The following information is intended to inform users of this website about the placement, use and management of cookies by top1.ro in the context of users’ navigation on this website.
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” (also known as a “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or “cookie”) is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on a user’s computer, mobile device or other equipment through which the Internet is accessed. Cookies are installed by a request from a web-server to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). Once installed, cookies have a fixed lifetime and remain “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. Technically, 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 cookies are used through this website:
Cookies are used to provide users of this website with a better browsing experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of each individual user, namely to:
- to improve the use of this website, including by identifying any errors that occur during users’ visit/use of this website;
- to provide anonymous statistics on how this website is used to top1.ro, as owner of this website;
- anticipation of possible future goods that will be made available to users through this website, depending on the services/products accessed.
- the language in which a web page is viewed;
- the currency in which certain prices or tariffs are expressed;
- facilitating access to users’ accounts;
- posting comments on the site;
- shopping cart value;
- the number of products in the shopping cart;
- application of discounts;
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 which 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 expiry date (which may be minutes, days or years in the future) or until the user deletes it at any time via the browser settings.
5. What are third party cookies?
6. What cookies are used through this website:
The following cookies may be placed by using/visiting this website:
a. Website performance cookies;
b. User analysis cookies;
c. Geotargeting cookies;
d. Registration cookies;
e. Advertising cookies;
f. Advertising provider cookies;
a. Performance cookies
This type of cookie stores the preferences of the user of this website, so that it is no longer necessary to set the preferences again when visiting the website again.
b. User analysis cookies
These cookies inform us whether a particular user of this website has visited/used this website before. These cookies are only used for statistical purposes.
c. Cookies for geotargeting
These cookies are used by software that determines the country of origin of the user of the website. The same advertisements will be received regardless of the language selected.
d. Cookies for registration
When you register on this site, cookies are generated to remember this process. The servers use these cookies to show us the account you registered with. The use of these cookies also allows us to associate any comments posted on the website with the username of the account you are using. If the “keep me logged in” option has not been selected, these cookies will be automatically deleted when the browsing session ends.
e. Advertising cookies
These cookies allow us to know whether a user has viewed an online advertisement, the type of advertisement and the time elapsed since the advertisement was viewed. As such, such cookies are used to target online advertising. 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 browser recognition. This web page recognises the browser until the cookies expire or are deleted.
8. Customize your browser settings for cookies
9. How can cookies be turned off?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make this website difficult to visit and may limit your ability to use it. 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” or “preferences” menu of your browser. However, refusing or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – only that it will not be tailored to your preferences and interests as evidenced by your browsing behaviour. To understand these settings, the following links may be useful:
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
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