Cookies use policy
This policy refers and applies to cookies and web pages operated by STADTMEISTER INSTAL S.R.L., having the registered office BRASOV, Street Colinei nr. 4 ap.2, zip code 500084, Brasov county.
1. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file sent to your computer, mobile phone, or other device that you use when you visit a website and that will recognize your device in the future on the next visit. A cookie is a passive file that does not contain software, viruses, or spyware and cannot access information on your hard drive.
These types of files have different functions, such as storing your preferences and product pages visited, assisting both in improving the experience on the site and in displaying relevant advertisements and offers, as applicable. These cookies are also used in preparing aggregated anonymous statistics that are useful for us to understand how a user can better benefit from our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content, excluding the personal identification of the user.
On www.stadtmeister.ro we use two types of cookies: per session and fixed. The first files are temporary, they remain in the user's device until the end of the session or the browser is closed, while the fixed ones remain on the user's device for a while in the cookie parameters or until they are manually deleted by the user.
Generally, cookies fall into the following categories:
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential for the site to be able to provide the services you request, such as storing items in your shopping cart, as the case may be.
This type of cookie collects anonymous information on how users use the site and the information collected from multiple users helps us improve the website. For example, we use the Google Analytics cookie to understand how visitors get on our site, how they navigate the site, and , moreover, help us identify areas where we can make progress, such as: site navigation, user experience and various marketing campaigns. The information stored by this cookie never shows personal information.
These cookies remember the choices made: the language selected, the product categories searched, etc. These can be used for a later visit to the site to offer you have the most relevant experience in terms of your choices and to make your visits as customized and pleasurable as possible. The information is also anonymously compiled with that collected from other users to help us improve the way the site operates.
Targeting cookies and advertising cookies
These cookies collect information on your browsing habits, in order to provide you with relevant advertisements that you may be interested in, as applicable. They remember the sites you visit, and this information is shared with third parties who want to show you advertising. You can change the settings in your browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or device without your explicit consent. The Help section of your browser will give you details on how to manage / set cookies.
2. Do cookies contain personal data?
3. Transfer of your information
The information we collect from you will be processed by STADTMEISTER INSTAL SRL or the suppliers of STADTMEISTER INSTAL SRL. As sending information on the Internet is not completely secure, we will endeavor to protect your personal data, but we cannot guarantee the security of the data transmitted through our site. Once we have received your data, we will use strict procedures and security features in the attempt to prevent unauthorized access
4. Deleting cookies
5. Why are cookies important for the internet?
Cookies are the focus of the efficient operation of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience customized to the preferences and interests of each user. Declining or disabling cookies may make some sites impossible to use.
Declining or disabling cookies may make some sites impossible to use. Still, 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 uses of cookies (which do not require a user to authenticate through an account):
Content and services adapted to the user preferences – categories of product and / or service.
Offers tailored to the interests of users - password retention, where applicable.
Retention of child protection filters on Internet content - family mode options, safe search functions, etc.
Limit the frequency of ad serving - Limit the number of impressions of an ad for a particular user on a site.
Providing the most relevant advertising for the user.
Measurement, optimization and analytics features - such as confirming a certain level of traffic to a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user gets to a website (eg through search engines, directly, from other websites etc.). Websites conduct these analyzes of their use to improve user visits to websites.
6. Security and privacy issues
Cookies are not viruses, they use plain text formats. They are not composed of pieces of code, therefore they cannot be executed or self-run. Consequently, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate. As they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
Nevertheless, cookies can be used for negative purposes. As it stores information on the 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 and constantly mark cookies to be deleted during anti-virus / anti-spyware deletion / scanning procedures.
Generally, browsers have integrated confidentiality settings that provide different levels of acceptance of cookies, validity period and automatic deletion once the user has visited a specific site.
Other security issues related to cookies:
As identity protection is very valuable and it is the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what possible problems cookies can create. Because through them information is constantly sent in both directions between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person interferes with the data transmission, the information contained in the cookie could be intercepted.
Although very rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (eg an unsecured WiFi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve incorrect settings of cookies on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information through unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information to gain unauthorized access certain sites in an unauthorized manner. It is very important to be very careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting your personal information.
7. Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on cookies
Here are some tips and pieces of advice to make sure you can safely navigate through cookies:
If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using that computer / device, you can set long expiration dates for storing your browsing history and personal access data.
If you share access to your computer, you can consider setting your browser to clear individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access sites that place cookies and to delete any visit information at the end of the browsing session.
Install and constantly update antispyware applications. Many of the spyware detection and prevention applications include site attack detection. This way it prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download malicious software.
Make sure your browser is always updated. Many cookie-based attacks are exploited by exploiting vulnerabilities in older 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. But with a clear understanding of their operation and benefits, you can take the necessary security measures to confidently navigate on the internet.
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain sites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive / view online advertising.
It is possible to set in the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or you can set the browser so that it only accepts cookies from a specific site. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.
8. Useful links
If you want to find out ore about cookies and how they are used, we recommend the following link: Microsoft Cookies guideFor the settings of cookies generated by third parties, you can also consult the website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/.
All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be useful: Cookie settings in Internet Explorer, Cookie settings in Firefox, Cookie settings în Chrome, or Cookie settings in Safari. Otherwise, you can use the browser's "help" option for more details.