If you have visited this site, you should know that while we own and process your personal data, you have the right to request access to, rectification, erasure, or restriction of processing. You also have the right to oppose your processing and the right to request porting the data to another operator. You can, at any time, withdraw your processing consent. For any suspicion of possible irregularities in the processing of your personal data, you may file a complaint with the National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing. (www.dataprotection.ro)
This policy refers to cookies and web pages operated by S.C. Prefer Foods S.A.
What are Cookies?
The cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user accessing the Internet. The cookie is installed through a web browser request from a browser (e.g. 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).
1. What are cookies used for?
These files make it possible to recognize the user's terminal and present the content in a relevant way, adapted to the user's preferences. Cookies provide users with an enjoyable browsing experience and support Prefera Foods efforts to provide user-friendly services: ex: - online privacy preferences. They are also used to prepare aggregated anonymous statistics to 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.
2. What cookies 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 closing the application (the web browser). Fixed files remain on the user's terminal for a while in the Cookie's parameters or until they are deleted manually by the user.
3. How are this site’s cookies used?
A visit to this site may place cookies for purposes of:
- Site performance and performance
- Marketing and Advertising:
4. Do cookies contain personal data?
Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users. Personal data collected using Cookies can be collected only to facilitate certain user functions. Such data is encrypted in a way that makes unauthorized people access to them.
5. Erasing the cookies
6. Why are cookies important?
Cookies are the focal point of the efficient Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Denying or disabling cookies can make some sites unusable.
Denying or disabling cookies does not mean you will not receive online advertising - just that it will no longer be able to keep track of your preferences and interests highlighted by your browsing behavior.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require authentication of a user through an account):
- Content and services tailored to user preferences - product categories and services.
- Offers tailored to the interests of users - retaining passwords.
- Retrieve Child Protection Filters for Content on the Internet (family mode options, safe search functions).
- Limit ad serving frequency - limit the number of impressions of an ad for a particular user on a site.
- Providing more relevant advertising to the user.
- Measurement, optimization and analytics features - such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a website, what kind of content is viewed, and how a user reaches a website (eg through search engines, directly from other websites, etc.). Websites run these analyzes of their use to improve sites for the benefit of users.
7. Security and privacy concerns
Cookies are NOT Viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code, so they cannot be executed or can auto-run. Consequently, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about user preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and on several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and consistently mark cookies to be deleted in anti-virus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures.
In general, browsers have built-in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, shelf life, and automatic deletion 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, it is advisable to know what problems can create cookies. In order to transmit constant information in both ways between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the data transmission, the 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 WiFi network).
- Other cookie-based attacks involve bad cookie settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to prevent browsers from sending information through unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information for unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.
8. Tips for safe and responsible cookie-based navigation
Here are a few tips that can help you navigate without worries with cookies:
- Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level for your cookie security.
- If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you can set long expiration dates to store your browsing history and personal access data.
- If you share access to your computer, you can consider the browser setting to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access sites that place cookies and to delete any visitor information when closing the browsing session.
- Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.
- Many of the applications for detection and prevention of spyware include the detection of attacks on sites. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software.
- Make sure your browser is always up-to-date.
- Many of the cookies attacks are exploited by exploiting the weaknesses of the old versions of browsers.
- Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and greatest websites on the Internet - local or international. With a clear understanding of how they work and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures, so you can browse with confidence on the internet.
- Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites unfeasible or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will not receive / see online advertising anymore.
- A browser setting is possible for cookies to be disallowed, or you can set your browser to accept cookies from a specific site. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.
- All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in your browser's "options" or "preferences" menu.
To understand these settings, the following links may be useful, otherwise you can use the browser's "help" option for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
For third-party cookie settings, please also see this site: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ro/
9. Useful links
If you want to know more about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:
10. Relevant legislation
For further information, please refer to the following documents and sources of public information:
- The General Data Protection Regulation no. 679/2016 („GDPR”)
- Opinion no. 4/2012 on cookies exempted from obtaining the agreement issued by the Working Group Article 29
- „Cookie”, Wikipedia.org
For any requests regarding your personal data, please send an e-mail to:
Please state in your request:
- Name and surname.
- E-mail address and / or phone number subject to the request (if applicable).
- The type of request and details of the context of the processing of the personal data to which the request relates.
- The email address or phone number we can contact you for details of your request.