The Cookie Policy

A Cookie is a small file, a special text, often encoded, sent by a server to a web browser and then sent back (unmodified) by the browser, each time it accesses that server. The cookie is installed by the request issued by a web server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla) and is completely "passive" (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access the information on the hard driver of the user). Cookies are used for authentication, as well as for tracking user behavior; typical uses are the retention of user preferences and the implementation of the "shopping cart" system. These files make it possible to recognize the user's terminal and present the content in a relevant way, adapted to the user's preferences. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support BOS Romania's efforts to provide comfortable services to users (online privacy preferences and shopping cart history). They are also used in the preparation of anonymous aggregate statistics that help to understand how a user benefits from, allowing the improvement of the structure and content but excluding the personal identification of the user.

BOS Romania can use two types of Cookies: per session and fixed (temporary files that remain in the user's terminal until the end of the session or closing the application / web browser). The fixed files remain on the user's terminal for a period in the Cookie parameters or until they are manually deleted by the user. Cookies used by the partners of the operator of a web page, including without limitation the users of the web page, are subject to the respective Privacy Policy.

A visit to may place: Site Performance Cookies, Visitor Analysis Cookies, Geotargetting Cookies, Registration Cookies, Advertising Cookies or Cookies of advertising providers. Personal data collected through the use of cookies can only be collected to facilitate certain functionalities for the user and are encrypted in a way that makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to access them. In general, an application used to access web pages allows you to save cookies on the terminal by default. These settings can be changed so that the automatic administration of Cookies is blocked by the web browser or the user is informed every time the Cookies are sent to his terminal. Detailed information on the possibilities and ways of managing cookies can be found in the settings area of ​​the application (web browser). Limiting the use of cookies may affect certain functionalities of Cookies are the focal point of the efficient operation of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Declining or disabling cookies may make some sites impossible to use. Due to their flexibility and the fact that most of the most visited sites use cookies, they are almost inevitable; disabling cookies does not allow you to access the user on the most common and used sites including Youtube, Gmail, Yahoo and others.
Examples of important uses of Cookies: 
Security and Privacy-Related Issues:

Cookies are NOT viruses and use plain text formats; they are not made up of pieces of code so they cannot be executed nor can they auto-run. As a result, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses. Because cookies can be used for negative purposes because they store information about users' preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and on several other sites, being used as a form of Spyware (consumer activity espionage) , many anti-spyware products constantly mark cookies to be deleted during anti-virus / anti-spyware deletion / scanning procedures. In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of acceptance of cookies, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site. As identity protection is very valuable and represents the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what possible problems cookies can create. Because through them information is constantly transmitted in both directions between the browser and the website, if an attacker or an unauthorized person intervenes during the transmission of data, the information contained in cookies can be intercepted. Although very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (an unsecured Wi-Fi network). Other cookie-based attacks involve incorrect settings of cookies on servers. It is very important that the User chooses the most appropriate method of protection of personal information and:

  • Customize your browser's Cookie settings to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you.
  • Set long expiration dates for storing browsing history and personal access data.
  • Consider setting your browser to clear individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access the sites that place cookies and to delete any visit information at the end of the browsing session.