In order to respect the requirements set out in EU Directive of 26 May 2012 and the provisions of Law no. 506 of 17 November 2004 for processing of personal data and protection of private life in the sector of electronic communications, all the visitors of this website are presented with all the information about cookies used before the transmission of cookies in their computers.
This website uses own cookies and third-party cookies to provide the visitors with a better surfing experience and services adjusted to needs and interests of each visitor.
COOKIES USED BY HTTPS://SWISS-SHOP.RO
Classification and description of Cookies used on this website:
OsCsid is a session cookie, generated automatically, which is used for the management of web applications (HTTP protocol, online completion of forms, supports the addition of products in the shopping cart and finalization of order). This cookie is automatically erased at the closure of browser.
minimized-chat is a session cookie generated automatically, whic is used to make available to visitors a chat-type communication channel by which they can contact in real time the operators of Customer Relations Department. This cookie is automatically erased at the closure of browser.
ReminderProgram is a session cookie generated automatically, which is used to notify the visitors about the available jobs in the company. This cookie is automatically erased at the closure of browser.
pp-alert-close is a session cookie generated automatically, which informs the visitors about the services from which they benefit when they place an order online. This cookie is automatically erased at the closure of browser.
COOKIES FROM THIRD PARTIES
Google Analytics (NID, _ga, _gat, _gid) | These cookies are used to collect information about the way in which the visitors use our website. We use the information in order to compile reports and to help us improve the website. Cookies colllect information in anonymous form, including the number of website visitors and visited pages. These cookies are persistent and have a validity deadline between 1 hour and 2 years.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies play an important role in facilitation of access and delivery of multiple services from which the user benefits on the Internet, such as:
– Customization of certain settings such as: language in which a website is viewed, access of old preferences by pressing the button ”Forward” and ”Back”.
Cookies offer the website owners a valuable feedback about the way in which their websites are used by the users, so that they can make them more efficient and more accessible for the users.
– they allow the multimedia applications or another type of applications from other websites to be included in a certain website to create a more valuable, useful and pleasant surfing experience.
WHAT IS A ”COOKIE”?
An “Internet Cookie” (term known as “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie” ) is a file of small sizes, formed by letters and numbers, which will be stored on the computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user from which the user has access to the Internet.
The cookie is installed by the request issued by a web server to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely ”passive” (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot acces the information from the hard-drive of the user).
A cookie is formed by 2 parts: name and content or value of cookie. Moreover, the life of a cookie is definite: technically, only the web server which sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that web server.
Cookies themselves do not request personal information in order to be used and in most cases, do not identify personally the Internet users.
THERE ARE 2 LARGE CATEGORIES OF COOKIES:
Session cookies – they are stored temporarily in the cookie folder of the web browser because it can memorize them until the user gets off the website or closes the browser window (e.g. when the user logs in/logs off a webmail account or social media).
Persistent cookies – they are stored on the hard drive of a computer or piece of equipment (ang generally, they depend on the lifecycle set for cookie). The persistent cookies include those placed on another website than the one the user visits at that time – know as ”third-party cookies” (cookies placed by third parties) – which can be used anonymously to memorize the interests of a user so that relevant advertising is delivered for the users.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF COOKIES?
A cookie contains information which connect a web browser (user) and a certain web server (website). If a browser accesses the web server again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies assure the users a pleasant surfing experience and support the efforts of many websites to ofer comfortable services to uses: e.g. the preferences in matters of online confidentiality, options reegarding the website language, shopping carts or relevant advertising.
WHAT IS THE LIFECYCLE OF A COOKIE?
Cookies are administered by web servers. The life of a cookie can vary significantly depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are exclusively used for a single session (session cookies) and are not memorized once the user has left the website and some cookies are memorized and reused each time when the user comes back to that website (permanent cookies). However, cookies can be erased by a user any time by the browser settings.
WHAT ARE THE COOKIES PLACED BY THIRD PARTIES?
Certain content sections from certain websites can be provided by third parties/suppliers (e.g. news box, a video or a commercial). These third parties can also place cookies by website and they are called ”third-party cookies” because they are not placed by the owner of that website. The third-party suppliers must respect the law in force and the privacy policies of the website owner.
HOW ARE COOKIES USED BY A WEBSITE?
The visit on a website can place cookies for:
- to increase the performance of website;
- analysis of visitors;
- registration of users.
This type of cookie memorizes the preferences of the user on website so that it is not necessary to set them at each visit on website.
Examples: announcement cookies (they memorize the choice of user not to see the announcement posted on website (pressed X), the settings of volume for video player, the video streaming speed the browser is compatible with).
COOKIES FOR ANALYSIS OF VISITORS
Each time a user visits a website, the analytics software provided by a third part generates a user analysis cookie. This cookie says if you have visited this website before. The browser will signal if you have this cookie, and if not, it will generate one. It allows the monitoring of unique users who visit the website and how often they do it.
As long as the visitor is not registered on website, this cookie cannot be used to identify the individuals, they are used only for statistical purposes. If he/she is registered, we can know the details provided, such as the email address and username – they are subject to confidentiality, according to the provisions of legislation in force for protection of personal data.
COOKIES FOR GEOTARGETTING
These cookies are used by software which establishes which country you come from. It is completely anonymous and is used only to target the content – even when the visitor is on page in Romanian or in another language, he/she will receive the same advertisment/commercial.
COOKIES FOR REGISTRATION
When you register on a website, a cookie is generated which announces if you are registered or not. The servers use these cookies to show the account by which you are registered and if you have permission for a certain service. Also, it allows for association of any comment posted on website with your username. If you have not selected ”Keep me registered”, this cookie will automatically be erased when you close the browser or the computer.
OTHER COOKIES OF THIRD PARTIES
On certain pages, the third parties can set up their own anonymous cookies in order to monitor the success of an application or to customize an application. For example, when you share an article by using the button for social media which is on a website, that social medium will register your activity.
What type of information is stored and accessed by cookies?
Cookies store information in a text file of small sizes which allows a website to recognize a browser. The web server will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is erased.
The cookie stores important information which improves the surfing experience on the Internet (e.g. the settings of language by which you want to access a website; keeping a user logged-in the webmail account; online banking security; keeping of products in the shopping cart).
WHY ARE COOKIES IMPORTANT FOR THE INTERNET?
Cookies represent the central point of efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly surfing experience adjusted to the preferences and interests of each user. The refusal or deactivation of cookies can make certain websites impossible to use.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require the authentication of a user by an account):
Content and services adjusted to the preferences of the user – categories of news, weather, sport, maps, public and governmental services, entertainment websites and travel services.
Offers adjusted to the interests of users – memorization of passwords, language preferences (e.g. display of search results in Romanian language).
The memorization of children protection filtres regarding the content on Internet (family mode options, safe search functions).
Measurement, optimization and characteristics of analytics – such as confirmation of a certain traffic level on a website, what kind of content is viewed and the way in which a user gets on a website (e.g. by search engines, directly, from other websites). Websites carry out these analyses of their use to improve the websites for the benefit of users.
Security and confidentiality problems
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not composed of code items, so they cannot be executed and cannot self-execute. Therefore, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. As they cannot fulfil these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
Cookies can be used, however, for negative purposes. Because they store information about the preferences and surfing history of users, on a certain website and on many other websites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and constantly mark the cookies to be erased in the anti-virus/anti-spyware erasure/scanning procedures.
Generally, the browsers have integrated confidentiality settings which provide different acceptance levels of cookies, the validity period and automatic erasure after a user has visited a certain website.
ADVICE FOR A SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE SURFING, BASED ON COOKIES
Customize the settings of your browser regarding cookies to reflect a comfortable level for you of security of cookie use.
If you share access to computer, you can consider the setting of browser to erase the individual surfing data each time you close the browser. This is a variant to access websites which place cookies and to erase any visit information at the closure of surfing session.
Install and constantly update anti-spyware applications.
Many applications which detect and prevent spyware include the detection of attacks on websites. Thus, they prevent the browser from accessing websites which could exploit the vulnerabilities of the browser or from downloading dangerous software.
How can I stop cookies?
DEACTIVATION AND REFUSAL TO RECEIVE COOKIS CAN MAKE CERTAIN WEBSITES IMPRACTICABLE OR DIFFICULT TO VISIT AND USE.
It is possible to set up the browser so that these cookies are not accepted or you can set up the browser to accept cookies only from a certain website. But, for instance, if a visitor is not registered by using cookies, he/she cannot leave comments.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change the settings of cookies. These settings are usually in the menu Options/Settings or in the menu Preferences/Favorites of the browser.