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What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files, consisting of letters and numbers, that the site saves on your computer or mobile phone / similar device when you visit it. Due to cookies, the site remembers for a period of time your actions and preferences (login, language, font size and other display preferences). This way, you don’t have to re-enter them every time you return to the site or navigate from one page to another. Cookies are installed by request from a web server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome) and are completely “passive” (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access information on your hard drive) .
Cookies can be temporary / session and permanent / persistent:
Temporary / session – which are temporarily stored, during the browsing period, by the web browser used by you. These cookies allow the user to navigate from one page to another without having to enter certain times each time. information (eg username, password). Because web pages do not have a specific memory, session cookies are automatically deleted when the browser is closed or a certain session has been inactive for a certain period of time;
Permanent / persistent – which are stored at the computer level (without accessing documents or information from the terminal) and which retain certain user preferences for a particular site (eg language of use), quick identification of the user for registration in site or in existing applications. This category also includes “third party” cookies, cookies placed by third parties, which can be used anonymously to store the interests of a user, so that he is offered relevant advertising in his category of interest. Permanent cookies can provide information about the number of visitors to a website, the average time spent on a given page, the performance of a website, and so on. They have a long lifespan, but can be deleted from the terminal at any time by changing the settings of the browser used. They do not store personal data.
The www.centralis.ro website may place cookies for the following purposes:
• cookies for analyzing visitors;
• cookies of advertising providers (third parties).
Visitor analysis cookies are generated for statistical purposes to know the volume of visitors to the site.
Third-party advertising cookies – these cookies are placed by third parties, partners of our company, and analyze, for example, how many people went through the advertising message, how many people viewed the same advertising message several times, etc. This means that the website www.centralis.ro contains in certain sections and information from a third party website – for example, an advertising banner. The companies that generate these cookies are the only ones responsible for the privacy policies regarding the stored data, site-www.centralis.ro not having any responsibility regarding the management, writing or reading of these cookies.
Below are, for example, the types of cookies placed by the site www.centralis.ro:
Google Analytics Cookies – These cookies provide anonymous information about where users are and the type of actions they take on the Website. They notice how visitors navigate the Website and how they got to it.
_ga – used to distinguish users
_guide – used to distinguish users
_gat – used to limit the rate of requests
The role of cookies
Do cookies contain personal data?
If you do not want cookies, all browsers allow you to disable their use, as well as delete existing ones. The “help” section of your browser contains exact instructions on how to disable / delete cookies.
Security and confidentiality provisions
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code, so they cannot be executed or run. As a result, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
However, cookies may 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 and constantly mark cookies to be deleted during anti-virus / anti-spyware deletion / scanning procedures.
In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of acceptance of cookies, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a specific site.
Other security issues related to cookies:
As identity protection is very valuable and represents the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what possible problems cookies can create. Because through them information is constantly transmitted in both directions between the browser and the website, if an attacker or an unauthorized person intervenes during the transmission of data, the information contained in cookies may be intercepted. Although very rare, 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 settings of cookies 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. Attackers then use the information to gain unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important that you choose the most appropriate method of protecting your personal information.
Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies
Here are some tips to help you navigate without worries, but with the help of cookies:
Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you. If cookies do not bother you and you are the only person using the computer, you can set long expiration dates for storing your browsing history and personal access data.
If you share access to your computer, you can consider setting your browser to clear individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access the sites that place cookies and to delete any visit information at the end of the browsing session.
Install and constantly update your antispyware applications!
Many of the spyware detection and prevention applications include site attack detection. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download malicious software.
Make sure your browser is always up to date. Many cookie-based attacks are exploited by exploiting the weaknesses of older versions of browsers. Cookies are everywhere and cannot 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 how they operate and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can surf the Internet with confidence.
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain sites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive / view 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 specific 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 “preferences” menu of your browser.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the 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 cookie settings generated by third parties, you can also consult the website: http: //www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/
If you want to know more about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links: Microsoft Cookies guide All About Cookies http://www.youronlinechoices.com/en/
The User understands that our company cannot control and does not offer any suggestions, guarantees or conditions regarding the security or the content of the external information that passes from the User’s network through the Internet in order to access and use the site www.centralis.ro.
The user understands that the services are available through the Internet – a network that is not under the direct or indirect control of our company, which will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure data security, but can not guarantee that the information the user receives or send it using the services via the Internet will be permanently safe.
For this purpose, www.centralis.ro recommends that you constantly check the security policies of the browser you use, as well as the terminal used to access the service, so that it has software installed against viruses of any kind or any other. external cracking or hacking attacks.