The site of “Unirea” National High School in Târgu Mureş uses in particular the Google Analytics services to collect information related to a site browsing session and details on the behavior patterns of its visitors.
What are Cookies? A cookie is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, that will be stored on a computer / mobile terminal or other equipment of a user accessing the Internet. The cookie is installed by the request issued by a web server to a browser (Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Brave, Chrominum, etc.) and is completely "passive" (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 present the content in a relevant way, adapted to the user's preferences. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of “Unirea” National High School to provide comfortable services to users: 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 user's personal identification.
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.
How are cookies used by our site? A visit to this site may place cookies for the purposes of: Site Performance Cookies, Visitor Analysis Cookies, Geotargetting Cookies, Registration Cookies.
Why are cookies important for the Internet? Cookies are the focal point of the efficient functioning 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. 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 a user to authenticate through an account):
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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.
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 (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.
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.
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. 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. 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.
“Unirea” National High School undertakes to take all necessary steps to ensure the confidentiality of your relationship with you. The confidentiality of the information held by our site and its security, including the technical basis used is a basic principle, important to us.
“Unirea” National High School will supervise the service provided in order to ensure its optimal functioning and to improve the quality of the service, whenever necessary. As such, it will be possible to store and disclose certain necessary and sufficient information, including personal data to comply with applicable law, to fulfill legal obligations towards public authorities and institutions and / or bodies with investigative powers, including for to properly administer the service provided and / or to protect itself. Users, as owners, are the only people who decide on the processing of their data and information when they have been registered through the site.
“Unirea” National High School will process this personal data / information only for determined, explicit and legitimate purposes. “Unirea” National High School has taken appropriate measures, in accordance with the GDPR and national legislation to prevent unauthorized access to personal data contained on the site.
We take your privacy seriously and never sell lists or email addresses. Being fully aware that your personal information belongs to you, we do our best to store it securely and to process the information you share with us carefully. We do not provide information to third parties without informing you. This information is important. We hope you read them carefully.
To exercise your legal rights, please contact us, using the following e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Târgu Mureș “Unirea” National High School Romania