Cookie Policy

Cookie policy

This policy applies to cookies and web pages operated by THE TRIP EVENTS ASSOCIATION, Cluj-Napoca, Valea Fanatelor Street, no. 38, ap.2, Cluj County.

What are Cookies?

The cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user accessing the Internet. The cookie is installed through a web-server request from a browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (does not contain software, viruses or spyware, and can not access the information on the hard drive).

What are Cookies used for?

These files make it possible to recognize the user's terminal and present the content in a relevant way, according to the user's preferences.

Cookies provide users a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of THE TRIP EVENTS ASSOCIATION to provide user-friendly services: ex: - online privacy preferences, shopping cart or relevant advertising.

They are also used in the preparation of aggregated anonymous statistics that help us understand how a user is using our web page, allowing us to improve its structure and content, excluding the user's personal identification.

What Cookies do we use?

We use two types of cookies: per session and fix ones. The last are temporary files that remain in the user's terminal until the end of the session or closing the application (the web browser).

Fixed files remain on the user's terminal for a (30 days) period in the Cookie's parameters or until they are manually deleted by the user. Types of cookies collected by third-party companies: Doubleclick, AddThis, Ve Interactive, Google, New Relic, Facebook, Yotpo, Searchanise ...

How Cookies are used by THETRIPEVENTS.COM

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

  • Site performance cookies.

  • Visitor analysis cookies.

  • Cookies for geotargetting.

  • Recording cookies.

  • Cookies for advertising.

  • Advertisers cookies

Do Cookies contain personal data?

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 can only be collected to facilitate certain user functions. These data are encrypted in a way that makes the access impossible to unauthorized persons.

Cookies deletion

Generally, an app used to access web pages allows you to save your Cookies to the terminal by default. These settings can be changed so that automatic cookie administration is blocked by the web browser or the user is informed whenever cookies are sent to his or her terminal. Detailed information on the possibilities and ways of managing cookies can be found in the application settings area (web browser). Restricting the use of Cookies may affect certain features of the web page.

Why Cookies are important for the Internet?

Cookies are the central point 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 get online advertising - just that it will no longer be able to keep 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 - product categories and services.

  • Offers tailored to user interests - password retention.

  • Retention of child protection 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.

Providing 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 (e.g through search engines, directly from other websites, etc.). Websites run these analyzes of their use to improve sites for the benefit of users.

Security and confidentiality 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 in order to run or replicate 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 anti-virus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures.

In general, browsers have built in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, shelf life and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.

Other security issues related to cookies:

Because identity protection is very valuable and is the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what problems can create cookies. Because through them information is constantly transmitted in both directions between the browser and the website, if an attacker or an unauthorized person interferes with the data transmission, the information contained by cookies can be intercepted.

Although very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (e.g an unsecured WiFi network).

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

Advice for a safe and responsible navigation, based on cookies.

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

Here are some tips that can help you navigate without worries with the help of cookies:

  • Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level for you of cookies usage security.
  • If you do not mind cookies and you 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 your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way of accessing sites that place cookies and deleting any visitor information at the end of the browsing session.
  • Install and constantly update your anti-spyware applications.
  • Many of the applications for detecting and preventing spyware include detecting attacks on sites. 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-based attacks are realized by exploiting the weaknesses of older browser versions.

Cookies are everywhere and can not be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and largest 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 safely navigate the internet.

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 not receive / see online advertising anymore.

The browser setting is possible for these cookies to be no longer accepted, or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a particular site. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to comment.

All modern browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in your "options" or "preferences" menu of the browser.

In order to understand these settings, you can use the "help" option of your browser for more details.

For the settings of third-party generated cookies, you can also visit the site: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/