This policy relates to cookies and Web pages operated by IMCreative.ro

What are cookies?

The Cookie is a small file consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on the computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user from which the Internet is accessed. The Cookie is installed through the request issued by a web-server to a browser (ex: Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely „passive” (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user’s hard drive).

What are cookies used for?

These files make it possible to recognize the user’s terminal and content presentation in a relevant way, tailored to user preferences. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support IMCreative.ro efforts to provide comfortable services to users: 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 benefits from our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content, excluding the personal identification of User.

What cookies do we use?

We use two types of cookies: per session and fixed. The latter are temporary files that remain in the user’s terminal until the session is completed or the application (Web browser) is closed. Fixed files remain on the user’s terminal for a period in the Cookie parameters or until they are manually deleted by the user.

How are cookies used by this site?

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

  • Site Performance Cookies
  • Visitor Analytics Cookies
  • Cookies for geotargetting
  • Registration cookies
  • Advertising Cookies
  • Advertising provider Cookies

Do they contain personal data cookies?

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 functionalities for the user. This data is encrypted in a way that makes it impossible for unauthorized people to access them.

Deleting cookies

In general, an app used to access webpages allows you to save cookies to the terminal by default. These settings can be changed in such a way that automatic Cookie management is blocked by the Web browser or the user is informed every time cookies are sent to its terminal. Detailed information about the possibilities and modes of Cookie management can be found in the Application Settings area (Web browser). Limiting the use of cookies may affect certain functionalities of the Web page.

Why are cookies important to the Internet?

Cookies are the focus of efficient Internet officials, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and tailored to each user’s preferences and interests. Refusing or disabling cookies can make some sites impossible to use.

Refusing or disabling 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 uses of cookies (which do not require user authentication via an account):

  • Content and services tailored to user preferences – categories of products and services.
  • Offers tailored to the interests of users – retention of passwords.
  • Retention of child protection filters on Internet continuity (family mode options, safe search functions).
  • Limit ad delivery frequency – Limiting the number of impressions of an ad for a specific user on a site.
  • Providing more relevant advertising to 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. via search engines, directly from other websites etc.). The websites carry out these analyses of their use to improve the sites for the benefit of users.

Security and privacy issues

Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they can’t be executed nor can self-run. Therefore, you cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot 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 websites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and consistently mark cookies to be deleted in the procedures of deleting/scanning anti-virus/anti-spyware.

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

Other security related aspects of cookies:

Because identity protection is very valuable and is the right of every Internet user, it is advisable to know what possible problems can create cookies. Because through them, there are consistently transmitted information between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the data transmission, the information contained in the cookie may be intercepted.

Although very rarely, 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 doesn’t require your browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to keep browsers from sending information through unsecured channels. The 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 your personal information.

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

It is possible to set the browser so that these cookies are no longer supported, or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a specific site. But, for example, if you’re not registered using cookies, you won’t be able to leave comments.