What is a “cookie”?
A “cookie” is a small data file which is stored on the user’s computer or mobile device. Cookies perform a number of functions associated with browsing websites and are used for a variety of different purposes, such as tracing users from page to page on an Internet site, thereby enhancing a user’s browsing experience. They are generated by web servers when the user enters an Internet page, and are passed to the user’s computer or mobile device and stored for subsequent future access. The cookies by themselves do not require personal data in order to be used and, in most cases, do not identify Internet users.
First-party cookies are cookies that are set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g. cookies placed by www.mcblaw.ro)
Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.
Session cookies are cookies that are used exclusively for a single session and are not kept once the user leaves the website.
Persistent cookies are cookies that are kept and reused each time the user comes back to the respective website.
What cookies does this website use?
Our website uses the following types of cookies:
Google Analytics cookies – these cookies provide anonymous information about where you go and what you do on the website. These cookies monitor how visitors navigate through the website and how they reached it. This is used so that we can see total (not individual) figures on which types of content users enjoy most or what might be a problem for them in navigating the site.
Google AdWords cookies – these cookies help us better administrate our website by analyzing the behaviour of our online visitors. For example, these cookies may track the conversions from certain links on the website. Thus, a cookie may be generated to a person’s computer when he/she clicks a certain link from an ad. Such data is valuable to us because it lets us better reach our public and shows us how to serve more relevant content to our visitors.
How can I stop the cookies?
Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. All the modern browsers offer the possibility to change the settings of cookies, to reject all the cookie files or to alert the user when cookies are sent to the device.
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see www.aboutcookies.org.
You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a website and some services and functionalities may not work.
It is important to note that the deactivation or refusal to receive cookies can make certain sections difficult to view and use.