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Cookies Policy

This page is designed to help you understand more effectively the notions of cookies, web beacons and similar technologies and their use on our websites, services, applications and tools. Below you will find a summary of important issues you should know about using these technologies.


General presentation

When you visit or interact with our websites, services, applications, tools or messaging, we or our authorized service providers may use cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies to store information in order to provide a better, more seamless, fast and secure experience and to personalize content and advertising.

Service providers are companies that help us with various aspects of our activity, such as site operations, services, applications, advertising and other tools. We use only authorized service providers.These service providers may place cookies on your device through our services (third party cookies).They can also collect information that helps them identify your device, such as your IP address or other unique identifiers or devices.

Cookies and similar technologies have different functions.These are necessary either for the functioning of our services - it helps us to improve our performances, to offer you additional functionalities-, either to analyze the behavior of the visitor the site,or to be able to offer you relevant ads.

We use cookies and similar technologies that remain on your device only if you keep your browser active (session), as well as cookies and similar technologies that remain on your device for a longer period (persistently).
You can block, delete or deactivate these technologies if your device allows this. You can manage cookies and cookie preferences in your browser or device settings.You can control (for example, what information you wish to share) and update your personal preferences to improve and personalize your experience on our site, including advertising customized to your interests, as you use our sites, services, applications and tools. Proper security measures are implemented to prevent unauthorized access to cookies and similar stored technologies.

The use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes mentioned above is generally based on Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR, as we have a legitimate interest in the proper and convenient operation of the site and for the analysis ( statistics) of the use of our website, services, applications and other tools.
The customization, measurement and analysis for the purpose of improving and adapting the user experience on our site, including advertising adapted to your interests, will be performed only with your agreement in accordance with GDPR Article 6 (1) (a).


What are cookies, web beacons and similar technologies?

Like most sites, we use technologies that act like small data files placed on your computer, tablet, mobile phone or other device (your "device") that allow us to record certain information whenever you visit or interact with our site, services, applications, messaging and other tools.
The specific names and types of cookies and other similar technologies we use may change from time to time.


Terminologies and definitions:

» Cookies: Small text files (usually made up of letters and numbers) placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website or view a message.Cookies allow a site to recognize a particular device or browser. There are several types of cookies:          
          • Session cookies that expire at the end of the browser session and allow us to connect your actions in that browser session;
          • Persistent cookies that are stored on your device between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions on multiple sites;
          • The primary cookies are set by the site you visit;
          • Third-party cookies are set by a third-party site separate from the site you visit.
Cookies can be disabled or removed by tools that are available in most browsers. You use will have to set separately the preferences for each browser, as different browsers offer different functionality and options.

» Beacon-uri web:Small graphic images (also known as "pixel tags" or "clear GIFs"), which can be included on our websites, services, applications, messaging and tools and that usually work together with cookies to identify the users and the behavior of our users.

» Similar technologies:Technologies that store information in your browser or device using local shared objects or local storage, such as flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies and other software methods for web applications.These technologies can work in all your browsers and, in some cases, they cannot be completely managed by your browser and may require direct management through the applications or the device.We may use terms "cookies" or "similar technologies" in our policies to refer to all the technologies we use to store data in your browser or device or that collect information or help us identify you in the manner described.


Your options and our use of cookies, web beacons and similar technologies

We offer certain services, applications and tools of the site that are available only through the use of these technologies.You are always free to block, delete or disable these technologies if your browser, installed application or device allows this. However, if you refuse cookies or other similar technologies, you will not be able to take advantage of certain features, services, applications or tools of the site. Also, you may be required to enter your password more frequently during the browsing session. For more information on how to block, delete, or deactivate these technologies, see your browser or device settings.

Generally, these technologies allow our sites, services, applications and tools to store relevant information in your browser or on your device and then read the respective information to identify you on our servers or internal systems.

We protect cookies and other similar technologies to ensure that only we and / or our service providers can interpret them, assigning them a unique identifier that is designed for interpretation only by us. We do not store your personal information on any of our cookies or other similar technologies.

Any personal information we collect and store through the use of these technologies is obtained first by notification and consent: we obtain your consent, informing you through this document about the use of technologies and giving you the possibility to deactivate these technologies, as described above.


The use of these types of technologies falls into the following general categories:

1. Necessary for operation

We may use cookies, web beacons or other similar technologies necessary for the operation of our sites, services, applications and tools.This category includes technologies that allow you access to our sites, services, applications and tools; which are necessary to identify any abnormal behavior of the site, to prevent fraudulent activity and to improve security; or that allow you to use our features, such as shopping carts, saved searches or other similar functions.

2.  Related to performance

We may use cookies, web beacons or other similar technologies to evaluate the performance of our sites, applications, services and tools, including in our analytical practices to help us understand how our visitors use our sites, to determine if you have interacted with the messaging provided by our site, to determine whether you have visited a link or article or to improve the content, applications, services or tools of our site.

3. Related to functionality

It is possible to use cookies, web beacons or other similar technologies that allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when you access or use our websites, services, applications or tools. This may include your identification when you log in to our sites or track your preferences, interests or previous articles viewed in order to improve the presentation of content on our sites.

4.  Advertising

We may use third-party cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to deliver content, including advertisements relevant to your interests, on third-party sites or services, third-party applications and tools.This includes using technologies to understand the relevance of the advertisement and content that was delivered to you, if you accessed an advertisement (you clicked on an advertisement).

Waiving our advertising cookies does not necessarily mean that you will not see our advertising –it just means that the advertising will not be personalized, and it will no longer take into account your preferences and interests.If you wish to opt out of all other types of technologies that weuse on our sites, services, applications or tools, you may do so by blocking, deleting or deactivating them, depending on the browser or device you use.


How authorized third-party service providers use these technologies

We collaborate with third-party companies, commonly known as service providers, who are authorized to place third-party cookies, web beacons or similar technologies for storing information on our sites or in our services, applications and tools with our permission.These service providers help us offer a better, faster and more secure experience. These service providers use these technologies to help us deliver our own content and advertising and compile anonymous values and analysis of the site.
These service providers are subject to confidentiality agreements with us and other legal restrictions regarding their use or collection.
Except for the use of such technologies by our service providers or by other authorized third-party service providers, we do not allow the use of these technologies for the purposes of tracking or collecting personal information.If you suspect that third party content may collect personal information or use tracking technologies on one of our sites, please report to us at info@gbc.ro.

The data processing is realized based on GDPR art. 6 (1) (f) and in order to ensure proper data security. We have a legitimate interest in protecting our sites, services, applications, tools against unauthorized, illegal and unwanted access and to allow you to use our site safely.

Last revision: 24 March 2020