Bucharest Tours by Travel Express

Cookies Policy

  1. Cookie Usage Policy

This policy refers to cookies and web pages operated by bucharest.tours.

This website uses 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:

  • personalizing certain settings, such as the language in which a site is viewed;
  • cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users so they can make them more effective and more accessible to users;
  • allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included on a specific site to create a more valuable, useful, and enjoyable browsing experience;
  • improve the efficiency of online advertising.
  1. What is a cookie?

An Internet Cookie (also known as cookie or HTTP cookie or simply cookie) is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on a computer, mobile terminal, or other equipment of a user on which the Internet is accessed.

The cookie is installed through a web browser’s browser request (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely passive (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot 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 (e.g. when logging on / off webmail or social networking account).
  • Persistent cookies – These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depends on the cookie’s default 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 store interests to a user, so that advertising is delivered as relevant as possible to users.
  1. 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, or relevant advertising.

  1. 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 good browsing experience and support bucharest.tours’s efforts to provide user-friendly services. They are also used to prepare 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.

  1. 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 the closing of the application (the web browser). Fixed files remain on the user’s terminal for a while in the Cookie’s parameters or until they are deleted manually by the user.

  1. 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 website (cookies permanent). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through browser settings.

  1. How are cookies used by bucharest.tours?

A visit to this site can place:

  • Site performance cookies
  • Visitor analysis cookies
  • Cookies for geotargetting
  • Cookies for advertising
  • Advertiser cookies

These cookies may come from the following third parties: Google, Facebook.

Performance cookies

This type of cookie retains the user’s preferences on this site, so they no longer need to be set on every site visit.

Examples:

  • Volume settings for the video player
  • Streaming video speed with which your browser is compatible

Cookies for Visitor Analysis

Whenever a user visits this site, third-party analytics software generates a user’s analysis cookie. This cookie tells us if you have visited this site so far. The browser will tell us if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. It allows the monitoring of the unique users who visit us and how often they do it.

This cookie cannot be used to identify individuals, they are used for statistical purposes only.

Cookies for geotargetting

These cookies are used by software that determines where you come from. It is completely anonymous and is only used to target the content – even when you are on our page in Romanian or in another language you receive the same advertisement.

Cookies for advertising

These cookies let us know whether or not you’ve seen an online ad, what its type is, and how long it has been since you saw the ad message.

These cookies are also used to target online advertising. We may also use third-party cookies for better advertising targeting, for example, to show ads about holidays if the user has recently visited an article on the vacancy site. These cookies are anonymous, they store information about the viewed content, not the users.

We also set up anonymous cookies through other sites that we advertise. By accepting them, we can use them to recognize you as a visitor to that site if you later visit our site, we will be able to deliver advertising based on this information.

Advertiser cookies

Much of the advertising you find on this site belongs to third parties. Some of these parties use their own anonymous cookies to analyze how many people have been exposed to an ad, or to see how many people have been exposed multiple times to the same ad.

The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies and this site does not have access to read or write these cookies. Third-party cookies can be used to show your targeted advertising on other sites, based on your browsing on this site.

Other cookies of third parties

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 cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access cookies owned by this site.

For example, when you share an article using the social network button on this site, that social network will record your activity.

  1. 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.

  1. Does Personal Data Cookies Continue?

Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users. Personal data collected through the use of Cookies can only be collected to facilitate certain user functions. Such data is encrypted in a way that makes unauthorized person’s unaffected access to them.

  1. 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 can auto-run. Consequently, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot 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 create cookies. In order to transmit constant information in both ways between the browser and the website, if an attacker 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 the servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to prevent browsers from sending information through insecure channels. Attackers then use the information for the purpose of unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.

  1. Why are cookies important for the Internet?

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. Denying or disabling cookies can make some sites unusable.

Denying or disabling cookies does not mean you will not receive online advertising anymore, but it will not be able to keep in mind 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 user preferences e.g. categories of products and services.
  • Offers tailored to the interests of users
  • Retain child copy filters for content on the Internet (family mode options, safe search functions).
  • Limit ad serving frequency, e.g. limit the number of impressions of an ad for a particular user on a site.
  • Providing more relevant advertising to the user.
  • Measurement, optimization and analysis features e.g. such as the confirmation of a certain level of traffic on a website, what type of content is viewed, and how a user reaches a website (e.g. through search engines, directly from other websites, etc.). Websites run these analyzes of their use to improve sites for the benefit of users.
  1. How can 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 options or in your browser’s 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 visit: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/en/.

  1. 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 cookie browser settings to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you;
  • 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 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 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 spyware detection and prevention applications include site attacks detection. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software.

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

Many cookies are made based attacks exploiting the weaknesses of the old versions of browsers.

Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and greatest 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.

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 your 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 the Options or Preferences menu of your browser.

To understand these settings, the following links may be useful. Otherwise, you can use the Browser 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/

  1. 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
http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/