COOKIE USE POLICY
This section gives you more information about what cookies are, how we use them, and how you can manage them both on our website and on other websites.
About cookies - what are they and how does it work?
The information below is intended to inform the user of the placement, use and administration of the cookies used by the www.barrelspub.ro website.
Please read carefully the following information:
In what we call "modern web" or "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:
• Customize certain settings such as: the language in which the website, date and time are viewed, preserving options / settings (including saving them), and preserving older preferences by accessing different buttons / functions. • Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their websites are used by users so they can make them more effective or more accessible to users. • Allow multimedia or other applications from other websites to be embedded / embedded in certain pages to create a more valuable, useful, and enjoyable browsing experience.
2. 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 sent through a request from the web server on which the website is hosted, to the user's browser (Ex: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.) and is completely "passive" in the sense that does not contain software, viruses or spyware, nor can it access the information on the user's hard drive.
A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the content or the value of the cookie, and it is uniquely associated with the domain on which the website that hosted it has sent it to the user's browser (eg www.barrelspub.ro). Moreover, the duration of a cookie is determined and only the webserver that sent the cookie can access it again, and only when the user returns to the website associated with the respective webserver.
Cookies do not require personal information to be used and can not personally identify Internet users.
There are two main categories of cookies:
• Session cookies - they are temporarily stored in the web browser's cookie folder until the user leaves the site or closes the browser window.
• Persistent cookies - these are stored in your computer or hard-on equipment for a longer period of time, and remain stored even after you leave the website or when you close your web browser (and generally depend on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies also include those placed on a site other than the one the user is currently visiting - known as "third party cookies" - which can be used anonymously to store the interests of a user so that advertising is delivered as relevant as possible to the user.
3. The advantages of cookies
A cookie contains information that links a browser (user) and a specific web-server (website). If a browser accesses that web-server again, it can read the already stored information and respond accordingly.
Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide user-friendly services.
Examples - Online privacy preferences, website language options, relevant advertising, etc.
4. The life of a cookie
Cookies are managed by web servers. A cookie's life may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used only in one session ("session cookies") and are not retained after the user leaves 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 the user at any time through browser settings.
5. Cookies placed by third parties
Certain sections of content on some websites may be provided through third parties / providers (eg news box, video or advertisement). These third parties may also place cookies through the website and they are called "third party cookies" because they are not placed on that website. Third-party vendors must also comply with the applicable law and privacy policies of the website owner.
The visit to this website may place cookies for:
• Website performance cookies;
• Visitor analysis cookies,
• Recording or authentication cookies; • Third party cookies.
6.1. Performance cookies
This type of cookie retains the user's preferences on this website, so they no longer need to be set at each visit of the website.
6.2. Visitor analysis cookies
Every time a user visits this website, the analytics software provided by a third party generates a user analysis cookie. This cookie tells us if you've visited this website before. The browser tells if this cookie exists, and if not, one is generated. This allows monitoring of unique users who visit the website and how often they do it. This cookie can not be used to identify individuals, they are used for statistical purposes only.
6.3. Third party cookies
On some pages, third parties can set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an ad / app or customize an app. Because of its use, this website can not access these cookies, just as third parties can not access the cookies owned by this site.
Third-party online advertising
499/5000 Some of them use their own anonymous cookies to analyze how many people viewed an ad, or to see how many people viewed the same ad multiple times. The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and this website does not have access to these cookies. Third-party cookies are used to show you targeted advertising on other websites, relying on your surfing on this website.
7. The type of information stored and accessed through cookies
Cookies store 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 enhances your Internet browsing experience. Ex: language settings to access a website, keeping a user logged in to a member account or mail account, online security, keeping and saving settings, etc.
Although cookies are stored in the Internet user's computer memory, they can not access / read other information on that computer.
Cookies are not viruses. They are just small text files; are not compiled as code and can not be executed. Thus, they can not be self-copy, can not spread to other networks to generate actions, and can not be used to spread viruses.
8. The Importance of Cookies for the Internet
Cookies are the focus of the Internet's efficient operation, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience, tailored to the preferences and interests of each user.
Cookies can provide faster and easier interaction between users and websites. For example, when authenticating a user on a particular website, authentication data is stored in a cookie; the user can then access that website without having to authenticate again.
Similarly, cookies can store information about products ordered by the user on an e-commerce website, thus enabling the concept of a "shopping cart".
Cookies can also provide websites with the ability to monitor users' online activities and set up user profiles that can then be used for marketing purposes.
Denying or disabling cookies does not mean you will not receive online advertising anymore, but it will not be able to keep track of your preferences and interests highlighted by your browsing behavior.
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 websites and travel services. • Offers tailored to the interests of users - password retention, language preferences (Ex: display of Romanian search results).
• Retain Child Protection Filters for Content on the Internet (Family Mode Options, Safe Search Functions).
• Limit ad serving frequency - limit the number of impressions of an ad for a particular user on a website.
• Providing relevant advertising for the user.
• Measurement, optimization, and analytics features - such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a website, what kind of content is viewed more, and how a user reaches the website (eg, search engines, directly from other websites etc.). Webitees run these analyzes of their use to improve websites for the benefit of the user.
9. Security and confidentiality issues
Cookies are NOT Viruses! They use a plain text format. They are not made up of pieces of code, so they can not be executed and can not auto-run. Consequently, they can not duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Since they can not perform these functions, they can not be considered viruses.
Cookies can nevertheless be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about user preferences and browsing history, both on a particular website and on multiple websites, cookies can be used as a form of spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and consistently mark cookies to be deleted in 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 website.
10. Other security issues related to cookies
Since identity protection is very important and is the right of every Internet user, it is important to know what are the possible issues that may arise in connection with cookies. Because they transmit constant information in both directions between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person interferes with the data transmission, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted.
Although very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (Ex: an unsecured Wi-Fi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve incorrect cookie settings on the 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 unauthorized access to certain websites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.
11. Managing, disabling and deleting cookies
Detailed information on how to manage, deactivate and delete cookies by using browser browsing settings is available at the following addresses:
Internet Explorer - Clear and manage cookies (IE 8, 9 and 10):
• Internet Explorer 8
• Internet Explorer 9
• Internet Explorer 10
Mozilla Firefox - Cookie settings and cookie debugging (cookie activation and deactivation, cookie removal, blocking certain websites from cookies, unblocking cookies, etc.)
• Delete cookies to remove the information stored on your computer from other web pages
Google Chrome - Managing cookies (deleting, blocking, allowing, setting exceptions, etc.)
• Managing cookies and site data
Safari - Manage cookies - Manage cookies (English only)
• Safari 6 (OS X Mountain Lion): Manage cookies
Remove cookies - Delete cookies (English only)
• Safari 6 (OS X Mountain Lion): Remove cookies and other data
Opera - Managing and deleting cookies (English only)
• Managing cookies and site data
13. Additional sources and information:
• All About Cookies
• About Cookies
• Directiva 2002/58/CE privind prelucrarea datelor personale și protejarea confidențialității în sectorul comunicațiilor electronice (PDF)
• Directiva 2009/136/CE de modificare a Directivei 2002/22/CE privind serviciul universal și drepturile utilizatorilor cu privire la reţelele și serviciile de comunicaţii electronice, a Directivei 2002/58/CE privind prelucrarea datelor personale și protejarea confidenţialităţii în sectorul comunicaţiilor publice și a Regulamentului (CE) nr. 2006/ 2004 privind cooperarea dintre autorităţile naţionale însărcinate să asigure aplicarea legislaţiei în materie de protecţie a consumatorului (PDF)
• Legea nr.506/2004 privind prelucrarea datelor cu caracter personal și protecția vieții private în sectorul comunicațiilor electronice, cu modificările și completările ulterioare
• Avizul nr.4/2012 al Grupului de Lucru Articolul 29 privind cookie-urile exceptate de la obținerea acordului, iunie 2012 (PDF)
• Recomandări IAB România privind informarea utilizatorilor cu privire la utilizarea cookie-urilor pe un site web
• World Wide Web Consortium, Tracking Preferences Expression (DNT), W3C Working Draft, 2 Octombrie 2012
• Secure Cookies
• Wikipedia – HTTP Cookie