2. What are cookies?
Basically, cookies are a small amount of data that is transmitted between a sender and a recipient. A cookie is created and interpreted by the sender, while the recipient just keeps it and sends it back if the sender asks for it.
When browsing the internet, the sender is the server that hosts a website and the recipient is the browser of the user who visits that site. Their purpose is to identify the user, verify his past activity on that site, and provide specific content based on that data.
When a user visits a site for the first time, the server stores a certain cookie in its browser (browser). For all successive visits to this first visit, the server will ask for the cookie to read and load a particular web site configuration that is most appropriate for that user. You can see cookies as a label that servers apply to each user, then read them to identify users.
This identification is especially useful on websites where real-time user data is critical. For example, when you use an online store, you can not buy anything without cookies. Stores can not identify you and assign you a shopping cart without them because every time you load a new page, the store would look like a new user and create a new basket.
As such, cookies are widely used on the internet because they allow websites to be more powerful, providing dynamic and user-friendly content. In some cases, websites can not work without using cookies. They also allow websites to gather data about their users and the pages they visit. Like any other technology, they can also be used for less ethical purposes. That’s why it’s a good idea for everyone surfing the internet to know how it works and how it can be used.
For more information, we suggest http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
3. For what purposes are cookies used through this website:
Our cookies do not retain personal data such as your name or bank details. These only allow us to find out information after you have logged in or help link the information about your navigation to your personal data when you choose to sign up for a service, a white card, or a newsletter.
For this, we use persistent cookies in some situations. We are seriously treating your personal data – we always monitor and improve the way we can protect them.
– Improve the use of this webpage, including by identifying any errors that occur while it is being visited / used by users;
– Providing anonymous statistics on how this website is used by Electroplast S.A. as the owner of this website;
– the language in which a webpage is viewed
– posting comments on the site;
– to keep you logged in to the website, so you can store your shopping cart and other relevant product lists.
4. What is the lifetime of cookies?
Cookie life may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. There are the following categories of cookies that determine their life span:
Session Cookies – A “session cookie” is a cookie that is automatically deleted when the user closes his browser.
Persistent or Fixed Cookies – A “persistent cookie” or “fixed” cookie is a cookie that remains stored in the user’s terminal until it has reached a certain expiration date (which may be within minutes, days, or several years in the future) to the user’s selection at any time through browser settings.
Some forms, links on the website may redirect you to other websites that we do not respond to. Cookies used by other websites will not appear in the above list.
5. What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies keep information in a small text file that allows for browser recognition. This website recognizes the browser until the cookies expire or are deleted.
6. Customize browser settings for cookies
If the computer or technical equipment used to navigate on this website is used by several people, the setting for deleting individual browsing data may be considered whenever the browser is closed.
7. How can cookies be stopped?
However, you may decide not to allow cookies, session or persistence using the settings in your browser:
Click on the menu button (three horizontal points) located at the top right of your browser window and select “Settings” then “Show advanced settings”.
Locate the title “Data Protection” and select “Content Settings”
Now select “Allow local data setting”
Safari on MacOS
Click “Safari” at the top of the browser window and select “Preferences”
Click on “Data Protection”
Select “Allow from the websites I visit”
Click on the menu button (three horizontal bars) located at the top right of your browser window and select “Options”
Then select the “Data Protection” icon
Click on “Cookies,” then select “allow sites to set cookies”
Click on the “Settings” icon (which looks like a toothed wheel) at the top right of the browser window and select “Internet Options”, then click the “Data Protection”
Make sure the Data Protection level is set to Medium or lower, which will allow cookies in your browser.
Setting the protection above the environment will disable cookies.
For any additional questions about how cookies are used through this website, do not hesitate to contact us.