- What are cookies?
We use the term "cookies" to refer to cookies and similar technologies through which information can be collected automatically.
An "Internet Cookie" (term also known as "browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie" or "cookie") is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on the computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user through which the Internet is accessed.
Cookies are installed by the request issued by a web server to a browser (eg: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). Once installed, cookies have a fixed lifetime, remaining "passive", in the sense that they do not contain software, viruses or spyware and will not access information on the hard drive of the user on whose equipment they were installed.
A cookie consists of two parts:
- the name of the cookie; and
- the content or value of the cookie.
From a technical point of view, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the web page associated with that web server.
- For what purposes are cookies used through this website:
Cookies are used to provide users of this website with a better browsing experience and services adapted to the needs and interests of each individual user, namely for:
- improving the use of this website, including by identifying any errors that occur while visiting/using it by users;
- providing anonymous statistics about how this website is used to [website owner], as the owner of this website;
- the anticipation of possible goods that will be made available to users through this website in the future, depending on the services / products accessed.
Based on the feedback sent through cookies in relation to how this website is used, SC XYZ SRL can adopt measures to make this website more efficient and accessible for users.
- the language in which a web page is viewed;
- the currency in which certain prices or rates are expressed;
- facilitating access to users' accounts;
- posting comments on the site.
- What is the lifespan of cookies?
The lifetime of cookies can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. There are the following categories of cookies that also determine their lifetime:
Session Cookies – A "session cookie" is a cookie that is automatically deleted when the user closes their browser.
Persistent or Fixed Cookies – A "persistent" or "fixed cookie" is a cookie that remains stored on the user's terminal until it reaches a certain expiration date (which may be minutes, days or years in the future) or until to its deletion by the user at any time through the browser settings.
- What are cookies placed by third parties?
Certain sections of content on the website may be provided by third parties, i.e. not by CHEMBAU CHEMIKALIEN SRL, in which case these cookies are called cookies placed by third parties ("third party cookies").
These cookies may come from the following third parties: Google Analytics, Facebook.
- What cookies are used through this website:
By using/visiting the website, the following cookies can be placed:
- Performance cookies
With this type of cookies, the preferences of the user of this website are stored, so that setting the preferences again in the case of a subsequent visit to the website is no longer necessary.
- User analysis cookies
These cookies inform us if a particular website user has visited/used this website before. These cookies are used for statistical purposes only.
- Cookies for geotargetting
These cookies are used by a software that determines the country of origin of the user of the internet page. You will receive the same ads regardless of the selected language.
- Cookies for registration
When you register on this site, cookies are generated that remember this action. The servers use these cookies to show us the account you are registered with. Also, the use of these cookies allows us to associate any comment posted on the website with the username of the account used. If the "keep me registered" option has not been selected, these cookies will be automatically deleted when the browsing session ends.
- Cookies for advertising
These cookies make it possible to find out whether a user viewed an online advertisement, its type and the time elapsed since viewing the respective advertising message. As such, such cookies are used for online advertising targeting. These cookies are anonymous, storing information about the content viewed, not about the users.
- Advertising provider cookies
Much of the advertising you find on this site belongs to third parties. Some of these parties use their own anonymous cookies to analyze how many people have been exposed to an advertising message, or to see how many people have been exposed to the same advertisement more than once.
The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and this site does not have access to read or write these cookies. Third-party cookies may be used to show you targeted advertising on other sites as well, based on your browsing on this site.
Other Third Party Cookies
On some pages, third parties may set their own anonymous cookies, in order to track the success of an application, or to customize an application. Due to the way of use, this site cannot access these cookies, just as third parties cannot access the cookies held by this site. For example, when you share an article using the social network button on this site, that social network will record your activity.
- What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows the browser to be recognized. This website recognizes the browser until the cookies expire or are deleted.
The cookie stores important information that improves the Internet browsing experience (eg: language settings in which a site is accessed; keeping a user logged in to the webmail account; online banking security; keeping products in the shopping cart).
- Why are Cookies important to the Internet?
Cookies are central to the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a user-friendly browsing experience tailored to each user's preferences and interests. Rejecting or disabling cookies may make some sites unusable.
Rejecting or deactivating cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising - but only that it will no longer be able to take into account your preferences and interests, highlighted by your browsing behavior.
- 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 be executed or auto-run. Consequently, they cannot be duplicated or replicated to other networks to run or replicate again. Since they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Because they store information about users' preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and across multiple sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and constantly mark cookies for deletion during anti-virus/anti-spyware deletion/scanning procedures. In general, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a certain site.
- Tips for safe and responsible browsing based on Cookies
- Customize your browser cookie settings to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you.
- If you don't mind cookies and you are the only person using the computer, you can set long expiration periods for storing your browsing history and personal access data.
- If you share computer access, you may consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is an option to access sites that place cookies and delete any visit information when you close the browsing session.
Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.
Many spyware detection and prevention applications include detection of site attacks. Thus, it prevents the browser from accessing websites that might exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software. Make sure your browser is always up to date. Many of the cookie-based attacks are carried out by exploiting the weak points of old versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and biggest sites on the Internet - local or international. With a clear understanding of how they work and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can surf the Internet with confidence.
- How can cookies be turned off?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make this website difficult to visit, leading to limitations in its usability.
Users can configure their browser to reject cookies or to accept cookies from a specific web page.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings can usually be accessed in the "options" section or in the "preferences" menu of your browser.
However, refusing or deactivating cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising - only that it will not be adapted to your preferences and interests, highlighted by your browsing behavior.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful:
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
For the settings of cookies generated by third parties, you can also consult the website:
If you want to find out more information about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:
You have at your disposal the following site to provide more information regarding the confidentiality related to online advertising:
For more details related to privacy issues, you can also access the following links:
LIST OF COOKIES ON THE SITE https://www.valmix.ro/
|The name of the cookie||domain||Lifetime||Cookies placed by third parties||Persistent cookies||Session cookies|
PHP generic session cookie
|https://www.valmix.ro/||This cookie is only valid during the current browser session and is deleted when the browser is closed||This is a session cookie|
|https://www.valmix.ro/||This cookie expires in 2 years||This is a persistent cookie|
|_gat Google Analytics tracking cookie|
|https://www.valmix.ro/||This cookie expires in 10 minutes|
|_last Google Analytics tracking cookie|
|https://www.valmix.ro/||This cookie expires in 2 years|
|_utmt Google Analytics tracking cookie|
|https://www.valmix.ro/||This cookie expires in 10 minutes|
|_utmb Google Analytics tracking cookie|
|https://www.valmix.ro/||This cookie expires in 30 minutes|
|_utmc Google Analytics tracking cookie|
|https://www.valmix.ro/||This cookie expires with the browser session||This is a session cookie|
|_utmz Google Analytics tracking cookie|
|https://www.valmix.ro/||This cookie expires in 6 months|
|_utmv Google Analytics tracking cookie|
|https://www.valmix.ro/||This cookie expires in 2 years|
|__emscookie||https://www.valmix.ro/||This is a session cookie|
|given||facebook.com||This is a cookie placed by third parties.|
|brother||facebook.com||This is a cookie placed by third parties.|
|IU||facebook.com||This is a cookie placed by third parties.|
|CONSENT||youtube.com||This is a cookie placed by third parties.|
|GENUINE||youtube.com||This is a cookie placed by third parties.|
|preface||youtube.com||This is a cookie placed by third parties.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||youtube.com||This is a cookie placed by third parties.|
|YS||youtube.com||This is a cookie placed by third parties.|
The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.
|COOKIE name||COOKIE Description|
|CART||The association with your shopping cart.|
|CATEGORY_INFO||Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.|
|COMPARE||The items that you have in the Compare Products list.|
|CURRENCY||Your preferred currency|
|CUSTOMER||An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.|
|CUSTOMER_AUTH||An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.|
|CUSTOMER_INFO||An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.|
|CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS||Stores the Customer Segment ID|
|EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE||A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.|
|FRONTEND||Your session ID on the server.|
|GUEST-VIEW||Allows guests to edit their orders.|
|LAST_CATEGORY||The last category you visited.|
|LAST_PRODUCT||The most recent product you have viewed.|
|NEWMESSAGE||Indicates whether a new message has been received.|
|NO_CACHE||Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.|
|PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART||A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.|
|POLL||The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.|
|POLL||Information on what polls you have voted on.|
|RECENTLYCOMPARED||The items that you have recently compared.|
|STF||Information on products you have emailed to friends.|
|blind||The store view or language you have selected.|
|VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS||The products that you have recently viewed.|
|Wish List||An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.|
|WISHLIST_CNT||The number of items in your Wishlist.|