What are cookies?
We use the term “cookies” to refer to cookies and similar technologies through which information can be collected automatically.
An “Internet Cookie” (also known as a “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or “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 through which the Internet is accessed.
Cookies are installed by request from a web server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). Cookies once installed have a determined duration of existence, remaining “passive”, in the sense that they do not contain software, viruses or spyware and will not access the information on the hard driver of the user on whose equipment they were installed.
A cookie consists of two parts: the name of the cookie; and the content or value of the cookie.
From a technical point of view, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the web page 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.
For what purposes are the cookies of this website used
Cookies are used to provide users of this website with a better browsing experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of each individual, namely to:
improving the use of this website, including by identifying any errors that occur during its visit / use by users;
providing anonymous statistics on how this website is used to Pro Success, as the owner of this website;
anticipation of any goods that will be made available to users in the future through this website, depending on the services / products accessed.
Based on the feedback sent through cookies in connection with the use of this website, the Romanian Hypnosis Association may take measures to make this website more efficient and more accessible to users.
the language in which a web page is viewed;
the currency in which certain prices or tariffs are expressed;
facilitating access to users’ accounts;
posting comments on the site;
What are the advantages of cookies?
A cookie contains information that links a web browser (user) to a specific webserver (site). 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 and personalized services to users, such as online privacy preferences, website language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
What is the lifetime of cookies?
The lifetime of cookies can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. There are the following categories of cookies that also determine their lifespan:
Session cookies – A “session cookie” is a cookie that is automatically deleted when the user closes their browser.
Persistent or fixed cookies – A “persistent” or “fixed” cookie is a cookie that remains stored in the user’s terminal until it reaches a certain expiration date (which may be in a few minutes, days or several years in the future) or until when deleted by the user at any time via browser settings.
The two major categories of cookies
Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the cookies directory of the web browser of the user’s equipment (on his computer / laptop / phone) so that he can store them until the user leaves that website or closes the window browser (for example, when logging in or out of a user account).
Persistent cookies – these are stored on the hard drive of a computer or equipment (and generally depend on the default lifetime for the cookie). Persistent cookies also include those placed by a site 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 users is delivered.
What are third-party cookies?
Certain sections of content on the website may be provided through third parties, ie not by the Romanian Hypnosis Association, in which case these cookies are called cookies placed by third parties (“third party cookies”). .
These cookies may come from the following third parties: Google Analytics, Facebook, Optinmonster, LivechatInc, etc.
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 (‘cookie- permanent ‘).
However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time via browser settings. More details on this aspect can be found at the end of this policy.
What cookies are used through this website
By using and / or visiting the internet pages available on this website, the following cookies may be placed:
Website performance cookies;
User analysis cookies;
Cookies for advertising providers;
This type of cookie stores the user’s preferences for this website, so resetting the preferences when you visit the website is no longer necessary.
User analysis cookies
These cookies inform us if a certain user of the website has visited or used this website before. These cookies are used for statistical purposes only.
These cookies are used by a traffic analysis script that determines the country of origin of the user of the website. The same content and ad types will be received regardless of the selected language.
This cookie is completely anonymous and is only used to target the content – even when you are on a page displayed for example in Romanian, and when communicating in another language you receive the same advertisement.
Cookies for registration
When you register on this website, cookies are generated that store this process. The servers use these cookies to show us the account with which you are registered, subsequently authenticated and if you have permission to access certain areas or services.
Also, the use of these cookies allows us to associate any actions, such as filling out a form, placing an order, other specific actions, posting an article / content or a comment posted on the website with the username of the account used.
If the “keep me logged in” option is not selected, these cookies will be automatically deleted at the end of the browsing session.
These cookies allow a user to view specific advertising messages, to log the type of advertisement and the time elapsed from the moment of viewing the respective advertising message until the end or until the interruption. As such, such cookies are used to target online advertising. These cookies are anonymous, storing information about the content viewed, not about users.
We also set anonymous cookies through other websites with which we have ongoing advertising campaigns. By receiving them, we can use them to recognize you as a visitor to that website, if you later visit our site, we will be able to deliver advertising based on this information or offer preferential discounts.
Advertising provider cookies
Much of the advertising you find on this site belongs to third parties. Some of these third parties use their own anonymous cookies to analyze how many people have been exposed to an advertisement or to see how many people have been exposed several times to the same spot / advertisement. The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and this website does not have access to read or write these cookies. These third-party cookies may be used to show you targeted advertising on other sites as well, based on your browsing history on this website.
Other cookies belonging to third parties
On some pages, third parties we work with may set their own anonymous cookies, in order to track the success of an application, actions, the effectiveness of a spot / ads or to personalize a subsequent application, spot or advertisement. Due to the use of this website, this website cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access the cookies held by this website. For example, when you distribute an article using the social media sharing button on this website, that social network will record your activity through a cookie that only you and you control.
What kind of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows browser recognition. This website recognizes the browser until cookies expire or are deleted.
As stated above, the cookie stores important information that improves the Internet browsing experience (eg settings for the language in which you want to access a site; keeping a user logged in to the webmail account; online banking security; keeping products in the shopping cart , etc.).
Customize your browser settings for cookies
If the computer or technical equipment used to browse this website is used by more than one person, the setting for deleting individual browsing data each time the browser is closed may be considered.
Why are cookies important for using Internet resources?
Cookies represent the central point of the efficient functioning of the Internet, of the websites and of the interaction with their visitors and users, allowing to offer a pleasant user experience and adapted to their needs.
Cookies help to generate a friendly and tailored browsing experience according to the preferences and interests of each user. Declining or disabling cookies may make some sites impossible to use. Rejecting or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – but only that it will no longer be able to take into account your preferences and interests, highlighted by your browsing behavior.
Examples of important cookie questions
Here is a short list of cookies that do not require a user to log in to their account, but it is essential that these cookies exist:
Content and services tailored to user preferences – categories of news, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment sites and travel-tourism services.
Offers adapted to users’ interests – password retention, language preferences, such as displaying search results in Romanian.
Retain child protection filters on Internet content, such as family mode options, safe search features.
Limit the frequency of ad serving, such as limiting the number of impressions of an ad for a particular user on a particular website.
Providing more relevant advertising for the user, namely measuring, optimizing and analyzing features – such as confirming a certain level of traffic to a site, a certain type of content that is viewed and how a user reaches a website – the sites for reference, such as through search engines, directly or from other websites, etc.
Sites conduct these analyzes on their use to improve sites for the benefit of users.
Security issues and privacy issues
Please note that Cookies are NOT viruses! In its composition, they use plain text as a 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. Because they cannot perform these functions, cookies cannot be considered viruses. Cookies may, however, be used for negative purposes.
Because it stores information about users’ preferences and browsing history, both on a particular website and on several other sites, cookies can still 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 acceptance of cookies, the period of validity and automatic deletion after the 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 possible problems cookies can create.
Because through them information is constantly transmitted in both directions between the browser and the site, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the transmission of data, the information contained in cookies may be intercepted.
Although very rare, this can happen, especially if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network, such as an internet connection over an unsecured WiFi network or accessing a site over an insecure HTTP protocol – instead of HTTPS.
Other cookie-based attacks involve incorrect cookie settings on servers. For example, if a site does not require the browser to use only encrypted communication channels (https / tls / ssl), attackers can exploit this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information through unsecured channels. Thus, attackers subsequently use the information for purposes of unauthorized access to certain websites whose credentials have been stored in intercepted / stolen cookies. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protection of personal information stored on the equipment you store / use.
Deleting unnecessary cookies
To delete unnecessary cookies installed by this site you just have to press the button below.
After deleting them, the current page will reload. If you have any questions or difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Useful tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies
Disabling cookies will not allow the user to access the most widespread and used websites including Youtube, Gmail, Yahoo and others.
If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using the equipment / 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 a way to access the sites that place cookies and to delete any visit information at the end of the browsing session.
Install and constantly update your anti-spyware applications
Many of the spyware detection and prevention applications include detecting attacks on websites. 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 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.
How can cookies be stopped or deactivated?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make this website difficult to visit, leading to limitations in its use.
Users can configure their browser to reject cookies or to accept cookies from a specific website.
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings can be accessed, as a rule, in the “options” section or in the “preferences” menu of your browser.
However, refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – but only that it will not be adapted to your preferences and interests, highlighted by your browsing behavior.
All modern browsers offer the ability 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 the browser’s “help” option for more details. Choose the browser you use from the list below to display the instructions you need to follow after opening the browser.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
If you want to know more about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:
Microsoft Cookies guide http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx
All About Cookies http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
You have the following site to provide more information on privacy related to online advertising: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/ http://www.iabeurope.eu/cookies-faq/internet-cookies— increasing-and-enhancing-yourinternet-surfing-experience / what-are-cookies-how-do-they-work — cookies-faq.aspx
For any additional questions about how cookies are used through this website, please contact us using the contact form here: www.eugenpopa.com/contact