This policy refers to cookies and web pages operated by Cont Consulting with registered office in Jud. Brașov.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).
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 end of the session or closing the application (web browser). The fixed files remain on the user’s terminal for a period in the Cookie parameters or until they are manually deleted by the user.
Third party Cookies
The cookies used by garden-plus.ro (their own or from third parties) are: Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Facebook Login, Facebook Pixel, Globessl, Pinterest, Profitshare, Twitter, Conectoo and others.
How are cookies used by this site?
Visiting this site may place cookies for the purposes of:
- Site performance cookies;
- Visitor analysis cookies;
- Geotargetting cookies;
- Registration cookies;
- Advertising cookies;
- Advertising provider cookies.
Do cookies contain personal data?
Why are Cookies important for the Internet
Cookies are the central point of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and adapted to the preferences and interests of each user.
- Declining cookies could make some websites 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 uses of cookies:
- Content of services adapted to the user’s preferences – categories of products and services.
- Offers tailored to the interests of users – password retention.
- Retention of child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
- Limit the frequency of ad serving – Limit the number of impressions of an ad for a specific user on a site. Provide advertising to the user.
- Measurement, optimization and analytics features – such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a website, what content is viewed, how a user gets to a website (eg through search engines, directly from other websites – etc.). Websites conduct these usage analyzes to improve the sites for the benefit of the users.
Security / Privacy issues
- Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they cannot be executed or run. As a result, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
- However, cookies may be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about users’ preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and on many other sites, cookies are used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products constantly mark cookies to be deleted during anti-virus / anti-spyware deletion / scanning procedures.
- In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has notified a particular site.
Other security issues related to cookies
- Because identity protection is very valuable and represents the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what possible problems cookies can create. Because through them information is constantly transmitted in both directions from the browser to the website, an attacker intervenes during the transmission of data, and the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted.
- Although, very rarely, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (eg an unsecured WiFi network).
- Other cookie-based attacks involve incorrect cookie settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers and send information through unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information to gain unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the right method of personal information protection.
Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies
Here are some tips that can ensure you browse without any worries, but with the help of cookies:
- Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you.
- If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using the computer, you can set long expiration dates for storing your browsing history and personal access data.
- If you share access to your computer, you can consider setting your browser to clear individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access the sites that place cookies and to delete any visit 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 attack detection. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download malicious software.
- Make sure your browser is always updated.
- Many cookie-based attacks are realized by exploiting the weaknesses of older versions of browsers.
- Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and largest sites on the Internet – local or international. With a clear understanding of how they operate and the benefits they have, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can browse the internet with confidence.
- Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain sites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive / see online advertising.
- It is possible to set in the browser because these cookies are no longer accepted or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a specific site. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.
- All modern browsers offer the possibility of cookie settings. These settings can be found in the “options” menu of the browser’s “preferences”.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the browser’s “help” option for more details.
For third-party cookie settings, you can visit the website:
Useful links – If you want to know more about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links: