- What is the purpose of this policy?
- What are cookies and what are they used for?
- Do cookies still contain personal data?
- Why are cookies important to you?
- How are cookies accepted or rejected?
- Security aspects
When we refer to "SVN Romania", "we" or "our company" in this statement, we refer to SVN Romania
This policy is valid as of 01.01.2019.
Cookies are small alphanumeric files sent by the web server to a web browser (web browser: Crome, Firefox, Safari, etc.), RAM or hard disk drive and then stored there. 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. These can be used for different purposes, such as: customizing the website according to the needs of a particular user, helping a user to navigate the website, improving the quality of the website for the user or storing user preferences and information connection. All this is done allowing us to improve their structure and content, excluding the direct personal identification of the user.
Cookies can be classified as "essential" (necessary for website operation) or "non-essential" (necessary for analyzing behavior on a website, "analytical" cookies or cookies used for displaying ads). Cookies can also be classified as session (remain on the repository as long as the web browser is open) and persistent (expire at a fixed point in time or if they are manually deleted from the web browser). Cookies may also be ours (belong to the site visited) or third parties (cookies placed on your device by domains of sites belonging to third parties).
What are cookies placed by third parties?
Certain sections of content on the website may be provided through third parties, that is, not by our site, in which case these cookies are called third party cookies ("third party cookies"). . Third-party cookies providers must also comply with data protection rules. On our site, these cookies may come from the following third parties:
Google Adsense: is an advertising network, cookies are used to place relevant ads on this site.
Facebook: for social communication functions such as like and share button Facebook or comments via Facebook.
Our site uses the types of cookies described above. Additional information about cookies can be found at the following website www.allaboutcookies.org
Cookies are the central point of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Cookies are everywhere and can not 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 mode of operation and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so you can surf the internet with confidence.
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make certain sites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive / see online advertising.
Detailed information about cookies and browser settings can be found by accessing the following link: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/
There are several ways to manage cookies.
Cookies control tool
You can accept or reject [non-essential] cookies using our cookie management tool at: https://www.svn.ro/en/cookies-policy/
You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, by blocking all third-party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. The way to do this is found by accessing the following links for the most popular web browsers:
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Clear+Recent+History
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer
- Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=en_US
Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change the settings for browsing in "incognito" mode, limiting the amount of data entered on the device and automatically deleting all persistent cookies entered on the device when the browsing session ends. There are also many third-party applications that can be added in the browser to block or manage cookies.
To delete cookies that were previously placed in the browser, you must select the option to delete the browsing history making sure that the option to delete it or delete cookies is activated when doing so.
Managing custom ads is done by accessing https://adssettings.google.com/ and by deleting the "Customize ads" option (that is, by making sure that the top of the page switch is set to left / gray and not right / blue) . Alternatively, you can install a free browser plugin here: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996
Browser extension to exclude Google Analytics
You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing the browser extension that is available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Logout from Facebook Pixel
It is possible to install a browser extension called "Disconnect Facebook pixel and FB tracking". This will prevent Facebook from tracking your behavior on third party websites. These can be installed by accessing:
• For Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/disconnect-facebook-pixel/nnkndeagapifodhlebifbgbonbfmlnfm?hl=en
• For Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/facebook-disconnect/
The European interactive digital advertising tool
You can opt out of Facebook and other companies that are part of the Digital Advertising Alliance to display interest-based ads by visiting https://www.youronlinechoices.com, selecting your country, selecting "Your Ad Choices", then finding Facebook (and any other companies you want to block) and selecting the "Off" option.
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-run. As a result, you cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.