COOKIES POLICY

1. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer, mobile terminal or other electronic devices on which a user browses the internet, to help them navigate the website efficiently, to perform certain functions and to allow the website to “remember” the user’s actions or preferences over time.

2. How do we use cookies?

Our website mainly uses cookies for the following purposes:

    • to remember users’ actions and custom preferences;
    • to ensure the good functioning of the website and to enhance its performance;
    • to help users complete tasks without having to reenter information when browsing from one page to another or when visiting the site later;
    • for online behavioural target advertising and to show adverts relevant to something that the user searched for in the past.

[Note: Please confirm the above cases / amend if necessary the purposes for which cookies are used.]

We shall not use cookies for purposes other than the ones stated herein.

3. How to control cookies?

Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like. You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

You may block / deactivate cookies in the settings of your web browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website, as these may be strictly necessary for the functioning of the website.

In order to understand how you can control the cookies, the following pages may be useful:

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari

For the the cookies from third parties, you can also check the following website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/

4. What cookies do we use on this website?

4.1. Strictly necessary cookies, which are required for the good functioning and operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, required for system administration or to prevent fraudulent activities. [Please confirm]

4.2. Analytical / performance cookies, which allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and see the ways in which visitors are navigating our website. These types of cookies help us to improve the navigating experience of the users on our website, in order for them to find the information they are searching more easily. [Please confirm]

4.3. Functionality cookies, which are used to recognise the users when returning to our website. These cookies contribute to personalising the content of our website for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). [Please confirm]

4.4. Targeting and advertising cookies, which record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited, the articles you have viewed and the links you have followed. These cookies are used to make the advertising displayed on our website more relevant to your interests, which we have identified based on the pages/links visited and the articles you have read. [We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.] [Please confirm]

4.5. Web beacons, which are usually used in combination with cookies for email tracking and page tagging for web analytics. [Please confirm]

Please find in the table below more information about the individual cookies used on this website and the purposes for which we use them:

Cookie name

Purpose

Deactivation of cookies

      1. (i) Strictly necessary cookies

[Cookie name]

[Description of the purpose for which the cookie is used]

This cookie is essential for our site and helps us to:

      1. a) Estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
      2. b) Speed up your searches;
      3. c) Recognize you when you return to our site;
      4. d) other purposes [please describe].

[Please indicate in this column, for each category, if the cookie can be deactivated, and if yes, the consequences of deactivating the cookie.]

These cookies cannot be deactivated. [Please confirm]

      1. (ii) Analytical / performance cookies

[Cookie name]

This cookie helps us to:

      1. a) Estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
      2. b) Speed up your searches;
      3. c) other purposes [please describe].

You may deactivate these cookies, if you wish. Deactivating these cookies may lead to a lower quality experience when navigating our website. [Please confirm]

      1. (iii) Functionality cookies. Session cookies

[Cookie name]

This cookie [is essential for our site to] / [helps us to]:

      1. a) Recognize you when you return to our site;
      2. b) other purposes [please describe].

You may deactivate these cookies, if you wish.

Deactivating these cookies may lead to an improper functioning of the website’s sections.

If you deactivate session cookies, every time you visit a page of this website, you will be treated as a new visitor.

      1. (iv) Targeting and advertising cookies

[Cookie name]

This cookie helps us to:

      1. a) store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customize our site and to provide you with offers that are targeted at your individual interests;
      2. b) other purposes [please describe].

You may deactivate these cookies, if you wish.

By deactivating these cookies, you will not be exposed to advertising messages from us and benefit from personalized promotional advertising.

[PF Note: Please confirm all the above cases and keep / amend or delete, as applicable. Also, please add to this table any other types of cookies used for your websites.]

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies and/or access the data collected by the cookies on the website. [Please confirm/adjust as applicable.]

The currently applicable details on the cookies from third parties and/or the access by third parties to the data collected by the cookies on our website are the following: [Please confirm. In case the websites currently include cookies managed by third parties/allows access to data by third parties, these have to be presented in a table similar with the one above, specifying the details of the third party, types of cookies/name, purpose, deactivation, other technical information if the case.]

Cookie name

Purpose

Deactivation of cookies

[Cookie name] from [Third party] or [Third party access to data collected by cookies on the website]

[Description of the purpose for which the cookie is used]

[Please indicate in this column, for each category, if the cookie can be deactivated, and if yes, the consequences of deactivating the cookie.]

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after [insert expiry period]. [If the retention period is not the same for all cookies, distinction has to be made as to inform the user accurately.]