This policy refers to cookies and web pages operated by Studio SEONID headquartered in Cluj-Napoca, Tache Ionescu, nr. 66, (hereinafter Albumora).
2. What are the Cookies?
A cookie is a small file consisting of letters and numbers that will be stored on a computer or another mobile terminal equipment of a user that is accessing the Internet. The cookie is installed due to a request issued by a web server to a browser (i.e. 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) .
3. What are cookies used for?
These files make it possible to recognize the user's terminal and present relevant content in a manner adapted to the user's preferences. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support Albumora efforts to provide users with comfortable services: i.e. - preferences regarding their online privacy, shopping cart or relevant advertising. They are also used in the preparation of anonymous, aggregated statistics that help us understand how a user benefits from our websites, enabling us to improve the structure and content, excluding personally identifying the user.
4. What kind of cookies do we use?
We use two types of cookies: per session and fixed. The latter are temporary files that remain in the user's terminal until the end of the session or until closing the application (web browser). The fixed files remain on the user's terminal over a cookie parameter period or until manually deleted by the user.
5. How are cookies used by this site?
Visiting this site may place cookies for the followning purposes:
Website performance cookies
Visitors analysis cookis
6. Do cookies contain personal data?
7. Deleting Cookies
8. Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies are the focus of the efficient operation of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and adapted to each user's preferences and interests. Refusal or disable of cookies can make some websites impossible to use.
Denying or disabling cookies does not mean you will not receive online advertising - it will simply no longer take into account your preferences and interests suggested by your browsing behavior.
Examples of important uses of cookies (that do not require user authentication through an account):
Content and services tailored to user preferences - categories of products and services.
Offers tailored to users' interests - remembering passwords.
Maintaining filters to protect children from specific the Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
Creative delivery rate limiting - limiting the number of views of an advertisement on a website for a particular user.
Providing more relevant advertising to the user.
Measurement, optimization and features analytics - such as confirming a certain level of traffic to a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user arrives on a website (i.e. through search engines directly from other websites etc.). Websites develop these analyzes in order to improve their websites for the benefit of their users.
9. Security and confidentiality issues
Cookies are not viruses! They use plain type text formats. They are not built from pieces of code, therefore they cannot be executed nor auto-run. Consequently, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks nor replica to run again. Because they can not perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Since they store preferences and information about users' browsing history, both on a particular site and 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 in removal proceedings of deleting / scanning anti-virus / anti-spyware.
Generally, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of acceptance of cookies, validity period and automatic removal after the user has visited a particular site.
Other security issues related to cookies:
Because identity protection is very valuable and is the right of every internet user, one should be familiar with what types of problems can be created by cookies. Because through cookies information is constantly transmitted bothways between a browser and a website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during data transmission, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted.
Although rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (i.e. unsecured WiFi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve wrong cookies 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 insecure channels. Attackers then use the information to gain unauthorized access on certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most suitable method of protecting personal information.
Tips for a safe and responsible navigation, based on cookies.
Here are some tips to ensure that you browse without worry while using cookies:
Customize your browser cookies settings to reflect a comfortable level of security for you using cookies.
If you do not mind the cookies and you the only person using your computer, you can set long expiration dates for storing navigation history and personal information acces.
If you share the access to your computer, you may consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data every time you close the browser. This is an option to access sites that place cookies and delete any visiting information at the end of each browsing session.
Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.
Many applications for detection and prevention of spyware include detecting attacks on websites. Therefore, they prevent the browser from accessing websites that may exploit a browser's vulnerabilities or download malicious software.
Make sure that you keep your browser updated.
Many attacked based on cookies are done by exploiting the weaknesses of the older browsers versions.
Cookies are everywhere and can not 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 could confidently navigate the Internet.
Disabling and refusing to accept cookies can make certain websites impossible to visit or difficult to use. Also, refusal to accept cookies does not mean you will not get / see online advertising.
It is possible to set the browser so that these cookies will not be accepted or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a particular site. But for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you can not leave comments.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookies settings. These settings are typically found in the "Options" or "Preferences" menu of your browser.
To understand these settings, these links may be useful. Otherwise you can use the "Help" of the browser for more details.