COOKIES USAGE POLICY
1. User Policy Cookies
This policy refers to cookies and web pages operated by ExposedDigital headquartered in Cluj-Napoca, Virgil Fulicea nr. 5, (hereinafter ExposedDigital).
2. What are the Cookies?
A cookie is a small file consisting of letters and numbers that will be stored on a computer or another mobile terminal equipment of a user that is accessing the Internet. The cookie is installed due to a request issued by a web server to a browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (does not contain software viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user's hard drive) .
3. What are cookies used for?
These files make it possible to recognize the user's terminal and present relevant content in a manner adapted to the user's preferences. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support ExposedDigital efforts to provide users with comfortable services: i.e. - preferences regarding their online privacy, shopping cart or relevant advertising. They are also used in the preparation of anonymous, aggregated statistics that help us understand how a user benefits from our websites, enabling us to improve the structure and content, excluding personally identifying the user.
4. What kind of cookies do we use?
We use two types of cookies: per session and fixed. The latter are temporary files that remain in the user's terminal until the end of the session or until closing the application (web browser). The fixed files remain on the user's terminal over a cookie parameter period or until manually deleted by the user.
5. How are cookies used by this site?
Visiting this site may place cookies for the following purposes:
Website performance cookies
Visitors analysis cookies
6. Do cookies contain personal data?
7. Deleting Cookies
8. Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies are the focus of the efficient operation of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and adapted to each user's preferences and interests. Refusal or disable of cookies can make some websites impossible to use.
Denying or disabling cookies does not mean you will not receive online advertising - it will simply no longer take into account your preferences and interests suggested by your browsing behavior.
Examples of important uses of cookies (that do not require user authentication through an account):
Content and services tailored to user preferences.
Offers tailored to users' interests - remembering passwords.
Maintaining filters to protect children from specific the Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
Creative delivery rate limiting - limiting the number of views of an advertisement on a website for a particular user.
Providing more relevant advertising to the user.
Measurement, optimization and features analytics - such as confirming a certain level of traffic to a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user arrives on a website (i.e. through search engines directly from other websites etc.). Websites develop these analyzes in order to improve their websites for the benefit of their users.
9. Security and confidentiality issues
Cookies are not viruses! They use plain type text formats. They are not built from pieces of code; therefore, they cannot be executed nor auto-run. Consequently, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks nor replica to run again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Since they store preferences and information about users' browsing history, both on a particular site and several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and constantly mark cookies to be deleted in removal proceedings of deleting / scanning anti-virus / anti-spyware.
Generally, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of acceptance of cookies, validity period and automatic removal after the user has visited a particular site.
Other security issues related to cookies:
Because identity protection is very valuable and is the right of every internet user, one should be familiar with what types of problems can be created by cookies. Because through cookies information is constantly transmitted both ways between a browser and a website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during data transmission, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted.
Although rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (i.e. unsecured WIFI network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve wrong cookies settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information through insecure channels. Attackers then use the information to gain unauthorized access on certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most suitable method of protecting personal information.
Tips for a safe and responsible navigation, based on cookies.
Here are some tips to ensure that you browse without worry while using cookies:
Customize your browser cookies settings to reflect a comfortable level of security for you using cookies.
If you do not mind the cookies and you the only person using your computer, you can set long expiration dates for storing navigation history and personal information access.
If you share the access to your computer, you may consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data every time you close the browser. This is an option to access sites that place cookies and delete any visiting information at the end of each browsing session.
Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.
Many applications for detection and prevention of spyware include detecting attacks on websites. Therefore, they prevent the browser from accessing websites that may exploit a browser's vulnerabilities or download malicious software.
Make sure that you keep your browser updated.
Many attacked based on cookies are done by exploiting the weaknesses of the older browser’s versions.
Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and largest sites on the Internet - local or international. With a clear understanding of how they operate and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you could confidently navigate the Internet.
Disabling and refusing to accept cookies can make certain websites impossible to visit or difficult to use. Also, refusal to accept cookies does not mean you will not get / see online advertising.
It is possible to set the browser so that these cookies will not be accepted or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a particular site. But for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you cannot leave comments.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookies settings. These settings are typically found in the "Options" or "Preferences" menu of your browser.
To understand these settings, these links may be useful. Otherwise you can use the "Help" of the browser for more details.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
Settings for cookies created by third parties, and you can consult the website:
If you want to know more details and what are cookies used for, we recommend the following links:
Microsoft guide Cookies
All About Cookies
What data do we have about you?
The data collected about you that we process is mainly your contact information, demographics, location, or other data that we collect directly from you or other sources. This data comes into our possession when you come in contact with our website. By accessing our website / filling in the forms, the user agrees to the processing and storing of his data by Exposed Digital.
How do we process your personal data?
We process personal data solely for marketing and re marketing purposes to provide you with the best and most competitive services, such as: statistical processing and marketing campaigns. The processing and storing of personal data takes place only with your consent, at the moment you agree to our terms and conditions. If you do not agree to data storage and processing, we will not be able to track you.
The site and its owner apply technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information.
How do I change the agreements already given?
Your agreement, to give us your data can be granted or revoked according to your preferences. If you wish to change your consent for the use of your personal information, all you have to do is send us a mail with this request to: email@example.com
Do we communicate personal data to other recipients?
In order to offer you personalized services or for other legitimate purposes, we may transmit your personal data to third parties such as Facebook, Google or LinkedIn in order to optimize and improve our client's entire experience on the site, all for the sole purpose of providing better services and products to our customers.
How long do we store personal data?
Your personal data is stored / processed starting with the date you visited the website. This data will be processed until your official expression of stopping this process. You can do this by sending us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are your rights?
User Rights under GDPR:
• The Right to be informed - We are at your disposal to inform you of the data Exposed Digital has stored of you. All you have to do is write us an email at email@example.com and we will respond as soon as possible;
• Right to rectification - You can modify or renew your personal information by sending us a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Right to delete data - we delete your data at your request by sending us an email at: email@example.com
• The right to restrict processing - you can request data processing restriction if you are not certain of the fairness of this process;
• Opposition right - you can oppose, in particular, to data processing that is based on our legitimate interest;
• The right to data portability - you can transfer, your personal data you have provided us, or upon your request, your personal data may be transferred to another operator / service provider;
• The right to file a complaint - you can complain about the way of processing the personal data to the National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing;
• The right of withdrawal of consent - in cases where processing is based on your consent, you can withdraw it at any time. Withdrawal of consent will have effects for the future, processing prior to the withdrawal of the consent remaining valid;
• Additional rights: You can ask for and get human intervention about the processing, you can express your point of view and you can challenge the action.
Our details as online operator:
S.C ExposedDigital S.R.L., based in Cluj-Napoca, Virgil Fulicea nr.5, jud. Cluj, CUI: RO37422080, inreg. Reg Com J12/1765/2017, firstname.lastname@example.org