We use “cookies” (hereinafter “cookies”) on our website. These are files that store information on your web browser. This requires your consent.
We use “cookies” in accordance with the provisions of Act C of 2003 on electronic communications, Act CVIII of 2001 on certain aspects of electronic commerce services and information society services, and the European Union.
For websites that operate within the European Union countries, the use of “cookies” and their storage on the user’s computer or other device requires the consent of the users.
1. General rules for the use of “cookies”
This policy applies to “cookies” of the arkum-invest.ro website.
2. What are “cookies”?
Cookies” are small files containing letters and numbers. A “cookie” is a means of information exchange between the web server and the user’s browser. These data files cannot be executory, do not contain spyware or viruses, and cannot access users’ hard disk space.
3. What are “cookies” used for?
The information sent by “cookies” makes it easier for internet browsers to recognise them, so that users receive relevant and “personalized” content. Cookies make browsing more convenient, by which we mean online privacy needs and relevant advertising. Cookies also allow website operators to compile anonymous statistics on the habits of visitors to their sites. These can be used by site editors to further personalize the look and feel of the site and its content.
4. What kind of “cookies” might you encounter?
Websites can use three types of cookies:
– Temporary “cookies”, which remain on your device until you leave the website.
– Permanent “cookies” which, depending on your web browser settings, may stay on your device for a longer period of time or until you delete them.
– Third-party “cookies” that are placed on your browser by a third party (e.g. Google Analytics), which are placed on your browser when the website you visit uses services provided by the third party.
Essential session-id “cookies”:
Their use is essential for navigating the website and for the functionality of the website. Without accepting them, the website or parts of the website may not function or may function incorrectly.
Analytical or performance monitoring “cookies”:
These help us to distinguish visitors to the website and collect data about how visitors behave on the website. These “cookies” are used, for example, to ensure that the website remembers when you log in when you request it. They do not collect information that can identify you, the data is aggregated and stored anonymously ( e.g. Google Analytics)
These cookies are designed to improve the user experience. They detect and store, for example, the device you use to access the website, or information you have previously provided and requested to be stored, such as automatic login, your choice of language, text size, font or other customisable elements of the website. These “cookies” do not track your activity on other websites. However, the information they collect may include personally identifiable information that you have shared.
Targeting or advertising “cookies”:
These allow websites to provide information (marketing) that is most relevant to your interests. This requires your explicit consent. These cookies collect detailed information about your browsing habits.
5. Do “cookies” contain personal data?
Most “cookies” do not contain personal information and do not allow users to be identified. The information stored is necessary for a more convenient browsing experience and is stored in a way that does not allow unauthorized access.
6. Why are “cookies” important on the internet?
The role of “cookies” is to make browsing more convenient for users, as they are used to set the browsing history of advertisements and content for users. Disabling or restricting “cookies” makes some websites unusable. However, disabling or restricting “cookies” does not mean that users will not see ads, but that the ads and content displayed are not “personalized”, i.e. not tailored to the user’s needs and interests. Some examples of the use of “cookies”:
– Displaying content, services and products tailored to the user’s needs.
– Offers tailored to the user’s interests.
– Remember to log in (stay logged in) when you request it.
– Comment on parental control filters for Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
– Limiting the frequency of advertisements; i.e., limiting the number of times an advertisement can be displayed on a web page that is given to the user.
– Display of advertisements relevant to the user.
7. Security and data security factors.
“Cookies” are not viruses or spyware. As they are plain text files, they cannot be executed and are therefore not considered as programs. However, they may have other intentions (malicious intent) to hide information in the “cookie”, so they can act as spyware. For this reason, antivirus and anti-virus programs may permanently delete the “cookies”.
Since the Internet browsing device and web servers are in constant communication, sending data back and forth, an attacker (hacker) could retrieve the information stored in the cookies if it interferes with the process. One of the reasons for this could be, for example, an inadequately encrypted Internet (WiFi) setting. This vulnerability can be exploited to extract data from the “cookies”.
8. Handling and deleting “cookies”
Cookies can be deleted or disabled in the browser programs used. Browsers allow cookies by default. You can disable this in the browser settings and delete existing ones. You can also set the browser to notify the user when a cookie is sent to the device. It is important to stress, however, that disabling or restricting these files will degrade the browsing experience and may also cause errors in the functionality of the website.
– The settings options are usually found in the “Options” or “Preferences” menu of the browser. Each web browser is different, so please use the “Help” menu of your browser to change your cookie settings:
– To turn off anonymous Google Analytics “cookies”, you can install a so-called “Google Analytics plug-in” in your browser, which prevents the website from sending information about you to Google Analytics.