The information presented below aims to inform the user more details about the placement, use and administration of cookies used by the site www.lacultura.ro.
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This website may use both its own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to their needs and interests.
As we respect your right to privacy, you may choose to block certain types of cookies from this site.
Cookies play an important role in facilitating access to and delivery of multiple 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 rates are expressed, keeping options for various products (measures, other details, etc.) in the shopping cart (and storing these options), saving certain preferences for future reuse.
- Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users, so that they can make them even more efficient and easily accessible.
- 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 online advertising efficiency.
What is a cookie?
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 accessing the Internet.
The cookie is installed by request from a web server to a browser (eg Chrome, Firefox) and is completely "passive" (does not contain software, viruses, or spyware, and cannot access information on the user's hard drive.)
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and content or value of the cookie. Moreover, the duration of the existence of a cookie is determined; technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that web server.
Cookies themselves do not require personal information in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.
There are 2 major categories of cookies:
- Session cookies - these are temporarily stored in the web browser's cookie folder for the user to store until the user closes the browser window or logs out of that site.
- Persistent cookies - These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depend on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user is currently visiting - known as 'third party cookies' (cookies placed by third parties) - which can be used anonymously to store a user's preferences.
What are the benefits 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: eg online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
How long does a cookie last?
Cookies are managed by webservers. The lifespan 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 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 via browser settings.
What are third-party cookies?
Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / providers (eg a video, an advertisement, a chat application, etc.). 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 providers must also comply with applicable law and the privacy policies of the site owner.
How cookies are used by this site
Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support our efforts to provide convenient services to users through features such as online privacy preferences, shopping cart or relevant advertising. They are also used in the preparation of aggregated anonymous statistics that help us understand how a user benefits from our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content, excluding the personal identification of the user.
A visit to this site may place the following types of cookies:
- Essential cookies
- Performance cookies
- Social media and advertising cookies
Certain cookies, such as performance cookies or social media and advertising cookies, may come from third parties.
These cookies allow you to save both your preferences regarding the other types of cookies used and to access the basic functionalities of this site.
They retain user preferences on this site, so you don't need to set them each time you visit the site.
Registration cookies are generated when a user registers on this site, in order to inform us later if he is registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account you are registered with and to provide you with an easier experience of interacting with the site.
Other cookies that we place in order to allow you to make optimal use of the site are the cookies corresponding to the shopping cart and the Favorites lists (with the role of saving information about the products you have added to your cart or as Favorites), location cookies (used to determine your location by IP, in order to pre-fill certain fields required when registering or placing orders), cookies session logs generated when accessed and automatically deleted when the browser is closed (necessary for HTTP protocol to work, certain forms to be filled in, interaction with certain elements of the site, etc.), cookies that recognize the type of terminal used - desktop or mobile, chat application cookies that allow real-time discussions with customer service.
These include both cookies from traffic analysis services and cookies placed by certain third-party services that provide additional functionality to the site.
Traffic analysis cookies allow aggregate measurement of site traffic, identification of traffic sources, provide information about the most visited or least visited pages, such as and how users interact with the site. The listed information is collected in an aggregated manner and implicitly completely anonymous. These cookies may come from third parties such as Web Analytics services (Ex: Google Analytics).
Social media and advertising cookies
These may be placed through the site by the social media or advertising services we use.
This type of cookie may be used by these services to determine a specific profile of visitors and to display relevant advertisements on other sites that you visit them.
They may come from third parties such as advertising services (Ex: AdSense, AdWords), social media platforms (Ex: Facebook, Twitter), etc.
Due to usage, this site cannot access these cookies from third parties, just as third parties cannot access cookies held 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 kind of information is 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 the Internet browsing experience (eg, keeping a user logged in to their user account; storing products in the shopping cart; keeping products in the Favorites list).
Why are cookies important to the Internet?
Cookies are central to the efficient operation 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 it difficult to use a site.
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 browsing behavior.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require a user to authenticate through an account):
- Content and services tailored to user preferences - news, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment sites and travel services.
- Offers tailored to users' interests - password retention, language preferences (Ex: displaying search results in Romanian).
- Retain child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search features).
- Limit the frequency of ad serving - Limit the number of impressions of an ad for a particular user on a site.
- Provide more user-relevant advertising.
- Measurement, optimization and analytics features - such as confirming a certain level of traffic to a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user gets to a website (eg through search engines, directly, from other websites etc). Websites carry out these analyzes of their use in order to improve the sites for the benefit of the users.
Security and privacy issues
Cookies use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they cannot be executed or run on their own. As a result, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks in order to run or replicate. 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 removal / scanning procedures.
Browsers generally have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period, and automatic deletion after a user has visited a particular site. Other security issues related to cookies
Because identity protection is very valuable and represents the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what problems cookies may create. Because through them information is constantly transmitted 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 (eg an unsecured WiFi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve incorrect 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 to gain 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 browsing based on 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 an option to access sites that place cookies and to delete any visit information at the end of the browsing session.
- Install antispyware applications and update them constantly.
Many 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 most popular sites on the Internet. 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.
How do I stop cookies?
It is possible to configure the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or you can configure the browser to accept cookies only from a specific site.
All modern browsers offer the ability to configure cookie storage preferences. These settings are usually found in "options" or in the "preferences" of your browser. To understand these settings, you can use the "help" of the browser for more details.
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