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Cookies policy
This policy refers to cookies and web pages operated by ROMAERO S.A., based in Bucharest, Ficusului Bd., no. 44, Sector 1, mailbox 013973.

2. What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file, made up of letters and numbers, that is stored on any terminal with Internet access issued by a web server to a browser. The cookie is installed by a web server’s request from a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely passive (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot 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 the content in a relevant way, tailored to the user’s preferences. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support ROMAERO’s efforts to provide comfortable services to users: e.g.: preferences regarding online confidentiality, shopping 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 page, allowing us to improve their structure and content, excluding the user’s personal identification.

4. What cookies do we use?
We use two types of Cookies: per session and fixed. The first are temporary files that remain in the user’s terminal until the session is terminated or the application is closed (the web browser). Fixed files on the other hand remain on the user’s terminal for a period of time in the cookie settings or until they are manually deleted by the user.

5. How are cookies used by this site?
A visit to this site may place cookies for the purposes of:
• performance cookies;
• analysis cookies;
• geotargeting cookies;
• registration cookies;
• advertising cookies;
• cookies from advertising providers.

6. Do cookies contain personal data?
Cookies themselves do not require personal information in order to function and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users. Personal data collected through the use of cookies can only be collected to facilitate certain functionalities for the user. The data is encrypted in a way that makes it impossible for unauthorized people to access it.

7. Deleting Cookies
In general, an application used to access web pages allows the cookies to be saved on the terminal by default. These settings can be changed so that the automatic administration of cookies is blocked by the web browser or the user is informed whenever cookies are sent to his terminal. Detailed information about the possibilities and ways of managing cookies can be found in the settings area of ​​the application (web browser). Limiting the use of cookies can affect certain functionalities of the web page.

8. Why are cookies relevant for the Internet?

Cookies are the main tools for an efficient Internet surfing. They help and generate a friendly, yet targeted browsing experience and they need to adapt the preferences and interests of each user. Refusing or disabling cookies can make some sites impossible to use.

Refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – it will just mean that your preferences and interests can no longer be taken into account, because you no longer permit access to your browsing behavior.

Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require user authentication through an account):
• Content and services adapted to the user’s preferences – categories of products and services;
• Tailored offers to users’ interests – password retention.
• Remembering child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions);
• Limiting the frequency of ads – limiting the number of reruns of an advertisement for a particular user on a site;
• Providing more relevant advertising to the user;
• Measurement, optimization and analytics features – such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user reaches a website (e.g. direct search engines, from others websites e.t.c). The websites carry out these analyzes of their use to improve the websites for the benefit of the users.

9. Security and privacy issues

Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. Cookies are not made up of pieces of code therefore they cannot be executed nor can they self-run. Consequently, you cannot duplicate or replicate on other network. Because they cannot perform these functions, that is why cookies cannot be confused with viruses.

Cookies can, nevertheless, be used for the wrong purposes. Because they keep information about users’ preferences and browsing history, on one or more websites, cookies can end up being used as a spy application. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and are constantly marking scrap cookies to be erased.

In general browsers have privacy settings where you can personalize cookie acceptance levels, their time limit and immediate erase once an user leaves an internet page.

Other security related aspects 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 the information between the browser and the website is constantly transmitted in both directions, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the data transmission is performed, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted.
Although this is very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (e.g., an unsecured Wi-Fi 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. The attackers then use the information for the purpose of unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful when choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.

Advice for a safer and more responsible browsing, based on cookies.
Due to their flexibility and the fact that most websites use cookies, these are almost inevitable. Disabling cookies will result in preventing users to access some of the most popular and circulated sites including YouTube, Gmail, Yahoo and others.

Here are some tips that ensure your safety while browsing with cookies:
• Customize your browser’s settings regarding cookies to reflect a comfortable level for you of your cookies’ security;
• If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using the computer, you can set long deadlines for storing your browsing history and personal access data;
• If you share computer access, you can consider setting the browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close the browser;
• Install and always update your antispyware applications.
Many spyware detection and prevention applications include website attack detection. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit the browser’s vulnerabilities or download dangerous software.

Make sure your browser is always up to date.
Many of the cookie-based attacks are made by exploiting the weaknesses of older versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy surfing to the best and most popular Internet sites – both locally or internationally. 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 web with confidence.

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make certain websites impractical 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 preset certain aspect from your browser so that these cookies can no longer be accepted or you can allow your browser to accept cookies from a particular site. But for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you might not be able to leave comments on certain websites.

All modern 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 the browser „help” option for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings în Chrome
Cookie settings în Safari

For settings options of cookies generated by third parties, you can also check the website:



10.Useful links
If you would like to find out more about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:

Microsoft Cookies guide
All About Cookies