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Cookies - MERIDIAN RENT A CAR

1. Cookies Usage Policy

This policy refers to the cookies and the webpage operated by MERIDIAN Business Grup SRL, a legal person, having its office in Bucharest, 4th District, Turnu Magurele Street, No. 52-62, having the serial number in the Trade Register JJ40/25483/1994, the unique fiscal registration code 6639012, hereinafter referred to as MERIDIAN RENT A CAR.

2. What is a Cookie?

The cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal, or other user equipment that accesses the internet. The cookie is installed on a web browser's request and is completely "passive" (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access the information on the user's hard drive).

For more information about cookies, see www.allaboutcookies.org.

3. What are Cookies used for?

These files make it possible to recognize the user's device and present the content in a relevant way, adapted to the user's preferences. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and supports MERIDIAN RENT A CAR efforts to deliver products adapted to the needs of each user. Cookies are also used in the preparation of anonymous statistics that help us understand how users use our site, allowing us to improve its structure and content, excluding the user's personal identification.

4. What cookies we use?

We use three types of cookies: for session, fixed and for advertising.

  • Session cookies are temporary files that remain in the user's terminal until the end of the session or closing the application (the web browser).

  • Fixed cookies remain on the user's terminal for a while in the Cookie's parameters or until they are deleted manually by the user.

  • Advertising cookies help us deliver relevant ads for you to measure your ad campaign performance by analyzing the interaction with our ads. For example, we help count how many users clicked on our ad and visited our website.

5. How cookies are used by this site?

A visit to this site may place cookies for purposes of:

  • Site performance cookies

  • Visitor analysis cookies

  • Cookies for geotargetting

  • Recording cookies

  • Cookies for advertising

  • cookies for advertising providers

6. Do we have third-party cookies or plug-ins on our site?

We use the services of the other third parties to provide functionality, analysis and advertising. It is possible for these third parties to set up and use cookies and / or similar technologies on our websites as well as on websites other than those operated by us.

For more details, refer to your data protection policies and user preference management guides and deactivation options offered by the companies that manage these services, as appropriate.

Google Analytics

Category: Analyze

Purpose: Web analytics

Politics: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

Google AdWords

Category: Advertising

Purpose: Remarketing, Visual advertising (display advertising)

Politics: https://policies.google.com/privacy

https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

7. Cookies contain personal data?

Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not identify Internet users by person. 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 persons unaffected access to them.

8. Cookies deletion

In general, an application used to access web pages allows you to save your Cookies to the terminal by default. These settings can be changed in such a way that the automatic administration of Cookies is blocked by the web browser or the user is informed whenever cookies are sent to his or her terminal. Detailed information about the possibilities and ways of managing cookies can be found in the application settings area (the web browser). Restricting the use of Cookies may affect certain features of the web page.

9. Why are cookies important for Internet?

Cookies are the central focus of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and adapted 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 - just 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 through an account):

  • Content and services adapted to user preferences - product categories and services.

  • Offers adapted to users interests - retaining passwords.

  • Retrieve Child Protection Filters for Content on the Internet (family mode options, safe search functions).

  • Limit ad serving frequency - limit the number of impressions of an ad for a particular user on a site.

  • Provide more relevant advertising for the user.

  • 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 (eg through search engines, directly from other websites etc.). Websites run these analyzes of their use to improve sites for the benefit of users.

10. Security and privacy issues

Cookies are NOT Viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they can not be executed or can 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 cookies acceptance, shelf life, and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.

11. 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 (eg 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, 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.

12. Tips for safe and responsible cookie-based navigation

Due to their flexibility and the fact that the majority 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 cookie level 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 your computer access, you can consider the browser setting to delete your 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 applications for detection and prevention of spyware include the detection of attacks on sites. 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 made by exploiting the weaknesses of the old versions of browsers.

Cookies are everywhere and can not 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 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

To learn more about cookies and their third-party settings, you can also visit the site:

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

 


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