This website uses its own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to everyone’s needs and interests.
Cookies play an important role in facilitating the access and delivery of multiple services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
- Customizing certain settings such as: The language in which a site is viewed, accessing old favorites by accessing the ‘ Forward ‘ and ‘ back ‘ button.
- Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how users use their websites so that they can make them more efficient and accessible to users.
- Allow multimedia or other apps from other sites to be included in a specific site to create a more valuable, more useful, and enjoyable browsing experience.
- Allow social networking to be integrated on the website and can instantly appreciate or distribute a page or product on your preferred social service.
- Can be used to analyze how a website is used, to count the number of visitors and to find out how the website can be improved.
- Allow online advertising, which can be customized to show more relevant and interesting advertisements for the website visitor, both on our website and outside.
Who we are
The website is owned and administrated by SHARE IT SMART SRL, personal Data controller, established in Arad, jud. Arad, Orhideelor, nr. 3, Vladimirescu, Arad, 317405, Romania, registered at the Trade Register under No. J2/2166/2018, tax code RO40318349, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a cookie?
An “Internet Cookie” (term known as “browser Cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small text file consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on the computer, mobile terminal or other user’s equipment From which the Internet is accessed.
The Cookie is installed through the request issued by a web-server to a browser (ex: 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 drive).
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and content or value of the cookie. Moreover, the duration of the existence of a cookie is determined; Technically, only the webserver that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that webserver.
Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and in most cases do not personally identify Internet users.
There are 2 large categories of cookies:
- Session cookies – These are temporarily stored in the cookie folder of your Web browser to memorize them until the user exits the website or close the browser window (ex: At the time of login/deloing on a webmail or social media account).
- Persistent cookies – These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or equipment (and generally depends on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user visits at the time – known as ‘ third party cookies ‘ (cookies placed by third parties) – which can be used anonymously to save The interests of a user so that advertising is delivered as relevant 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 information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide comfortable services to the user: Ex – online privacy preferences, language options for the site, Relevant shopping or advertising.
What is the lifetime of a cookie?
Cookies are managed by webservers. The lifetime of a cookie may 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.
What are third-party cookies?
Some content sections on some sites can be provided through third-party/vendors (e.g. news box, video or AD). 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 providers must also comply with the applicable law and the privacy policies of the site holder.
How cookies are used by a website.
A visit to a website may place cookies for:
- Increase the performance of the website;
- An analysis of visitors;
- Registering users.
This type of cookie retains the user’s preferences on this site, so no longer requires their setting at each site’s visit.
Examples: volume settings for video player, video streaming speed with which the browser is compatible.
Cookies for visitor analysis
Each time a user visits a site, the analysis software provided by a third party generates a User analytics cookie. This cookie says if you’ve visited this site before. The browser will signal if you have this cookie, and if not, one will generate. It allows the monitoring of unique users who visit the site and how often they do.
As long as the visitor is not registered on the site, this cookie cannot be used to identify individuals, they are used for statistical purposes only. If registered, the details provided, such as the email address and the username, may also be known – which are subject to confidentiality, as required by the legislation in force regarding the protection of personal data.
Cookies for geotargeting
These cookies are used by a software that determines which country you are from. It is completely anonymous and is used only to target content – even when the visitor is on the page in Romanian language or in another language, the same ad will be given.
Cookies for registration
When you register on a website, a cookie is generated that notifies you whether you are registered or not. Servers use these cookies to show the account you are registered with and if you have permission for a specific service. It is also allowed to associate any comment posted on the site with your username. If you haven’t selected “Keep me posted,” This cookie will automatically be deleted when you close your browser or computer.
Other third-party cookies
On some pages, third parties can set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an app or to customize an app.
For example, when you share an item using the social media button on a site, that social network will record your activity.
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 your browser until the cookie expires or is deleted.
The Cookie stores important information that improves the Internet browsing experience (e.g. the language settings in which you want to access a site; Keeping a user logged into the webmail account; Online banking security; keeping products in Shopping cart)
Why are cookies important to the Internet?
Cookies are the focus of the efficient operation of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Refusing or disabling cookies may make some sites impossible to use.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require user authentication via an account):
- Content and services tailored to user preferences – news categories, weather, sports, maps, public and governmental services, entertainment sites and travel services.
- Offers tailored to the interests of users – withholding passwords, language preferences (e.g. displaying search results in Romanian language).
- Retention of child protection filters on Internet content (Family mode options, safe search functions).
- 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 (e.g. through search engines, directly from other websites). The websites carry out these analyses of their use to improve the 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 cannot be executed, nor can they self-execute. Therefore, you 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 it stores information about users ‘ preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and on several other websites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and consistently mark cookies to be deleted in the anti-virus/anti-spyware removal/scanning procedures.
In General, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of acceptance of cookies, period of validity and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies.
- If you share access to your computer, you can consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a variant to access sites that place cookies and delete any visitation information when closing the navigation session.
- Install and constantly update your antispyware apps.
- Many spyware detection and prevention apps include detecting site attacks. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that might be able to exploit browser vulnerabilities or download malicious software.
How do I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make certain sites impracticable or difficult to visit and use.
It is possible to set the browser so that these cookies are no longer supported, or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a specific site. But, for example, if a visitor is not registered using cookies, he will not be able to leave comments.
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the Options menu/Settings or in the Favorites/Favorites menu of your browser.
Via the cookie management interface on our website, optional cookies can be activated or disabled directly by users.
What kind of cookies do we use?
Currently on the website the following cookies are used:
Cookies required for the operation of the website.
PHPSESSID with a storage time of 1 year, used to provide the content of the site in a balanced way.
Optional Cookies used in statistics
The website uses Google Analytics, a Web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). For this purpose, Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to monitor website access rate and monitor how the user interacts with the website:
_ga with an expiration time of 2 years used to distinguish users;
_gid with an expiration time of 24 hours used to distinguish users.
Information generated by cookies on how the site is used – standard Internet usage log information (including your IP address) and information on visitor behavior in an anonymous form – are Transmitted to Google and stored by it, including on servers in the United States. Before being forwarded to Google, your IP address is anonymised.
According to its privacy Shield certification, Google says it complies with the EU-US privacy shield framework. Google may transfer the information collected by Google Analytics to a third party when the legislation so requires or when that third party processes the information on behalf of Google.
You can read more on Google’s cookies policy by browsing on their’s website https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-US