What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file, which consists of numbers and letters and which, when you access a website, is saved in the browser you use (eg: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla, Safari ) and stored on the computer, phone, tablet or any other device through which you access the respective website.
A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and the content or value of the cookie. The duration of its existence is determined. Technically, only the web server that sent the cookie will be able to access it again when the user returns to the website associated with the respective web server. Practically, with each subsequent access to the site, the browser sends this file to the site's server, thus allowing the identification of a visitor who has returned to the site.
Cookies are used for the purpose of analyzing the traffic and/or performance of the website monitored and accessed by the visitor. Cookies generate a friendly browsing experience adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. These files allow websites to retain and store useful information about user preferences and may contain information of a personal nature (such as a history of visited pages, user identification code, personalized preferences). For specific information related to the processing and protection of personal data by SC Macromex SRL, you can consult the Personal Data Protection Policy section, at www.foodandglory.ro/politica-privind-protectia-datelor-cu-caracter-personal.
In conclusion, the cookie is installed by the request issued by the web server of the browser used by you and is completely "passive" (it does not contain software programs, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user's hard drive). Cookies do not request personal information and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users. Although cookies are stored in the memory of the internet user's computer/device, they cannot access/read other information located in the respective computer/device. Cookies are not compiled as code and cannot be executed. Thus, they cannot self-copy, they cannot spread to other networks to generate actions and they cannot be used to spread viruses.
Types of cookies
There are 2 large categories of cookies:
Session cookies – are temporarily stored in the browser's history, which remembers them until the user exits the respective website or closes the browser window (eg when logging in/out on a account).
Persistent cookies – they are stored on the hard drive of a computer/device and are not deleted when the browsing session is closed (and, in general, they depend on the lifetime of the cookie). Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user is visiting at the time - known as third-party cookies - which can be used anonymously for to remember the interests of a user, so that the most relevant advertising for users is delivered.
What types of cookies does our website use?
SC Macromex SRL uses specific cookies for website optimization, statistics and analysis of platform visitors, as follows:
Website performance/optimization cookies- this type of cookie remembers the user's preferences on this site, so that it is no longer necessary to set them every time the site is visited. Example: volume settings for video player.
Cookies for visitor analysis/statistics- this type of cookie allows the monitoring of unique users who visit us and how often they do so. The browser will signal if you have this cookie, and if not, one will be generated. They are used for statistical purposes only.
Cookies for advertising- this type of cookie is used to target online advertising and allows us to find out if you have viewed an online advertisement or not.
The collected data are general statistical information, anonymized data (including demographic data such as, for example: gender, age, origin), which can also be accessed by SC Macromex SRL collaborators for the performance of their services in the area of digital, media, as well as of those related to the management of the website, during access the data remains anonymous.
Cookie name– Issued by (local/third party) – What it does – When it expires
CookieConsent – local – stores user preference – 1 year
_ga – local – registers a unique ID to create statistics about how the site is used – 2 years
_throat – local – used by Google Analytics to reduce request rate – 1 day
_gid – local – register a unique ID to create statistics about how to use the site – 1 day
collect – google-analytics.com- collects data in Google Analytics about the device and the behavior of the visitor - per session
IDE – doubleclick.net- used by Google DoubleClick to record and report the visitor's actions after clicking on advertising materials to calculate their effectiveness - 1 year
test_cookie – doubleclick.net- test to check if the browser supports cookies - 1 day
ads/ga-audiences – google.com- used by Google Adwords to subsequently display personalized ads to the visitor - per session
GPS – youtube.com– registers a unique ID on mobile devices to track the user's position based on GPS – 1 day
PREFER – youtube.com– records a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics on how the user watches YouTube videos on various sites – 8 months
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE – youtube.com- approximates the bandwidth of the user on the page with integrated YouTube clips - 179 days
YSC – youtube.com– records a unique ID to keep statistics on which videos the user has watched – per session
yt.innertube::nextId – youtube.com– records a unique ID to keep statistics about which videos the user has watched – permanently
yt.innertube::requests – youtube.com– records a unique ID to keep statistics about which videos the user has watched – permanently
yt-remote-cast-installed – youtube.com– stores user preferences for the video player – per session
yt-remote-connected-devices – youtube.com– stores the user's preferences for the video player – permanently
yt-remote-device-id – youtube.com– stores the user's preferences for the video player – permanently
yt-remote-fast-check-period – youtube.com– stores user preferences for the video player – per session
yt-remote-session-app – youtube.com– stores user preferences for the video player – per session
yt-remote-session-name – youtube.com– stores user preferences for the video player – per session
How can you control cookies?
Disabling the option to accept cookies may result in the impossibility of accessing some of the most important sites. That's why it's important to only accept cookies from sites you trust. At any time, you can delete cookies using the "Privacy" option in the Settings category. Please select from the list below the browser you use to be taken to the settings page and the procedure to be followed to configure these settings.
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
Cookie settings in Edge
If you need more information, and it is not found above, you can contact us at the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, more information about cookies, in general, can be found on the website www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.com/ro