Cookies policy of the site www.bucharest-boutique-accomodation.ro
About cookies, what they are and how they work.
The information presented below aims to inform the user about the placement, use and administration of cookies used by the site www.bucharest-boutique-accomodation.ro.
Please read the following information carefully:
This website uses its own cookies about your visit to the site, in accordance with the General European Data Protection Regulation.
This data is used to create statistics about the number of visitors, the number of visits, the pages visited most often, what information was searched most often, what kind of browser was used in accessing our site. We do not often collect IPs from which our site was accessed.
What is a “cookie”?
An “Internet Cookie” (also known as a “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply a “cookie”) is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user from whom the Internet is accessed.
The cookie is sent through a request issued by the web server on which the site is hosted, to the user’s browser (Ex: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.) and is completely “passive”, in the sense that it does not contain software, viruses or spyware, nor can it access information on the user’s hard drive.
Cookies do not require personal information in order to be used, nor can they personally identify internet users.
There are two main categories of cookies:
Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the cookies folder of the web browser until the user leaves the site or closes the browser window.
Persistent cookies – these are stored on your computer or hard drive for a longer period of time and remain stored even after you leave the site or close your web browser (and generally depend on the default lifetime for the cookie).
Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user is currently visiting – known as “third party cookies” – which can be used anonymously to memorize a user’s interests so that the most relevant advertising for the user is delivered.
The advantages of cookies
A cookie contains information that links a browser (user) to a specific web server (site). If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly.
The lifespan of a cookie
Cookies are administered by web servers. The lifetime of a cookie can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for a single session (“session cookies”) and are not retained after the user leaves the site, and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that site (permanent cookies). ”). However, cookies can be deleted by the user at any time via browser settings.
Enabling cookies is not strictly necessary for the operation of the site, but it can improve the browsing experience. You can delete or block cookies.
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the “options” section or in the “preferences” menu of your browser.
Cookies statistics of the number of visitors
At each visit, the site www.bucharest-boutique-accomodation.ro records, exclusively for statistical reasons, the number of visits, the pages visited most often, what information was searched most often, what kind of browser was used in accessing our site.
We do not often collect IPs from which our site was accessed.
Third party cookies
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: settings regarding the language in which you want to access a site, keeping a user authenticated in the member account or mail account, online security, keeping and saving some settings, etc.
The importance of cookies for the Internet
Cookies are the central point of the efficient operation of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience, adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Declining or disabling cookies may make some websites impossible to use.
Security and privacy issues
Cookies are NOT viruses!
They use a plain text format. They are not made up of pieces of code, so they cannot be executed or auto-run. As a result, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate again. As 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 website and on multiple websites, 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 cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
Other security issues related to cookies
Given that identity protection is very important and represents the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what are the possible problems that may arise in connection with cookies. As information is constantly transmitted between them in both directions between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the transmission of data, the information contained in the cookie may 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 servers.
Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies
Here are some tips to help you navigate your cookies safely:
Customize your browser settings for cookies to establish a comfortable level of security.
If you do not mind cookies 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 may want to consider setting your browser to clear individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is the option to access sites that place cookies and to delete any browsing information when you log out.
Install and constantly update your antispyware applications. Many of the applications for detecting and preventing spyware include detecting attacks on sites. This prevents the browser from accessing sites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download malicious software.
Make sure your browser is always up to date. Most cookie-based attacks are exploited by 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 websites 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 websites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive or see online advertising.
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in your browser’s “Options” or “Preferences” menu, or you can use your browser’s “Help” option for more details.
The links below may be helpful:
Cookie settings in Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Cookies
Cookie settings in Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
Internet Explorer cookie settings: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Additionally, you can consult the website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/
Document updated on 19.02.2021