Cookie usage Policy

  1. Cookie usage Policy

This policy refers to Cookies and web pages operated by S.C. DELIVERY SOLUTIONS SA, legal person of Romanian nationality, having its registered office in Bucharest, Splaiul Independenţei, No. 319, Building 17C, 1st Floor, sector 6, (hereinafter “Delivery”).

 

  1. What are Cookies?

The Cookie is a small file consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on the computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user from which the Internet is accessed. The Cookie is installed by request issued by a web-server to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely “passive” (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user’s hard driver).

 

  1. What Cookies are 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 Delivery efforts to provide comfortable services to users: e.g. – online privacy preferences, 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.

 

  1. What kind of Cookies are we using?

We use two types of Cookies: per session and fixed. The latter are temporary files that remain in the user’s terminal until the end of the session or the closing of the application (web browser). Fixed files remain on the user’s terminal for a period according to the Cookie parameters or until manually deleted by the user.

 

  1. How are Cookies used by this website?

A visit to this website may place the following types of Cookies:

  • Strictly necessary Cookies
  • Website performance Cookies
  • Visitor analysis Cookies
  • Geotargetting Cookies
  • Registration Cookies
  • Advertising Cookies
  • Cookies of advertising providers

 

Strictly necessary cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the website. These cookies do not require your prior consent to be downloaded to your device. You may set your browser to block these cookies, but in this case certain sections of the website will not work properly.

 

 

  1. Do Cookies contain personal data?

Cookies themselves do not require personal data for use and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users. Personal data collected using Cookies can only be collected to facilitate certain functionality for the user. Such data is encrypted in a way that makes unauthorized persons unable to access it.

 

  1. Deleting the Cookies

In general, an application used to access web pages allows saving Cookies to the terminal by default. These settings can be changed in such a way that automatic management of Cookies is blocked by the web browser or user is informed every time Cookies are sent to its terminal. Detailed information about the possibilities and ways of managing Cookies can be found in the application settings area (of the web browser). Limiting the use of Cookies may affect certain functionality of the website.

 

  1. Why are Cookies important to the Internet?

Cookies are the focus of efficient Internet operation, helping to generate a friendly and adapted to each user’s preferences and interests browsing experience. Refusing or disabling Cookies may make some sites unable to use.

Refusing or disabling Cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – but only that it will no longer be able to take into account your preferences and interests, highlighted by your browsing behavior.

Examples of important Cookie uses (which do not require user authentication through an account):

  • Content and services tailored to user preferences, product and services categories.
  • Offers tailored to users’ interests – saving the passwords.
  • Retention of child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
  • Limiting the frequency of advertising broadcasting – limiting the number of advertising display for a specific user on a site.
  • Providing more relevant advertising to the user.
  • Measurement, optimization and analytics features – such as confirmation of a certain level of traffic on a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user arrives on a website (e.g. through search engines, directly, redirected from other websites etc.). Websites conduct these analyses of their use to improve websites for the benefit of users.

 

 

  1. Security and privacy issues

Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They’re not made up of pieces of code so they can’t be executed nor can self-run. Consequently, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.

Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Because they store information about users’ 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 are aware of this fact and constantly mark cookies to be deleted in anti-virus/anti-spyware deletion/scanning procedures.

Generally, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of Cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.

Other security aspects related to Cookies:

Since identity protection is very valuable and represents the right of each Internet user, it is advisable to know what any problems Cookies can create. Because they are constantly transmitting information in both directions between the browser and the website, if a hacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the transmission of the data, the information contained in the Cookie can be intercepted.

Although very rarely, this may happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (e.g. an unsecured Wi Fi network).

Other Cookie-based attacks involve wrong settings of Cookies on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, hackers can use this vulnerability to fool browsers to send information through unsecured channels. Hackers then use the information for unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal data.

 

  1. Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on Cookies.

Due to their flexibility and the fact that most of the most visited and the largest sites use Cookies, they are almost inevitable. Disabling Cookies will not allow the user access to the most widespread and used sites including Youtube, Gmail, Yahoo and others.

Here are some tips that can ensure that you browse carefree, but with the help of Cookies:

  • Customize your browser settings regarding Cookies to reflect a comfortable level for you of Cookie security.
  • If you do not mind Cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you can set long expiration times for storing your browsing history and personal access data.
  • If you share access to your computer, you can consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data every time you close your browser. This is an option to access sites that place Cookies and delete any access information at the close of the browsing session.
  • Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.

Many of spyware detection and prevention applications include attacks detection on websites. Thus, it 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 of the Cookies-based attacks are carried out by exploiting the weaknesses of old versions of browsers.

Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and largest sites on the Internet – local or international. With a clear understanding of their operation and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can surf the Internet in confidence.

Disabling and refusing to receive Cookies may make certain websites impassable or difficult to access and use. Also, refusing to accept Cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive/see online advertising.

You can set from the browser so that these Cookies are no longer supported, or you can set your browser to accept Cookies from a specific site. But for example, if you are not registered using Cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.

All modern browsers offer the possibility to change Cookie settings. These settings are usually found in “options” or in the “preferences” menu of your browser.

The following links may be useful to understand these settings, otherwise you can use the browser’s “help” menu 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, please also see the website:
http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/

 

  1. Useful Links

If you want to learn more about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:

Microsoft Cookies guide
All About Cookies
http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/

The table below describes in detail every Cookie used on the website, including its precise purpose. We will not use these Cookies for any other purpose than the one indicated in this Cookie usage Policy.

 

Cookies
Cookie denomination Category Type Purpose Strictly necessary Duration Who access the Cookie
[e.g. Preferred view] [e.g. performance  / advertising] [e.g. per session / permanent] [e.g. used for monitoring the user view selection] [e.g. Yes/No] [e.g. 1 year] [e.g. DELIVERY/ third-party]
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