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Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Last updated: September 2020

The website owned by Smithfield Romania SRL (”Smithfield Romania”), www.smithfield.ro, uses cookies to provide you with an improved browsing experience on our website. Cookies give us important feedback on how you browse the website, so it is more efficient and accessible to you.

I.       General Information

Cookie is a small text file that a website saves to your computer or mobile device when you visit it. Due to cookies, the website retains your actions and preferences over a period of time. This way, you don’t have to re-enter them whenever you return to that particular website or browse from one page to another.

Smithfield Romania uses cookies to improve the way our website is used. We use cookies for statistics, to remember preferences for the use of cookies, to ensure the security of the website and for marketing purposes.

Statistical cookies help us understand how visitors interact with the website by collecting and reporting information anonymously. Accepting cookies is not strictly necessary for the operation of the site, but it can improve your browsing experience. You can delete or block cookies, but if you do so, some features of the website may not work properly.

Cookie-related information is not used to personally identify you. In addition, we keep your browsing preferences under control. Cookies are not used for purposes other than those described herein.

Cookies do not contain software, viruses or spyware or cannot access the information on your hard drive. The information collected by cookies does not retain names, data completed in forms, or other such data, but contains a unique ID to distinguish one visitor from another.

Cookies are divided into two categories, depending on their lifetime:

a)     Session cookies, also called functionality cookies, are automatically active and are not subject to your consent. These cookies record, for example, the opening of the browsing session and are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Also, because web pages do not have a specific memory, session cookies are automatically deleted when the browser is closed or when a particular session has been inactive for a certain period of time.

b)     Persistent cookies are stored on the device from which the user accesses the website and retain user preferences (e.g. preferred language in the use of the website). These cookies help improve the way the website is used taking into account the behavior of each user when browsing the website.

More information about managing these cookies can be found in the browser’s help file or by accessing sites such as www.allaboutcookies.org.

Persistent cookies have a longer lifespan but can be deleted at any time from the device used by changing the settings of the browser used.

II.     Cookies Used by Our Website

Cookies are used to give you a better browsing experience, including by identifying any errors that may occur during your visit/use.

On the first visit of the website, a notification banner will appear asking for your consent to the collection of cookies. If you do not give your consent, your computer or internet-connected device will not store these cookies, except for cookies strictly necessary for the operation of the website.

Cookies Required

These cookies are necessary for the operation of the website and cannot be kept in our systems. They are usually set only in response to your actions, which is a service request, such as setting your preferences of confidentiality, login or filling your forms. You can set your browser to block these cookies, but some parts of the website may not work properly. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Statistical Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources on the website so that we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us know which pages are popular or less popular and to see how visitors move through the pages of the website. All information that these cookies collect is aggregated and, therefore, anonymous. If you do not accept these cookies, we will not know when you visited our website and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookies provide us with information on how this website is used so that there is the possibility of improving the efficiency and accessibility of the website to users.

Cookie Type Cookie Name Purpose of Using Cookies Cookie Lifespan
Statistics Google Analytics cookie_ga This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a customer identifier 2 years
Statistic Google Analytics cookie _gat_gtag_UA_132583134_1 This cookie is used for statistical purposes to improve the performance of the website. 2 years
Statistics Google Analytics cookie _gid This cookie is used for performance purposes. 2 years
Necessary smithfield_romania_session Maintains a secure session during your visit. The session cookies is automatically generated when accessing the site and is used for web application management (HTTP protocol, filling our certain forms, interacting with certain elements on the site etc.) Until closing of website
Necessary Smithfield Used to remember preferences for the use of cookies. 30 days
Necessary XSRF-TOKEN Used to maintain website security. Until closing of website

III.  How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish by selecting your preferred options on our website.

Also, through your Internet browser, you can delete all cookies that are already stored on your computer and you can set most of browsers to block their placement, except for those strictly necessary for the operation of the website. If you do this, you may need to manually set some preference every time you visit the website. Some services or options may also not work.

IV.   Cookie Policy Updates

If we need to review this cookie policy in the future, we will publish the revised cookie policy on the website and flag the updated version by changing the “Last Update” date at the top of the Cookie Policy.

V.     Contact

If you have any questions, complaints or need further information about this Cookie Policy, please contact us at dpo@smithfield.ro  and we will do our best to respond as soon as possible.