Touch Tech can set or read cookies and device identifiers when using the Touch Tech website
1. Some useful information on cookies and device identifiers
1.1. What is a cookie?
An "Internet Cookie" (also known as "cookie browser" or "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie") is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, other equipment of a user on which the Internet is accessed.
The cookie is installed on a browser-based request (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access the information on the hard- user drive). The cookie stores certain information (for example, the preferred language or web page settings) that your browser can retransmit when you go back to the web page (depending on the Cookie's lifetime).
Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users.
1.2. What are the types of cookies?
There are several types of cookies. Their classification is based on their lifespan, role and source, as follows:
a. Types of cookies by lifespan
They are temporarily stored in the web browser's cookie folder so that they store them until the user exits the web site or closes the browser window.
These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or equipment (and generally depends on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies include those placed on a website other than the one the user is currently visiting - known as 'third party cookies' - which can be used anonymously to memorize a user's interests so that advertising is delivered as relevant as possible to users.
b. Types of cookies depending on their role
Cookies strictly required
These types of cookies are required for websites to function properly. The strictly required cookies allow you to navigate through the site and take advantage of its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to offer specific features, such as automatic redirection to the least busy server or retaining your favorite list of favorites.
Functional cookies record information about choices that users make, and they also allow site operators to customize the site according to user requirements.
Performance and analysis cookies
These types of cookies allow web site operators to monitor visits and traffic sources, how users interact with the internet page or certain sections of the website.
Information provided by analytics cookies helps operators understand how visitors use sites and then use this information to improve the way content is presented to users.
Targeting and advertising cookies
These cookies can provide the ability to monitor users' online activities and set up user profiles that can then be used for marketing purposes. For example, based on cookies, the products and services agreed by a user can be identified, this information subsequently serving to transmit appropriate advertising messages to that user.
c. First party cookies vs. third party cookies
Each cookie has a "responsible" (i.e. website / Internet domain) that places that cookie.
First party cookies (first part) are placed by the Internet / website visited by the user (whose address appears in the address bar of the browser). For example, if the user visits touchtech.ro and the cookie field placed on his computer is touchtech.ro, then it is a first party cookie.
A third party cookie is placed by another Internet domain / website other than the one accessed by the user; this means that the accessed website also contains information from a third-party web site - for example, an ad banner that appears on the site you're accessing. Thus, if the user visits touchtech.ro but the cookie placed on his / her computer has doublecklick.net domain then it is a third party cookie.
d. Embedded content (buttons, applications, and social widgets)
Web pages allow the deployment of third-party social buttons or widgets that allow users to interact with sites whose social buttons or widgets are deployed. User interaction with social buttons or widgets from a third party allows the third party to collect some information about that user, including the IP address, page header information, and browser information.
e. How do targeting and advertising cookies work?
In general, data about Internet browsing activity is collected and analyzed anonymously. If this analysis reveals a specific interest, a cookie (a small text file used by most sites to store some useful information to make browsing experience better) - is placed on the user's computer and this cookie determines what the ad will receive the user, which is called interest-based advertising.
Interest-based advertising is a way to deliver advertisements to websites you visit and make them more relevant to your interests. The common interests are grouped according to the previous navigation activity and the users are only served the advertising that suits their interests. In this way, advertising is relevant and as useful as possible.
You will receive these specially personalized advertising messages, as you and others like you have shown increased interest in these services. This way you can improve your web experience by reducing the number of non-interest-based ads.
2. What types of cookies and device identifiers are we using?
Below is the detailed list of cookies and device identifiers used.
Of course, you can set your browser to block cookies as well, but the Site may not work properly. Also, disabling other types of cookies (than necessary) could affect your site's experience or experience.
2.1. Cookies required
The strictly required cookies allow you to browse the web site and enjoy its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to offer specific features, such as automatic redirection to the least busy server or keeping your wish list down.
Below are some examples of cookies we use on touchtech.ro
Cookie name: privacy
Purpose and Content: Save visitor preferences for cookie use in site.
Duration: 20 days
2.2. Performance and analysis cookies
These types of cookies help us understand how users are using touchtech.ro. We use this data only for the purpose of improving the Services and Performance.
Here are some examples of how we use this data:
a. Information on the section / sections of the Site visited more frequently to help us improve User browsing experience;
b. Managing and resolving potential Site errors;
c. Design tests to improve how the Site looks and works.
Sometimes these analyzes are performed by third parties on behalf of Touch Tech.
Cookie name: _ga *
Supplier / Domain: Google Analytics
Purpose and content: Traffic analysis on our site
Duration: 2 years
Google Analytics services
touchtech.ro uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc., based in 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").
Based on your consent, Google will, on our behalf, analyze how you use our website. For this purpose, we use, among others, the Cookies detailed in the table above. The information collected by Google about your use of touchtech.ro (for example, the sending URL, the webpages you visit, the type of your browser, the language settings, your operating system, the screen resolution) will be sent to a Google server in the United States where they will be stored and analyzed; the corresponding results will then be made available in an anonymous form. In this process, traffic data data will not be attributed to the full IP address you use. We have enabled Google's IP anonymization function on our website, so the last 8 digits (IPv4 type) or the last 80 bits (IPv6 type) of the IP address you are using are deleted.
Moreover, Google is certified in accordance with EU-US Privacy Shield standards, which provide an adequate level of data protection for data processing by Google in the US.
You may withdraw your consent to web analytics at any time either by downloading and installing a Browser Plugin from Google, or by managing your consent through the above settings.
3. How can I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites unfeasible or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will not get / see online advertising anymore.
A browser setting is possible for cookies to be disallowed, or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a specific site. But for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.
You can stop placing cookies by managing your consent through the above settings. The required cookies will not be disabled from this module as they are required for the Site to function.
4. Useful links
If you want to know more about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:
Microsoft Cookies guide (http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx)
All About Cookies (http://www.allaboutcookies.org/)
For more details on confidentiality issues, you can also access the following links:
http://www.dreptonline.ro/legislatie/oug_13_2012_modificare _prelucrare_date _caracter_ personal_protectia_vietii _private_comunicatii_electronice.php