Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make their use more effective.
The law stipulates that we may store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies, we need your permission.
This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third-party services that appear on our pages.
Your consent applies to this web site: https://www.croco.ro/.
The information below is intended to inform the user about the placement, use and administration of cookies used by the CROCO SRL website https://www.croco.ro/. There are also some helpful links to this topic.
If you need more information and can not be found below, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone + 40 234 315 017
Please read the following information carefully:
This website uses its own cookies and third parties to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of each.
In what we call “web 2.0,” cookies play an important role in facilitating the access and delivery of the many services the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
• Customizing certain settings such as the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which certain prices or tariffs are expressed, the storage of options for different products (measures, other details, etc.) in the shopping cart (and saving of these options) so the flexibility of the “shopping cart” (accessing old preferences by clicking the “forward” and “back” buttons)
• Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users so they can make them more efficient and accessible to users.
• Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included in a particular site to create a more valuable, useful, and enjoyable browsing experience;
• Improve the efficiency of online advertising.
What is a cookie?
A “Cookie Internet” (also known as “cookie browser” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, other equipment of a user accessing the Internet.
The cookie is installed through a web browser request from a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely “passive” (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access the information on the user’s hard drive) .
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and the content or the cookie value. 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 to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.
There are 2 large categories of cookies:
• Session cookies – they are temporarily stored in the browser’s web browser’s cookie folder so that the browser saves them until the user leaves the site or closes the browser window (for example when logging on / off webmail or social networking account).
• Persistent cookies – they are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depends on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies include those placed on a website other than the one the user is currently visiting – known as ‘third party cookies’ – which can be used anonymously to memorize the interests of a user so as to deliver the most relevant advertising for users.
What are the benefits of cookies?
A cookie contains information that links a web browser (user) and a specific web-server (website). If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the already stored information and can react accordingly. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide user-quality services: ex – online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts, or relevant advertising.
Denying or disabling cookies does not mean you will not get online advertising – just that it will no longer be able to keep your preferences and interests highlighted by your browsing behavior.
What is the life of a cookie?
Cookies are managed by web servers. The life of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used only for one session (session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user has left the website and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that site (‘cookie- permanent ‘). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through browser settings.
What are cookies placed by third parties?
Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / vendors (eg news box, video or advertisement). These third parties may also place cookies through the site and they are called “third party cookies” because they are not placed by the owner of that website. Third-party vendors must also comply with the applicable law and privacy policies of the site owner.
How cookies are used by this site:
A visit to this site may place cookies for purposes of:
• Site performance cookies
• Visitor analysis cookies
• Cookies for geotargetting
• Recording cookies
• Cookies for advertising
• Advertiser cookies
These cookies may come from the following third parties: Zontera.com, Doubleclick.com, Gemius, and others.
The site uses Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use this site and to detect possible browsing issues. Google Analytics stores information about the pages visited, the duration of the site’s navigation, the way the site was visited, and the sections accessed within the pages. No personal information is stored, so this information can not be used to identify the user.
This type of cookie retains the user’s preferences on this site, so they no longer need to be set at every site visit.
– Volume settings for video player
– Streaming video speed with which the browser is compatible
Cookies for Visitor Analysis
Every time a user visits this site, the analytics software provided by a third party generates a user analysis cookie. This cookie tells us if you’ve visited this site before. The browser will tell us if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. It allows the monitoring of the unique users who visit us and how often they do it.
As long as you are not registered on this site, this cookie can not be used to identify individuals, they are only used for statistical purposes.
Cookies for geotargetting
These cookies are used by software that determines where you come from. It’s completely anonymous and it’s only used to target content – even when you’re on our Romanian page or in another language you get the same ad.
Cookies for registration
When you register on this site, we generate a cookie that tells us if you are registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account with which you are registered 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 let us know whether or not you have viewed an online ad, what type of ad, and how long it has been since you saw the ad message.
These cookies are also used to target online advertising. We can also use third-party cookies for better ad targeting to show, for example, holiday advertisements if the user has recently visited an article on holiday sites. These cookies are anonymous, they store information about the viewed content, not the users.
We also set anonymous cookies through other sites that we advertise. By accepting them, we can use them to recognize you as a visitor to that website, if you later visit our site, we will be able to deliver your advertising based on that information.
Much 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 ad, or to see how many people have been exposed multiple times to the same ad.
Companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and this site does not have access to read or write these cookies. These third party cookies can be used to show your targeted advertising on other sites, relying on your surfing on this site.
Other cookies from third parties
On some pages, third parties can set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an app or to customize an app. Due to the use of this site, this site can not access these cookies, just as third parties can not access the cookies owned by this site.
For example, when you share an article using the social network button on this site, that social network will record your activity.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require authentication of a user through an account):
§ Content and services tailored to user preferences – news, weather, sports, maps, public and governmental services, entertainment sites and travel services.
§ Offers tailored to users’ interests – password retention, language preferences (eg: displaying search results in Romanian).
§ Retaining child protection filters for Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
§ Limit ad serving frequency – limit the number of impressions of an ad for a particular user on a site.
§ Providing more relevant advertising to the user.
§ Measurement, optimization, and analytics features – such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a website, what type of content is viewed, and how a user reaches a website (eg, search engines, directly from other websites etc.). Websites run these analyzes of their use to improve sites for the benefit of users.
Security and confidentiality issues
Cookies are NOT Viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they can not be executed nor can auto-run. Consequently, they can not duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they can not perform these functions, they can not be considered viruses.
Cookies can still be used for purposes
Because identity protection is very valuable and is the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what issues can create cookies. Because their information is constantly transmitted in both directions between the browser and the website, if an attacker or an unauthorized person interferes in the data transmission path, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted.
This can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (eg an unsecured WiFi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve bad cookie settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to mislead browsers to send information via unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information for purposes of unauthorized access to certain websites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.
Tips for safe and responsible cookie-based navigation.
Here are some tips that can help you navigate without worries, but using cookies:
• Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level for you, cookie security.
• If you do not mind cookies and are the only person using your computer, you can set expiration dates to store your browsing history and personal data.
• If you share access to your computer, you can consider the browser setting to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access websites that place cookies and to delete any visitor information when closing the browsing session.
• Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.
Many of the applications for detection and prevention of spyware include the detection of attacks on websites. 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 cookies attacks are exploited by exploiting the weaknesses of the old versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and can not be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and greatest websites on the Internet – local or international. With a clear understanding of how they work and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so you can surf the Internet with confidence.
How do I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make certain websites inaccessible / inoperable or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will not receive / see online advertising anymore.
It is possible to set up in the browser so that these cookies are no longer supported 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 your browser’s “options” or “favorites” menu.
For third-party cookie settings, you can also visit www.youronlinechoices.com/en