The information presented hereunder aims at informing Website users regarding the placement, use and management of cookies while browsing this Web Page.
The term “cookie” refers to cookie modules and similar technologies through which data can be collected automatically.
Cookies are used to provide Website users with a better browsing experience and services adapted to the needs and interest of each user, namely:
- to improve browsing the Website, including by identifying any errors that might occur while the Users are visiting/using the Web Page.
- to provide anonymous statistics regarding the way in which the Web Page is used by the Green Revolution Association, registered and operating in accordance with Romanian legislation, having its registered office at 21-31 Avrig Street, U2 building, 1st entrance, 10th floor, ap. 43, District 2, Bucharest, registered with Register of Associations and Foundations attached to the Court of the 2nd District of Bucharest, under no. 36 dated March 25th, 2009, as owner of the Web Page;
- to anticipate any possible services/goods that could be provided for the Users in the future through the Web Page, depending on the accessed services/goods.
Cookies give us very important feedback on how the Web Page is used, thus offering us the possibility to take certain measures to increase Website browsing efficiency and accessibility for Users.
What are cookies?
An “Internet Cookie” (also known as “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or “cookie”) is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on your computer, mobile device or other User equipment providing access to the internet.
Cookies are installed following a request sent by a web server to a browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari). Once installed, cookies have a limited life span, remaining “passive” in the sense that they do not contain software, viruses or spyware and they will not access data from the hard drive of a User on whose device they were installed.
A cookie consists of two parts:
- cookie content or value.
Technically speaking, a cookie is associated with a domain name. Only a web server that serves pages from the same domain name (for example: ivelo.ro) can read the cookies set on that domain. There are different cookie categories, as follows:
- Session cookies – A “session cookie” is a cookie that is automatically deleted when the user exits the browser;
- Persistent Cookies – A “persistent cookie” is a cookie which remains stored on the user’s device until it reaches a certain expiration date (ranging from minutes or days to a few years in the future).
Cookies can also be classified as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies are essential for allowing you to use the website efficiently, for example when you purchase a product and/or a service, therefore they cannot be disabled. Without these cookies, the services available on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not collect data about you which could be used for marketing or for remembering where you have been on the internet.
Preference cookies – Preference cookies allow a website to remember information that changes depending on how the Website behaves or is displayed, such as your preferred language or your region.
Performance and statistics cookies – These cookie modules allow our website to understand how visitors interact with the websites by anonymously collecting and reporting information, enabling us to monitor and improve the performance of our website.
Marketing cookies – These cookie modules are used to track users from one website to another and show relevant and engaging ads for individual users.
|Essential or non-essential||Cookie type||Own or a third–party cookies||Session or persistent||Expiration date||Purpose|
|_fbp||Non-essential||Targeting||Own||[Persistent]||3 months||Advertisement display|
|fr||Non-essential||Targeting||Own||[Persistent]||3 months||Advertisement display|
|sb||Non-essential||Targeting||Own||[Persistent]||6 months||Advertisement display|
|_js_datr||Non-essential||Functional||Own||[Persistent]||7 days||Identifies any suspicious login activity on Facebook|
|datr||Non-essential||Targeting||Own||[Persistent]||6 months||Advertisement display|
|_ga||Non-essential||Analytic||Own||[Persistent]||2 years||User statistics|
|_gat||Non-essential||Analytic||Own||[Persistent]||1 minute||Limits requests|
|_gid||Non-essential||Analytic||Own||[Persistent]||1 day||User distinction|
|PHPSESIT||Non-essential||Analytic||Own||[Session]||Session||Tracks session activity|
- _ga, _gat, _gid
- _fbp, fr, sb, datr
What life span do cookies have?
Cookies are managed by web servers. The life span of a cookie may vary, since it depends on the purpose of its placement. Some cookies are exclusively used for a single session (the so called “session cookies”) and stop being stored the moment the user leaves the web page. Some cookies are stored and re-used every time the user comes back to the same web page (i.e. “persistent cookies”) Even so, users can delete the cookies at any moment through the browser settings.
What are third-party cookies?
Cookies store information in
a small text file that allow for browser recognition. This web page recognises the browser until the cookies expire or are deleted.
Configuring your browser’s cookie settings
If the computer or technical equipment used for browsing on the Web Page is operated by multiple people, one may consider enabling the deletion of individual browsing data every time the browser is closed.
How to disable cookies
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make the Web Page difficult to access, leading to limited functionality.
Users may configure their browser to reject cookie files or to only accept cookies from a certain web page.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change the cookie settings. Generally, these settings may be accessed from the “Options” section or from the “Preferences” menu of your browser.
Users can also disable the cookie files (except for those that are strictly necessary for the Web Page to function properly) by accessing the “Cookie settings” option from the banner that signals the use of cookie files, shown when the Web Page is first accessed.
In order to understand these settings, the following links might be of use: