This Website uses both its own and third-party cookies to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to their personal needs and interests.
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FORGET WHITE ȘI ASOCIAȚII S.A. as the author, owner of the Website, may use the personal data of each person who accesses the Website in order to make orders online.
In accordance with the EU Directive “e-Privacy” of 26 May 2012 and Law no. 506 of 17 November 2004 regarding personal data processing and privacy protection in the electronic communications sector, all Website visitors are required to give consent before sending cookies to their computers.
WHAT IS A “COOKIE”?
An “Internet Cookie” (also known as a “browser cookie”, “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a small file consisting of letters and figures, which will be stored on the computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of an Internet user. The cookie is installed by request from a web server to a browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely “passive” (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access information on the user’s hard drive).
The type of cookies we collect through www.forgetwhite.com are as follows:
- • Functional cookies help create a website, allowing basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. They also help us comply with legal requirements, such as the GDPR. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. It also helps us comply with legal requirements, such as the GDPR.
- Marketing cookies are used to track users from one website to another. The intent is to display relevant and engaging adverts to individual users, thereby they are more valuable to advertising agencies and advertising third-parties.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COOKIES?
A cookie contains information that links a web browser (user) to a specific web server (website). If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the already stored information and react even faster. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites in providing convenient services to users, e.g., online privacy preferences, website language options, shopping baskets or relevant advertising.
WHAT IS THE LIFETIME OF A COOKIE?
Cookies are administered by web servers. The lifetime of a cookie can vary significantly, depending on its purpose. Some cookies are used exclusively for a single session (session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user has left the website, while other cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website. (persistent cookies). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time via browser settings.
WHAT ARE THIRD-PARTY COOKIES?
These cookies may come from the following third parties: Jetpack, Google Analytics, etc.
HOW ARE COOKIES USED BY www.forgetwhite.com Website?
|wc_cart_hash_*||Functional||Stores items in the shopping basket.||Session||External -WooCommerce|
|_ga||Statistical||It records a unique ID, which is used to generate statistics about how the visitor uses the Website.||2 years||External – Google Analytics|
|wp-postpass_*||Used to maintain the session if a posting is password protected.||10 days|
|_gid||Statistical||It records a unique ID, which is used to generate statistics about how the visitor uses the Website.||1 day||External – Google Analytics|
|tk_ai||Statistical||To store a unique user ID.||Session||External – WooCommerce|
|wordpress_logged_in_*||Functional||To keep users connected.||Permanent||External – WordPress|
|wp_woocommerce_session_*||Functional||To store actions performed on the Website.||Session||External – WooCommerce|
|wc_fragments_*||Functional||This cookie is used by WooCommerce to display products.||Session||External – WooCommerce|
|_gat||Statistical||Used by Google Analytics to limit the request rate.||1 day||External – Google Analytics|
|Google Fonts API||Marketing||To request user’s IP address.||none||External – Google Fonts|
|rc::c||Functional||This cookie is used to distinguish humans from robots.||Session||External – Google reCAPTCHA|
|rc::b||Functional||This cookie is used to distinguish humans from robots.||Session||External – Google reCAPTCHA|
|rc::a||Functional||This cookie is used to distinguish humans from robots.||Permanent||External – Google reCAPTCHA|
|GPS||Marketing||To store location data.||Session||External – YouTube|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Functional||To estimate bandwidth.||6 months||External – YouTube|
|YSC||Statistical||To store a unique user ID.||Session||External – YouTube|
|PREF||Statistical||To store and track website visits.||1 year||External – YouTube|
|compliance_config||Statistical||To provide a responsive website.||1 year||External – Complianz|
|DSID||Functional||To store user preferences and Google Maps information.||5 years||External – Google DoubleClick|
|wordpress_test_cookie||Functional||To check if cookies are enabled in browser in order to provide users with a proper experience. This cookie is used at the front-end, even if you are not logged in.||Not stored||External – WordPress|
|NID||Functional||It contains a unique ID that Google uses to retain your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language, how many search results you want to be displayed on the page (e.g.,10 or 20), and whether or not you want to have Google SafeSearch filter enabled.||6 months||External – Google Analytics|
|CONSENT||Functional||To store cookie consent preferences.||20 years||External – Google Ads Optimisation|
WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION IS STORED AND ACCESSED THROUGH COOKIES?
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a browser. The web server will recognise the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that enhances the Internet browsing experience, such as:
- the settings for the language in which you want to access a website;
- • keeping a user logged in to account;
- • keeping products in shopping basket.
WHY ARE COOKIES IMPORTANT FOR THE INTERNET?
Cookies are the central point for efficient functioning of the Internet, helping generate a friendly browsing experience tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Declining or disabling cookies may make some websites impossible to use. Declining or disabling cookies does not mean that the user will no longer receive online content- but it will no longer be able to take into account the user’s preferences and interests, highlighted by the browsing behaviour.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require a user to log in through an account):
- • content and services tailored to user’s preferences – product categories, etc.;
- • offers tailored to user’s interests – password retention, language preferences (e.g., displaying search results);
- • retention of child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions);
- • measurement, optimisation and analytics features – such as: confirmation of a certain level of traffic on a website, what type of content is viewed and how a user gets to a website (e.g., through search engines, directly, through other websites etc.). Website owners conduct these analyses to refine their websites, for the benefit of their users.
SECURITY AND PRIVACY ISSUES
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of parts of code, so they cannot be run or auto-run. Consequently, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks in order to replicate or run again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses. Cookies may, however, be used for negative purposes. Because they store information on user’s preferences and browsing history, both on a particular website and on other websites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this, and constantly mark cookies for deletion as part of anti-virus / anti-spyware deletion / scanning procedures. In general, browsers have built-in privacy settings, that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period, and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.
OTHER SECURITY ISSUES RELATED TO COOKIES
Because identity protection is very valuable and every Internet user has the right to it, it is advisable to know what possible problems cookies can cause.
Because through them information is constantly transmitted, in both directions, between a browser and a website, if an attacker or unauthorised person intervenes during the transmission of data, information contained in the cookie can be intercepted. Although very rarely, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (e.g., an unsecured Wi-Fi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve incorrect settings of cookies on web 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 unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information to gain unauthorised access to certain websites.
It is very important that users are careful about choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.
TIPS FOR SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE BROWSING BASED ON COOKIES
Here are some tips to help you browse safely, but with the help of cookies:
- customise your browser’s cookie settings, to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you;
- if cookies do not bother you and you are the only person using the computer, you can set long expiry dates for storing your browsing history and personal access data;
- if you share access to your computer, you may want to consider adjusting your browser to clear individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access websites that place cookies, and to delete any visit information at the end of the browsing session;
- install and constantly update your antispyware applications. Many of the spyware detection and prevention applications include website attack detection. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download malicious software;
- • make sure your browser is always up to date. Many cookie-based attacks are achieved by exploiting the weaknesses of older versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided, if you want to enjoy access to the best and largest websites on the Internet – local or international. With a clear understanding of how they operate and their benefits, you can take the necessary safety measures so that you can surf the Internet with confidence.
WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU DO NOT WANT COOKIES INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER?
There are people for whom storing information extracted from their computer or mobile device is relatively invasive, especially when the information in question is stored and used by third parties unknown to them. If you prefer, you can block all or only some cookies or even remove cookies that have been installed on your terminal. However, be aware that you may not be able to use certain features. To enable this lock, you must change your browser privacy settings. Some third-party operators have developed tools whose modules allow data collection and use to be disabled. Disabling and refusing to receive cookies may make some websites impracticable or difficult to visit and use. Also, the refusal to accept cookies does not mean that the user will no longer receive / see online advertising. It is possible to set the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted, or the browser can be set to accept cookies only from certain websites. But, for example, if a user is not registered using cookies, the user will not be able to leave comments. All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings.
These settings are usually found in the browser’s “Options”, “Settings” or “Preferences” menus.
Most browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the “Options” or “Preferences” menus of the browser.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the browser’s “Help” option for more details.