- What is a “COOKIE”?
- What are the benefits of cookies?
- How are cookies used by this site?
- What kind of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
- Why are cookies important for the Internet?
- Security and privacy issues?
- How can I stop cookies?
The security of your data is most important to us, which is why we also treat every aspect of your data protection seriously.
Starting from May 25, 2018, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 was implemented on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and on the repeal of Directive 95/46/ce (General Data Protection Regulation) known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This means that any Operator/entity that processes personal data must apply these new requirements and to provide in a transparent manner information on how data is processed.
Given the need to comply with GDPR provisions, as well as the fact that we are dedicated to taking care of your personal data personal data (which may include name, surname, e-mail address, etc. depending on the purpose of processing) that are found in our database, we inform you that they are used only for the purpose of successfully completing the processes carried out in relation to you ( we mention a few processes without limiting ourselves to these: reservation/sale/order processing, transport and deliveries, maintenance of customer relations).
1. What is a cookie?
An “Internet Cookie” (term also known as “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, which is stored on the computer, the terminal mobile or other equipment of a user from which the Internet is accessed. The cookie is installed through the request issued by a web server to a browser (eg: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) and is completely “passive” (it does not contain software programs, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the hard drive the user’s drive).
A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the content or value of the cookie. Moreover, the duration of existence of a cookie is determined; technically, only the server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with the web server.
Cookies play an important role in facilitating the access and delivery of multiple services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
- Personalization of certain settings such as: the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which certain prices or rates are expressed, keeping the options for various products ( quantity, other details, etc.);
- Cookies offer site owners valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users, so that they can make them more efficient and accessible for users;
- Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included in a specific site to create a more valuable, useful and pleasant browsing experience.
Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.
There are two large categories of cookies- uri:
- Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the cookie folder of the web browser so that it remembers them until the user exits from the respective website or close the browser window (eg: when linking/delegating to a webmail account or on social networks);
- Persistent cookies – They are stored on the hard drive of a computer or equipment (and, in general, depend on the lifetime of the cookie). Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user is visiting at the time – known as “third party cookies” – which can be used anonymously to remember a user’s interests, so that the most relevant advertising for users is delivered.
2. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COOKIES?
Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifetime of a cookie can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for a single session (session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user has left the website and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website (“permanent cookies”). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time via browser settings.
Generally, the purpose of cookies is to ensure quick and easy interaction between users and websites. Cookies are also used so that users can easily resume their activities the next time they visit a previously visited website. Basically, cookies tell the server which pages to display to the user, without the user having to remember which pages they have browsed or to browse the entire site from the beginning.
- To recognize new visitors to the site;
- To recognize past visitors.
4. HOW ARE COOKIES USED ON THIS SITE?
Session cookies are stored in the user’s device during the browsing session. They store an anonymous session identifier, allowing the user to visit a website without having to enter identification information (username, password, etc.) on each page.
Such cookies are frequently used in – an online store. For example, when the user visits a certain page and selects certain products, the cookie retains the selected products and adds them to the shopping cart, which will contain all the selected products when the user wants to leave the page.
Cookie- session numbers are stored in the device’s memory only during an internet browsing session and are deleted when the browser is closed. they can also become inaccessible if the session has been inactive for a certain period of time.
Strictly necessary cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies necessary are those cookies that we consider fundamental for the correct functioning of the site and to be able to offer you the most pleasant browsing experience. This list includes:
Source: GDPR Cookie. Compliance by Moove Agency
Persistence: 1 year.
Role: Keeps your settings regarding the cookies of this website.
Non-necessary cookies for advanced analysis (Google Analytics):
Source:</strong > Google Analytics.
Persistence: 2 years.
Role: Holds anonymous information about the user’s interaction with the site (for example, time and date interaction with various marketing materials or pages that brought the user to the site). Details: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types</span >.
Source: Google Analytics.
Persistence: 2 years.
Role: Holds information. anonymous information about the user’s interaction with the site (for example, the time and date of the interaction with various marketing materials or pages that brought the user to the site). Details: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types</span >.
Persistence: 3 months.
Role: Used by Meta to deliver a range of advertising products such as real-time bidding from third party advertising
Persistence: Until the session ends browsing.
Role: This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.
Persistence: 6 months.
Role: This cookie is set by YouTube to track user preferences for videos YouTube incorporated into websites; it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the YouTube interface.
5. WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION IS STORED AND ACCESSED THROUGH COOKIES?
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a website to recognise a browser. The web server will recognise the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that improves the web browsing experience (e.g., user session id, referring page, current time, etc.).
6. WHY ARE COOKIES IMPORTANT FOR THE INTERNET?
Cookies are the focal point to the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a user-friendly browsing experience tailored to each user’s preferences and interests. Refusing or disabling cookies may make some sites unusable. Refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – it just means that it will no longer be able to take into account your preferences and interests as evidenced by your browsing behaviour.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require user authentication via an account):
Content and services tailored to user preferences;
Offers tailored to users’ interests – language preferences (e.g., displaying search results in English);
Providing more relevant advertising to the user;
Measurement, optimisation and analytics features – such as confirming a certain level of traffic to a website, what type of content is being viewed and how a user gets to a website (e.g., via search engines, directly, from other websites, etc.) Websites perform these usage analyses to improve their websites for the benefit of users.
7. SECURITY AND PRIVACY ISSUES?
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they cannot be executed or auto-run. Consequently, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate themselves again. Since they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses. Cookies can however be used for negative purposes. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and constantly mark cookies for deletion as part of anti-virus/anti-spyware deletion/scanning procedures.
In general, browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
We use the following technologies to improve user experience:
WooCommerce eCommerce platform
The eCommerce platform used in the commercial website https://apellaser.ro/ is a WooCoommerce solution, produced by AUTOMATICC, modified to meet the specific needs of our customers. The platform stores user data, used for online accounts created on https://apellaser.ro/, for placing and managing orders, for storing shopping carts for a certain period of time.
Storage of personal data
The personal data stored will be used for the purpose of carrying out contracts and processing your requests. After the conclusion of the contract or your request, the data is saved taking into account the retention periods according to tax and commercial legislation and where necessary for a period necessary to protect the rights of the Controller.
Keep accounts inactive for 12 months
Keeps orders on hold for 3 days
Keep failed orders for 30 days
Keep cancelled orders for 30 days
Keep completed orders for 36 months
When we handle an account deletion request the personal data in the orders will be removed.
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our websites and web applications. For example, we collect details such as the source of the visit and the total number of visitors to our website and apps. This allows us to determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and user activity on our websites and apps.
8. HOW CAN I DISABLE COOKIES?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make certain websites 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 the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a specific site.
Some browsers have a “Do Not Track” function that allows users not to be tracked while browsing. Blocking cookies or using the “Do not track” mode can block certain functionalities on our sites.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the 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.