This policy refers to cookies and similar technologies used, as appropriate, in the websites and applications operated by IT SMART SYSTEMS S.R.L., with its registered office in Bucharest, Țibleș Alley, no. 26, 6th district, (hereinafter referred to as „ITSS”).
SOME USEFUL INFORMATION ON COOKIES AND DEVICE IDENTIFIERS
An "Internet Cookie" (also known as "cookie browser" or "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie") is a small file consisting of letters and numbers stored on your computer, mobile or other equipment utilized by a user for accessing the Internet.
The cookie is installed based on a request issued by a web-server to a browser (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (it does not contain any software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the hard-drive of the user). The cookie stores certain information (for example, your preferred language or web page settings) that your browser can retransmit when you go back to the web page (depending on the cookie's lifespan).
Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.
There are several types of cookies. Their classification is based on their lifespan, role and source, as follows:
(1) Types of cookies by lifespan:
(a) Session cookies
They are temporarily stored in the web browser's cookie folder where they are stored until the user exits the web site or closes the browser window (for example, when logging on/off from a webmail account or social network);
(b) Persistent cookies
They 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 website other than the one the user is currently visiting - known as 'third party cookies' - which can be used anonymously to store a user's interests so that advertising is delivered as relevant as possible to users;
(2) Types of cookies depending on their role:
(a) Strictly required cookies
These types of cookies are required for websites to function properly. The strictly required cookies allow you to navigate the site and enjoy its features. Without these cookies, we shall not be able to offer certain features, such as automatic redirection to the least busy server or retaining your wish list;
(b) Functional cookies
Functional cookies record information about choices that users make, and they also allow site operators to customize the site according to the user's requirements. For example, cookies can be used to save category / segment preferences;
(c) Performance and analysis cookies
These types of cookies allow Internet site operators to monitor visits and traffic sources, how users interact with the internet page or certain sections of the website;
Information provided by analysis cookies helps operators understand how visitors use sites and then use this information to improve the way content is presented to users;
(d) 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.
(3) 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 domain / website accessed by the user (whose address appears in the browser address bar). For example, if the user visits https://itsmartsystems.eu/ and the cookie field placed on his / her computer is https://itsmartsystems.eu/ then it is a first party cookie.
A third party cookie (third party) is placed by another Internet domain/website other than the one accessed by the user; this means that the website you access also contains information from a third-party site - for example, an ad banner that appears on the site you're accessing. Thus, if the user visits https://itsmartsystems.eu/ but the cookie placed on his computer has doublecklick.net as domain then it is a third party cookie.
(4) Built-in content (buttons, apps, and social widgets):
Webpages allow the implementation of third-party social buttons or widgets that allow users to interact with sites whose social buttons or widgets are being deployed. User interaction with third-party social buttons or widgets allows the third party to collect some information about that user, including the IP address, page header information, and browser information.
(5) How do targeting and advertising cookies work?
In general, data about Internet browsing activity is collected and analysed 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 ad is received by the user, which is called interest-based advertising.
(6) Interest-based advertising is a way to deliver ads on the websites you visit and make them more relevant to your interests. The common interests are grouped according to the previously deployed browsing activity and the users are only served with the advertising that matches their interests. In this way, advertising is relevant and as useful as possible.
The types of cookies that we use:
(a) Cookies are used for the following purposes:
Types of cookies - Functional cookies
Functional cookies record information about the choices you have made and also allow us to adapt the Website to suit your needs and requests.
Cookie name and purpose
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. If you choose to set your web browser controls to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted.
Browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site
If you are the only person using your computer, you can set long deadlines for storing your browsing history and personal access data if you wish and If you share access to your computer, you may consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access websites that place cookies and delete any visit information when you close your browsing session.
We implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to prevent unauthorized access to the Site, to maintain data accuracy and to ensure the correct use of the information we hold. Upon becoming aware of a data breach, we will notify you and the regulatory authorities in accordance with the timescales and scope required by applicable data protection law.
No data transmission over the internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be perfectly secure. As a result, while we use appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect the information we hold for you, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to over the internet.
Our policy relating to cookies is updated periodically; whenever we make a change, we will display on our website https://itsmartsystems.eu/, at the bottom of the page, the date of the latest policies updates, so that we keep our users updated on any changes we have made.