1. Cookies policy
This policy refers to the cookies and WebPages operated by SC BRIGHT DISTRIBUTION SRL.
2. What are cookies?
The Cookie is a small file, composed of letters and number, which will be stored on the computer, mobile device or other equipments of an user accessing the internet. The Cookie is installed through the request issued by a web-server to a browser (ex: Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.) and it is completely “passive” (it does not contain any software, viruses or spyware and it can’t access the information on the user’s hard driver).
3. What are cookies used for?
These files make possible the recognition of the user’s terminal and enables the website to present its content in a relevant manner, adapted to the user’s preferences. Cookies ensure a pleasant navigation experience for the user and sustain the efforts of SC Bright Distribution SRL for offering comfortable services to its users: ex: – your privacy preferences, shopping basket or relevant advertising. Also, they are used in developing aggregate anonymous statistics which help us understand how can a user benefit from our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content, excluding the user’s personal identification.
4. Which cookies do we use?
We use two types of cookies: per session and fixed. The latter and temporary files which remain in the user’s terminal until the end of the session or until the app (web browser) is closed. Fixed files remain in the user’s terminal for a period in the cookie’s parameters or until manually deleted by the user.
5. How are cookies being used?
A visit on this website can place cookies for:
6. Do cookies contain personal data?
Cookies themselves do not require personal data in order to be used and, usually, they do not identify personally the users on the internet. Personal data collected by using cookies can be collected only in order to facilitate certain features for the user. Such data is encrypted so that it makes it impossible for unauthorized persons to access them.
7. Deleting cookies
8. Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies represent the central point of the Internet’s efficient operation, helping in generating a friendly surfing experience adapted to each users’ preferences and interests. The refusal or the deactivation of cookies could make certain sites impossible to use.
The refusal or the deactivation of cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – but only that it will no longer take into account your preferences and interests, highlighted by your surfing behaviour.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which does not require the authentication of an user through an account):
9. Security and confidentiality issues
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text type formats. They are not made up of pieces of code so they can’t be executed and they can’t auto-run either. Therefore, they can’t duplicate or replicate on other networks in order to run or replicate again. Since they can’t fulfil these functions, they can’t be considered viruses.
Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Since they store information regarding the preferences and navigation history of users, both on a certain site and on many other sites, cookies can be used as a type of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and constantly mark cookies in order to delete them within deletion/scanning anti-virus/anti-spyware procedures.
Usually, browsers have integrated confidentiality settings which supply different cookies acceptance levels, period of validity and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
Other security aspects concerning cookies:
Since the protection of identity is very valuable and it represents the right of each internet user, it is indicated that he is aware of all eventual problems cookies can create. Since they constantly send information in both directions, between the browser and the website, if an attacker or an unauthorized person intervenes in the data transmission process, the information contained by the cookie can by intercepted.
Although very rare, this can also happen if the browser connects to the server using a unencrypted network (ex: an unsecured WiFi network).
Other attacks based on cookies involve wrong cookie settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to only use encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information through unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information in order to access certain websites without having an authorization. It is very important that you pay attention in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting your personal information.
Advices for a secure and responsible navigation, based on cookies.
Here are some advices for you to make sure that you navigate carefree with the help of cookies:
Several spyware detection and prevention apps include the detection of attacks on sites. Therefore, they prevent the browser from accessing websites that might exploit the browser’s vulnerabilities or download dangerous software.
Make sure that you always have your browser updated.
Many of the cookies-based attacks are performed by exploiting the weak points of old versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and they can’t be avoided if you want to enjoy access to some of the best and largest sites on the Internet – either local or international. With a better understanding of the manner in which they operate and of the benefits they offer, you can take the necessary security measures so then you can navigate with confidence on the internet.
The deactivation and the refusal of receiving cookies can make certain sites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, the refusal of accepting cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive/see online publicity.
It is possible to make a setting in the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or you can set the browser to only accept cookies from a certain website. But, for example, if you are not registered by using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.
All modern browsers offer the possibility of changing the cookie settings. These settings are usually found in “options” or in the “preferences” menu of the browser you are using.