CONTENTS:

  • What is a „cookie”?
  • What are the benefits of cookies?
  • Why do we use cookies?
  • How are cookies used by this site?
  • What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
  • Why are cookies important for the Internet?
  • Security and privacy issues?
  • How do I stop cookies?

 

Data security is the most important for us and we treat seriously any aspect of the protection of your data.

As of May 25th, 2018, the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) known as GDPR has been implemented. This means that any controller/entity processing personal data must apply these new requirements and provide transparent information about how the data is processed.

Considering the need to comply with the GDPR provisions and the fact that we are dedicated to taking care of your personal data (which may include name, surname, email address and other data according to the purpose of the processing) found in our data base, we inform you that these are only used for the successful fulfillment of processes in relationship with you (we mention some processes without limitation to them: booking/selling/ordering, transport and delivery, customer relationship maintenance).

To improve your online browsing experience, we use cookies that make it easier for visitors to use the https://hto.ro site. The complete list of cookies from third parties can be found below.


1. WHAT IST A „COOKIE”?

An “Internet Cookie” (also known as “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your computer, mobile terminal or on other equipment of a user accessing the Internet. The cookie is installed through a Web server request to a browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) and is completely “passive” (does not contain software, viruses or spyware, and cannot access the information on the user’s hard drive).

A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the content or the cookie value. Moreover, the lifespan of a cookie is determined; technically, only the server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the site associated with the web server.

Cookies play an important role in facilitating the access and delivery of multiple services the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:

  • Customizing certain settings such as: the language in which a site is displayed, the currency in which specific prices or tariffs are expressed, the preservation of options for different products (quantity, other details etc.).
  • Cookies provide site owners with valuable feedback on how their sites are used by users so they can make them more efficient and accessible to users.
  • They allow multimedia applications or other type of applications on other sites to be included in a specific site to create a more valuable, useful, and enjoyable browsing experience.

Cookies themselves do not require personal data to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.

There are two large categories of cookies:

  • Session cookies – they are temporarily stored in the web browser’s cookie folder until the user exits the web site or closes the browser window (e.g., when logging on/logging out of a webmail or social networking account).
  • Persistent cookies – These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depend on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies also include those placed on a site other than the one the user is currently visiting – known as “third party cookies” – which can be used anonymously to store the interests of a user so that advertising is delivered as relevant as possible to users.

2.WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COOKIES?

Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifespan of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for one session (session cookies) and are no longer stored once the user has left the website and some cookies are stored and reused whenever the user returns to that site (“persistent cookie”). However, cookies can be deleted by the user at any time through browser settings.

In general, the role of cookies is to ensure a quick and easy interaction between users and websites. Cookies are also used to allow users to easily resume their activities on the next visits of a previously visited site. Basically, cookies tell the server what pages are displayed to the user, without having to remember the pages they navigated or navigate throughout the site from the beginning.


3. WHY DO WE USE COOKIES?

  • To recognize new visitors to the https://hto.ro
  • To recognize past visitors.
  • To better understand the interests of our customers and visitors to https://hto.ro.

4. HOW ARE COOKIES USED BY THIS SITE?

Session cookies   

Session cookies are stored on the user’s device during the navigation session. They store an anonymous session identifier, allowing the user to visit a website without having to enter the identification information (username, password etc.) into each page.

Such cookies are commonly used on by online stores and not only. For example, when the user visits a particular page and selects certain products, the cookie remembers the selected products and adds them to the shopping cart that will contain all the selected products when the user wants to leave the page.

Session cookies are stored on the device memory only during an internet browsing session and are removed when the browser is closed. They can also become inaccessible if the session has been inactive for a certain amount of time.

 

Required Cookies:

moove_gdpr_popup
Source:
  hto.ro
Persistence: 1 an
Role: The cookie used to save cookie preferences.

 

Cookies for Statistics:

_ga
Source: Google Analytics
Persistence: 2 years
Role: Remembers anonymous information about the user’s interaction with the site (e.g., time and date of interaction with various marketing materials, or pages that brought the user to the site). Details: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

 

_gid
Source: Google Analytics
Persistence: 24 hours
Role: Remembers anonymous information about the user’s interaction with the site (e.g., time and date of interaction with various marketing materials, or pages that brought the user to the site). Details: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

 

_gat_gtag_UA_130900136_1
Source: Google Analytics
Persistence:
 1 minute
Role: This cookie is used by Google Tag Manager to identify users and events on the site and how they interact with our site. The data collected is anonymous. Details:  https://policies.google.com/technologies/types


5. WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION IS STORED AND ACCESSED THROUGH COOKIES?

Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a browser. The web server will recognize your browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that enhances the Internet browsing experience (e.g., user session ID, referral page, current time, etc.).


6. WHY ARE COOKIES IMPORTANT FOR THE INTERNET?

Cookies are the center point of the Internet’s efficient operation, helping to generate a user friendly browsing experience and tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Denying or disabling cookies can make some sites impossible to use. Denying or disabling cookies does not mean you will not get online advertising – just that it will no longer be able to take your preferences and interests highlighted by your browsing behavior into account.

Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require authentication of a user through an account):

  • Content and services tailored to user preferences.
  • Offers tailored to users’ interests – language preferences (e.g., displaying search results in Romanian).
  • Providing more relevant advertising to the user.
  • Measurement, optimization and analytics features – such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a website, what kind of content is viewed, and how a user reaches a website (for example: through search engines, directly from other websites etc.). Websites run these analyzes of their use to improve sites for the benefit of users.

7. SECURITY AND PRIVACY ISSUES?

Cookies are NOT Viruses! They use “plain text” formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they cannot even be executed or run. Consequently, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses. Cookies can nevertheless be used for negative purposes. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and consistently mark cookies to be deleted in anti-virus/anti-spyware removal/scanning procedures.

In general, browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, lifespan and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.

See the privacy policy  

 

Storing personal data

The stored personal data will be used for the purpose of conducting contracts and processing your requests. After the completion of your contract or your request, the data is saved, considering the storing periods under the tax and commercial laws and, where applicable, for the duration necessary to protect the Controller’s rights.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our websites and apps. For example, we collect details such as the source of the visit and the total number of visitors to our site and apps. This allows us to determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and user activity on our sites and apps.

Find out more about the Google Analytics privacy policy here: https://support.google.com


8. HOW DO I STOP COOKIES?

Disabling and refusing to accept cookies can make some sites unviewable or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will not get/see online advertising anymore.

It is possible to edit the browser setting so that these cookies are no longer accepted, or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a particular site.

Some browsers have the “Do not Track” feature that allows users not to be watched while browsing. Blocking cookies or using “Do not Track” can block certain features on our sites.

All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the browser’s “options” or “preferences” menu.

To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the browser’s “help” option for more details.

  • Internet Explorer cookies settings
  • Mozilla Firefox cookies settings
  • Chrome cookies Settings
  • Apple Safari cookies Settings

 

To learn more about enabling/disabling or deleting cookies in your browser, visit this page:  http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

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