The Internet web site https://www.brandsfurniture.com
Cookies are small text files that can be processed by websites in order for them to be used more efficiently.
The law stipulates that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary in order to operate this site. For all other types of cookies, we need your permission. This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.
Your consent applies to this web domain: https://www.brandsfurniture.com
The information presented below has the purpose to bring to the users’ knowledge more details about the placement, the usage and the management of cookies that are used by the website https://www.brandsfurniture.com, owned by ZONE DECO INTERIORS SRL. We also show some useful links concerning this subject.
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This website uses its own cookies and cookies from third parties in order to give visitors a much better navigation experience and services that are adapted to everyone’s needs and interests.
In what we call “2.0 web”, the cookies play an important role in facilitating the access and the delivery of multiple services that the user enjoys on the Internet, such as:
• The customisation of certain settings such as: the language in which a site is viewed, the currency that certain prices or fees are expressed in, saving the options for certain products (sizes, other details etc.) in the shopping cart (and memorising these options) - thus generating the flexibility of the “shopping cart” (accessing old preferences by pushing the “forward” and “back” button).
• Cookies offer the site owners valuable feedback on the way their websites are used by the users, so that they can make them even more efficient and accessible to users. This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.
• They allow multimedia or other type of applications on other sites to be included into a certain site in order to create a more valuable navigation experience, that is more useful and more pleasant.
Your consent applies to the following domains: https://www.brandsfurniture.com.
An “Internet cookie” (also known as a “browser cookie” or a “HTTP cookie” or just a “cookie”) is a small file made of letters and numbers, which will be stored on the computer, the mobile device or on other equipment of the user who accesses the Internet.
The cookie is installed through the solicitation of a web-server of a browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely “passive” (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the user’s hard drive).
A cookie is formed of 2 parts: the name and the content, or the value of the cookie. Moreover, a cookie’s life span is determined; technically, only the web-server that sent the cookie can access it again only when a user returns to the website associated to the respective web-server.
The cookies themselves do not ask for personal information in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify the Internet users.
There are 2 large categories of cookies:
• Session cookies - these are temporarily stored in the cookies folder of the web browser so that it memorises them until the user exits the respective web site or closes the browser window (for example, when he logs in or off a web mail account or a social network).
• Persistent cookies - these are stored on a computer’s hard drive or equipment (and generally depend on the pre-established lifespan of a cookie).Persistent cookies also include those placed by another website than the one that the user uses at the time - also known as third party cookies, which can be used anonymously in order to memorise a user’s cookies, so that more relevant advertising is delivered to users.
A cookie contains information that connects a web-server (the user) and a certain web-server (the website).If a browser accesses that web-server again, it can read the already stored information and can react consequently.
The cookies ensure that the users have a pleasant navigation experience and sustain the efforts of many websites in order to offer quality services to users: for example, the preferences concerning online confidentiality, the options concerning the site’s language, the shopping cart or relevant advertising.
Not accepting or deactivating cookies does not mean you will not get any more online advertising, it only means that it will not take into account your preferences and interests, shown by your navigation behavior.
What is the life span of a cookie?
The cookies are managed by web-servers. The life span of a cookie can significantly vary, depending on the reason it is placed. Some cookies are exclusively used for one session (session cookies) and are no longer stored once the user has left the website and some other cookies are stored and reused every time the user comes back to that site (permanent cookies). Nevertheless, cookies can be deleted at any time by a user through the settings of his browser.
Some content sections of certain sites can be provided through third party providers (for example, a news box, a video or an ad).These third parties can also place cookies through the site, which are called third party cookies because they are not placed by the owner of the respective website. Third party providers must also respect the law in force and the confidentiality policies of the site’s owner.
The site uses Google Analytics cookies to collect information on the way the visitors use this site and to detect possible navigation problems. Google Analytics stores information on the visited pages, the navigation duration on the site, the way the site was visited and the sections that were accessed on the pages. Personal information cannot be used, so this information cannot be used to identify the user.
The site uses Google Analytics to follow if the site meets the users’ expectations and to prioritise the improvement of the processes. Google offers more information on cookies in the confidentiality and cookies policy page. Google also offers an add-on that offers the possibility to disable Google Analytics no matter what pages are accessed.
This type of cookies remembers the user’s preferences on this site, so that their setting is no longer necessary on each new visit of the site.
- the settings of the volume for the video player
- the speed of the video streaming that the browser is compatible to
Each time a user visits this site, the analytics software provided by a third party generates an analysis cookie of the user. This cookie tells us if you have visited this site before. The browser will tell us if you have this cookie, and if you don’t, we will generate one. This allows the monitoring of the unique users that visit us and how often they do.
As long as you are not registered on this site, this cookie cannot be used to identify the individuals, as it is only used for statistics.
If you are registered we can also know the details you provided us with, such as your e-mail address and the user name - these are subject to the confidentiality and the provisions of the Terms and Conditions, the Confidentiality Policy as well as to the provisions of the law in force concerning the protection of personal information.
These cookies are used by software that establishes which country you are from. It is completely anonymous and is only used to target the content - even when you are on our Romanian page or another language you still get the same advertisement.
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made out of code pieces so they cannot be executed and they cannot auto run. Consequently, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks in order to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
Cookies can still be used in negative purposes. Because they stock information of the preferences and the navigation history of the users, both on a certain site and on several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and they constantly mark cookies to be deleted after the procedures of deleting/scanning anti-virus/anti-spyware.
Browsers generally have integrated confidentiality settings that provide with different levels of accepting cookies, the validity period and the automatic deletion after the user has visited a certain site.
Other security aspects concerning cookies:
Because identity protection is very valuable and represents the right of every Internet user, the users should know what potential problems can lead to the creation of cookies. Because through them information is constantly transmitted in both ways between the browser and the website, if an attacker or an unauthorised person intervenes in the data transmission, the information in the cookies can be intercepted.
This can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (for example, an unsecured WiFi network).
Some cookie-based attacks imply wrong settings of cookies on servers. If a website does not ask the browser to only use encrypted channels, the attackers can use this vulnerability to trick the browsers to send information through unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information in order to have unauthorised access to certain websites. It is very important to be attentive in choosing the most accurate method to protect personal information.
Advice for a safe and responsible cookie-based navigation
Some advice that can ensure a worry-free navigation, but without cookies:
• Customise the settings of your browser concerning cookies, in order to reflect a cookie usage level that is comfortable for you.
• If you don’t mind cookies and you are the only person who uses the computer, you can set long terms of expiry for the storage of the navigation history and of the personal information of access.
• If you share access to the computer, you can consider setting the browser to delete the individual navigation information each time you close the browser. This is a way to access websites that place cookies and to delete any visit information on the closure of the navigation session.
• Install and constantly update your anti-spyware applications. Many of the spyware detection and prevention include the detection of attacks on websites. In this way, they prevent the browser from accessing websites that could exploit the vulnerabilities of the browser or to download potentially dangerous software.
Ensure that your browser is always updated.
Many of the cookie-based attacks are realised by exploiting the weaknesses of the old versions of browsers.
Cookies are everywhere and they cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access ways to the best and the biggest Internet sites - both local and international. With a better understanding of the way their operation mode and the benefits that they bring, you can take the necessary security measures, so that you can safely navigate the Internet.
Deactivating and refusing to accept cookies can make some websites become out of reach or out of order, or they can become difficult to visit and to use. Moreover, the refuse to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer get/ see online advertising.
It is possible to set your browser to no longer accept these cookies or you can set the browser to only accept cookies from a certain site. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.
All modern browsers offer the possibility to change the settings of cookies. These settings are generally found in the options setting or in the preferences menu of your browser.
For the settings of third party generated cookies, you can also check the following website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/.