What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file created in the browser by the site that you have accessed. Cookies are necessary in order for the website to retain information about your visit, for example the language that you prefer and other settings. As such, your next website visit can be easier and the website more useful to you. Cookies play as such an important role. They also help ensure that the advertisements that you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. Much, though not all, of the data that they collect is anonymous, though some of it is designed to detect browsing patterns and approximate geographical location to improve user experience. Without them, using the Internet would be a more annoyance experience.
We use security cookies in order to identify users, to prevent the illegal usage of login data or to protect user data against an unauthorized access.
Functionality cookies help the website to function properly and to offer users the proper services they are looking for. For example, browsing the website or accessing secure areas of it. Without these cookies, the website might not function properly.
Performance cookies collect anonymous data about the user’s visit on the website. They do not contain personal data and are used only to improve the experience on the website. The data offered by this type of cookies helps us understand how users use the website. For example, if you have already visited the website or not, at what pages you have looked or how you have found us. We can then use these information to improve our services and offer you a better experience.
Third parties used: Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Find out more here.
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
How do I control cookies?
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies and many websites will not work properly or you will lose some functionality. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our Website for these reasons.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. Generally you have the option to see what cookies you’ve got and delete them individually, block third party cookies or cookies from particular sites, accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies. Visit the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu on your browser to change settings, and check the following links for more browser-specific information.
- In order to deactivate the cookies used by a third party service, you can access the opt out link or read more about their confidentiality policy.
- A part of our partner services are implementing the Do Not Track policy.
- If you do not want to accept our cookies, you can adjust your browser settings to decline cookies. You should note, however, that certain areas of the Site may not operate properly if you decide not to accept cookies. Find out how you can deactivate cookies.
What is Do Not Track?
Do Not Track is a web browser setting that requests that a web application disable its tracking of an individual user. When you choose to turn on the DNT setting in your browser, your browser sends a special signal to websites, analytics companies, ad networks, plugin providers, and other web services you encounter while browsing to stop tracking your activity.
By continuing to use our site, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be. For instance, the site won’t be able to recognise your commenter ID, meaning that you won’t be able to leave comments.
- The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.
- This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.
- Learn more about who we are
The information presented below has the purpose of informing the user about details regarding placing, using and administrating the cookies used by the www.Frisbo.eu. Also, a few useful links are made available.
If you need more information please contact us at contact@Frisbo.ro.
Please carefully read the information below:
This website uses its own cookies and cookies from third partied in order to offer its visitors a better surfing experience and services that are adapted to their needs and interests.
In what we are currently calling “web 2.0″, cookies play an important part in facilitating access and delivering multiple services that the users enjoy online like:
- Customizing certain settings: language, currency for prices and rates, saving product options (measures, details, etc) in the shopping cart, this way generating a flexibility of the shopping cart (accessing old preferences with the back and forward buttons).
- Cookies offer website owners a valuable feedback about the way their websites are being used so that they can make them more efficient and more accessible to their users.
- They allow multimedia or different types of applications from other websites to be included in the website and by this to create a valuable surfing experience, more useful and more enjoyable.
- They improve online advertising efficiency.
General information about cookies
What is a “cookie”?
An “Internet Cookie” (also known as “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small size file, formed out of letters and numbers, that is saved on the computer, mobile phone of other equipment that was used to access the Internet.
Cookies are installed by a web-server’s request (ex: Internet Explorer, Chrome) and are completely passive (don’t contain software, viruses, spyware and cannot access information on the hard drive).
A cookie has 2 parts: name and content or value. Also, a cookie’s lifetime is determined. Technically, only the web server that has sent the cookie can access it again when the user comes back to the associated web server.
Cookies don’t ask for personal information and, in most cases, cannot identify internet user.
There are two types of cookies:
- Session cookies – these are temporarily saved in the folder of the web browser; they are available until the user leaves the website and closes the browser window (ex. When logging in/ logging out of an account).
- Persistent cookies – they are saved on the hard drive of the device (and generally, depend on a preset lifetime of the cookie). Persistent cookies include those that are placed by another website than the one that was visited by the user – also known as ‘third party cookies’ – that can be used anonymously to save the interests of a user, offering him the most relevant internet advertisements.
What are the advantages of cookies?
A cookie contains information that makes the connection between the web-browser (the user) and a web server (the website). If the browser is used to accesses the web server again it can read the information saved and act in consequence. Cookies ensure the fact that the user has an enjoyable surfing experience and sustain the website’s efforts in offering comfortable services – preferences in online privacy, website language, shopping cart and relevant advertisements.
What is a cookie’s lifetime?
Cookies are administered by the web server. The lifetime of a cookie can significantly vary, depending on its purpose. Some cookies are used exclusively for a single session (session cookies) and are not kept after the user leaves the website and some cookies are saved and reused every time a used accesses the website (permanent cookies). Cookies can be deleted by the user at any time through the browser’s settings.
What are third party cookies?
Certain content segments on some websites can be provided by third parties (ex. News box, videos or advertisements). These third parties can place cookies through our website; this is why they are called “third party cookies”. Third party providers must also respect the governing law and the privacy policies of the owner of the website.
A visit on this website can place cookies with the following purposes:
• Website performance
• Visitor analysis
• Advertising providers
These cookies can come from third parties like Zontera.eu, doubleclick.eu, Gemius and others.
This type of cookie saves user preferences for a website, so that he doesn’t need to set them again at each visit.
– Video player audio volume settings
– Video streaming speed, compatible with the browser
Cookies for visitor’s analysis
Each time a user visits this website the third party analytics software generates a cookie that analyses users. This cookie lets us know if you have previously visited the website. If you don’t have this cookie in your browser the website will generate one. This will allow us to monitor our unique users, track their visits and frequency.
As long as you are not registered on this website this cookie can’t be used to identify individuals, it is used only in statistical analysis. If you are registered we will be able to know details that you provide, like your email address and username, these being subjected to the privacy policies that are specified in Terms and Conditions and to those specified by the governing law, regarding the protection of personal information.
These cookies are used by software products that establish the country you are currently in. They are completely anonymous and are used only for targeting content – whatever the language you view this website in the ads will be shown in the same language.
When you register on this website we generate a cookie that lets us know if you are registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us your account and tell us if you have the permission to access certain services. Also, they allows us to associate any comment that you are posting with your username. If you don’t select ‘keep me logged in’ this cookie is automatically deleted when you close your browser and computer.
These cookies allow us to find out if you have viewed or not an online ad, what type it was and for how long it was displayed.
Also, we set anonymous cookies through other websites on which we have advertisements. We can use them to recognize you as user of that particular website and if you subsequently visit our website, we can deliver advertisements based on this information.
The majority of advertisements found on this website belong to third parties. Some of which use their own anonymous cookies to analyse how many people have been exposed to the same ad.
Companies that generate cookies have their own privacy policies and this website doesn’t have access to read or write these cookies.
Third party cookies
On some pages third parties can set their own anonymous cookies, in order to track the success of an app or to customize it. Due to the way they are used this website can’t access these cookies, the same way third parties can’t access the cookies of this website.
For example, when you are sharing an article using the social networks button, that social network will register your activity.
What kind of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies keep information in a small sized file that allows our website to recognize your browser. The web server recognises the browser until the cookies expire or are deleted.
Cookies store information that improve your surfing experience.( ex. Language setting, keeping a user logged in, online banking security, keeping items in shopping carts etc.).
Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies represent the focal point of efficient functioning of the Internet; they help in generating a friendly surfing experience adapted to the user’s needs and preferences. Deactivating or rejecting cookies can make certain websites inaccessible.
Rejecting and deactivating cookies does not mean you will stop viewing online advertisements – but rather that they will stop being customized to your preferences and interests, which are shown by your surfing behaviour.
- Content and services adapted to the user’s preferences – news categories, time, sport, maps, public services, entertainment websites and travelling services.
- Adapted offers for the user – password saving, language preferences. Ex. Showing results of searches in Romanian.
- Saving protection and Internet content filters for children (family mode options, safe search etc).
- Limiting the ads frequency – limiting the number of showings of an ad to a user on a website.
- Relevant advertisements for each user.
- Measuring, optimizing and analysing characteristics – like confirming a certain level of traffic from a website, the type of content that has been viewed and the way a user got to a website (ex: using certain search engines, directly, from other websites, etc.). Websites perform this analysis with the purpose of making improvements.
Security and privacy issues
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They do not contain codes; they can’t be run and are unable to automatically run. In consequence they cannot duplicate or replicate in other networks. Because they can’t fulfil these tasks they cannot be considered viruses.
Cookies can still be maliciously used. Because they are storing information about preferences and browsing history, for a certain website or for others, cookies can be used as Spyware. This is why anti-spyware software products are constantly marking cookies to be deleted during scanning.
Generally, all browsers have integrated privacy settings designed for different levels of allowing or rejecting cookies, storing time, automatically deletion etc.
Other security issues regarding cookies:
Although this rarely happens it is possible if your browser is connecting to the server through an unencrypted network (for example an unsecured Wi-Fi network).
Other attacks based on cookies happen due to incorrect cookie server settings. If a website does not ask for your browser to use only encrypted channels attackers can use this vulnerability to trick your browser in sending information through there unsecured channels. They use these data in accessing certain websites without permission. It is very important that you are careful in selecting your personal information protection method.
Advice for an easier and more reliable surfing.
Here is some advice for reliable Internet surfing using cookies:
• Customize the settings of your browser in aspects concerning cookies.
• If you don’t mind cookies and are the only person that uses the computer you can set longer time intervals for storing your browsing history and personal information.
• If you are sharing a computer you should consider setting your browser to delete personal information every time the browser is closed. This is a way of accessing websites that place cookies and deleting all visiting information when closing the session.
• Install and update antispyware software
Many of these software products include detection of website attacks. This stops your browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download malicious software.
Make sure that your browser is always up to date.
Many of the attacks based on cookies are made by exploiting the weak points of older browser versions.
Cookies are used by all websites and can’t be avoided if you wish to enjoy access to the best Internet websites – local or international. A good understanding of the way they work and their positive aspects will grant you the possibility to safely enjoy Internet surfing.
How can I stop cookies?
Deactivation and rejection of cookies makes certain websites inaccessible or difficult to use. Also, rejecting cookies means that you will stop receiving/viewing online advertisements.
From your browser you can choose reject cookies or you can choose to allow them for one single website. But, for example, you could find that you are unable to post a comment.
All updated browsers offer you the possibility to change the cookies settings. These settings can be found in the Options or Preferences menu.
In order to understand these settings the following links offer more information, you can also use the “Help” page of your browser.
For cookies settings that are generated by third parties you can read the information on this: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
If you wish to know more about cookies and their use we recommend you the following links:
IAB Romania has made available the following website with more information regarding online advertising privacy: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
For more details you can also access the following pages: