Cookies

Cookies

1. Cookie Usage Policy
This policy refers to cookies and webpages operated by SC A & P Collections Online SRL-D based in Bucharest, C. Marinescu nr 47, sector 1, which is registered with the Trade Registry under no. J40 / 15182 / 14.12.2015, CUI / CIF: 35323306.
 
2. What are Cookies?
The cookie is a small file î that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user accessing the Internet. The cookie is installed through a web browser request from a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (does not contain software, viruses or spyware, and can not access the information on the hard drive user).
 
3. What are Cookies used for?
These files make it possible to recognize the user's terminal and present the content in a relevant way, adapted to the user's preferences. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support efforts to provide user-friendly services: ex: - online privacy preferences, relevant shopping cart, or relevant advertising. 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, excluding personal identification of the user.
 
4. What Cookies Do We Use?
We use two types of cookies: per session and fixes. The latter are temporary files that remain in the user's terminal until the end of the session or closing the application (the web browser). Fixed files remain on the user's terminal for a period set in the Cookie's parameters or until they are deleted manually by the user.
 
5. How are cookies used by this site?
A visit to this site may place cookies for:
- site performance
- visitor analysis;
- geotargetting;
- registration;
- advertising;
 
6. Do I have personal data stored with cookies?
Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users. Personal data collected through the use of Cookies can only be collected to facilitate certain user functions. Such data is encrypted in a way that makes unauthorized persons have no access to them.
 
7. Delete Cookies
In general, an application used to access web pages allows you to save cookies to the terminal by default. These settings can be changed in such a way that the automatic administration of Cookies is blocked by the web browser or the user is informed each time Cookies are sent to his / her terminal. Detailed information about the possibilities and ways of managing cookies can be found in the application settings area (web browser). Limiting the use of cookies may affect certain features of the web page.
 
8. Why are Internet Cookies Important?
Cookies help generate a friendly browsing experience and tailored to each user's preferences and interests.
Denying or disabling cookies does not mean you will not get online advertising - just that it will no longer be able to keep in mind 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 and service categories.
- Offers tailored to the interests of users.
- Retaining child protection 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.
- Measurement, optimization, and analytics 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 through search engines, directly from other websites etc.). Websites run these analyzes of their use to improve sites for the benefit of users.
 
9. Security and confidentiality issues
Cookies are NOT Viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they can not be executed or even run. Consequently, they can not duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they can not perform these functions, they can not be considered viruses.

Cookies can nevertheless be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about user 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 consistently mark cookies to be deleted in anti-virus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures.
In general, browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, persistance, and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
Other security issues related to cookies:
 - because identity protection is very valuable and is the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what issues can create cookies. Because their information is constantly transmitted in both directions between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person interferes with the data transmission path, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted.
- though very rarely, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (eg an unsecured WiFi network).
- Other cookie-based attacks involve bad cookie settings on the servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to mislead browsers to send information via unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information in order to access sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.
 
Tips for safe and responsible cookie-based navigation.
Due to their flexibility and the fact that most of the most visited sites and the largest ones use cookies, they are almost inevitable.
Here are a few tips that can help you navigate without worries with cookies:
- Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level for you on cookie security.
- If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you can set long expiration dates to store your browsing history and personal data.
- If you share access to your computer, you can consider setting the browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access sites that place cookies and to delete any visitor information when you close the browsing session.
- Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.
- Many of the applications for detecting and preventing spyware include detecting attacks on sites. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software.
 - Make sure your browser is always up-to-date.Many of the cookies-based attacks are made by exploiting the weaknesses of the old versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and can not be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and greatest websites on the Internet - local or international. With a clear understanding of how they work and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so you can browse with confidence on the internet.
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will not get / see online advertising anymore.
It is possible to set the browser to disable these cookies, or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a particular site.
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in your browser's "options" or "preferences" menu.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the browser's "help" option for more details.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
For third-party cookie settings, you can also check the site:
http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/
 
10. Useful links
If you want to learn more about cookies and what they are used, we recommend the following links:
Microsoft Cookies guide
All About Cookies
http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/