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The www.gmap.ro, www.welcometoromania.ro and www.welcometoromania.eu sites use cookies.

The information below is intended to inform the user about the placement, use and administration of cookies used by the site  www .gmap.ro . There are also some helpful links to this topic. If you need more information and can not be found below, you can contact us at: sitewro@gmail.com .

Please read the following information carefully:

This website uses a single cookie in which it retains your option of accepting the use of cookies. Besides, we also use third-party cookies to provide our visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of everyone.

In what we call "web 2.0," cookies play an important role in facilitating the access and delivery of multiple services the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:

• Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users so they can make them more effective and more user-friendly.

• Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included in a specific site to create a more valuable, useful, and enjoyable browsing experience;

• Improve the efficiency of online advertising.

What is a "cookie"?

An "Internet Cookie" (also known as "cookie browser",   "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie") is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, mobile or other equipment of a user who is accessing the Internet.

The cookie is installed through a web browser request from a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access the information on the user's hard drive) .

A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and the content or the cookie value. Furthermore, the duration of a cookie is determined: technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that web server.

In itself, cookies do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.

There are 2 large categories of cookies:

• Session cookies - they are temporarily stored in the web browser's cookie folder to save them until the user exits the site or closes the browser window (e.g., when logging on / off on a web browser) webmail or social networking).

• Persistent cookies - they are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (generally depends on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies include those placed on a web site other than the one the user is currently visiting - are known as 'third party cookies' - which can be used in a way anonymous to memorize a user's interests so as to deliver as relevant advertising as possible to users.

What are the benefits of cookies?

A cookie contains information that links a web browser (user) and a specific web-server (website). If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the already stored information and respond accordingly. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide user-friendly services (such as online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts, or relevant advertising).

What is a cookie's lifetime?

Cookies are managed by web servers. The life of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used only for one session (session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user has left the web site 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 through browser settings.

What are cookies placed by third parties?

Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / suppliers (eg news box, video or 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 vendors must also comply with the applicable law and the site's privacy policies.

How cookies are used by this site

A visit to this site may place cookies for purposes of:

• Site performance cookies;
• Visitor Analysis Cookies;
• Cookies for geotargeting;
• Recording cookies,
• Cookies for advertising;
• Advertiser cookies.

These cookies may come from the following third parties: Google, Facebook, SATI, Httpool, SPA.

Performance cookies

This type of cookie retains the user's preferences on this site, so they no longer need to be set when they visit the site

Examples:

- Volume settings for video player,
- the streaming video speed with which your browser is compatible.

Visitors Analytics Cookies

Every time a user visits this site, third-party analytics software generates a user's analysis cookie. This cookie tells us if you've visited this site before. The browser will tell us if you have this cookie, and if not, we'll generate one . This allows us to monitor the unique users who visit us and how often they do it.

Geotargeting Cookies

These cookies are used by software that determines where you come from. It's completely anonymous and it's only used to target content.

Advertiser Cookies

All advertising you find on this site belongs to third parties. Some of these parties use their own anonymous cookies to analyze how many people have been exposed to an ad, or to see how many people have been exposed multiple times to the same ad. Third-party cookies can be used to show your targeted advertising on other sites, based on your navigation on this site.

Other third-party cookies

On some pages, third parties can set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an application or customize an application. Due to the use of this site, this site can not access these cookies, just as third parties can not access the cookies owned by this site. For example, when you share an article using the social network button on this site, that social network will record your activity.

What type of information is stored and accessed via cookies?

Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a browser. The web server will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted.

The cookie stores important information that enhances your Internet browsing experience (e.g., language settings to access a site, keeping a user logged in to your webmail account,   online banking security, keeping your products in the shopping cart) / p>

Why are Internet cookies important?

Cookies are the central focus of the Internet's efficient operation, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Denying or disabling cookies can make some sites impossible to use. Denying or disabling cookies does not mean you will not receive online advertising - but it will not be able to keep track of your preferences and interests highlighted by your browsing behavior.

Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require authentication of a user through an account):

• Content and services tailored to user preferences - news, weather, sports, maps, public and governmental services, entertainment sites and travel services.

• Offers tailored to users' interests - password retention, language preferences (e.g., displaying search results in English).

• Retain child copy filters for Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).

• Limit ad serving frequency - limit the number of impressions of an ad for a particular user on a site.

• Provide more relevant advertising for 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 (eg, search engines directly from other websites etc.). Websites run these analyzes of their use to improve sites for the benefit of users.

Security and privacy issues

Cookies are NOT Viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made of pieces of code so they can not be executed or can run themselves. Consequently, they can not duplicate or replicate on other networks to run again. Because they can not perform these functions, they can not be considered viruses. Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Because it stores 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 and consistently mark cookies to be deleted in antivirus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures.

In general, browsers have built in privacy settings that provide different cookie acceptance levels: auto-expiration and auto-delete after the user has visited a specific site. Since identity protection is very valuable and is the right of every Internet user, it is advisable to know what issues can be created by cookies. Because they transmit constantly, in both directions, information between the browser and the website, if an attacker or an unauthorized person interferes with the data transmission, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted. Although very rare , this may happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (e.g. an unsecured Wi-Fi network).

Other cookie-based attacks involve bad cookie settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to mislead browsers to send information via unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information for purposes of unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful when choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.

Tips for safe and responsible cookie-based navigation

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

Here are some tips to make sure you're browsing without worries, with cookies:

• Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable cookie-level for you.

• If you do not mind cookies and are the only person using your computer, you can set long expiration dates to store your browsing history and personal data.

• If you share access to your computer, you can consider setting the browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access sites that place cookies and delete any visitor information at the end of the browsing session.

• Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.

Many of the spyware detection and prevention applications include site attacks detection.

This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software. Make sure your browser is always up-to-date . Many of the cookies attacks are exploited by exploiting the weaknesses of the old versions of browsers.

Cookies are everywhere and can not be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and greatest websites on the Internet - local or international. With a clear understanding of how they work and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so you can surf the Internet with confidence.

How can I stop cookies?

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites unfeasible or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will no longer receive / see online advertising.

The browser setting is possible so that these cookies are no longer supported, or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a particular site. For example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.

All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. As a rule,   these settings are found in your browser's "options" or "favorites" menu.

To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the 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 the site:

www.youronlinechoices.com

Useful links

If you want to learn more about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:

Microsoft Cookies guide
All About Cookies

IAB Romania provides the following website to provide more privacy information related to online advertising:

www.youronlinechoices.com

For more details about privacy issues, you can also access the following links:

www.dreptonline.ro/legislatie/oug_13_2012

www.youronlinechoices.eu

www.iabeurope.eu/privacy-policy

www.guardian.co.uk/info/cookies