1. Cookie Use Policy

This policy refers to cookies and web pages operated by SC LUCIA BELLA FASHION SRL, with registered office at Str. Baicului nr. 70, Sector 2, Bucharest. 

2. What are cookies?

The cookie is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on the computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user accessing the Internet. The cookie is installed by a request sent by the web server to 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).
3. What are cookies used for?

These files make it possible to recognise the user’s terminal and present the content in a relevant way, adapted to the user’s preferences. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of MDLA to provide comfortable services to users: e.g.: preferences regarding online confidentiality, the shopping cart or relevant advertising. They are also used in the preparation of aggregated anonymous statistics which 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. 
4. What cookies do we use?

We use two types of cookies: session and permanent. Permanent cookies are temporary files which remain in the user’s terminal until the end of the session or the closure of the application (web browser). The permanent files remain in the user’s terminal during the time specified in the parameters of the cookie or until they are manually deleted by the user. 
5. How are cookies used by this site?

A visit to this site may place cookies for the purposes of: 
· Site performance
· Visitor analysis 
· Geotargeting 
· Registration 
· Advertising (by us or third parties)

6. 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 through the use of cookies may only be collected to facilitate certain functionalities for the user. Such data is encrypted in a way which makes it inaccessible for unauthorised persons. 

7. Deleting cookies

Generally, an application used to access web pages allows cookies to be saved on the terminal by default. These settings can be changed in such a way that the automatic administration of cookies is blocked by the web browser or the user is informed every time that cookies are sent to his terminal. Detailed information about the possibilities and ways of managing cookies may be found in the application’s settings area (web browser). Limiting the use of cookies may affect certain functionalities of the web page. 

8. Why are cookies important for the Internet?

Cookies are the focus of the Internet’s effective operation, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience, tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Rejecting or disabling cookies can make some sites impossible to use.

Rejecting or disabling cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – but it will no longer be able to keep track of your preferences and interests highlighted by your previous browsing behaviour.

Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require authentication of a user in a particular account): 
· Content and services tailored to the user preferences – product and service categories.
· Offers tailored to the interests of users – password retention 
· Retaining Child Protection Filters for Content on the Internet (family mode options, safe search functions)
· Limiting ad serving frequency – limiting the number of impressions of an ad for a particular user on a site
· Providing relevant advertising to the user. 
· Measurement, optimisation, and analytics features – such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a site, what type of content is viewed and how a user reaches the site (e.g. through search engines, directly from other websites etc.). Sites run such analyses to improve user experience.

9. Security and confidentiality issues 

Cookies MUST NOT be confused with viruses! Cookies use a plain text format. They are not made up of pieces of code so they cannot be executed nor can they self-run. Consequently, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Since cookies cannot perform such functions, they cannot be considered viruses.

Cookies can nevertheless be used for negative purposes. Because they store information about users’ browsing preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and on multiple sites, cookies can be used as a form of spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and will consistently flag cookies for deletion in anti-virus/anti-spyware removal/scanning procedures.

Generally, browsers have integrated privacy settings which provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited the site.

Other security aspects related to cookies:

Because identity protection is very valuable and represents the right of every Internet user, one should be aware of the possible issues which cookies may create. Because their information is constantly transmitted in both directions between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorised person interferes with the data transmission path, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted.

Although very rare, 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 cookie settings on servers. If a site does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information through unsecured channels. The attackers then use the information for the purpose of unauthorised access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful when choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information. 

Tips for a safe and responsible cookie-based navigation.

Due to their flexibility and the fact that the majority of the most visited and largest sites use cookies, these are almost inevitable. Disabling cookies will not allow the user to access the most popular and used sites including YouTube, Gmail, Yahoo and others.

Here are some tips to ensure safe web browsing via cookies:
· Customise cookies browser settings to set a comfortable level of security. 
· If you are not bothered by the use of cookies and you are the only person using the computer, you may set longer expiration periods for the storage of the browsing history and personal access data. 
· If you share computer access, you may want to consider setting the browser to clear personal browsing data each time you close the browser. This is an option to access sites which place cookies and to delete any visitor information at the end of the browsing session. 
· Install and keep your antispyware applications up to date. 
Many spyware detection and prevention applications include detecting site attacks. This prevents the browser from accessing sites which might exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software.

Make sure your browser is always up to date.

Many of the cookie-based attacks are made by exploiting weaknesses of older versions of browsers.

Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and largest sites on the Internet – whether local or international. With a clear understanding of how they work and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you may safely browse the Internet.

Disabling and rejecting cookies may result in certain sections or pages of the website being unavailable or difficult to visit and use. Moreover, rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive/see online advertising.

You may adjust browser settings to prevent these cookies from being accepted or to accept cookies only 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 adjust cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the “Options” or “Preferences” menu of your browser. 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 further questions about how cookies are used through this site, please contact: office.mdla@gmail.com.