The information presented below is intended to inform the user more details about the placement, use and administration of cookies used by the websites, software applications and mobile applications owned by DSDCLINIC SRL.
1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATED TO COOKIES
1.1. This website uses its own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to their needs and interests;
1.2. Cookies play an important role in facilitating 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, the currency in which certain prices or tariffs are expressed, the keeping of options for various products (measures, other details, etc.) in the shopping cart (and the storage of these options) – thus generating the flexibility of the “shopping cart” (accessing the old preferences by accessing the “forward” and “back” button);
1.3. Cookies give site owners valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users, so that they can make them even more efficient and accessible to users;
1.4. Cookies allow multimedia or other applications from other sites to be included in a particular site to create a more valuable, useful and enjoyable browsing experience;
1.5. Cookies improve the efficiency of online advertising.
2. WHAT IS A COOKIE?
An “Internet Cookie” (term also known as “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user accessing the Internet.
The cookie is installed by a request issued by a web-server to a browser (eg 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 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.
3. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF COOKIES?
A cookie contains information that links between a web browser (the user) and a particular web-server (the 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 users: eg – preferences regarding online confidentiality, site language options, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
4. WHAT IS THE LIFE OF A COOKIE?
Cookies are managed by web servers. 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 withheld once the user has left the website and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website (‘cookie- permanent hours’). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through the browser settings.
5. SECURITY AND PROBLEMS RELATED TO CONFIDENTIALITY
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. Consequently, you cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses. However, cookies can be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about users’ browsing preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and on many other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and are constantly flagging cookies for deletion in anti-virus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures. Generally, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
6. HOW CAN I STOP COOKIES?
Users can configure their browser to reject cookies. 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. It is possible to set in the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a particular site. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments. All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in “options” or in the “preferences” menu of your browser.
To understand these settings you can use the “help” option of the browser to find out more details (for example, start a search by the following terms, depending on the browser:
6.1. Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/ro-ro/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-1
6.2. Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en/kb/activating-and-deactivating-cookies
6.3. Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
6.4. Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677