WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie (also known as a "browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie" or just a "cookie") is a small file that the browser downloads when you access the website www.teavainstalatii.ro. This file contains an identifier (consisting of letters and numbers), which is placed in the user's browser through a web server when he visits the site associated with that server.
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and content or value of the cookie. The duration of the existence of a cookie is determined; technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that web server.
Cookies contain information about your movements on our Site, being similar to a bookmark indicating where you last stayed when you visited our Site. The computer recognizes them, accepts them automatically, and stores them in memory, but they are not dangerous because they cannot access or read information stored on the computer. Cookies do not contain software programming, viruses or other spyware, nor can they access information from the user's hard drive. Remember that you have the right to extend or limit the usage parameters of these files in the browser you use to browse.
WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
Cookies are used for:
a. login status: to find out if you are connected to our Site and for how long;
b. improve upload speed and browsing experience by customizing certain settings. For example, cookies remember your preferences (language, currency, country, etc.) while browsing and your next visits.
c. personalization: we improve the Website and adapt it to individual interests in order to offer better services and experiences to users, by monitoring visits, movement on the Site and the functions used.
e. analysis: we prepare anonymous statistics to help us understand how those who visit our Site interact with its pages, but without identifying the user's person, through the Google Analytics service. This saves information about the number of pages displayed, the number of visits, how the Website is used and the sources from which visitors come.
f. security: to protect the Site, our services and user accounts and to prevent fraudulent use of your contact information.
h. measurement, optimization and analytics features - such as confirming a certain level of traffic to 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 the users.
WHAT ARE THEY NOT USED FOR?
TE-MA does not store sensitive personally identifiable information in cookies, such as credit or debit card data and password, and does not personally identify Internet users.
WHO CAN ACCESS COOKIES ON THIS WEBSITE?
The information we store in the cookies of the page www.teavainstalatii.ro. Are used exclusively by TE-MA, with the exception of ‘third party cookies’.
COOKIES PLACED BY THIRD PARTIES
Certain sections of content on the website may be provided through third parties, ie not by TE-MA, in which case these cookies are called third-party cookies. ”). They are used and managed by external entities to provide us with services requested by us to improve the experience and services we provide to users browsing our website. They are mainly used for services such as obtaining access statistics and guaranteeing payment transactions.
These cookies may come from the following third parties: Google Analytics, Facebook
Facebook Pixel- we use this module to offer users ads on the Facebook platform, to make ads, discount campaigns or remarketing campaigns. The data is processed by Facebook, a company that complies with the regulation on the protection of personal data processing (GDPR).
Google Adwords Remarketing - this tool is a form of online advertising that allows us to show personalized ads with offers and discounts to users who have already visited our site. Past visitors to the Site will see ads while browsing the web, watching videos on YouTube, or reading news sites, and so on.
Google Analytics- this application allows us to measure sales and conversions on the Site and at the same time, provides us with information on how our visitors use the Site or how they arrived on the Site. Google Analytics does not provide us with any information about the personal data of the visitors of www.teavainstalatii.ro. In order to compile these statistics, Google collects the IP address from visitors, but this information cannot be accessed by anyone other than Google. Even so, TE-MA has chosen to anonymize IP addresses so that they can no longer be stored by Google. Please note that Google complies with the Personal Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
If the user has Adobe Flash installed on their computer, small files can be stored in that computer's memory by websites that contain Flash items (such as videos). These files are known as "local shared objects" or "flash cookies" and may be used for the same purposes as regular cookies.
When regular cookies are deleted via browser functions, flash cookies are not affected. Thus, a website that uses flash cookies may recognize a user on a new visit, if the data specific to the deleted cookies have also been retained in a flash cookie.
Because flash cookies are not stored on the user's computer in the same way that regular cookies are stored, they are more difficult to identify and delete. Banks and financial sites use such cookies precisely for this reason. Because they are difficult to identify, these cookies are stored on users' computers to allow users to authenticate and prevent fraud, as potential offenders may have the username and password to authenticate, but do not have access to the user's computer. Thus, cookies act as a second level of authentication, in addition to username and password.
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make this website difficult to visit, leading to limitations in its use.
Users can configure their browser to reject cookies or to accept cookies from a specific website.
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings can be accessed, as a rule, in the "options" section or in the "preferences" menu of your browser.
However, refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising, but only that it will not be adapted to your preferences and interests, highlighted by your browsing behavior.
To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful:
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
Depending on their lifetime, cookies can be classified into:
• persistent, long-lasting ones remain stored on your device. much longer or until you delete them manually (their persistence on your device depends on their settings and your browser settings). They will remain valid until the date set as their own life, unless the file is deleted by the user before it expires.
• session, the short ones, which are deleted as soon as you leave our web page, which expires at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed or when the user exits the web page.
• user preferences (language used, size used for reading)
• geographical location
• the displayed currency
• field of interest
• navigation activity (duration and frequency of visits, area of interest)
TYPES OF COOKIES USED BY THIS WEBSITE
We present you the cookies, tags and other similar devices used by www.teavainstalatii.ro. And information on the duration, purpose and administration of each:
a. Performance cookies
This type of cookie saves the user's preferences for this website, so resetting the preferences when you visit the website is no longer necessary.. Examples: video player volume settings and video streaming speed with which the browser is compatible.
b. User analysis cookies
Each time a user visits this Site, the analytics software provided by a third party generates a user analysis cookie. Analysis cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so that we can measure and improve the performance of our Site. They help us to know which pages are the most popular and the least popular and to see how visitors move through the Website. All information collected by this type of cookie is aggregated and therefore anonymous. The browser tells us if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. This cookie cannot be used to identify individuals, they are only used for statistical purposes.
If you do not allow this type of cookie, we will not know when you have visited our Site, and we will not be able to monitor its performance.
c. Geotargetting cookies
These cookies are used by a software that determines the country of origin of the user of the website. The same ads will be received regardless of the language selected. They are completely anonymous and are only used to target content;
d. Advertising cookies
Such cookies are used to target online advertising and allow a user to find out when an online advertisement is viewed, its type and the time elapsed since the moment of viewing the respective advertising message. They may be activated on our Site by our advertising partners and may be used by these partner companies to build a profile of your interests and deliver relevant advertisements to other sites you visit. Through these cookies, our partners do not directly store personal information, but only rely on the identification of your browser. and the device from which you access the Internet. They are anonymous, storing information about the content viewed, not about users. If you do not want to allow this type of cookie, the advertising messages to which you will be exposed will no longer be personalized.
e. Other cookies of third part
On some pages, third parties may set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an application or to customize an application. Due to the way we use it, this Site cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access the cookies held by this Site. For example, when the user distributes an article using the social media button on a website, that social network will record the user's activity, not the website on which the button is located.
f. Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for the Site to work and cannot be stopped in our systems. They are usually set only in response to actions you take on the Site, such as setting privacy preferences, authenticating, or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you to these cookies, but some parts of the Site will become inoperable. This type of cookie does not store personally identifiable information.
TIPS FOR SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE NAVIGATION
Cookies are almost inevitable due to their flexibility and the fact that most of the most visited sites use them. User access to the most common and used sites, including Youtube, Gmail, Yahoo and others, will not be allowed after disabling cookies. The following tips can help you navigate worry-free cookies:
• If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using the computer, you can set long expiration dates for storing your browsing history and personal access data. If you share access to your computer, 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 antispyware applications.
Many of the spyware detection and prevention applications include site attack detection. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download malicious software. Make sure your browser is always up to date. Many cookie-based attacks are exploited by exploiting the weaknesses of older versions of browsers. With a clear understanding of how they operate and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can surf the internet with confidence.
OTHER SECURITY ASPECTS RELATED TO COOKIES:
Because identity protection is very valuable and represents the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what possible problems cookies can create. Because through them information is constantly transmitted in both directions between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the transmission of data, the information contained in the cookie may be intercepted.
Although very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (eg, an unsecured Wi-Fi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve incorrect cookie settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information through unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information to gain unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of personal information protection.
For any additional questions regarding how cookies are used through this website, please contact email@example.com.
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