookies may come from the following third parties: google.com, facebook.com etc.
This type of cookie retains the preferences of the user on this site, so no need to set them every time you visit the site.
COOKIES FOR VISITOR ANALYSIS
Each time a user visits this site, the analytics software provided by a third part generates a user analysis cookie. This cookie tells us if you’ve visited this site before. The browser will tell you if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. This allows monitoring the unique users who visit us and how often they do.
COOKIES FOR GEOTARGETTING
These cookies are used by a software that determines which country you come from. It is completely anonymous and is used only to target the content – even when you are on our page in any language, you receive the same advertisement.
COOKIES FOR REGISTRATION
When you register on this site, we generate a cookie that notifies us whether you are registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account you are registered with and if you have permission for a particular service. It also allows us to associate any comments you post on our site with your username. If you have not selected “keep me registered”, this cookie will be automatically deleted when you close your browser or computer.
COOKIES FOR ADVERTISING
These cookies allow us to find out if you have viewed or not an online advertisement, which is its type and how much time has elapsed since you saw the advertising message.
We also use these cookies to target online advertising. We may also use third-part cookies for better targeting of advertising, for example to show holiday advertisements, if the user recently visited an article on the vacancy site. These cookies are anonymous, they store information about the visualized content, not about the users.
We also set anonymous cookies through other sites that we advertise. By receiving them, we can use them to recognize you as a visitor to that site if you later visit our site, we will be able to deliver advertising based on this information.
COOKIES OF ADVERTISING SUPPLIERS
Part of the advertising you find on this site belongs to third parties. Some of these parties use their own anonymous cookies to analyze how many people have been exposed to an advertising message, or to see how many people have been exposed multiple times to the same advertisement.
The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and this site does not have access to read or write these cookies.
WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION ARE STORED AND ACCESSED THROUGH COOKIES?
Cookies keep 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 in which you want to access a site; keeping a user logged in to your webmail account; online banking security; keeping products in the shopping cart)
WHY ARE COOKIES IMPORTANT TO THE INTERNET?
Cookies are the central point of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Refusing or disabling cookies can make some sites impossible to use.
Refusing or deactivating 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, evidenced by your browsing behavior.
SECURITY AND PROBLEMS RELATED TO CONFIDENTIALITY
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they cannot be executed nor can they self-run. Consequently, you cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
However, cookies can be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about users browsing 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 are constantly flagging cookies for deletion in anti-virus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures.
Generally browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
OTHER SAFETY ISSUES RELATED TO COOKIES
Because 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 through them the information between the browser and the website is constantly transmitted in both directions, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the data transmission, 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 (eg an unsecured WiFi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve incorrect cookie settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information through unsecured channels. The attackers then use the information for purposes of unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful when choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.
TIPS FOR SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE NAVIGATION, BASED ON COOKIES
Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you
If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using the computer, you can set long deadlines for storing your browsing history and personal access data.
If you share computer access, you can consider setting the browser to clear individual browsing data each time you close the browser. This is an option to access the websites that place cookies and to delete any visit information at the end of the browsing session.
Install and update your antispyware applications constantly.
Many spyware detection and prevention applications include detecting site attacks. Thus, it prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit the vulnerability of the browser or download dangerous software. Make sure your browser is always up to date. Many of the cookie-based attacks are made by exploiting the weaknesses of older versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and can not be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and largest sites on the Internet – local or international. With a clear understanding of their mode of operation and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can safely browse the Internet.
HOW CAN I OPEN COOKIES?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain websites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive / see online advertising.
It is possible to set in the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a particular site. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you 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” or in the “preferences” menu of your browser.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the “help” option of the browser for more details.