Cookie policy

The information presented below aims to bring to the user’s knowledge more details about the placement, use and administration of “cookies” used by the Urban Escape Game website.

Please read the following information carefully.

On this site we use cookie technology to provide you with a better browsing experience and services tailored to your needs and interests. These cookies may also come from certain third parties (eg Google, Facebook)

Cookies have the role of facilitating access to and delivery of the services you use, such as personalizing certain settings, saving products in the cart, favorite products, etc.

Cookies, based on the information they gather about you, help us to make our site more efficient, so that it is as easy to use as possible, increasing the efficiency of online advertising and, last but not least, they can allows multimedia or other applications on other sites to be included in a particular mix to make browsing more useful.

Disabling or deleting certain cookies may adversely affect or limit some features of the Site.

What is a cookie?

A cookie (“browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie”) is a small file, consisting of numbers and letters, that is stored on any terminal with internet access (computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc.) and is installed upon request. issued by a web server to a browser (eg Chrome, Firefox, etc.).

To remember! Cookies do not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access information on your hard drive. Cookies do not request personal information and cannot identify you personally.

A cookie consists of name and content, its duration being determined, and can be accessed again by the webserver when it returns to our website. For example, you have added some products to the cart and close the window of our site. When you visit our online store again, the site will look for the cookie in which it saved the products you added to the cart and display them to you.

Cookies are classified into:

  • Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the browser history, which stores them until the user logs out of that website or closes the browser window.
  • Persistent cookies – these are stored, depending on the default time, on the hard drive of a computer or equipment. Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one you are currently visiting – known as third party cookies – which can be used anonymously to store a user’s interests, so as to be delivered content as relevant as possible.

What are the advantages of cookies?

A cookie contains information that links users to a particular website. If a browser accesses that webserver again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of websites to provide comfortable services to users, such as privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.

What is the lifespan of a cookie?

The lifespan of a cookie can be different, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. There are cookies used exclusively for a single session – they are no longer retained after you leave the website. Permanent cookies are retained and reused every time you return to the website, but you can delete them at any time, with predefined validity periods.

How do we use cookies?

A visit to this site may place cookies for the following purposes:

  • to analyze anonymously the number of visitors and the pages accessed;
  • to save the products in the shopping cart;
  • to keep the user authenticated if he opted to register a user account;
  • to provide advertisements on other sites and social platforms or search engines.

Cookies for visitor analysis

Each time you visit this site, the traffic analysis program provided by a third party generates a user analysis cookie. This cookie tells us if you have visited this site before. The browser will tell us if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. It allows monitoring the unique users who visit us and how often they do it. This cookie cannot be used to identify individuals, they are only used for statistical purposes.

Other third party cookies

On some pages, third parties may set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an application or to personalize an application. Due to usage, this site cannot be accessed these cookies, just as third parties cannot access the cookies held by this site. For example, in an article in the Journal, we publish a video that has been uploaded to YouTube. When you access this page, in addition to Urban Escape Game cookies, YouTube will read and / or place, as appropriate, a cookie that helps them identify you and provide you with video material according to your preferences set on YouTube.

Why are cookies important for the Internet?

Cookies are the focal point of the efficient operation of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Declining or disabling cookies may make some sites impossible to 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 your browsing behavior.

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

  • Content and services adapted to the user’s preferences – categories of news, weather, sports, maps, public and government services, entertainment sites, tourism services;
  • Offers adapted to users’ interests – retention of authentication, language preferences (eg: displaying search results in Romanian);
    Retention of child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions);
    Providing user relevant advertising;
  • Measurement, optimization and analysis features – such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user gets to a website (eg through search engines, directly from other websites etc.). Websites conduct these analyzes of their use to improve the sites for the benefit of users.

Security and privacy

Cookies are NOT viruses !!! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they cannot be executed or commands cannot be executed on your device. As a result, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.

However, cookies may 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.

Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies

Due to their flexibility and the fact that most of the most visited sites use cookies, they are almost inevitable. Disabling cookies will not allow the user to access the most common and used sites including Facebook, YouTube, Google, Gmail and others. Here are some tips that can ensure you surf without worries, but with the help of cookies:

  • customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level of security for the use of cookies for you;
  • if you do not mind cookies and you are the only person who uses the device (phone, tablet, laptop, computer), you can set long expiration dates for storing your browsing history and personal access data. If you share access to your device, you can consider setting your browser to clear 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 browser, antivirus / antispyware and operating system applications.

Many of the spyware detection and prevention applications include site attack detection. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit program vulnerabilities or download malicious programs. Make sure your browser is always up to date.

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 steps to so that you can surf the Internet with confidence.

Disabling and rejecting cookies

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain sites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, the refusal to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive / see online advertising.

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. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.

All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the browser’s options or preferences menu.

For the settings of cookies generated by third parties and for more information on the privacy related to online advertising, IAB Romania provides the following site:

To understand these settings, the following resources may be useful, otherwise you can use the browser’s “help” option for more details.