Cookies

COOKIE POLICY

Cookies are used to facilitate the access and delivery of various services that a normal user enjoys when visiting various pages on the Internet. These services may include:

  • Customize language settings: you can select from the website you are visiting the language in which you want the content to be displayed, either in Romanian or English.
  • Cookies provide information on how a user is using different pages of the website. They help the user interact more easily with the website. Subsequently, such information can be used to arrange, edit the website content, in order to help users enjoy it more easily.

What is a “cookie”?

We invite you to find out what a cookie is: The definition of “cookie” , also known as “internet cookie”, “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie”, is the following: a small file, containing numbers and letters, that is stored on the computer or device used by the user to access the Internet .

This cookie is installed by the request issued by a web server to a browser. Depending on which browser the user is using (whether Safari, Edge, Chrome or Mozilla Firefox), the cookie is passive. A cookie does not have software programs such as viruses or spyware, so the cookies cannot damage your device or computer. Also, the cookie does not have the ability to access information on the user’s hard drive.

You should also know that the duration of an internet cookie is limited and consists of two parts: its name and its content or value.

Useful information: A cookie in itself does not require personal data for later use. Also, generally, a cookie does not personally identify an internet user.

You should know that there are two main types of browser cookies:

  • Session cookies – This type of cookie is temporarily stored in the user’s browser cookies folder. Here the cookies are saved until the user leaves the website or chooses to close the browser window in use.
  • Persistent cookies – This type of cookie is stored on your computer’s hard drive (for a limited period of time). Here are stored cookies placed by a different website other than the one used by the user, known also as “third-party cookies”. You should know that such cookies can store the interests of a user (what they visit on the website), so that the advertising seen by the user in other locations or on the same website is more relevant.

What are cookies useful for?

Cookies provide users with a more enjoyable browsing experience and in most cases help different websites provide more useful and relevant services for the users (depending on their interests and preferences).

Important information: A user has the ability to delete cookies at any time. The user just needs to use the browser settings. Remember that most modern browsers, including Safari, Mozilla, Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera, or Chrome, offer users the ability to change the cookie settings. These settings can be changed if you go to the options or preferences menu (depending on the browser you are using).

If you want to know how to change the settings of a browser, you can visit the links below. These may be useful in this regard.

Internet Explorer Cookie Settings

Safari Cookie Settings

Mozila Firefox Cookie Settings

Chrome Cookie Settings

Most of the cookies used by www.bia.ro are session cookies. These are automatically deleted when you leave the website.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google INC. (with headquarters in the USA, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 940430). Google Analytics uses cookies (see above the general definition of cookies) that are stored on your device and are designed to analyze your use of our website. The information generated by the said cookie is passed to the Google server and stored. More details about Google Analytics can be found here:

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

In case you wish to access the JOBS section, you are no longer on the BIA HR domain, but you will be automatically transferred to the cariere.bia.ro subdomain managed with the help of a HR solutions provider, Sincron SRL. For more information regarding the policy of using cookies on the subdomain cariere.bia.ro, please access the policy of Sincron HR.

You can set your browser to notify you when we send you cookies and thus allow them to access cookies individually, so that you can accept or reject cookies as you wish. Also, users who choose to disable cookies should be aware that disabling cookies may limit the functionality of the website.

How do you disable site tracking?

You can prevent cookies from being saved/stored by changing the settings of the browser you use. However, please note that such action may prevent you from using all functions both on this website and on other websites in their entirety. In addition, you may prevent the information generated by a cookie related to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transmitted to Google and processed by Google. To do this, click on the following link and download and install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on option:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=ro

The website uses the following cookies:

  • “wp-settings-1” cookie – is a technical cookie and lasts for 1 year. WordPress uses this cookie to customize your view of the admin interface and the user interface of the site.
  • “wp-settings-time-1” cookie – is a technical cookie and lasts for 1 year. WordPress uses this cookie to customize your view of the admin interface and the user interface of the site.

“ga” cookie – cookie from Google Analytics and lasts for 2 years. It is used by the Google service to distinguish between the users of the website.

  • “gat” cookie – cookie from Google Analytics and lasts for 10 minutes. It is used to limit the percentage of requests so as not to block the Analytics server.
  • “gid” cookie – cookie from Google Analytics and lasts for 24 hours. Used for grouping a user’s actions.

“pll” cookie – language cookie is used by the multi-language system and lasts for 1 year. Stores the user’s preference related to the language on the website.

Tips for safe and responsible browsing, based on cookies.

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

Here are some tips that can ensure that you navigate without worries with the help of cookies:

  • Customize your browser settings regarding cookies to reflect a comfortable level of security for your use of cookies.
  • If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using your 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 delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access websites that place cookies and delete any information at the end of the browsing session.
  • Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.

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

Make sure your browser is always updated.

Many of the attacks based on cookies are done by exploiting the weaknesses of old versions of browsers.

Cookies are everywhere and cannot 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 operate and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can browse the Internet with confidence.

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make certain websites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will not receive/see online advertising.

It is possible to set the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a particular site. But, for example, if you are not registered as 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 “options” or in the “preferences” menu of your browser.

Useful Links

If you wish to find out more information about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:

Microsoft Cookies Guide

All About Cookies

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