Cookies Policy – Mark Twain
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Cookies Policy

What are cookies? What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files that are saved on a user’s computer. They are designed to store a small amount of data specific to a particular visitor and website accessed by it, being accessible to both the person holding the computer in which these modules were automatically saved and to the website that submitted this file. This type of processing allows the server to provide a web page tailored to a particular user, or even to transmit information from a visit to a site to another similar site with the same holder.

Are cookies enabled in my browser?

To check if your browser is configured to allow cookies, you’ll need to look into your browser’s setting options, the section dedicated to these modules, usually under the “privacy and security options.” Also, in this section you’ll find information on enabling or disabling cookies, deleting cookies. You can also view the contents of these file.

What data can be found in a cookie module?

Each cookie file is actually a small table containing values (key, data) – for example (name, Ion) (name, Ana). Once the cookie file has been read by the code on the server or client computer, the data can be retrieved and used in order to customize the web page accordingly.

When are the cookies created?

Writing data to a cookie module is usually done when information is sent to the visited website – for example, after pressing a ‘submit’ button, the data handling page could be used for Storing values in a cookie. If the user chose to disable cookies, the writing operation will fail and subsequent visits that could retrieve the information already transmitted from the cookies will either work according to the default algorithm for new visitors, or require the user to reintroduce the information that would have been stored in the cookie.

Why are cookies used?

Cookies are a convenient way to associate information about how to use a site without the need to store massive amounts of data per visitor within the site. In addition, storing data on the server without the use of cookies would require that each user’s recognition to be made only by their authentication, based on username and password. Last but not least, the use of cookies reduces the amount of personal data processed in controllers’ own systems, given that a cookie module is saved in the computer system owned by the natural person subject to this type of processing.

What is the duration of processing a cookie?

The expiration date of a cookie module can be set when the cookie is created. By default, the cookie is “destroyed” when the browser window is closed but can be designed to persist for a period of time after accessing a site.

Who can access cookies?

When creating a cookie, it’s possible to control its visibility by setting the primary domain of the site that uses it. Then this file will be accessible to any site belonging to this domain. For example, the domain could be set to “numedomeniuprincipal.ro”, and the cookie will be available for sites from “numedomeniuprincipal.ro” or “xyz numedomeniuprincipal.ro” or “numedomeniuprincipal.ro”. This could be used to allow related pages to “communicate” with each other.

How secure are the cookies?

There are many concerns about privacy and security on the internet. Cookies do not in themselves pose a threat to privacy because they can only be used to store information the user has voluntarily provided or that the web server already has. Although this information may be made available to certain third-party sites, this does result into risks additional to those specific to data storage in a central database. If you are concerned that the information you provide to a web server are not treated as confidential, then you should ask whether you really need to provide this information or no.

What are tracking cookies?

Some commercial websites include embedded advertising materials that are provided by a third-party site, and it is possible that such ads may store a cookie for that site. In this cookie information that could include the name of the site, certain products visited, visited pages, etc will be stored. When the user later visits another site containing a similar embedded ad from the same third-party site, the advertiser will be able to read the cookie module and use it to determine some information about the user’s browsing history. This thing allows publishers to serve targeted ads in the interest of a user so that in theory these have a greater chance of being relevant to the user. However, many people see such “tracking cookies” as an invasion of confidentiality because they allow an advertiser to build user profiles without their consent or knowledge.

Copyright

This site and its content are protected by copyright. The content of this website may be viewed, printed or downloaded for personal, non-commercial use only. It is not to be modified, reproduced, transmitted, published or otherwise made available in whole or in part without the prior written consent of Mark Twain International School.
Under no circumstances shall any user of this website use the name or logos of Mark Twain International School or any of its trademarks, other than with the specific written consent of an authorised representative of Mark Twain International School.

Complaints

Any complaint made about material available on Mark Twain International School’s website or information relating to the School contained on external Internet sites will be addressed as soon as possible.

 

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These terms and conditions represent the full agreement between the parties concerning the use of the website. The School in its sole discretion is entitled to modify or amend the website and the terms and conditions without prior notice. Information contained on the website may be subject to conditions and/or disclaimers as indicated. Romanian law governs these terms and your use of this website and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Romanian courts.