What cookies are?
A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like for example your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience.
Are cookies viruses?
No. Cookies are not viruses, trojans, spyware, or worms or any other kind of malware.
Are cookies programs?
No. Cookies are not programs. They can't install things you don't want on your computer.
Can cookies see what’s on my computer?
No, cookies can't see what is on your computer. Nor can they collect any other information from your computer, nor snoop on your files.
What is in a cookie?
- Domain: The domain (ie: base-conversion.ro) of the website that set the cookie.
- Name: The name of the cookie.
- Value: The identifying information the cookie is carrying. This is normally an encrypted string of letters and numbers, that is meaningful usually only the website that set the cookie.
- Expiry: How long the cookie lasts for. If this is not set, the cookie will disappear when you close your browser (session cookies). Otherwise it will delete itself on the date set in the expiry field.
- Path: This is not always used, but can be set so that the cookie is only sent when the user is in a particular part of the website. For example if the domain is set to base-conversion.ro, and the path is set to /accounts, the cookie will only be used when the user is in the base-conversion.ro/accounts part of the site.
- Secure: This attribute can be used to tell the browser to use the cookie only when it's using a secure or encrypted connection.
What are the different types of cookies?
A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs.
- By lifespan, a cookie is either a:
- [ + ] session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser or
- [ + ] persistent cookie which remains on the user's computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.
- As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:
- [ + ] first-party cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain
How is base-conversion.ro using cookies?
- Make our website work as you'd expect and remember your settings during and between visits: display the website content pages using your preferred language (English).
- Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising) and make the ads you see more relevant to you. Please note that by altering the settings below, you'll still receive ads, but these will not be personalised to you.
- Continuously improve our website for you: counting how many visitors we receive on every page of the website and finding out which pages have the higher traffic and which ones do not, when are the hours of the day with the lowest traffic that we can use when having to run our site maintenance (in order to impact a number of visitors as low as possible), etc.
We neither require nor collect any personally identifiable information
We neither require nor collect any personally identifiable information (your name, email address, IP address, messenger id, etc.); consequently we do not pass any personally identifiable data to third parties, neither by cookie nor by any other method.
Types of cookies used by base-conversion.ro
Some or all of the cookies identified below may be stored in your browser. You can view and manage cookies in your browser (though browsers for mobile devices may not offer this visibility).
Managing cookies in your browser
Some people prefer not to allow cookies, which is why most browsers give you the ability to manage cookies to suit you. In some browsers you can set up rules to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis, giving you more fine-grained control over your privacy. What this means is that you can disallow cookies from all sites except those that you trust.
In the Google Chrome browser, the most popular browser as of 2018, the Tools menu contains an option to Clear Browsing Data. You can use this option to delete cookies and other site and plug-in data, including data stored on your device by the Adobe Flash Player (commonly known as Flash cookies).
Another feature of Chrome is its incognito mode. You can browse in incognito mode when you don’t want your website visits or downloads to be recorded in your browsing and download histories. Any cookies created while in incognito mode are deleted after you close all incognito windows.
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of the website. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website. Please note that by altering the settings below, you'll still receive ads, but these will not be personalised to you. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
- [ + ] in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy" and then "Advanced";
- [ + ] in Firefox (version 36) you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, and unticking "Accept cookies from sites"; and
- [ + ] in Chrome (version 41), you can block all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Content settings", and then selecting "Block sites from setting any data" under the "Cookies" heading.
Links to the help sections of some web browsers / how you can manage cookies:
- Samsung Internet
- Android Webview
- Android Browser
- Microsoft Edge
- Internet Explorer
- UC Browser
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
- [ + ] in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);
- [ + ] in Firefox (version 36), you can delete cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Privacy", then selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, clicking "Show Cookies", and then clicking "Remove All Cookies"; and
- [ + ] in Chrome (version 41), you can delete all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Clear browsing data", and then selecting "Cookies and other site and plug-in data" before clicking "Clear browsing data".
For any questions, use our contact email: email base-conversion.ro