What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer, phone, tablet or mobile device. They are stored on the above devices by the websites you access (such as our website), and contain information about your activity on those websites – for example – sub-pages accessed, the time spent on a certain page, etc.
Cookies can be session and are deleted when you close the browser, or permanent and remain on the computer even after closing the browser, usually until you delete them manually.
From a technical point of view, such information can be obtained by us and through other technical means assimilated to cookie modules and used for the same purposes (e.g., web beacons, pixels, widgets, identifiers associated with the device, etc.). In this Policy, we refer to all these technologies using the term "cookies module".
Why do we use cookie modules?
We use cookie modules to help you access the services of our website as easily and efficiently as possible.
The cookie modules help us provide, protect and improve the services of our website.
For example, through them, we can recognize you and thus, the next time you connect, we can offer you personalized content, adapting or measuring the advertisements, while ensuring an experience that is as safe and as easy to access as possible.
Considering how the services we offer online will develop, it is possible that these cookie modules will change their technological characteristics in the future. However, even in this situation they will continue to fulfill one of the purposes below.
What cookie modules do we use and for what purposes?
To make it easier for you to identify them, we have divided the types of cookie modules we use into several categories:
Strictly Necessary Cookies – required to provide SPI website services. For example, cookie modules for system administration, to prevent fraudulent activity.
Analysis cookies – used directly by us (own cookies), or used by other third parties (third-party cookies) to help us offer you an improved experience and to be able to analyze how the website works . For example, cookie modules through which we evaluate the site's performance (e.g., number of visits, duration, etc.) and we can test different design ideas.
Advertising cookies – used directly by us (own cookies), or used by other third parties (third-party cookies) to provide relevant and personalized marketing materials for each user, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of that content. For example, cookie modules for personalizing advertising content.
What special cookies do we use?
On the SPI website we use social network icons, as well as embedded video content from other websites, such as YouTube.
In order for us to be able to offer you all this embedded content, we use a series of technical means assimilated to cookie modules, which are called widgets or pixels, and which we obtain from other entities such as social media networks (for example Facebook, Twitter , YouTube, Pinterest)
• for example, we use the Facebook Pixel, a service offered by Facebook used to observe your activity on www.new.secpralpro.ro following your interaction with SPI ads delivered through the Facebook ad network;
When you visit a page with embedded content (for example with a YouTube video), or click on the symbol of a social network from us on the site, a cookie will be placed on your computer.
In addition, we can recognize the information from the cookie modules on your computer in order to understand how you interact with our website and with the electronic messages sent by us. We achieve this by using technical means similar to cookie modules, called web beacons. These allow us to correlate the information from the cookie modules about you.
Who helps us in placing and processing the information within these cookie modules?
As a rule, the information stored in the cookie modules used by the SPI website are used by us (i.e., our own cookie modules). However, there are a number of services detailed below, which can be used by us through the use of third-party cookie modules.
These third-party cookie modules are provided by entities such as Google, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest. They allow us to benefit from additional services provided by them, so that we can improve our own services and make the use of our website much easier.
Through these cookie modules, we can provide you with relevant materials adapted to your preferences, being able to evaluate the effectiveness of that content.
You can restrict, block, or delete the cookies used by this site at any time, using the settings provided by the web browser you are using. These differ from one browser provider to another, but most of the time they can be found in the "Settings" section, under the "Security" or "Privacy" section. The help function in your browser can provide you with more information about these settings.
If you want to delete the cookie modules from your computer, you can use the browser settings for this. As a rule, this function can be found in the Settings or History menu, for any browser:
• In the case of the Internet Explorer browser, this function is available as follows: internet settings - browsing history - delete browsing history. The help function in your browser can provide you with more information about these settings.
For the Google Chrome browser, access history (or use the CTRL+H shortcut) - delete browsing data - cookies and other site data.