2. What are cookies?
We use the term “cookies” to refer to cookies and similar technologies through which information can be collected automatically.
An “Internet Cookie” (term also known as “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or “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 through which the Internet is accessed.
Cookies are installed by the request issued by a web server to a browser (eg: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). Once installed, cookies have a fixed lifetime, remaining “passive”, in the sense that they do not contain software, viruses or spyware and will not access information on the hard drive of the user on whose equipment they were installed.
A cookie consists of two parts:
- the name of the cookie; and
- the content or value of the cookie.
From a technical point of view, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the web page associated with that web server.
3. For what purposes are cookies used through this website:
Cookies are used to provide users of this website with a better browsing experience and services adapted to the needs and interests of each individual user, namely for:
- improving the use of this website, including by identifying any errors that occur while visiting/using it by users;
- providing anonymous statistics on how this website is used to SC Laboratoarele Baumatest SRL, as the owner of this website;
- anticipation of possible goods that will be made available to users through this website in the future, depending on the services / products accessed.
Based on the feedback sent through cookies in relation to how this website is used, SC Laboratoarele Baumatest SRL can adopt measures to make this website more efficient and accessible for users.
- the language in which a web page is viewed;
- the currency in which certain prices or rates are expressed;
- facilitating access to users’ accounts;
- posting comments on the site.
4. What is the lifetime of cookies?
The lifetime of cookies can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. There are the following categories of cookies that also determine their lifetime:
Session Cookies – A “session cookie” is a cookie that is automatically deleted when the user closes their browser.
Persistent or Fixed Cookies – A “persistent” or “fixed cookie” is a cookie that remains stored on the user’s terminal until it reaches a certain expiration date (which may be minutes, days or years in the future) or until to its deletion by the user at any time through the browser settings.
5. What are cookies placed by third parties?
Certain sections of content on the website may be provided by third parties, i.e. not by SC Laboratoarele Baumatest SRL, in which case these cookies are called cookies placed by third parties (“third party cookies”) .
These cookies may come from the following third parties: Google Analytics, Facebook.
6. Which cookies are used through this website:
By using/visiting the website, the following cookies can be placed:
a. Website performance cookies;
b. User analysis cookies;
c. Cookies for geotargetting;
d. Registration cookies;
e. Cookies for advertising;
f. Cookies of advertising providers;
a. Performance Cookies
With this type of cookie, the preferences of the user of this website are stored, so that setting the preferences again in the case of a subsequent visit to the website is no longer necessary.
b. User analysis cookies
These cookies inform us if a particular website user has visited/used this website before. These cookies are used for statistical purposes only.
c. Cookies for geotargetting
These cookies are used by a software that determines the country of origin of the user of the internet page. You will receive the same ads regardless of the selected language.
d. Cookies for registration
When you register on this site, cookies are generated that remember this action. The servers use these cookies to show us the account you are registered with. Also, the use of these cookies allows us to associate any comment posted on the website with the username of the account used. If the “keep me registered” option has not been selected, these cookies will be automatically deleted when the browsing session ends.
e. Cookies for advertising
These cookies make it possible to find out whether a user viewed an online advertisement, its type and the time elapsed since viewing the respective advertising message. As such, such cookies are used for online advertising targeting. These cookies are anonymous, storing information about the content viewed, not about the users.
7. What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows the browser to be recognized. This website recognizes the browser until the cookies expire or are deleted.
8. Customizing browser settings regarding cookies
If the computer or technical equipment used to browse this website is used by several people, the setting to delete individual browsing data each time the browser is closed can be considered.
9. How can cookies be turned off?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make this website difficult to visit, leading to limitations in its usability.
Users can configure their browser to reject cookies or to accept cookies from a specific web page.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings can usually be accessed in the “options” section or in the “preferences” menu of your browser.
However, refusing or deactivating cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – 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 useful:
For any additional questions regarding how cookies are used through this website, please contact: [email protected]