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1. Cookie Policy

This policy refers to cookies and similar technologies used, as the case may be, in the applications of SC Turist in Transilvania SRL with its headquarters in Mediaş, 14A Stadionului Street, Sibiu County, Romania (hereinafter referred to as Tourist in Transylvania).

Cookies are used for the following purposes:

  • site functionality
  • to analyze the behavior of site visitors,
  • for advertising.

This policy is complemented by the Tourist in Transylvania Travel Policy on the protection of personal data in general that you can find here and the terms and conditions of the site you can find here, including any additional useful information, all purposes of data processing by Tourist in Transylvania, your rights, as well as their exceptions and limitations, etc.

The proper protection of personal data is an important objective for the Tourist in Transylvania. We want to be as clear and transparent as possible about this.



2. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user accessing the Internet. The cookie is installed through the request issued by the user's terminal to a Tourist in Transylvania server or to a third-party server.



3. What are cookies used for?

These files make it possible, in particular, to recognize the user's terminal and to present the content in a relevant way, adapted to the user's preferences.

Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and offer more personalized services such as: - online privacy preferences, relevant services. They are also used in the preparation of aggregated anonymous statistics that help us understand how a user benefits from our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content without allowing the user to personally identify themselves.



4. What cookies do we use?

We use two types of cookies: per session and fixed. Session cookies are temporary files that remain in the user's terminal until the end of the session or closing the application. Fixed cookies remain on the user's terminal for a period of time determined by the cookie parameters or until they are manually deleted by the user.



5. How are cookies used by this site?

A visit to this site may place the following types of cookies:

  • cookies needed strictly for the good functioning of the website
  • cookies used for analysis
  • cookies used for ads

Cookies and similar technologies are essential for the proper functioning of the site, being set on your device when accessing the site or following site actions as appropriate. You can set your browser to block cookies, but in this case some sections of the site will not work properly.

6. Do cookies contain personal data?

Cookies or similar technologies do not require personal information to be used and, in many cases, do not personally identify internet users. However, there are situations when personal data can be collected by using cookies to facilitate certain user functionalities or to give the user an experience more suited to his or her preferences. Such data is encrypted in a way that makes unauthorized people access to them.

What similar technologies are there?

There are other technologies that can be used for the same purposes as cookies. Tourist in Transylvania uses Local Storage similar technology.



7. Blocking cookies

If you want to block cookies, some site functionality will be stopped, and this may cause some malfunctions or errors in the use of our site. For example, blocking cookies can prevent you from:

  • showing the location of accommodations
  • showing the location of tours
  • block you from booking accommodations and tours

If you agree to these limitations and want to block cookies, follow the instructions here in order to block some or all cookies



8. Managing your cookie preferences

In general, an application used to access web pages allows you to save cookies and / or similar technologies to the terminal by default. These settings can be changed in such a way that the automatic cookie administration is blocked by the web browser or the user is informed whenever cookies are sent to his or her terminal.

Detailed information about the possibilities and ways to manage cookies can be found in the application settings area (web browser). Limiting the use of cookies may affect certain features of the website.



9. Why are cookies and/or similar technologies important for the Internet?

Cookies and/or similar technologies are a central focus of the Internet's efficient operation, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Denying or disabling cookies can make some sites or parts of sites unusable.

Disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising - but that it will no longer be able to keep your preferences and interests highlighted by your browsing behavior.

Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require authentication of a user through an account):

  • Content and services tailored to user preferences - product categories and services.
  • Offers tailored to the interests of users
  • Retaining passwords
  • Retain child copy filters for content on the Internet (family mode options, safe search functions).
  • Limit ad serving frequency - limit the number of impressions of an ad for a particular user on a site.
  • Providing relevant advertising for the user.
  • Measuring, optimizing, and adapting analysis features - such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a website, what type of content is viewed, and how a user reaches a website (eg, search engines directly from other websites etc.). Websites conduct these analyzes of their use to improve their services for the benefit of users.


10. Security and confidentiality issues

In general, browsers have built in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, shelf life, and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.

Other security issues related to cookies:

  • Customize browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level for your cookie security.
  • If you are the only person using your computer, you can set long expiration dates if you want to store your browsing history and personal access data.
  • If you share your computer access, you can consider the browser setting to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access sites that place cookies and delete any visitor information at the end of the browsing session.


11. Useful links and useful information

If you want to learn more about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links: