Cookies policy

Cookies information

The information below is intended to inform the user about the placement, use and administration of “cookies” used by www.satulbanului.ro, owned by SC Glamor Floors Project SRL. There are also some helpful links to this topic. If you need more information and  you can not find it below, you can contact us at: contact@satulbanului.ro.

Please read carefully the following information: This website uses its own cookies and third parties to provide visitors with a better navigation experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of each. These cookies may come from third parties such as Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Youtube, etc. The full list of third-party cookies can be found in the Third-Party Cookies section below. Also, on this website there are links to third-party websites; Once these links are accessed, users are subject to the policy of that website.

In what we call “web 2.0,” cookies play an important role in facilitating the access and delivery of multiple services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:

  • Customize certain settings such as the language in which a site is viewed, the currency in which certain prices or tariffs are expressed, and the preservation of options for various products.
  • Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used so they can make them more efficient and accessible to users.

  • Allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included in a particular site to create a more valuable, useful, and enjoyable browsing experience.

  • Improve the efficiency of online advertising.

What a cookie is?

An “Internet Cookie” (also known as “cookie browser” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user on which the Internet is accessed. The cookie is installed by the request issued by a web server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) and is completely “passive” (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access the information on the user’s hard drive).

A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the content or the value of the cookie. Furthermore, the validity 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 do not require personal information in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users.

There are 2 large categories of cookies:

  • Session cookies – they are temporarily stored in the web browser’s cookie folder so it can save them until the user exits the site or closes the browser window (for example when logging in / out of an account webmail or social networking sites).

  • Persistent cookies – These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or equipment (and generally depends on the cookie’s default validity). Persistent cookies include those placed on a website other than the one the user is currently visiting – known as ‘third party cookies’ – which can be used anonymously to memorize a user’s interests so that advertising is delivered as relevant as possible to users.

What are the benefits of cookies?

A cookie contains information linking a web browser (user) and a specific web-server (website). If a browser accesses that web-server again, it can read the already stored information and react accordingly. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide user-friendly services: ex – online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts, or relevant advertising.

What is the lifetime (validity) of a cookie?

Cookies are managed by web servers. The validity of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for one session (session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user has left the website and some cookies are retained and reused whenever the user returns to that site (permanent cookie). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through browser settings.

What are cookies placed by third parties?

Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / providers (eg news box, video or advertisement). These third parties may also place cookies through the site and they are called “third party cookies” because they are not placed by the owner of that website. Third-party vendors must also comply with the applicable law and the privacy policy of the site owner.

How are cookies used by this site?

A visit to this site may place cookies for purposes of:

  • Site performance cookies
  • Visitor analysis cookies

Cookies for visitor analysis

Every time a user visits this site, analytics software provided by a third party generates a user analysis cookie. This cookie tells us if you have ever visited this site. The browser will tell us if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. It allows monitoring of unique users who visit us and how often they do it. As long as you are not registered on this site, this cookie can not be used to identify individuals, they are only used for statistical purposes.

Cookies for geotargetting

These cookies are used by software that determines where you come from. It is completely anonymous and is used only to personalize the content of our site.

Other cookies from third parties

On some pages, third parties can set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an application, or to customize an application. Because of its use, this site can not access these cookies, just as third parties can not access cookies owned by this site. For example, when you share an article using the social network button on this site, that social network will record your activity.

The detailed list of all cookies used by the www.satulbanului.ro Website in its own name and on behalf of third parties is:

First party cookies

 Name Validity Description
Presashop 3 weeks PrestaShop uses encrypted cookies to store all sesion informations for visitors/clients
PHPSESSID
cookie_ue 1 year

Indicates if the user has accepted cookies or not.

Third party cookies

Name Validity Description
_ga 2 years

Retains anonymous information about user interaction with the site (e.g., time and date of interaction with various marketing materials or pages that brought the user to the site).

_gat 10 minutes Retains anonymous information about user interaction with the site (e.g., time and date of interaction with various marketing materials or pages that brought the user to the site).
YSC Session

Cookie set on embedded video pages on youtube.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 9 months

Cookie that estimates bandwidth.

PREF 9 months Cookie that is set when you click on a embed video from youtube. Keeps session preferences related to video viewing activity.
NID 6 months Retrieve information about user interactions with Google services such as Google Maps, Google Calendar, Google+, etc.

What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?

Cookies keep information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a browser. The Webserver will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that enhances Internet browsing experience (eg setting the language of a site, keeping a user logged in to the webmail account, online banking security, keeping your products in the shopping cart).

Why are Internet cookies important?

Cookies are the central point of the Internet efficiently functioning, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Denying or disabling cookies can make some sites impossible to use.

Denying or disabling cookies does not mean you will not receive online advertising,  just that the browser will no longer be able to keep track of 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 – news, weather, sports, maps, public and governmental services, entertainment sites and travel services.

  • Offers tailored to the interests of users – retaining passwords, language preferences (eg displaying Romanian search results).
  • Retain child protection filters for content on the Internet (family mode options, safe search functions).
  • Providing more relevant advertising to 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.

Security and privacy 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 can auto-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 still 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 are aware of this and 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, validity, and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.

Other security issues related to cookies

Since identity protection is very valuable and is the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what problems a cookie can create. In order to transmit constant information in both ways between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the data transmission, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted. Although 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 servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to prevent browsers from sending information via unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information in order to access unauthorized 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 use cookies, they are almost inevitable. Disabling cookies will not allow the user to access the most popular and used sites including Youtube, Gmail, Yahoo and others. Here are some tips that can help you navigate without worries, but with the help of cookies:

  • Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you.

  • If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you can set expiration dates to store your browsing history and personal access data. If you share your computer access, you can consider the browser setting to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access sites that place cookies and delete any visitor information when you close the browsing session.

  • Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.
  • Many of the applications for detection and prevention of spyware include the detection of attacks on sites. This prevents your 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 attacks are exploited 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 declining cookies

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites unfeasible or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will not receive / see online advertising anymore.

The browser setting is possible for these cookies to no longer be 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 the browser’s “options” or “preferences” menu.

For third-party cookie settings and for more privacy information related to online advertising, IAB Romania provides the following site: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/.

To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the browser’s “help” option for more details.

Useful Links

If you want to know more about cookies, we recommend the following links: