This section gives you more information about what cookies are, how we use them and how you can manage them both on our site and on other sites.
The information presented below is intended to inform the user about the placement, use and management of the “cookies” used by the www.hotelmarshalgarden.ro website.
Please read the following information carefully:
This website uses its own cookies as well as cookies added by third parties, in order to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services adapted to the needs and interests of each.
In what we call “modern web” or “web 2.0”, cookies play an important role in facilitating the access and delivery of the multiple services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
Personalizing certain settings such as: language in which the site is viewed, date and time, keeping options/settings (including saving them) and keeping older preferences by accessing different buttons/functions.
About cookies, what they are and how they work
Cookies provide website owners with valuable feedback on how their websites are used by users, so that they can make them even more efficient or accessible to users.
Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included (inserted/embed) in certain pages to create a more valuable, useful and enjoyable browsing experience.
What is a “cookie”?
An “Internet Cookie” (term also known as “browser cookie” or “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 which the Internet is accessed.
The cookie is sent through a request issued by the web server on which the site is hosted, to the user’s browser (Ex: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.) and is completely “passive”, in the sense that it does not contain software, viruses or spyware, nor can it access information on the user’s hard drive.
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and the content or value of the cookie and is uniquely associated with the domain on which the site that sent it to the user’s browser is hosted (eg: www.hotelmarshalgarden.ro). Moreover, the duration of existence of a cookie is determined and only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again, and only when the user returns to the site associated with that web server.
Cookies do not require personal information to be used, nor can they personally identify Internet users.
There are two main categories of cookies:
Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the cookie folder of the web browser until the user leaves the respective site or closes the browser window.
Persistent cookies – these are stored on the computer or the equipment used on the hard drive for a longer period and remain stored even after leaving the site or after closing the web browser (and generally depend on the lifetime of the cookie).
Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user is visiting at the time – known as “third party cookies” – which can be used anonymously to remember a user’s interests so that advertising is delivered as relevant to the user as possible.
Advantages of cookies
A cookie contains information that connects a browser (the user) and a specific web server (the 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 sites to provide comfortable services to users. Examples – online privacy preferences, website language options or relevant advertising, etc.
Lifetime of a cookie
Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifetime of a cookie can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed.
Some cookies are used exclusively for a single session (“session cookies”) and are not retained after the user leaves the site, and some cookies are retained and reused every time the user returns to that site (“cookie permanent ones”).
However, cookies can be deleted by the user at any time through the browser settings.
Cookies placed by third parties
Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties/providers (Ex: news box, a video or an advertisement).
These third parties can also place cookies through the site and they are called “third party cookies”, because they are not placed by the respective site. Third party providers must also comply with applicable law and the privacy policies of the site owner.
Visiting this site may place cookies for the purposes of:
Website performance cookies
Visitor analysis cookies
Registration or authentication cookies
Third party cookies
This type of cookie remembers the user’s preferences on this site, so that there is no need to set them each time the site is visited.
Visitor analysis cookies
Each time a user visits this site, the analytics software provided by a third party generates a user analysis cookie. This cookie tells us if you have visited this site before. The browser communicates if this cookie exists, and if not, one is generated. This allows monitoring of unique users who visit the site and how often they do so.
This cookie cannot be used to identify individuals, they are used only for statistical purposes.
Cookies for registration or authentication
When you register or log in on this site, a cookie is generated that tells us whether you are registered or not.
Our server uses these cookies to identify the account with which you are registered and if you have the necessary permissions for a certain service or for access to sections of the site. It also allows the association of the comments you post on the site with your account username. If you have not selected “keep me registered”, this cookie will be automatically deleted when you close your browser or computer.
Third party cookies
On some pages, third parties can set their own anonymous cookies, in order to track the success of an advertisement/application or to customize an application. Due to the way of use, this site cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access the cookies owned by this site.
Online advertising belonging to third parties
Some of these use their own anonymous cookies to analyze how many people have viewed an advertising message, or to see how many people have viewed the same advertisement several times.
The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and this site does not have access to these cookies.
Third-party cookies are used to show you targeted advertising on other sites as well, based on your browsing on this site.
The type of information stored and accessed through cookies
Cookies store information in a small text file that 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. Ex: the settings regarding the language in which you want to access a site, keeping a user logged in to the member account or email account, online security, keeping and memorizing some settings, etc.
The importance of cookies for the Internet
Cookies are the central point of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience, adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Rejecting or disabling cookies may make some sites unusable.
Rejecting or deactivating cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising, but only that it will no longer be able to take into account your preferences and interests highlighted by your browsing behavior.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require the authentication of a user through an account):
Content and services adapted to user preferences – categories of news, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment sites and travel services.
Offers tailored to the interests of users – password retention, language preferences (Ex: display of search results in Romanian).
Retention of child protection filters regarding Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
Advertising frequency limitation – limiting the number of ad displays for a specific user on a site.
Providing relevant advertising to the user
Measurement, optimization and analytics features – such as confirmation of a certain level of traffic on a site, what type of content is viewed more and how a user reaches the site (eg: through search engines, directly, from other sites- uri etc). The sites run these analyzes of their use in order to improve the sites for the benefit of the user.
In the pages of the website www.hotelmarshalgarden.ro, by means of a remarketing tag and a conversion code, received from Google AdWords, cookies are collected (a number that uniquely identifies a web browser of on a specific computer, not a person). The Google remarketing tag collects cookies in order to display ads on the websites of the Google Display network and in Google Search.
When users visit a page of the website that contains the remarketing tag, the cookie of the browser they are using is added to a list for remarketing. A remarketing list is a set of user cookies generated by one or more remarketing tags.
Security and privacy issues
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use a plain text format. They are not made up of pieces of code, so they cannot be executed or auto-run.
Consequently, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate again. Since they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Because they store information about users’ preferences and browsing history, both on a single site and across multiple sites, cookies can be used as a form of spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and constantly mark cookies for deletion during anti-virus/anti-spyware deletion/scanning procedures.
In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a certain site.
Other security aspects related to cookies
Given that identity protection is very important and represents the right of every Internet user, it is advisable to know what are the possible problems that may arise in connection with cookies. Since through them information is constantly transmitted in both directions between the browser and the site, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during data transmission, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted. Although very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (Ex: an unsecured Wi-Fi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve missetting cookies on servers
If a site does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information over unsecured channels. The attackers then use the information to gain unauthorized access to certain websites.
It is very important to be careful in choosing the most suitable method of personal information protection.
Tips for safe and responsible browsing, based on cookies
Deactivating cookies will not allow the user access to the most widespread and used sites including YouTube, Gmail, Yahoo, Google and many others.
A few tips that can ensure you surf without worries with the help of cookies:
Customize your browser settings regarding cookies to establish a comfortable level of security.
If you don’t mind cookies and you are the only person using the computer, you can set long expiration periods for storing browsing history and personal access data.
If you share access to the computer, you can consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close the
browser, is the option to access sites that place cookies and delete any visit information when you close the session navigation.
Always install and update your antispyware applications
Many spyware detection and prevention applications include detection of attacks from websites. Thus, it prevents the browser from accessing sites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software.
Make sure your browser is always up-to-date
Many of the attacks based on cookies are carried out by exploiting the weak points of some old versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and biggest 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 that you can surf the Internet with confidence.
Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies
Deactivation of cookies
Disabling and refusing cookies may make certain websites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive or see online advertising.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in your browser’s “Options” or “Preferences” menu, or use your browser’s “Help” option for more
To understand the settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the “help” option of the browser for more details.
IAB provides the following website to provide more information on privacy related to online advertising: https://www.youronlinechoices.com
If you want to know more information about cookies and their use, you can access the official website of the European Union regarding cookies at the address: https://commission.europa.eu/cookies-policy_en.