Open Fanclub’S is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring your security on the site. Our goal is to provide you with the top products and services in the industry so that you can focus on building meaningful connections.
The information presented below aims to provide the user with more details about the placement, use and administration of cookies used by Open Fanclub sites.
Cookie ("browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie") is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, which is stored on any device with internet access (computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc.) and is installed on issued request by a webserver to a browser (eg Chrome, Firefox, safari, etc.). Please note: Cookies do not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user's hard drive. A cookie consists of name and content, its duration being determined, and can be accessed again by the webserver when a user returns to the site associated with that webserver. What are the advantages of cookies?
Cookies help us provide, protect and improve Open Fanclub services, such as personalizing content and providing a more secure experience. While the cookies we use may change from time to time as we improve and update Open Fanclub services, we use them for the following purposes: site authentication; security, integrity and performance of the site, recommendations, proper functioning of services and development according to user needs. A cookie contains information that links users to a particular site. If a browser accesses that webserver again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly.Are there several types of cookies?
Cookies that belong to us and third party cookies. The cookies that belong to us are placed on your devices directly by us. We use them to adapt the site to the language preferences of your browser and to better understand how to use our site. Third party cookies are placed on your device by partners and service providers. We use them to measure the number of users on the site or to allow you to appreciate the pages of the site on social platforms. They are called "third party cookies" because they are not placed by the owner of the site, and third party providers are subject to applicable laws and privacy policies of the site owner. What is the lifetime of a cookie? Session cookies - these are temporarily stored in the browser history that stores them until the user logs out of that site or closes the browser window. Session cookies - these are temporarily stored in the browser history that stores them until the user logs out of that site or closes the browser window. Persistent cookies - these are stored, depending on the default duration, on the hard drive of the device. Persistent cookies also include those placed by a site other than the one the user is currently visiting, and they can be used anonymously to remember a user's interests, so that the most relevant content is delivered. .What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a site to recognize a browser. The webserver will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that improves the Internet browsing experience (eg: the settings of the language in which you want to access a site; keeping a user logged in to the e-mail account; online banking security; keeping products in the shopping cart). Cookies for statistics and audience measurement Each time a user visits this site the analytics software provided by a third party generates a user analysis cookie.
You can opt out of Google analytics by going to google.com/settings/ads or downloading the Google Analytics disabling module from your browser at tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. For more information, visit https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/. Cookies for targeted content recommendations We may also use third-party cookies for better advertising targeting, for example to show holiday advertisements, if the user has recently visited an article on the holiday site. These cookies are anonymous, they store information about the content viewed, not about users.
Some of these parties use their own anonymous cookies to analyze how many people have been exposed to an advertisement or to see how many people have been exposed several times to the same advertisement. The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and this site does not have access to read or write these cookies.
|Type of cookie||Name of cookie||Description||Expiry|
|The cookies that belong to us are placed on your devices directly by us. We use them to adapt the site to the language preferences of your browser and to better understand how to use our site.||PHPSESSID||Sets the user's php session.||Set per session|
|The cookies that belong to us are placed on your devices directly by us. We use them to adapt the site to the language preferences of your browser and to better understand how to use our site.||ATLA||Represents the webserver on which the user is.||1 year|
|Third party cookies||_ga||It belongs to Google Analytics||2 years|
Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies represent the central point of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Declining or disabling cookies may make some sites impossible to use. Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require user authentication through an account): Content and services tailored to user preferences - news, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment sites and tourism services Offers adapted to the user's interests - retaining passwords, language preferences (displaying Romanian search results).
Retention of child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions). Limit the frequency of ad serving - Limit the number of impressions of an ad for a particular user on a site. Providing more user-relevant advertising. Measurement, optimization and analytics features - such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a site, what type of content is viewed and how a user gets to a site (through search engines, directly, from other sites, etc. ). Sites conduct these analyzes of their use to improve the sites for the benefit of users.How can I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make the site impractical or difficult to visit and use. Refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising - but only that it will no longer be able to take into account your preferences and interests, highlighted by browsing behavior. It is possible to set in the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a specific site. All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the "options" or in the "preferences" menu of the browser.
For the settings of cookies generated by third parties and for more information on privacy related to online advertising, IAB Romania provides the following site: youronlinechoices.com/ro. For third-party cookie settings, you can also consult the Microsoft Cookie Guide. To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the browser's "help" option for more details.
Security and privacy issues Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they cannot be executed or auto-run. Consequently, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
However, cookies can be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about users' preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and on several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and 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. Other security issues related to cookies: Because 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 site, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the transmission of data, the information contained in the cookie may be intercepted. Although very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (an unsecured WiFi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve incorrect cookie settings on servers. If a site does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information through unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information to gain unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of personal information protection.
Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you. If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using the computer, you can set long expiration dates for storing your browsing history and personal access data. If you share access to your computer, you may want to consider setting your browser to delete 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.
Install and constantly update your antispyware applications. Many of the spyware detection and prevention applications include site attack detection. This prevents the browser from accessing sites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download malicious software. make sure you have your browser always up to date. Many of the cookie-based attacks are exploited by exploiting the weaknesses of older versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and largest sites on the Internet - local or international. With a clear understanding of how they operate and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can surf the Internet with confidence.