Please see the CONCORDIA Humanitarian Organization GDPR Policy – Personal Data Protection Policy here.
- Cookies use policy refers to using the cookies on the www.concordia-academia.ro page, operated by the department CONCORDIA Academia within the Humanitarian Organization CONCORDIA, with registered office in Bucharest, 20D Drumul Regimentului Street, which shall be here forth referred to as “CONCORDIA Academia”, “we/us”, “our”.
- What is a cookie?
A cookie is small size text file, generally made up of identifiers, website name as letters and figures, that a user, when navigating on the web page via a web browser (e.g.: Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.), can allow or not to install by storing on the computer, mobile terminal or other equipment used by them. The cookie file is “passive” (does not contain software programs, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user’s hard disk). It can be used by the web sites to make their use more efficient.
These files make it possible to recognize the user’s terminal and present to them a content adapted to their preferences. Cookies provide the user a pleasant navigation experience and support the efforts of CONCORDIA Academia in offering comfortable services to the user, such as: preferences on online confidentiality, accessing certain sections or downloading documents. The cookies are used in prepare certain aggregate anonymous statistics that help us understand the way in which a user benefits from our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content. They also allow us to customize the content and advertisements to be able to offer social network functions and to analyse traffic.
The website cannot operate adequately without these cookies.
- What types of cookies do we use?
We use two types of cookies:
- session – temporary files that remain in the user’s terminal until closing the navigation session or closing the application (the web browser)
- persistent – files that remain in the user’s terminal for a period defined by the parameters of that cookie or until they are manually erased by the user.
We use the following cookies modules
- YouTube Cookies – on certain pages of the site, the videos were posted on the secured YouTube channel. The cookie modules are installed only on your computers only when you play this video.
- Google Analytics Cookies – these cookie modules offer anonymous /aggregate information on the place you are and on the activity on the site. Thee monitor the way in which visitors navigate on the site and how they get to the site. This is used to see the total figures (not individual) on the types of content used by most users or on what could be a problem for the navigation on the site.
- Google AdWords Cookies – these cookies help us have a better site management by analysing our online visitors’ behaviour. For instance, these cookies can follow the conversation on certain links on the site. Thus, one cookie can be generated in the computer of a person when they click on a certain link in an advertisement. These data are valuable to us since they allow us have a better reach to our public and show us how to offer our visitors a more relevant content.
- How does the site use these cookies?
A visit on this site can place the following types of cookies:
- Site performance cookies;
- Visitors’ analysis cookies;
- Registration cookies;
- Advertisement cookies;
- Advertisement suppliers’ cookies.
Examples on the usefulness of cookies (which does not require the authentication of a user via an account):
- Services content adapted to the user’s preferences – categories oof products and services.
- Offers adapted to the interests of the users;
- Retaining authentication details (user and password);
- Retaining children protection filters for the Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions);
- Limiting the advertisement broadcasting frequency – limiting the number of displays of an advertisement for a certain user on a site;
- Supplying advertisements that are relevant to the user;
- Measuring, optimizing analytics characteristics – such as confirming a certain traffic level on a website, what type of content is visualised and the modality in which a user gets to the website (e.g.: via search engines, directly, from other websites etc). The websites run their use analysis to improve their content to the benefit of the user.
The cookies, which technically, are mandatory to be stored on the user terminal shall be used only if the user gives their express and clear consent about them, by implicitly accepting the presented categories.
The user may take back their consent at any moment by modifying the afferent settings of the used browser. Details on modifying the browser’s settings can be found of the websites of browser developers under Section “Settings”, presented below:
- What data do cookies contain?
In most cases, cookies do not identify directly the Internet users, but the terminal from which they can access certain web pages. These data are crypted in a way that does not allow unauthorized third-party access.
- Cookie retention and erasure
Generally, an application used to access web pages implicitly allows saving the cookies on the user terminal. These settings can be modified by the user so the cookies automatic management be blocked by the web browser or the user be informed each time cookies are sent to their terminal.
Most internet browsers are initially configured to automatically accept cookies.
The users can configure their browser to reject all cookie files or to alert the user when the cookie modules are sent to their device.
It is important to remember that disactivating or denial to receive cookies can make certain sections difficult to visualize and use.
- Updates of the cookies policy
- Useful links
If you want to know more information on cookies and on what they are used, we recommend the following links:
Microsoft Cookies guide
All About Cookies