Terms and conditions of use
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This website uses both its own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to their needs and interests.
According to the EU e-Privacy Directive, in force from May 26, 2012 and with the provisions of Law no. 506 of November 17, 2004 regarding the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector, all visitors of the website are required to consent before sending cookies to their computers.
What is a cookie?
An Internet Cookie (term also known as cookie browser, HTTP cookie or simply cookie) is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on the computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user from where the Internet is accessed. The cookie is installed by a request issued by a web server to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely passive (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user's hard drive).
Cookies play an important role in facilitating the access and delivery of multiple services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
• Customizing certain settings such as:
o a language in which a site is viewed;
o a currency in which certain prices are expressed;
o keeping the options for different products (measures, other details, etc.) in the shopping cart (and storing these options) - thus generating the flexibility of the shopping cart;
o accessing old preferences by pressing the forward and back button.
• Cookies give site owners feedback on how their sites are used by users, so that they can make them even more efficient and accessible to users.
• Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included in a particular site in order to create a more valuable, useful and enjoyable browsing experience;
• improve the efficiency of online advertising.
What are the advantages of cookies?
A cookie contains information that links a web-browser (user) and a particular web-server (website). If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide comfortable services to users: e.g. - preferences regarding online confidentiality, site language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
What is the lifespan of a cookie?
Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifetime of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for a single session (session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user has left the website, while other cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website. ('persistent cookies'). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through the browser settings.
What are the cookies placed by third parties?
Certain content sections on some sites may be provided through third parties / providers (e.g. news-box, a video or an advertisement). These third parties may place cookies through another website and they are called third party cookies because they are not placed by the owner of the respective website. Third party providers must also comply with the law in force and the privacy policies of the site owner.
These cookies may come from the following third parties: facebook.com, twitter.com, etc.
How cookies are used by the website
A visit to the website may place cookies for the purposes of:
• • increasing the performance of the website;
• • analysis of visitors;
• • geo targeting;
• • registration of users
Other third party cookies
On some pages, third parties may set their own anonymous cookies, in order to track the success of an application or to customize an application. Due to the way they are used, the website cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access the cookies owned by that website. For example, when the user distributes an article using the social networking button on a website, that social network will record the user's activity, not the website on which the button is located.
What kind of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies keep information in a small text file, which allows a website to recognize a browser. The web server will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that improves the Internet browsing experience, for example:
• the language settings in which you want to access a site;
• keeping a user logged in to the webmail account;
• online banking security;
• keeping the products in the shopping cart
Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies are the central point of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Refusing or disabling cookies can make some websites impossible to use. Refusing or deactivating cookies does not mean that the user will no longer receive online advertising - only that they will no longer be based on the user's preferences and interests, evidenced by the browsing behavior.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require user authentication through an account):
• content and services adapted to the user's preferences - categories of news, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, fun websites and tourism services;
• offers tailored to the interests of users - retaining passwords, language preferences (eg displaying search results in Romanian)
• retaining the child protection filters regarding the content on the Internet (family mode options, safe search functions);
• 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 (e.g. through search engines, directly, from other websites etc.). The website owners carry out these analyzes to improve the websites, for the benefit of the users.
Security and confidentiality issues
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made from pieces of code, so they cannot be executed, nor can they run automatically. As a result, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses. Cookies can, however, be used for negative purposes. Since they stores information about users' browsing preferences and browsing history, both on a particular website and on other websites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and are constantly flagging cookies for deletion as part of anti-virus/anti-spyware removal/scanning procedures. In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings, which provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
Other security aspects related to cookies
Since identity protection is very valuable and represents the right of every Internet user, it is advisable to know what possible problems cookies may create.
Due to the fact that through the cookies the information is constantly transmitted, in both directions, between the browser and the website, if an attacker or an 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 Wi-Fi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve incorrect cookie settings of web 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. The attackers then use the information for the purpose of unauthorized access to certain sites.
It is very important for users to be careful when choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.
Tips for safe and responsible browsing, based on cookies
Here are some tips for making sure that you browse safely with the help of cookies:
• customize your browser settings, regarding using cookies, in order to reflect a comfortable security level for you;
• if you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using the computer, you can adjust long time limits for storing your browsing history and personal access data;
• if you share computer access, you may want to consider adjusting your browser to clear individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is an option to access the websites that place cookies and to delete any visit information, at the end of the browsing session;
• install and constantly update your antispyware applications. Many spyware detection and prevention applications include detecting site attacks. Thus, it prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software;
• make sure you have your browser always updated. Many of the cookie-based attacks are made by exploiting the weaknesses of older browser versions.
Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided, if you want to enjoy access to the best and largest Internet sites - local or international. With a clear understanding of their mode of operation and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can surf the Internet with confidence.
How shall you proceed if you do not want to install cookies on your computer?
There are people for whom the storage of information extracted from their computer or mobile device is relatively invasive, especially when the information in question is stored and used by unknown third parties. If you prefer, you can block all or only cookies or even delete cookies that have been installed on your device. But be aware because you risk not being able to use certain functions. To enable this, you must change the privacy settings of your browser. Some third party operators have developed tools whose modules allow to disable the collection and use of data. Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make certain sites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that the user will no longer receive / see online advertising. It is possible to adjust the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted, or you can adjust the browser to accept cookies from a specific website. But, for example, if a user is not registered using cookies, the user will not be able to leave comments. All modern browsers offer the possibility to change the settings of cookies.
These settings are usually found in the menu (buttons) Options, Settings or Preferences of the browser.
Terms and conditions of use of the site www.interregrobg.eu
Acceptance of the conditions
The use of the site www.interregrobg.eu (hereinafter referred to as the site) implies the full acceptance of the terms and conditions set out below.
The terms and conditions can be modified at any time by the site administrator, hereinafter referred to as Administrator, without prior notification of the persons using it, hereinafter referred to as Users.
Users will have permanent access to the terms and conditions for using the services and will be able to consult them at any time.
If they do not agree with the terms and conditions imposed, the Users must cease accessing this service.
Description of services
Through its sections, the website www.interregrobg.eu offers Users information, normative acts, decisions, decisions, regulations and news regarding the Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria Programme.
What is an electronic service?
Within the domain interregrobg.eu, an electronic service is a resource offered through the Internet in order to improve the communication process between Programme structures and target groups.
There are two types of electronic services offered by the domain interregrobg.eu:
• information services, which provide citizens, the press or other stakeholders with easy and efficient access to information, facilitating the consultation of documents related to implementation of the Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria Programme;
• interactive communication services (Contact and assistance), which allow better contact with citizens, civil society and other stakeholders, using feedback mechanisms, in order to improve the services and activities of the Programme structures.
Disclaimer of liability
The Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria Programme maintains this domain in order to facilitate the public access to information regarding its activities. The Administrator makes every effort to ensure that this information is accurate and provided on time. When reporting any errors, the Administrator will try to correct them as soon as possible.
• it is exclusively of a general nature;
• it is not necessarily all-inclusive, complete, correct or up-to-date;
• it may contain web links to other sites, depending on the content to which the Programme structures have no control and for which it assumes no responsibility.
A document available on the site does not necessarily reproduce the text of an official document.
Only the documents and normative documents published on the paper by the authorized bodies are considered authentic.
The Administrator assumes no responsibility if certain information is provided late, is lost, deleted or cannot be stored on our servers for any reason.
Also, the Administrator assumes no responsibility for the consequences that may arise due to the delay, loss or inaccuracy of the information published or existing on the site.
Users will use the information provided within the site at their own risk, and in the event of any damage arising from the use of the services or information provided, Users accept that the Administrator will be absolved of any liability.
The site administrator declares the following:
• will make all reasonable efforts to achieve the purpose of the site;
• will make every effort (from a technical or other nature) to operate the site in good conditions; however, there may be interruptions in operation, or impossibilities of access by the Users, for an indefinite period of time, for any reason;