The information presented below is intended to provide the user with more details about the placement, use and administration of cookies used by the Internet websites of […]. The website page uses its own cookies and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to their needs and interests.
What is a „cookie“?
An „Internet Cookie“ (also known as „browser cookie“ or „HTTP cookie“ or simply „cookie“) is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of the user of the site.
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and content or the value of the cookie. Moreover, a cookie has a definite term; from a technical point of view, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with the respective web server. Thus, we use two types of cookies: per session and fixed. The first are temporary files that remain in the user’s terminal until the end of the session or until the application is closed (web browser). The fixed files remain on the user’s terminal for a period of time in the cookie parameters or until they are manually deleted by the user.
The cookie is installed by a request issued by a web server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) and is completely „passive“ because it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user’s hard drive. Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.
Cookies are the central point of the effective functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience, adapted to the preferences and interests of each user.
Types of cookies
The strictly necessary cookies allow the navigation on the site and its functionality, which is why they are always active.
This type of cookie retains the preferences of the user on this site, so it is necessary to set them at each site visit.
Statistics cookies (analytics)
Each time a user visits this site, the analytics software (provided by a third party) generates a user analysis cookie. This cookie shows if the site has been visited by the same user. This allows monitoring the unique users who visit the site and how often they do. This cookie cannot be used to identify individuals, they are used only for statistical purposes, but in some cases it is possible that they collect even the IP address, which is a personal data.
These cookies may provide the opportunity to monitor the online activities of users and establish user profiles, which can be used for marketing purposes. For instance, the products and services agreed by a user can be identified based on cookies, this information subsequently serving to send appropriate advertising messages to the respective user. This process is called interest-based advertising. The common interests are grouped according to the browsing activity carried out previously and the users are only served with advertising that suits their interests.
References to information provided by third parties / suppliers (for example, a video) can be found on the site. Such third parties may place cookies on the website. They must also comply with the legal regulations in force.
- Do cookies contain personal data?
Most cookies do not collect personal data for use. However, certain cookies (i.e., marketing, statistics, preferences) may collect personal data such as: IP address. This collection is made in order to facilitate certain functionalities for the user. In any case, these data are encrypted so that unauthorized persons cannot access them.
- What are the advantages of cookies?
A cookie contains information that links a web browser (the user) to a particular web-server (the website). If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies play an important role in facilitating access and providing multiple services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
- Customizing some settings such as: the language in which the content of the site is viewed, keeping the options for various products (measures, other details, etc.) in the shopping cart (and storing these options) thus generating the flexibility of the „shopping cart“ (accessing the old preferences by accessing the „forward“ and „back“ button);
- Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included in a particular site to create a more valuable, useful and enjoyable browsing experience;
- Cookies provide site owners with valuable information on how their sites are used by users, so that they can make them even more efficient and accessible to users;
- What kind of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
The cookie stores important information that improves the Internet browsing experience such as settings for the language you want a site to be displayed in, keeping a user logged in to the webmail account;
- How can cookies be controlled and deleted?
Regarding the cookies „Statistics“, „Preferences“ and „Marketing“, we conclude that the site visitors who checked the corresponding boxes gave their consent after obtaining the necessary information about cookies and control thereof in a simplified and efficient way; Cookies can be controlled and / or deleted as the user wishes. Thus the user can manually set some preferences (check or uncheck certain boxes), each time they visit the site. Also, some services or options may not work if certain cookies are disabled.
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