Cookies policy
Last Updated on Aug 13th, 2020
Cookies policy
In this web page operated by G.B.P. Dental defines how cookies are used, what cookies are, what data they contain, why they are important and how they can be deleted.

What are Cookies? A "cookie" (also known as a "browser cookie" or "HTTP cookie" or simply a "cookie") is a small file that will be stored on a user's computer, mobile terminal, or other equipment. who accesses the internet. The cookie is installed by request issued by a web server to a web browser (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive", ie does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access in any form the stored information on the user's hard drive.
The cookie is installed by request issued by a web server to a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access information on the hard drive user).

A cookie consists of 2 parts: the name and content or value of the cookie. Moreover, the duration of a cookie is technically determined, only the webserver that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that webserver.

Cookies are managed by webservers. The lifespan of a cookie can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for a single session (session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user has left the website and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website ('cookie- permanent '). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through the browser settings.

What are cookies used for?
Cookies are used exclusively by web browsers and make it possible to recognize the user's terminal and present the content in a way that is as relevant as possible, adapted to the user's preferences.

Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support our efforts to provide comfortable services to our site users. For example, online privacy preferences, shopping cart or relevant advertising. They are also used in the preparation of anonymous aggregate statistics that help us understand how a user benefits from our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content, excluding the user's personal identification.

Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / providers (eg news box, video or advertisement). These third parties may also place cookies through the site and they are called "third party cookies" because they are not placed by the owner of the website. Third party providers must also comply with applicable law and the privacy policies of the site owner.

What cookies do we use?
We currently use Cookies per session and Fixed Cookies. Cookies per session are temporary files that remain in the user's terminal until the end of the session or closing the application (web browser). Fixed cookies remain on the user's terminal for an individually predefined period in the operating parameters of each cookie or until they are manually deleted by the user.

A visit to this site may place cookies for the following purposes:

Site performance cookies (required for site operation)

Visitor analysis cookies (required for the operation of the site)

Registration cookies (required for the operation of the site)

Cookies for geotargetting / geolocation

Advertising cookies provided by Facebook and Google

3.1 Performance cookies:

This type of cookie retains different preferences and personalized settings of the user on this site, thus facilitating the user experience on the site, not having to restore the settings each time you visit the site (examples: setting different search filters, setting the volume for video players, setting the video streaming speed that the web browser is compatible with)

3.2 Cookies for visitor analysis

Every time a user visits this site the analytics software generates a user analysis cookie. This cookie tells us if you have visited this site before. The browser will tell us if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. It allows monitoring the unique users who visit us and how often they do it. As long as you are not registered on this site, this cookie cannot be used to identify individuals, they are used only for statistical purposes. If you are registered we may also know the details you have provided to us, such as your e-mail address and username - these being subject to confidentiality and the provisions of the Terms and Conditions, the Privacy Policy and the provisions of the legislation in force regarding the protection of personal data.

3.3 Cookies for geotargetting

These cookies are used by a software that determines which country you come from. It is completely anonymous and is only used to target content - even when you are on our page in Romanian or in another language you receive the same advertisement.

When you register on this site, we generate a cookie that notifies us if you are registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account you are registered with and if you have permission for a particular service. It also allows us to associate any comment you post on our site with your username. If you have not selected "keep me registered", this cookie will be deleted automatically when you close your browser or computer.

What kind of data do cookies contain
Cookies themselves do not require personal information in order to be used and, as a rule, do not individually identify internet users but only help to identify the device from which the site is accessed. The data collected through the use of Cookies helps to facilitate certain functionalities for the user. All information collected by Cookies is encrypted in a way that makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to access it and is used in communication between the web server and the web browser, not being accessed manually by our users or staff.

Deleting Cookies
In general, an application used to access web pages allows you to save cookies on the terminal by default. These settings can be changed so that the automatic administration of Cookies is blocked by the web browser or the user is informed every time Cookies are sent to his terminal. Detailed information about the possibilities and ways of managing cookies can be found in the settings area of ​​the application (web browser). Limiting the use of cookies may affect certain functionalities of the website.

Why are cookies important?
Cookies are one of the most important aspects of the efficient functioning of the Internet. They contribute to the generation of a browsing experience adapted to the preferences and interests of each user, making the whole browsing experience easier.

Refusing or disabling cookies is an individual right and may make certain websites impossible to use. Also, the refusal or deactivation of Cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive advertising messages in the online environment, but only that in displaying these messages will no longer take into account the preferences and / or interests highlighted by the browsing behavior, collected normal by Cookies for displaying user-relevant content.

Cookies that do not require user registration or authentication through an account may have the following attributions:

Adapting the content according to the user's preferences - product and service categories

Displaying offers adapted to the interests of users

Setting and displaying various user-set filters (child protection filters on Internet content, Safe Search functions, Family Mode)

Settings for limiting the number of displaying an ad for a certain user group or even displaying prices and offers for different user groups

Measuring and optimizing different types of content through Analytics services - which help monitor and confirm traffic to a website, how a user gets to a website (sources: search engines, direct traffic, from other websites- etc.) and implicitly the improvement of the website for the benefit of the users

Security and confidentiality
Cookies are not viruses. They use a plain text format that is encrypted by the web browser so that it cannot be accessed by unauthorized persons. Cookies, both fixed and per session, do not contain pieces of code and cannot be executed, cannot auto-run, cannot be replicated, therefore they cannot be considered viruses because they do not fulfill these functions.

However, cookies may be used for negative purposes by other malicious programs that may run on visitors' devices because they store information about their preferences and browsing history, both on a specific site and on other sites.

Many anti-spyware solutions detect and mark cookies to be deleted during detection / scanning / deletion procedures, a situation that sometimes applies to certain anti-virus programs.

In general, most web browsers and Internet access devices have systems and privacy settings regarding different levels of security and acceptance of cookies, as well as their validity, automatic deletion after the user has visited a certain website or after closing the browser. web.

The protection of personal data and identity is very important and represents a legitimate right of every internet user. It is recommended that each user knows what are the potential problems that cookies can create, because through them information is sent in both directions, between the browser and the website.

If an attacker or an unauthorized person intervenes in the communication between the browser and the website, the data can be intercepted. This can happen, but very rarely, if users use an insecure computer or are connected to an insecure wireless network without an active antivirus / firewall.

If a website does not require the web browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers and to send or request information through unsecured channels. This information may later be used for negative purposes.

It is extremely important that users be careful when choosing the method of connecting to the Internet and implicitly take into account all measures to protect their personal information, such as connecting to the Internet only from places with secure connection, the use of devices secure, use of an antivirus, increased attention to accessing and entering personal data in public places and terminals for internet access, use of secure and complex passwords, etc.

More information on accessing and customizing these settings can be found in the following sources:

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
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