1. What is a "cookie"?
An "Internet Cookie" (also known as a "browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie") is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a User from which the Internet is accessed.
The cookie is installed at the request of a web server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (does not contain software, viruses, and cannot access information on your hard drive). User). The cookie stores certain information (for example, your preferred language or webpage settings) that your browser may retransmit to us when you access the webpage again (depending on the lifetime of the cookie).
Cookies themselves do not require personal information in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users.
2. What are the types of cookies?
There are several types of cookies. Their classification is made according to their lifespan, role and source, as follows:
2.1 Lifetime cookies
a) Session cookies
These are temporarily stored in the cookies folder of the web browser so that it can be stored until the user leaves the respective website or closes the browser window (eg when logging in / logging out of a webmail account or on social networks).
b) Persistent cookies
These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depend on the default lifetime for the cookie). Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the User is currently visiting - known as "third party cookies" - which can be used anonymously. to memorize the interests of a User, so that the most relevant advertising for the Users is delivered.
2.2 Cookies according to their role
a) Strictly necessary cookies
These types of cookies are necessary for the web pages to function properly. Strictly needed cookies allow you to browse the site and benefit from its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to provide certain features, such as automatic redirection to the least busy server or retention of your wish list.
1. Functional cookies
Functional cookies record information about the choices that users make and also allow site operators to customize the site according to user requirements. For example, cookies can be used to save category / segment preferences.
2. Performance cookies and analysis
These types of cookies allow website operators to monitor visits and traffic sources, how users interact with the website or certain sections of the website.
The information provided by the analysis cookies helps the operators to understand how the visitors use the sites and then to use this information to improve the way the content offered to the users is presented.
3. Advertising cookies
These cookies may provide the ability to monitor users' online activities and to establish user profiles, which may then be used for marketing purposes. For example, cookies may be used to identify products and services approved by a user, and this information is then used to send appropriate advertising messages to that user.
2.3 First party cookies vs third party cookies
Each cookie has a "responsible" (ie website / internet domain) that places that cookie.
First party cookies are placed by the user-accessed website. For example, if the user visits Google and the domain of the cookie placed on his computer is www.Google.com then it is a first party cookie.
A third party cookie is placed by a website other than the one accessed by the user; this means that the accessed website also contains information from a third-party website - for example, an advertising banner that appears on the visited website. Thus, if the user visits Google but the cookie placed on his computer has the domain wizard.com, for example, then it is a third party cookie.
2.4 How do targeting and advertising cookies work?
In general, data about internet browsing activity is collected and analyzed anonymously. If this analysis reveals a specific interest, a cookie (a small text file used by most sites to store certain pieces of information useful to make the browsing experience better) - is placed on the User's computer and this cookie determines what The user will receive an advertisement, which is called interest-based advertising.
Interest-based advertising is a way of delivering ads to the websites you visit and making them more relevant to your interests. The common interests are grouped according to the previous browsing activity, and users are only served with advertising that matches their interests. In this way, advertising is relevant to the interests of the User.
3. What types of cookies and device identifiers do we use?
If you set your browser to block the required cookies, the site may not work properly. Disabling other types of cookies (than necessary) may affect your operation or experience in using the Site.
3.1 Required cookies
Strictly needed cookies allow you to browse the Site and benefit from its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to provide certain features.
Below are some examples of the necessary cookies that we use on the Site.
3.2 Functional cookies
Functional cookies record information about the choices you have made and also allow us to tailor the Website to suit your needs and requests.
3.3 Performance cookies and analysis
These types of cookies help us understand how users use the Site. We use this data only for the purpose of improving the Services and the performance of the Site.
Here are some examples of how we use this data:
a. Information on the most frequently visited section (s) of the Site to help us improve the browsing experience of Users;
b. Management and resolution of any errors in the operation of the Site;
c. Design tests to improve the way the Site looks and works.
Sometimes these analyzes are performed by third parties on behalf of the Company.
3.4 Analysis services through Google Analytics
The site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., based at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
Based on your consent, Google will analyze on our behalf how you use our Site. For this purpose, we use, among other things, the cookies detailed in the table above. The information Google collects about your use of the Site (e.g., your submission URL, our web pages you visit, your browser type, your language settings, your operating system, your screen resolution) will be sent to a Google server in the United States, where they will be stored and analyzed. the corresponding results will be made available to us in an anonymised form.
In addition, Google is certified in accordance with EU-US Privacy Shield standards, which provide an adequate level of data protection with respect to the processing of data by Google in the United States.
You may withdraw your consent to web analytics at any time by either downloading and installing a Browser Plugin provided by Google or by managing your consent through the above settings.
3.5 You can see all the cookies used by our site in the Cookie Notification at the bottom of the page, by clicking on the "Cookie Settings" button.
3.6 Social plug-ins
The site may use or implement third-party social networking plug-ins. In general, your interaction with a plug-in allows the third party to collect some information about you, including your IP address, page header information, and browser information. The site has implemented the following social buttons:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/
4. How can I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain sites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive / view 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.
5. Useful Links
For more information about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:
Microsoft Cookies: https://support.microsoft.com/ro-ro/help/260971/description-of-cookies
All About Cookies: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/
6. User use and control of cookies
Your browser will usually provide information on how to refuse, delete or block cookies. The following references will take you to that information, relative to the most common browsers used:
7. Changes to this policy
This policy will be updated periodically, depending on the functional changes that may occur, legislative or internal. In the event of changes to the material, customers will be notified by email or via the Site before the changes take effect. We encourage users to check this page regularly for updates on our privacy practices.