Privacy Policy Page

Applicability

This Policy applies to the site blueline.md

Also, for identity purposes, the information in this document applies to other online platforms that are operated by or on behalf of Blueline.

By using this site, you agree to the way we use cookies in accordance with this Policy on their use.

If you do not agree with our use of     cookies, you must properly set your browser settings. Disabling cookies could affect your experience

as a user on this site.

What are cookies

An “Internet Cookie” – a term also known as “browser cookie”, “HTTP cookie” or “cookie” – represents a small file, made up of letters and                          numbers, which will be stored on your computer, the mobile terminal or other equipment of a user through which the Internet is accessed.

Cookies are installed by the request issued by a web-server to a browser. Cookies once installed have a fixed lifespan, remaining passive, meaning they do not contain software, viruses or spyware and will not access the information on the hard drive of the user whose equipment was installed.

A cookie consists of two parts: the name and content or value of the cookie.

Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they cannot be executed nor can they self-run. As a result, you cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.

There are two main categories of cookies:

Session cookies: are temporary stocked in browser’s cookies folder in order for it to memorize them until the user closes the website or the browser’s window.

Persistent cookies: are stocked on a computer’s or device’s hard-drive and are activated again when you visit the website that created the specific cookie. Persistent cookies include other cookies placed by other websites than the one the user visits at that specific moment. These are also known as “third party cookies”. They memorize the user’s interests in order to deliver relevant advertising.

 

What is the lifetime of a cookie?

The lifetime of a cookie may considerable vary, depending on the purpose for which the cookie was placed. Some cookies are meant for only one use (session cookies), therefore they are not maintained after the user leaves the browser. Other cookies are maintained and reused each time the user returns to the website (persistent cookies). However, cookies can be deleted by the user anytime, using the browser’s settings.

 

What are third party cookies?

Some content sections of some websites can be supplied through cookies of a third party’s cookies, as it is for advertising. This way, cookies can be placed on the website and are called third party cookies, because they are not placed by the owner of the website. This kind of third parties are bound to honor the legal regulations applied and the privacy politics of the website’s owner.

 

Why are cookies important for the internet?

Cookies are the central point of efficient functioning of Internet, helping in generating a friendly navigation experience and adapting to the user’s interests and preferences. Refusing or disabling the cookies can make some websites unusable. Refusing or disabling cookies doesn’t mean you won’t receive online advertising – it means the advertising will no longer respect your interests and preferences, shown by your navigation behavior. Examples of important improvements made by cookies (without needing authentication of a user through an account):

  1. Content and services adapted to the user’s preferences – products and services categories;
  2. Offers adapted to the user’s interests – remembering passwords;
  3. Remembering the child protection filters regarding the content on the Internet (family mode options, safe search functions);
  4. Limiting the advertising’s frequency – limiting the number of displays of a commercial for a certain user on a website;
  5. Providing relevant advertising for the user;
  6. Measuring, optimizing and Analytics’ characteristics – like confirming a certain level of traffic on a website, what kind of content is visualized and the way the user lands on a website (for example: searching engines, directly, from other websites etc.). Websites make these users analysis for making the websites better for their users.

What types of cookies are we using on our website?

Accessing this website, we can place the following cookies:

  • Performance cookies: these cookies memorize the user’s preferences on this site;
  • Analytical cookies: these tell us if you visited this site before; the browser tells us if you have this cookie; if not, we will generate one;
  • Geo-targeting cookies: these are used by a software that establishes your country, are completely anonymous and are used only for targeting the content;
  • 3rd party cookies, such as those from Google Analytics and sharing on social media. We use Google analytics to measure level of traffic, what kind of content is visualized and the way the user lands on our website (for example: searching engines, directly, from other websites etc.). The social sharing features are made available for visitors who want to share part of our content on social networks, such as Google Plus, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Do cookies contain personal information?

Cookies themselves do not demand information with personal character in order to be used and, in most of the cases, they do not personal identify the internet users. Personal information can be collected through using cookies only for enabling some functionalities for the user.

 

How can you change the cookie settings from your browser?

Deleting cookies

Applications used for accessing web pages allow saving the cookies by default. These settings can be changed such as to automatically block the administration of cookies on the browser or the user to be informed every time when cookies are sent to the terminal. Detailed information about features and administration of cookies can be found in the browser’s settings area. Limiting the use of cookies can affect some functionalities of the web page.

Most of browsers offer the possibility to change the settings. These settings are usually situated in “Options” or in the “Preferences” browser’s menu.

The following links can be useful in understanding the cookies settings and you can use the “Help” option in the browser, for more details.

 

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari