Cookies policy

In order to offer you the best browsing experience on the site, uses its own and third-party cookies. Cookies are small files that are downloaded to the memory of a computer, phone or any other device used to surf the Internet (tablet, e-reader, etc.), when accessing the website. External cookies - Google Analytics, Facebook, YouTube - are used to improve browsing experience on the site.

Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users. Personal data collected through the use of cookies may only be collected to facilitate certain functionalities for the user. Such data is encrypted in a way that makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to access them.

Most browsers offer the possibility of disabling cookies. But you must keep in mind that deactivating them can lead to a decrease in the quality of your visits to the website, or even to its malfunctioning.

Cookies are essential for the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience tailored to each user's preferences and interests. Rejecting or disabling cookies may make some sites unusable.

Refusing or deactivating 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 use (which do not require the authentication of a user through an account):

Content and services adapted to the user's preferences - categories of products and services. Offers adapted to the interests of users – password retention.

Retention of child protection filters regarding Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).

Limiting the frequency of advertising broadcasts – limiting the number of times an advertisement is displayed for a certain user on a site.

Providing more relevant advertising to the user.

Measuring, 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 arrives at a website (e.g. through search engines, directly, from other websites, etc.). The websites carry out their usage analysis in order to improve the sites for the benefit of the users.

Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made of pieces of code, so they cannot be executed or auto-run. Consequently, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate again. Since they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.

Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Because they store information about the preferences and browsing history of users, both on a specific 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 constantly mark cookies to be deleted during antivirus/anti-spyware deletion/scanning procedures.

In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a certain site.

Since 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 website, if an attacker or unauthorized party intervenes in the case of data transmission, the information carried by the cookie will be intercepted.

Although 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 erroneous cookie settings on servers. If a website does not ask 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 to gain unauthorized access to certain websites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most suitable method of personal information protection.

Due to their flexibility and the fact that majority of the most visited sites and the largest ones use cookies, they are almost unavoidable. Disabling cookies will not allow user access to the most widespread and used sites, including YouTube, Gmail, Yahoo and others.

Here are some tips that can ensure worry-free browsing, but with the help of cookies:

Customize your browser settings regarding cookies to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you. If you don't mind cookies, and you are the only person using the computer, you can set long expiration dates for storing browsing history and personal access data. If you share access to the computer, you may consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close the browser. This is an option to access the sites that place cookies and to delete any visit information upon ending the browsing session.

Install and constantly update your antispyware applications. Many of the spyware detection and prevention applications include detection of attacks on websites. Thus, it prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit the browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software.

Make sure your browser is always updated. Many of the cookie based attacks are carried out by exploiting weak points of old versions of browsers.

Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and biggest 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 can surf the Internet with confidence.

Deactivating 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 set the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted, or you can set the 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 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 link may be useful, or you can use the "help" option of the browser for more details:

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari...

For cookie settings generated by third parties, you can also consult this website:

If you wish to find out more information about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:

All About Cookies