Privacy Policy

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When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

GDPR Concept

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46 / EC shall apply from 25 May 2018. Hereinafter referred to as “the Regulation” or “GDPR”, being one of the largest legislative changes at EU level in the last 20 years.

GDPR concepts:

  • the right to modify, restrict, portability and delete (anonymize) personal data;
  • detailed information of the persons concerned;
  • the existence of an explicit and granular consent of the persons for the processing of their data;
  • appropriate IT security measures
  • notification of the breach by the security authority within a maximum of 72 hours of its notification

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files, usually made up of letters and numbers (encrypted), sent by a server to a web browser and then sent back (unmodified) by the browser, each time they access that server.

Cookies are created when the browser used by a user displays a specific website. The website transmits information to the browser, which creates a text file. Each time the user accesses the respective website again, the browser accesses and transmits this file to the web server where the respective website is hosted. In other words, the cookie can be seen as an identification card of the Internet user, which announces the website every time the user returns to that site.

The purpose of using cookies

Cookies can provide faster and easier interaction between users and websites. For example, when a user logs in to a particular website, their credentials are stored in a cookie; later, the user can access that site without having to log in again.

In other cases, cookies may be used to store information about the activities performed by the user on a particular web page, so that he can easily resume those activities at a later access to the site. Cookies tell the server which pages to show the user so that they do not have to remember this or browse the entire site from the beginning. Thus, cookies can be assimilated to “bookmarks” that tell the user exactly where he stayed on a website.

It is important to mention that Romanian websites have the obligation to publicly specify whether they use cookies and for what purpose.

What types of cookies do we use?

Cookies specific to an online session

Web pages have no memory. A user navigating from one web page to another will be considered by the website as a new user. Session-specific cookies store an identifier that allows the user to move from one web page to another without having to enter identifying information each time (username, password, etc.). Session-specific cookies are stored in the user’s computer memory only during an Internet browsing session and are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. They can also become inaccessible if the session has been inactive for a certain period of time (usually 20 minutes).

Permanent, persistent or stored cookies

Persistent cookies are stored on the user’s computer and are not deleted when the browsing session is closed. These cookies may retain the user’s preferences for a particular website, so that they can be used in other Internet browsing sessions.

In addition to authentication information, persistent cookies may also retain details about the language and theme selected on a particular website, site menu preferences, favorite pages within a site, and so on. When the user accesses a site for the first time, it is presented in the default mode. Subsequently, the user selects a series of preferences, which are then retained by cookies and used when the user accesses the site again. For example, a website offers content in several languages. On the first visit, the user selects the English language, and the site retains this preference in a cookie. When the user visits the site again, the content will be automatically displayed in English.

Flash cookies

If you have Adobe Flash installed on your computer, small files may be stored in that computer’s memory by websites that contain Flash items (such as videos). These files are known as “local shared objects” or “flash cookies” and may be used for the same purposes as regular cookies.

Cookies from the perspective of computer security and privacy protection

Although cookies are stored in the memory of the Internet user’s computer, they cannot access / read other information contained in that computer. Cookies are not viruses. They are just small text files; they are not compiled in code form and cannot be executed. Thus, they cannot be self-copied, cannot be spread to other networks to generate actions, and cannot be used to spread viruses.

Cookie legislation

Legislation on the use of cookies from the perspective of the European Union and Romania.

The European Union regulates by Directive 2002/58 / EC on the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector, as amended by Directive 2009/136 / EC, provides that:

“Article 5 – (3) Member States shall ensure that the storage of information or the acquisition of access to information already stored in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user is permitted only on condition that the subscriber or user concerned has given his consent. has received clear and complete information in accordance with Directive 95/46 / EC, inter alia, on the purposes of the processing. This does not preclude the storage or technical access for the sole purpose of transmitting the communication through an electronic communications network or where this is strictly necessary in order for the provider to provide an information society service expressly requested by subscriber or user. “

These provisions have been transposed into national legislation in Law no. 506/2004 on the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector, with subsequent amendments and completions:

„Art.4 – (5) The storage of information or obtaining access to the information stored in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user is allowed only with the cumulative fulfillment of the following conditions:

(a) the subscriber or user concerned has given his consent;

(b) the subscriber or user in question was provided, prior to the expression of the agreement, in accordance with the provisions of art. 12 of Law no. 677/2001, with subsequent amendments and completions, clear and complete information which:

be presented in an easy-to-understand language and be easily accessible to the subscriber or user;
to include mentions regarding the purpose of processing the information stored by the subscriber or user or the information to which he has access.
If the provider allows third parties to store or access information stored in the subscriber’s or user’s terminal equipment, the information in accordance with points (i) and (ii) will include the general purpose of the processing of this information by third parties and how the subscriber or user may use the settings of the internet browsing application or other similar technologies to delete the stored information or to refuse the access of third parties to this information.

(51) The agreement provided in par. (5) lit. a) can also be given by using the settings of the internet browsing application or other similar technologies through which it can be considered that the subscriber or the user has expressed his agreement.

(6) The provisions of par. (5) are without prejudice to the possibility of storing or technically accessing the information stored in the following cases:

when these operations are performed exclusively for the purpose of transmitting a communication through an electronic communications network;
when these operations are strictly necessary in order to provide an information society service, expressly requested by the subscriber or user. “

Management, deactivation and deletion of cookies

Detailed information on how to manage, deactivate and delete cookies for the most important browsers is detailed below:

Internet Explorer

To delete cookies from Internet Explorer:

Open Internet Explorer for desktop;
Tap or click the Tools button, point to Security, and then tap or click Clear browsing history.
Select the Cookies checkbox, then tap or click Delete.
To block or allow cookies:

To block or allow cookies:

Open Internet Explorer for your desktop.
Tap or click the Tools button, then tap or click Internet Options.
Tap or click the Privacy tab, then under Settings, move the slider at the top to block all cookies, or at the bottom to allow all cookies, then tap or click OK.
If you block cookies, some pages may not be displayed correctly.

Mozilla Firefox

At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP) and then click Options at the top of the Firefox window, click the Tools menu and select Options…;
Select the Privacy panel;
Set Firefox to: with Use custom settings for history;
Check the box Accept cookies from sites to enable cookies and uncheck them to disable them;
Choose the allowed storage time for cookies:

Keep until: when it expires: Each cookie will be deleted when it reaches the expiration date, which is set by the site that issued it;
Keep until: when you close Firefox: Cookies stored on your computer will be deleted when Firefox is closed;
Keep up to: ask every time: Displays a message every time a site tries to send a cookie and asks if you want to store it or not;
Click OK to close the Options window;

Google Chrome

To check your Google Chrome cookie settings, follow these steps:

Click the Chrome menu in the browser toolbar;
Select Settings;
Click Show advanced settings;
In the “Privacy” section, click the Content Settings button.
In the “Cookies” section, you can change your cookie settings.