INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES
The information given below is intended to inform the user about the placement, use and administration of cookies used by the www.jobsforpeople.rowebsite. There are also some useful links related to this topic.
Please read the following information carefully.
This website uses its own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to their needs and interests.
In what we call web 2.0, cookies play an important role in facilitating access to and delivery of the many services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
- Customize 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) – thus generating the flexibility of the shopping cart (accessing old preferences by accessing the back and forth button)
- Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users so they can make them even more efficient and accessible to users.
- 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.
IS THAT A COOKIE?
An Internet Cookie (also known as a cookie browser or HTTP cookie or simply 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 a web-server request to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely passive (does not contain software, viruses, or spyware and cannot access the information on the user’s hard disk).
A cookie consists of two parts: the name and content or the value of the cookie. Furthermore, the lifetime 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 TWO MAJOR CATEGORIES OF COOKIES:
- Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the web browser’s cookie folder so that it can store them until the user leaves the website or closes the browser window (e.g. when logging in/out on a webmail account or social media).
- 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 – that can be used anonymously to memorize a user’s interests so that advertising is delivered as relevant to users as possible.
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 DURATION OF A COOKIE?
Cookies are managed by webservers. The lifetime of a cookie may 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 each 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 THE COOKIES PLASED BY THIRDS?
Certain content sections on some sites may be provided through third parties/providers (e.g. news box, video or ad). 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 applicable law and the site owner’s privacy policies.
HOW COOKIES ARE USED BY THIS SITE
A visit to this site may place cookies for the purposes of:
- Site Performance Cookies
- Visitor Analysis Cookies
- Cookie-uri pentru geotargeting
- Registration Cookies
- Advertising cookies
- Cookies of advertising providers
This type of cookie retains the user’s preferences on this site, so there is no need to set them every time you visit the site.
- volume settings for video player;
- the speed of video streaming with which the browser is compatible.
COOKIES FOR VISITERS ANALYSIS
Each time a user visits this site the analysis software provided by a third party generates a user analysis cookie. This cookie tells us if you have visited this site before. The browser will tell us if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. It allows you to monitor the unique users who visit us and how often they do.
COOKIE-URI PENTRU GEOTARGETING
These cookies are used by software that determines which country you come from. It’s completely anonymous and is only used to target content – even when you’re on our page in Romanian or another language you get the same ad.
COOKIES FOR REGISTRATION
When you register on this site, we generate a cookie that tells us whether you are registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account you are registered with and whether you have permission for a specific service. It also allows us to associate any comments you post on our website with your username. If you have not selected keep me registered, this cookie will automatically delete when you close your browser or computer.
COOKIES FOR PUBLICITY
These cookies allow us to find out whether or not you’ve viewed an online ad, what its type is, and how long it’s been since you’ve seen the ad.
These cookies are also used to target online advertising. We may also use third-party cookies to better target advertising to show, for example, holiday advertisements if the user has recently visited an article on the site about holidays. These cookies are anonymous, they store information about the content viewed, not about 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 subsequently visit our site, we will be able to deliver your advertising based on this information.
COOKIES OF ADVERTISING SUPPLIERS
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 message or to see how many people have been exposed to the same ad more than once.
Companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and this site does not have access to read or write these cookies. Cookies from those third parties may be used to show you targeted advertising on other sites, based on your browsing on this site.
OTHER THIRD PARTY COOKIES
On some pages, third parties can set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an app or customize an app. Due to the way of use, this site cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access cookies owned by this site.
For example, when you share an article using the social media button on this site, that social network will record your activity.
WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION ARE STOCKED AND ACCESSED IN THE INTERMEDIUM OF 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. language settings to access a site; keeping an authenticated user in your webmail account; online banking security; keeping products in your shopping cart)
WHY ARE COOKIES IMPORTANT TO THE INTERNET?
Cookies are the focus of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a user-friendly browsing experience tailored to each user’s preferences and interests. Refusing or disabling cookies may make some sites unusable.
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’s authentication through an account):
- content and services tailored to the user’s preferences – news categories, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment sites and travel services;
- offers tailored to users’ interests – password retention, language preferences (e.g. displaying search results in Romanian);
- withholding child protection filters for Content on the Internet (family mode options, safe search functions);
- Limiting the frequency of ad serving – limiting the number of impressions of an ad for a specific user on a site;
- providing more relevant advertising to the user;
- measurement, optimisation and analysis features – 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 PROBLEMS CONCERNED BY CONFIDENTIALITY
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They’re not made up of pieces of code so they can’t be executed or can’t 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.
Cookies can, however, 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 ASPECTS RELATED TO COOKIES:
Since identity protection is very valuable and is the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what possible problems cookies may create. In order to constantly transmit information between the browser and the website in both directions, if an attacker or unauthorized person interferes with the transmission of the data, the information contained in the cookie may 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 the wrong 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. 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 your personal information.
TIPS FOR SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE NAVIGATION, BASED ON COOKIES
Here are some tips that can make sure you browse without worry but with cookies:
- Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you.
- If you don’t mind cookies and you’re 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 your 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 and constantly update antispyware apps. Many spyware detection and prevention apps include detecting attacks on sites. 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 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 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 browse the internet with confidence.
HOW CAN I TURN OFF COOKIES?
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/see online advertising.
It is possible to set these cookies in your browser to stop being supported, or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a specific site. But, for example, if you’re not registered using cookies, you won’t be able to leave comments.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in options or in your browser’s favorites menu.
For third-party cookie settings, you can also check the website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/
IAB Romania provides the following website to provide more information on privacy related to online advertising: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/
For more details on privacy issues, you can also access the following links: