The www.energobit.com Site (hereinafter referred to as “The Site”) may set or read cookies and device identifiers when using the Site.
I. General information on cookies and device identifiers
- What is a “cookie”?
An “Internet Cookie” (also known as a “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or simply a “cookie”) is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal, or other equipment of a User from which the Internet is accessed.
The cookie is installed by the request issued by a web server towards a browser (eg. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome) and is completely “passive” (does not contain software, viruses and can not access information on the User’s hard drive). The cookie stores certain information (for example, your preferred language or webpage settings), which your browser may resend to us when you access the webpage again (depending on the lifetime of the cookie).
Cookies themselves do not require personal information in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users.
- What are the types of cookies?
There are several types of cookies. Their classification is made according to their lifespan, purpose and source, as follows:
2.1. Lifetime cookies
- a) Session cookies
These are temporarily stored in the cookies folder of the web browser so that it can store them until the user leaves the website or closes the browser window (eg. when logging in / logging out of a webmail account or on social networks).
- b) Persistent cookies
These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depend on the default lifetime for the cookie). Persistent cookies also include cookies placed by a website other than the one the User is currently visiting – known as “third party cookies” – which can be used anonymously to memorize the interests of a User, so that the most relevant advertising for the User is delivered.
- Cookies depending on their purpose
- a) Strictly necessary cookies
These types of cookies are necessary in order for the web pages to function properly. Strictly needed cookies allow you to browse the site and benefit from its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to provide certain features, such as automatic redirection to the least busy server or retention of your wish list.
- b) Functional cookies
Functional cookies record information about the choices that Users make and also allow site operators to customize the site according to user requirements. For example, cookies can be used to save category / segment preferences.
- c) Performance and analysis cookies
These types of cookies allow website operators to monitor visits and traffic sources, how users interact with the website or with certain sections of the website.
The information provided by the analysis cookies helps operators to understand how visitors use a website and then use this information to improve the way the content offered to users is presented.
- d) Advertising cookies
These cookies may provide the possibility to monitor the online activities of users and to establish user profiles, which 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 being subsequently used to send appropriate advertising messages to that user.
- First party cookies vs third party cookies
Each cookie has a “responsible” (i.e. website / internet domain) that places that cookie.
First party cookies are placed by the website accessed by the user. For example, if the user visits Google and the cookie domain placed on his computer is www.Google.com then it is a first party cookie.
A third party cookie is placed by a website other than the one accessed by the user. This means that the accessed website also contains information from a third party website – for example, an advertising banner that appears on the accessed website. Thus, if the user visits Google but the cookie placed on his computer has as wizard.com domain, for example, then it is a third party cookie.
2.4 How do targeting and advertising cookies work?
In general, data about internet browsing activity is collected and analyzed anonymously. If this analysis reveals a specific interest, a cookie (small text file used by most sites to store certain pieces of information useful to make the browsing experience better) – is placed on the User’s computer and this cookie determines what kind of advertisement will the User receive, process called interest-based advertising.
Interest-based advertising is a way to deliver ads to the websites that you visit and make them more relevant to your interests. The common interests are grouped according to the previous browsing activity, and users are served only advertising that matches their interests. In this way, ads are relevant to the User.
- What types of cookies and device identifiers do we use?
If you also set your browser to block necessary cookies, the Site may not work properly. Disabling other types of cookies (other than necessary) may affect the operation mechanism of the website or your experience of using the Site.
3.1 Required cookies
Strictly necessary cookies allow you to browse the Site and benefit from its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to provide certain features.
Below are some examples of the necessary cookies that we use on the Site.
3.2 Functional cookies
Functional cookies record information about the choices you have made and also allow us to tailor the Website to suit your needs and requests.
3.3 Performance cookies and analysis
These types of cookies help us understand how Users use the Site. We use this data only for the purpose of improving the Services and the performance of the Site.
Here are some examples of how we use this data:
- Information on the most frequently visited section/sections of the Site to help us improve the Users’ browsing experience;
- Management and resolution of any errors in the operation of the Site;
- Design tests to improve the way the Site looks and works.
Sometimes these types of analysis are performed by third parties on behalf of the Company.
3.4 Analysis services through Google Analytics
The site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., with headquarters in 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
Based on your consent, Google will analyze on our behalf how you use our Site. For this purpose, we use, among other things, the cookies detailed in the table above. The information Google collects about your use of the Site (for example, your URL submission, our web pages that you visit, your browser type, language settings, operating system, screen resolution) will be sent to a Google server in the United States, where they will be stored and analyzed. The corresponding results will subsequently be made available to us in an anonymized form.
Furthermore, Google is certified to EU-US Privacy Shield standards, which provide an adequate level of data protection with respect to Google’s data processing in the United States.
You may withdraw your consent to web analytics at any time by either downloading and installing a Browser Plugin provided by Google or by managing your consent through the settings above.
3.5 We use the following cookies on our website:
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate data about visitors, sessions, campaigns and to track the use of the site for the analytical report of the site. Cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
|1 year, 21 days||Analytics|
|_gid||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information about how visitors use a website and helps create an analysis report of the website’s operation. Data collected, including number of visitors, source and pages appeared in anonymous form.||1 year, 20 days||Analytics|
|_gat||These cookies are installed by Google Universal Analytics to restrict the request rate in order to limit data collection on high traffic sites.||1 year, 20 days||Performance|
3.6 Social plug-ins
The site may use or implement third-party social networking plug-ins. Generally, your interaction with a plug-in gives the third party the opportunity to collect some information about you, including your IP address, page header information, and browser information. The site currently does not use social media buttons.
- How can I stop cookies?
Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make certain sites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive / see online advertising.
It is possible to set in the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a specific site.
- Useful links
For more information about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:
Microsoft Cookies guide (https://support.microsoft.com/ro-ro/help/260971/description-of-cookies)
All About Cookies (https://www.allaboutcookies.org/)
- Using Cookies and their control
Your browser will usually provide information on how to refuse, delete or block cookies. The following references will take you to that information, mentioning the most common browsers used:
- Changes to this policy
This policy will be updated periodically, depending on the functional, lawful, or internal changes that may occur. In the event of changes to the material, customers will be notified by email or via the Site before the changes take effect. We encourage Users to check this page periodically for updates on our privacy practices.
The latest update of this policy was made on the 7h of December 2020.