Cookies Usage Policy

Cookies Usage Policy on the www.sincron.net Website

 

The website www.sincron.net uses cookies.

The information below is intended to inform the user about the placement, use and management of “cookies” used by www.sincron.net . There are also some helpful links to this topic.

If you need more information that can not be found below, you can contact us at office@sincron.net .

Please read carefully the following information:

We use on this website our own cookies and third-parties cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of everyone.

In what we call “web 2.0,” “cookies” play an important role in facilitating the access and delivery of multiple services the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:

  • Customizing certain settings such as the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which certain prices or tariffs are expressed, the keeping of options for different products (measures, other details, etc.) in the shopping cart (and saving of these options) – generating so the flexibility of the “shopping cart” (accessing old preferences by clicking the “forward” and “back” buttons)
  • Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users so they can make them even more effective 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 “cookie browser” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer or other equipment you are using to access the Internet.

The cookie is installed through a web-server request towards a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely “passive” (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access the information on the user’s hard drive).

A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the content or the value of the cookie. Furthermore, 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 to be used, and in most cases do not personally identify Internet users.

There are 2 large categories of cookies:

  • Session cookies – they are temporarily stored in the web browser’s cookie folder to save them until the user exits the site or closes the browser window (for example, when logging in / logging on to an webmail account or social network).
  • Persistent cookies – These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depends on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies include those placed on a website other than the one the user is currently visiting – known as ‘third party cookies’ – which can be used anonymously to memorize the interests of a user, so that advertising is delivered as relevant as possible to users.

What are the benefits of cookies?

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

What is the lifetime of a cookie?

Cookies are managed by web servers. The life of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for one session (session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user has left the website and some cookies are retained and reused whenever the user returns to that site (‘cookie- permanent ‘). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through browser settings.

What are cookies placed by third parties?

Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / suppliers (e.g. 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 vendors must also comply with the applicable law and the site’s privacy policies.

How cookies are used by this site

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

  • Providing you with the service you have asked for (essential cookies) – for example, keeping you logged in as you browse multiple pages of our site during your visit so that you are not automatically logged off the site.

 

  • Analyzing and improving your browsing experience (analytics and customization cookies): for example, these cookies allow us to analyze which pages of the site are most popular and get viewed the most and which get viewed the least, and provide us with demographic information about users of the site (such as age, gender and interest areas, where available). We use this information to understand our site activity, and to monitor and improve the site. We also use this information to check for bugs and glitches in the site and to remember the choices you have made such as your language or region and to enhance and personalize your experience. We may use Google Analytics services provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to help us analyze how users use the site. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the site, compiling statistics reports on site’s activity and providing other services relating to site’s activity and internet usage. Via Google Analytics, Sincron Talent Management retains only aggregated data on the site’s audience. For details about how to opt-out of Google Analytics, see the section below on How to manage cookies.

 

  • Showing advertisements that are more relevant to your interests (advertising cookies) – for example, advertising cookies may include cookies placed by third-party advertising networks. Third-party advertising networks use cookies to collect information about your use of our site and other third-party websites to group you with other users into interest groups and show you advertisements on third-party websites likely to be of interest to those groups. These cookies also help to limit the number of times that you see an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. For details about how to opt-out of the display of advertisements likely to be of interest to you, see the section below on How to manage cookies.

The software used allows aggregate registration of the behavior regarding the use of our site. Information obtained through cookies is anonymous and will not be related to personal data. Sincron Talent Management does not send this information to any third party for its independent use.

Other third-parties cookies

On some pages, third parties can set their own anonymous cookies to track the success of an application or customize an application. Because of its use, this site can not access these cookies, just as third parties can not access cookies owned by this site. For example, when you share an article using the social network button on this site, that social network may record your activity.

These cookies may come from the following third parties: Google Analytics, LinkedIn, facebook.

What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?

Cookies keep information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a browser. The Webserver will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted.

The cookie stores important information that enhances the Internet browsing experience (e.g. setting up the language of a site, keeping a user logged in to your webmail account, online banking security, keeping your products in the shopping cart)

Why are Internet Cookies Important?

Cookies are the central focus of the efficient Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Opting-out or disabling cookies can make some sites unusable.

Opting-out or disabling cookies does not mean you will not receive online advertising anymore – but that it will no longer be able to keep track of your preferences and interests highlighted by your browsing behavior.

Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require authentication of a user through an account):

  • Content and services tailored to the user’s preferences – news, weather, sports, maps, public and governmental services, entertainment sites and travel services.
  • Offers tailored to users’ interests – retaining passwords, language preferences (Ex: display search results in English).
  • Retaining Child Protection Filters for Content on the Internet (family mode options, Safe search functions).
  • Limit ad serving frequency – limit the number of impressions of an ad for a specific user on a site.
  • Providing more relevant advertising to the user.
  • Measurement, optimization and analytics features – such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a website, what type of content is viewed, and how a user reaches a website (eg through search engines, directly from other websites, etc.). Websites run these analyzes of their use to improve sites for the benefit of users.

Security and privacy issues

Cookies are NOT Viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they can not be executed or can auto-run. Consequently, they can not duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they can not perform these functions, they can not be considered viruses.

Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about user 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 consistently mark cookies to be deleted in anti-virus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures.

In general, browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, shelf life, and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.

Other security issues related to cookies:

Since identity protection is very valuable and is the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what issues can cookies create. In order to transmit constant information in both ways between the browser and the website, if a hacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the data transmission, 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 (e.g. an unsecured WiFi network).

Other cookie-based attacks involve bad cookie settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, hackers can use its vulnerability to fool browsers in sending information through insecure channels. Hackers then use the information for unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.

Tips for safe and responsible cookie-based navigation.

Due to their flexibility and the fact that most of the most visited sites and the biggest ones use cookies, they are almost inevitable. Disabling cookies will not allow the user to access the most popular and used sites including Youtube, Gmail, Yahoo and others.

Here are a few tips that can help you navigate safely with cookies:

  • Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level for your cookie security.
  • If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you can set expiration dates to store your browsing history and personal access data.

If you share your computer access, you can consider the browser setting to delete your individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access sites that place cookies and delete any business information when you close the browsing session.

  • Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.

Many of the applications for detection and prevention of spyware include the detection of attacks on sites. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit the vulnerabilities of the browser or download dangerous software.

  • Make sure your browser is always up-to-date.

Many of the cookies-based attacks are exploited by the weaknesses of the old versions of browsers.

Cookies are everywhere and can not be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and largest websites on the Internet – local or international. With a clear understanding of how they work and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so you can browse with confidence on the internet.

How do I stop cookies?

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites unfeasible or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will not get / see online advertising anymore.

It is possible to set up the browser so that these cookies are no longer supported or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a particular 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 your browser’s “options” or “preferences” menu.

To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the browser’s “help” option for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari

For third-party cookie settings, you can also check the site:

http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/

Useful links

If you want to know more about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:

Microsoft Cookies guide

All About Cookies

IAB Romania provides the following website to provide more information on privacy related to online advertising: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/

For more details on privacy issues, you can also access the following links:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/info/cookies