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The site hosted on the domain www.the-light.ro uses cookies.

The information presented below aims to inform the user more details about the placement, use and administration of "cookies" used by www.the-light.ro. There are also some useful links on this topic. If you need more information and it is not found below, you can contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please read the following information carefully:

This website uses cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to everyone's needs and interests. In what we call “web 2.0”, “cookies” play an important role in facilitating the access and delivery of the multiple services that the user enjoys on the internet, such as:

  • Customize certain settings;
  • Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users, so that they can make them even more efficient and accessible to users;
  • Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included in a particular site to create a more valuable, useful and enjoyable browsing experience;
  • Improve the efficiency of online advertising.

What is a "cookie"?

An "Internet Cookie" (also known as a "browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie" or simply a "cookie") is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user from whom the Internet is accessed. The cookie is installed by the request issued by a web server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access the information on the hard drive user).

A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and content or value of the cookie. Moreover, the duration of a cookie is determined; technically, only the webserver that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that webserver.

Cookies themselves do not require personal information in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users.

  • Session cookies - these are temporarily stored in the cookies folder of the web browser so that it can store them until the user leaves the respective website or closes the browser window (eg when logging in / out on a webmail account or on social networks);
  • Persistent Cookies - These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depend on the default lifetime for the cookie). Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user is currently visiting - known as 'third party cookies' - which can be used anonymously for to memorize a user's interests so that the most relevant advertising for users is delivered.

 

What are the advantages of cookies?

A cookie contains information that links a web browser (user) to a specific web server (website). If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide comfortable services to users: ex - online privacy preferences, site language options or relevant advertising.

What is the lifetime of a cookie?

Cookies are managed by webservers. The lifetime of a cookie can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for a single session (session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user has left the website and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website ('cookie- permanent hatred'). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time via browser settings.

What are third-party cookies?

Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / providers (eg news box, video or advertisement). These third parties may also place cookies through the site and they are called "third party cookies" because they are not placed by the owner of that website. Third party providers must also comply with the law in force and the privacy policies of the site owner.

How can cookies be used by this site?

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

  • Site performance cookies;
  • Registration cookies;
  • Cookies for advertising;
  • Site performance cookies;
  • Registration cookies;
  • Cookies for advertising.

We use several types of Cookies that can be classified according to storage time into Cookies per session and Persistent Cookies. The per session are temporary files that remain in your device until you log out or close the application (web browser), at which point they are deleted forever. The persistent ones remain on your terminal for a period defined by the Cookie parameters or until you delete them manually from the web browser, during which time they can be accessed and managed by the organization responsible for the Cookie module.

None of our cookies store information such as your name or address. Please note that restricting cookies may have an impact on some features of the website.

A visit to the website www.the-light.ro may place the following types of cookies:

These Cookies are necessary for the optimal operation of our website, by supporting some basic functions, such as browsing the page or accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies our website would not be able to function properly. They allow you to use various options, such as traffic control and data communication, identifying a session, accessing restricted areas, making a purchase, requesting a parking pass, and others alike.

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Unclassified

Session

 

  • Statistical cookies

These cookies are necessary for us to understand how visitors interact with our website. Specifically, Cookies are used to measure, optimize and analyze analytics features (to confirm a certain level of website traffic; analysis of the type of content that is viewed, analysis of how a user reaches the website). Based on the cookies used, only anonymous information is generated regarding the use of our website.

Most of the cookies we use are of this type, counting users and helping us to understand how they navigate our site and to improve the way the site works, for example, by making the results more accurate in the case of searches.

Supplier Name

Purpose

Expiry

_ga  the-light.ro

It records a unique ID that is used to generate statistics about how the visitor uses the site.

 2 years

_gat   the-light.ro

Used by Google Analytics to speed up the request rate

1 day

_gid the-light.ro

This cookie is used to count how many times a website has been visited by different visitors - this is done by assigning a visitor ID so that the visitor does not forget to register twice.

1 day

_hjid  the-light.ro

Sets a unique session ID. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behavior for statistical purposes.

Session

_hjid  the-light.ro

Sets a unique session ID. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behavior for statistical purposes.

Persistent

_hjTLDTest the-light.ro

Detects SEO-ranking for the current site. This service is part of third party statistics and an alias service.

Session

     

All these cookies involve the transfer of data collected from you to Google, which is subject to the Privacy Shield.

  • Preferred cookies

These cookies activate useful functions of the website; they allow the user to access services with certain personalized features, such as language, browser type, configuration for the region from which the user accesses the services, etc.

Supplier Name

Purpose

Expiry

Lang  ads.linkedin.com

Remembers the user-selected version of a website

 Session

Lang linkedin.com

 

Session

     
  •  Marketing cookies

We also use certain Cookies for advertising purposes so that we can more effectively manage the presentation of our products on other platforms where users can request services, such as Facebook. These allow you to manage the advertising space that the web publisher has included on its website where services are offered, based on criteria such as the type of content or how often the content is displayed.

Supplier Name

Purpose

Expiry

__atuvc the-light.ro

Updates a website's social sharing counter

 13 months

__atuvs the-light.ro

It ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with AddThis 'social sharing' service.

1 day

_at.cww the-light.ro

Used by the social sharing platform AddThis

Persistent

_hjIncludedInSample the-light.ro

Determines whether the user's navigation should be recorded in a specific statistical location of the holder.

Session

ads/ga-audiences google.com

Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors with the ability to turn into customers, based on online visitor behavior on websites.

Session

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Used by the social sharing platform AddThis

Persistent

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Used by the social sharing platform AddThis

Persistent

Bcookie linkedin.com

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, to track the use of embedded services

2 years

Bscookie  linkedin.com

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, to track the use of embedded services

2 years

Lidc   linkedin.com

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, to track the use of embedded services

1 day

Lissc linkedin.com

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, to track the use of embedded services

1 day

Loc    addthis.com

Geographic location, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).

13 lmonths

UserMatchHistory  linkedin.com

Used to track visitors to multiple websites, to show relevant ads based on visitor preferences.

29 days

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Unclassified

Session

Uvc   addthis.com

Detects how often the same user encounters the social sharing service, AddThis.

13months

Xtc   addthis.com

Records the distribution of content by the user through social networks.

13 months

 

Other third party cookies

On some pages, third parties may set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an application, or to customize an application. Due to the use of this site, this site cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access the cookies held by this site. For example, when you share an article using the social media button on this site, that social network will record your activity.

Why are cookies important for the Internet?

Cookies are the focal point of the efficient operation of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Declining or disabling cookies may make some sites impossible to use.

 

Security and 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 several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and 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 acceptance of cookies, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited 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 between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the transmission of data, the information contained in the cookie may be intercepted. Although very rare, 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 into sending 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 most appropriate method of personal information protection.

 

Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies.
Due to their flexibility and the fact that most of the most visited and largest sites use cookies, they are almost inevitable. Disabling cookies will not allow the user to access the most widespread and used sites including Youtube, Gmail, Yahoo and others. Here are some tips that can ensure that you navigate without 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 sites that place cookies and to delete any visit information at the end of the browsing session;
  • 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 sites that place cookies and to delete any visit information at the end of the browsing session;
  • Install and constantly update your anti-spyware 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 up to date. Many cookie-based attacks are exploited 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 bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can surf the Internet with confidence.

How can I stop cookies?

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain sites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, the refusal to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive / see online advertising. It is possible to set in the browser so that 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 ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the browser's "help" option for more details.

In general, an application used to access web pages allows you to save cookies on the terminal by default. These settings can be changed so that the automatic administration of Cookies is blocked by the web browser or the user is informed every time Cookies are sent to his terminal.


Detailed information on the possibilities and ways of managing cookies can be found in the settings area of ​​the application (web browser) and varies depending on the type of browser used.

You can control and prevent the use of "Cookies" if you configure your browser as follows:

Internet Explorer, see: (https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement)

Excerpt - Internet options - registration card "Extended" - in the Security section tick "Send" Do Not Track "requests to web pages visited with Internet Explorer" Do Not Track "- confirm;

Firefox, see (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences) Menu - Settings - Data protection - in the Chronicle section check "Create user-defined settings "- in the" Cookies "section make the desired settings - confirm;

See Google Chrome (see https://www.google.com/chrome/privacy/) Menu - Settings - Extended settings - in the "Data protection" section click on "Content settings" - in the "Cookies" section check the desired fields - confirm;

Safari, see (https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=en_US)
Safari - Settings - Data protection - in the "Cookies and web page data" section make the desired settings - confirm;

 

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