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About cookies

About cookies

1. What Are Cookies? What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.

2. How to control cookies

You can withdraw your consent to cookies at any time.

To check whether your browser is configured to allow cookies, visit the Cookie checker. This page will attempt to create a cookie and report on whether or not it succeeded.

http://www.whatarecookies.com/cookietest.asp

For information on how to enable or disable cookies, see 'Enabling cookies'.

http://www.whatarecookies.com/enable.asp


For information on how to delete and clear cookies, see 'Deleting cookies'.


Cookies are maintained by your web browser, so the method for deleting them will vary depending on which browser you are using. The method for how to clear cookies is listed below.


Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 - 11.0

Select the 'Tools->Internet Options' menu item, and then click the 'Delete...' button under the 'General' tab. Check the 'Cookies' option, check/uncheck other options as required and click 'Delete'.

Note - the 'Tools' option can also be accessed by clicking the 'gear' icon in Internet Explorer's toolbar.

Microsoft Edge - Windows 10

In Edge, click the three dots/lines button in the top right corner, then the history/clock button. Select 'view your browsing history' then click 'Clear history' and 'show more'. Now you can delete cookies, browser history, and more.

Firefox 7.0 and newer

Select the 'Tools->Options' menu item (may be under the Firefox button) and click on the 'Privacy' tab. Click the 'remove individual cookies' link, and you will be shown a list of all cookies stored by Firefox. You can select which cookies to delete and then press 'Remove Cookies', or you can simply click 'Remove All Cookies' to delete them all.

Firefox 3.0

Select the 'Tools->Clear Recent History' menu item. Choose the time range you wish to clear, then check the 'Cookies' option, check/uncheck other options as required and click 'Clear Now'.

Google Chrome 5.0

Click the 'parallel bars' menu button, choose the 'Settings' option, then scroll down and click the 'Advanced' link. Alternatively for older versions of Chrome choose 'Options' on the 'Customize and control' menu, then open the 'Under the Bonnet' tab. In the 'Privacy and security' section, click on the 'Clear browsing data...' button then check the 'Delete cookies and other site data' option and check/uncheck other options as required. Choose the time period you wish to clear and click 'Clear browsing data'. Alternatively, to delete specific cookies, click on 'Content settings' instead of 'Clear browsing data', and then choose the 'Cookies' option. You can now tell Chrome to delete all cookies on exiting your browser session, or click on 'See all cookies and site data' to choose a particular website whose cookies you wish to delete immediately.

Apple Safari

Choose 'Preferences...' on the 'Settings' or 'Edit' menu (Windows) or the Safari menu (Mac OS), then open the 'Privacy' tab and click the 'Details...' button. Individual cookies can be deleted by selecting them and clicking 'Remove' or they can all be deleted by clicking 'Remove All'.

Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad)

From the home screen tap the 'Settings' icon, then choose 'Safari'. Tap the 'Clear Cookies' option to delete all cookies, and confirm by tapping 'Clear'.

Android browser

Tap the 'Internet' icon to start the browser, then press the phone's menu button. From the list of options, choose 'More', and then select 'Settings', then 'Privacy and Security'. Scroll down the resulting list and tap on 'Clear all cookie data'.

Android Chrome

Start Chrome, then open the options menu and scroll down to 'Settings', followed by 'Site settings', then 'Privacy' (under 'Advanced'). If there is a 'Clear Browsing Data' option, select it - otherwise it can be found by pressing the options menu button (three dots) again. You can now choose to delete cookies, browsing history and/or internet cache.

Windows Phone 10

In the Edge Browser, tap '...' then 'Settings'. Tapping the ''Choose what to clear' item will allow you to erase browser history, cookies, stored passwords and temporary internet files.

Windows Phone 7/8

In Internet Explorer, tap 'More...' then 'Settings'. Tapping the 'Delete History' item will allow you to erase browser history, cookies, stored passwords and temporary internet files.

Blackberry

Open the browser from the home screen, then press the Menu key, followed by 'Options'. Under 'Privacy & Security' you can choose what sort of browsing information to delete. Click 'Clear Now' to delete the selected data.

 
Note: If you delete all the cookies on your computer, some websites may require you to re-enter the information which was previously stored in their cookies.


3. More information about cookies

Can I see/view the cookies I have on my computer?

Most browsers have a configuration screen which allows the user to see what cookies have been stored on the computer, and optionally to delete them. For more information, see the viewing cookies page.

Note that it is not possible for a webpage to view cookies set by other sites, as this would represent a privacy and security problem.


What's in a Cookie?

Each cookie is effectively a small lookup table containing pairs of (key, data) values - for example (firstname, John) (lastname, Smith). Once the cookie has been read by the code on the server or client computer, the data can be retrieved and used to customise the web page appropriately.

When are Cookies Created?

Writing data to a cookie is usually done when a new webpage is loaded - for example after a 'submit' button is pressed the data handling page would be responsible for storing the values in a cookie. If the user has elected to disable cookies then the write operation will fail, and subsequent sites which rely on the cookie will either have to take a default action, or prompt the user to re-enter the information that would have been stored in the cookie.

Why are Cookies Used?

Cookies are a convenient way to carry information from one session on a website to another, or between sessions on related websites, without having to burden a server machine with massive amounts of data storage. Storing the data on the server without using cookies would also be problematic because it would be difficult to retrieve a particular user's information without requiring a login on each visit to the website.

If there is a large amount of information to store, then a cookie can simply be used as a means to identify a given user so that further related information can be looked up on a server-side database. For example the first time a user visits a site they may choose a username which is stored in the cookie, and then provide data such as password, name, address, preferred font size, page layout, etc. - this information would all be stored on the database using the username as a key. Subsequently when the site is revisited the server will read the cookie to find the username, and then retrieve all the user's information from the database without it having to be re-entered.

How Long Does a Cookie Last?

The time of expiry of a cookie can be set when the cookie is created. By default the cookie is destroyed when the current browser window is closed, but it can be made to persist for an arbitrary length of time after that.


Who Can Access Cookies?

When a cookie is created it is possible to control its visibility by setting its 'root domain'. It will then be accessible to any URL belonging to that root. For example the root could be set to "whatarecookies.com" and the cookie would then be available to sites in "www.whatarecookies.com" or "xyz.whatarecookies.com" or "whatarecookies.com". This might be used to allow related pages to 'communicate' with each other. It is not possible to set the root domain to 'top level' domains such as '.com' or '.co.uk' since this would allow widespread access to the cookie.

 
By default cookies are visible to all paths in their domains, but at the time of creation they can be retricted to a given subpath - for example "www.whatarecookies.com/images".

 
How Secure are Cookies?

There is a lot of concern about privacy and security on the internet. Cookies do not in themselves present a threat to privacy, since they can only be used to store information that the user has volunteered or that the web server already has. Whilst it is possible that this information could be made available to specific third party websites, this is no worse than storing it in a central database. If you are concerned that the information you provide to a webserver will not be treated as confidential then you should question whether you actually need to provide that information at all.


4. Cookies used on I Travel in Romania websites

Based on the function and purpose for which cookies are used, they are usually categorized into the following categories:
 

Absolutely needed cookies allow you to navigate the Website and use its basic features. They are usually installed only in response to your actions that are equivalent to a service request. These cookies are indispensable for the use of the Websites.

Function cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our Website and allow us to provide you with improved and more personalized features such as remembering your preferences. These cookies collect anonymous information and can not Track your browsing on other websites. The expiration date of these cookies is up to 2 years.

Analytical and performance cookies allow us to recognize and count users and collect information about how the Website is used (e.g., the pages a user opens most often and whether the user receives error messages from specific pages). This helps us improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that you can easily find what you are looking for. The expiration date of these cookies is up to 2 years. As for third-party cookies, the expiration period may vary and may in some cases exceed 2 years. For more details on this category of cookies, see Section 5 below.

 
5. Cookies used for statistical purposes and for monitoring web traffic

 

Google Analytics

Our websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to help a particular Website analyze how you use that Website. The information generated by cookies about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted and stored by Google on servers that can be located in the EU, EEA and / or the United States. Google will use this information to assess your use of the Website by producing reports on the Website's activity for Website Operators and providing other services related to Website activity and the use of the Internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if it has this obligation under the law or if these third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data owned by Google.


You can quit Google Analytics without affecting how you can visit our website.

Detailed information about Google Analytics and the protection of personal data (including how you can control information sent to Google) can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners


To prevent monitoring through this type of cookie, you can install an add-on to your web browser (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).


6. Cookies on social networks

On some of our Websites, third parties providing applications through these Websites may place their own cookies to monitor the performance of their applications or to customize their applications for you. For example, when distributing an article using a distribution button on social networks (e.g., Facebook or Twitter) available on a Website, the social networking platform associated with that button will record this. Some websites may also have embedded content, such as third-party video content such as YouTube, and in this case these third parties may also place their own cookies . Such cookies can not be accessed by I Travel in Romania.