This policy applies to cookies, web pages and mobile applications operated by BICO INDUSTRIES S.A.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, that will be stored on the computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user from whom the Internet is accessed. The cookie is installed by the request issued by a web server to a browser (e.g. Chrome, Safari, Firefox) and is completely "passive" (does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access the information on the user’s hard drive).

The role of cookies

Cookies allow the recognition of the user's equipment and the appropriate display of the webpage, adapted to the individual preferences of the user. The role of cookies is to ensure a pleasant and safe web browsing experience and to provide you with complete services, depending on the online behaviour manifested on the websites. Specifically, based on cookies BICO INDUSTRIES S.A. has the opportunity to:

  • Adapt the presentation and display of the website according to your preferences (language, resolution, etc.)
  • Create anonymous statistics, which do not involve personal identification, based on your behaviour on the website and the interest shown for the articles presented. These statistics allow us to improve the structure and content of the website, so that we can provide you with the information you need.
  • Provide web security measures.

What cookies are we using?

BICO INDUSTRIES S.R.L. website uses two (2) types of cookies: per session and fixed.

Cookies per session are temporary files that are installed in your terminal during the visit to our website and until the end of the session or of the browser used.

Fixed cookies remain in the terminal used by you for a longer period of time, depending on their parameters or until they are manually deleted by you. The cookies used are: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utm* (Google Analytics for website statistics); _ok, _okac, _okbk, _okdetect, _okla, _oklv, hblid, wcsid, olfsk (Olark Chat for the live chat module on the page); dzt_session, (cookies per session that are deleted after you close the browser, used to access the account); agreecookies (Cookie stored after clicking on the button “I agree” on the notification of the use of cookies).

How cookies are used on the website

Your visit to our website may install cookies that help us analyze:

  • site performance
  • your registration (log in, newsletter, etc.)
  • your user profile
  • your location for geographic targeting.

Do cookies record and/or contain personal data?

Cookies do not request personal information, do not personally identify the internet users. Personal data collected through the use of cookies may only be used to facilitate certain functionalities for you. This data is encrypted so that unauthorized persons cannot access it.

Deleting Cookies

The applications used to access web pages (browser, for example) save cookies on the Internet users' terminal by default. However, the settings may be changed by you, so that the automatic installation of cookies to be blocked by the web browser. Detailed information on how to manage cookies is available in the web browser settings. Please note that limiting the use of cookies may affect certain features of the way pages are displayed.

Why are cookies important for the Internet?

Cookies are important for the efficient functioning of the Internet, in the interest of the user, because they contribute to the creation of a simple and personalized web browsing experience according to the interests, preferences and behaviour of each user.

Blocking or disabling cookies could make some websites unusable or may significantly limit your web experience. Blocking or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive advertising messages, but that the web pages you are on will no longer provide you with an experience tailored to your behaviour and preferences.

Cookies are important for:

  • Content and services adapted to your preferences - categories of products and services.
  • Offers adapted to your interests
  • Preservation of child protection filters regarding web content (family mode options, safe-search functions).
  • Limiting the frequency of advertising messages delivery - limiting the number of impressions of an advertisement for a specific user on a site.
  • Providing relevant advertising depending on the user.
  • Measurement, optimization and recording of data related to the website performance - traffic statistics, visualized content. This information is important for improving the web experience of users.

Web security and user privacy issues

Cookies are NOT viruses and do not collect personal data.

However, cookies may be used against the users by Spyware programs. Because they store information about users' preferences and browsing history, cookies can be used as some kind of Spyware. Anti-spyware applications have the role of marking cookies to be deleted during anti-virus / anti-spyware scanning procedures.

Browsers have integrated privacy settings that offer different levels of allowance of cookies - such as the validity period and automatic deletion at the end of a web session.

Tips for safe and responsible browsing, based on cookies

Due to their flexibility and the fact that most of the largest and most visited websites use cookies, they are almost inevitable. Disabling cookies will not allow user access to the most widespread and used websites including YouTube, G-mail, Yahoo and others.

Other security issues related to cookies

As all Internet users have the right to online identity protection, it is advisable to be informed about possible security risks. Given that these files constantly exchange information between the browser and the website you visit, the information transmitted through cookies may be intercepted by unauthorized persons or programs. For example, this is possible if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted/unsecured network - as is the case of some Wi-Fi networks.

Other cookie-based attacks may be possible due to incorrect settings of these files on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to gain access to information transmitted through cookies. For these reasons, it is essential to pay close attention to the settings that protect your personal information available online.

We offer some tips to ensure a safe web browsing, through Cookies.

  • Customize your browser settings for cookies. If you are the only user of the terminal, you can set extended expiration dates for cookies.
  • If you are not the only user of the terminal, consider deleting individual browsing data each time you close the browser.
  • Install anti-spyware applications and keep them constantly updated.
  • Make sure your browser is always updated, as many Cookie-based attacks are possible due to weaknesses in older versions of browsers.

All browsers offer you the possibility to set your personalized Cookies action mode. To understand these settings, depending on the browser used, access one of the links below:
Setari Cookies in Internet Explorer
Setari Cookies in Firefox
Setari Cookies in Google Chrome
Setari Cookies in Safari

Pentru setarile cookie-urilor generate de terti puteti consulta si site-ul:

Linkuri utile

If you want to know more information about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:

Microsoft Cookies guide
All About Cookies