In order to respect the demands established by the EU Directive from 26th of May 2012 and the regulations of the Law no.506 from 17th of November 2004 on the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector, the website’s visitors have to give their consent before any cookies will be sent to their computers. This website uses its own cookies and third parties cookies to provide a much better navigation experience and services according to the needs and interests of the users.
The usage of cookies and other similar technologies policy
This policy refers to cookies and other similar technologies used by the websites operated by Texmodel SRL. The cookies are used for the following purposes:
- A good functioning of the website;
- To analyse the visitors’ behaviour;
- For advertising.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. This data storage technology is widely spread and used to collect information about the type of browser and operating system the visitor is using, source page, the domain used by the visitor to connect to the texmodel.ro website etc., with the purpose of understanding how the visitors use this web page. ’’Cookies’’ help us adjust the website’s content according to your needs.
What’s the lifespan of a cookie?
Cookies are administrated by webservers. The lifespan of a cookie can vary, depending on the purpose of its placement. Some cookies are exclusively used for only one session (session cookies) and they are not stored once the user leaves the website while other cookies are stored and reused every time the user comes back on that website (permanent cookies). However, the cookies can be deleted by a user at any point through the settings of the web browser.
Security and problems regarding confidentiality
Cookies are NOT computer viruses! They are using plain text formats. Cookies are not executable neither they can execute themselves. Therefore, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot fulfil all of these functions, they cannot be considered computer viruses. But cookies can be used for bad purposes. Due to the fact that they store information about users’ preferences and web navigation history, on one or more websites, cookies can be used as a form of spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and they are constantly marking cookies to be deleted during the cleaning/scanning for viruses procedures. In general, web browsers have integrated confidentiality settings which provide different types of cookies acceptances, set an availability period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a certain website.
A visit on this website can place the following types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies for the functioning of the website;
- Statistics cookies
Strictly necessary cookies and/or other similar technologies are essential for a good functioning of the website, being set on your device at the moment of accessing the website or after the completion of some actions on the website, if it is the case. You can set your browser to block the cookies, but in this case some websites will not be able to function properly. Cookies or other similar technologies do not require themselves personal information in order to be used and, in many cases, they do not even identify the internet users. There still are situations when personal data can be stored through cookies usage to facilitate certain user’s functionalities or to offer the user an experience adapted to their preferences. This type of data is encrypted in such a way that it makes the access of unauthorized people impossible.
Blocking the cookies
- Cookies settings in Internet Firefox
- Cookies settings in Internet Chrome
- Cookies settings in Internet Safari
- Cookies settings in Internet Explorer
Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies represent the central points of efficient internet function, helping with the creation of a friendly navigation experience, adapted to each user’s needs and preferences. The refusal or disable of cookies can make some websites impossible to use. Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not need the user to log in through an account) include:
- Content and services adapted to user’s preferences – categories of news, weather, sports, maps, public and governmental services, entertainment websites and travel websites;
- Offers adapted to the users’ interests – storage of passwords, language preferences (ex: showing the results of the searches in Romanian);
- The storage of children protection filters on the internet (family mode options, safe search functions);
- Measurement, optimisation and analytics characteristics – such as the confirmation of a certain traffic level on a website, what type of content is visualised and the way in which an user gets on that website (ex: search engines, directly, through other websites). Websites run these analyses of their usage in order to better the websites’ performances in the benefit of the users.
Security and other aspects about confidentiality
In general, browsers have default confidentiality settings which provide different levels of cookies acceptances, set an availability period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a certain website. Other security aspects regarding cookies include:
- Individualize your browser’s settings regarding cookies with a view to reaching a comfortable level of security for yourself in terms of cookies usage;
- If you are the only person using the computer, you can set, if you want, long expiration deadlines for the storage of history navigation and personal access information;
- If you share your computer, you can set the browser to delete individual navigation data every time you close the browser. This represents a way in which you can access websites that place cookies and delete any information about the navigation session after its closing;
- Constantly install and update antispyware apps;
- Many of the apps that detect and prevent spyware include the detection of website attacks. Therefore, they stop the browser from accessing websites that could harm it and download malicious software.