1. The Cookie Usage Policy for TRANSILVANIA-TRAIN.COM website
2. What are Cookies?
Cookie (also known as “cookie browser” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file of letters and numbers to be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user where the Internet is accessed. The cookie is installed through a browser-based web-server request and is completely “passive” (does not contain software, viruses or spyware, and can not access the information on the user’s hard drive).
3. What are Cookies used for?
These files make it possible to recognize the user’s terminal and present the content in a relevant way, shaped to the user’s preferences. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support our efforts to provide user-friendly services: ex: – online privacy preferences, shopping cart or relevant advertising. They are also used to prepare aggregate anonymous statistics that help us understand how a user interacts with our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content, excluding personal identification of the user.
4. What Cookies do we use?
We use two types of cookies: temporary (limited per session) and persistent.
Temporary cookies are stored until you close the site or browser.
Persistent cookies are files that remain on the user’s terminal for an unlimited period of time until they are manually deleted by the user.
5. How are cookies used by this site?
transilvania-train.com places cookies for the following purposes:
- Site performance, load-balancing cookies
- Cookies for Visitor Analysis, Registration, Advertising, Geo-Targeting
- Third party cookies from various advertising providers or other types
6. What information do Cookies contain?
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. Cookies do not require or store personal information and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users. Personal data collected by using Cookies can only be collected to facilitate certain user functions. Such data is encrypted in a way that no unauthorized people can access them.
7. Delete Cookies
8. Why are Cookies important to 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 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 into an account):
- Content and services tailored to user preferences – products and services categories.
- Offers tailored to user interests – remember the passwords.
- Retain child protection filters for Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
- Limit ads frequency – limit the number of displaying an advertising for a particular user on a site.
- Providing more relevant advertising to the user.
- Measurement, optimization and analysis 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. Websites run these analyzes of their use to improve sites for the benefit of users.
9. Security and privacy (confidentiality) issues
Cookies use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they can not be executed or can not 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, validity, 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 send 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 this vulnerability to cheat browsers by sending information via unsafe channels. Hackers 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.
Tips for safe and responsible cookie-based navigation.
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 long expiration dates for storing browsing history and personal access data.
- If you share access to your computer, you can consider the browser setting 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.
- Constantly install and update your antispyware applications.
Many of the applications for detection and prevention of spyware include the detection of sites attacks. 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 of the cookies attacks are achieved by exploiting the weaknesses of the old browsers versions.
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 confidently 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 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:
10. 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