The information below is intended to inform our website users regarding the placement, use and management of cookies. You will also find some useful links where you can read more about cookies. If you need more information and it is not provided below, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This website uses our own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to their needs and interests. Cookies play an important role in facilitating access to and delivery of the many services users enjoy when using the Internet, such as:
Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users, so they can make them even more effective and accessible to users.
Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be embedded on a particular site to create a more valuable, useful and enjoyable browsing experience.
Improve the effectiveness of online advertising.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored by your browser when you browse the internet. They can be used to collect, store and share data about your activities on websites, including ibb-hib.ro. Cookies also allow us to remember details about your visits to the ibb-hib.ro platform, such as your preferred language, in order to facilitate your use of the site.
The cookie is installed by a request issued by a web-server to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome) 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 the content or 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 to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify web users.
IBB-HIB Romania uses 2 categories of cookies:
Session cookies, which expire after a short time or when you close your browser. We use session cookies to identify you during an individual browsing session, such as when you log in to IBB-HIB Romania.
Persistent cookies, which remain stored in your browser for a set period of time. We use persistent cookies when we need to identify you for a longer period of time, such as when you request to stay logged in. 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 remember a user’s interests so that the most relevant advertising can be delivered to users.
What are the benefits of cookies?
A cookie contains information that links a web-browser (the user) to a specific web-server (the 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 convenient services to users: e.g. online privacy preferences, site language choices, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
What is the lifetime of a cookie?
Cookies are managed 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 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/suppliers (e.g. a news box, a video or an advertisement). 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 site owner’s privacy policies.
How are cookies used by this site?
A visit to this site may place cookies for the purposes of:
Site performance cookies
Visitor analytics cookies
Advertising provider cookies
This type of cookie remembers the user’s preferences on this site, so there is no need to set them each time you visit the site. (examples: volume settings for the video player / video streaming speed your browser is compatible with)
Cookies for visitor analysis
Each time a user visits this site, analytics software provided by a third party generates a user analytics cookie. This cookie tells us whether you have visited this site before. Your browser will tell us if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. It allows us to track unique users who visit us and how often they do so.
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 which account you are registered with. If you have not selected “keep me registered”, this cookie will be automatically deleted when you close your browser or computer.
These cookies allow us to find out whether or not you have viewed an online advertisement, what type of advertisement it is and how long it has been since you saw the advertisement.
What kind of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a website to recognise a browser. The web server will recognise the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that enhances the web browsing experience (e.g. language settings of a website; keeping a user logged into a webmail account; online banking security; keeping products in the shopping cart).
Security and privacy issues
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they cannot be executed or run themselves. Consequently, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate themselves again. Since they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
Cookies can however be used for negative purposes. Because they store 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 consistently flag cookies for deletion as part of anti-virus/anti-spyware deletion/scanning procedures.
Generally browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
Here are some tips to ensure that you browse worry-free, but with cookies:
Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a level of cookie security that is comfortable for you.
If you don’t mind cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you can set long expiry times for storing browsing history and personal access data.
If you share access to your computer, you may consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close the browser. This is a variant of accessing sites that place cookies and deleting any visit data when you close your browsing session.
Install and constantly update anti-spyware applications.
Many spyware detection and prevention applications include detection of attacks on websites. This prevents your browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software.
How can I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain websites unusable 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 your browser to stop accepting cookies or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a specific site. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.
All browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use your browser’s “help” option for more details.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
For third-party cookie settings, you can also visit: youronlinechoices.com