This Policy refers to the cookies used on the websites and apps that are operated by BIOFARM S.A. and it is completed with the Terms and Conditions, as well as the Privacy Notice.

Cookies purpose

You can easily and faster navigate on a website that reminds you, than one that doesn’t recognise you. Therefore, most of the websites that you know and use, are using cookies.

What are cookies and what cookies categories are existing?

A cookie is an alphanumerical file, of small dimensions that is stored on your device browser when you access a website. Cookies may be used, for example, for identifying that device or to ensure the full and correct display of our website. Cookies are also helping us to provide integrated services, to customize the content and to customize and to analyse the advertisements. Cookies may be divided in 4 categories, based on their function and utility.

  1. We use necessary cookies on our website, so that you may navigate on the website and use its basic functions. First of all, they are necessary because they ensure the correct function of the website. Such cookies are automatically activated, not being conditioned by the user’s consent.
  2. We use preference cookies to ensure the use of our website. Such cookies collect information about how our webpages are being used, the domain name from which users are coming from, number of visits, average duration of the visits and the seen pages. We had included here the cookies that are being installed in order for non-customised advertisement to be displayed (they are remembering if a commercial had been displayed), as well those that are measuring the website audience (without including the demographic component, or the audience segmentation), since without traffic measurement our website cannot reach its purpose, and the rules for protecting the private life are not meant to block the advertising display.
  3. We use statistic cookies in order to improve the navigation experience on our website. The statistic cookies collect information regarding the manner that our users are using a website, such as: what pages are the most popular, what pages connectivity is the most effective and if the users are receiving error messages from the websites. Such cookies allow us to offer the user a high-quality experience and have the purpose to contribute for the improvement of our website functionality, as well as demographic segmentation of our audience, that, furthermore, is being used for the advertisement customization, solely if such has been allowed.
  4. We use marketing cookies in order to provide relevant and specific content. Marketing cookies are also used for measuring and controlling the efficiency of the advertisement campaigns. Marketing cookies register if a website is being seen and what content is being used. Such information may also be shared with third parties, such as advertising agencies and are connected with third parties website functions (third party cookies).

How can you erase or deactivate cookies?

You may use your browser’s setting in order to delete individual or all cookies. Furthermore, you will receive information and instructions regarding the use of further cookies, according with your browser: Mozilla Firefox І  Internet Explorer І  Google Chrome І  Opera І  Safari  You may also individually administer marketing cookies for more activities and functions. For this, use adequate user instruments that are available here About ads or here Your online choices or here Network advertising. .

The use of advertising personalization cookies is a current standard on many of the important sites you may visit. Advertising of this type helps us to reach the categories of users interested in a certain type of product, to which the respective advertisements are displayed.

Usually, the information about the categories that define the range of interested users is not personal data, but the profile that is created about users, based on the data collected through advertising profiling cookies, falls into the category of personal data. As these cookies are placed by services controlled by us, it results that the profiling (which is a processing of personal data) through these cookies is performed by Biofarm S.A., as a data operator. You can choose not to be profiled by Google for advertising purposes, by accessing   https://www.google.com/settings/ads

Most browsers have a so-called "Do Not Track" feature that allows you to specify that you do not want to be "followed" by websites. When this feature is enabled, the browser notifies networks, websites and advertising applications that you do not want to be targeted for advertising purposes on a behavioural or a similar basis. Information and instructions on how to edit this feature can be obtained, depending on your browser provider: Mozilla Firefox І  Internet Explorer І  Google Chrome І  Opera І  Furthermore, you may also prevent the default loading of so-called scripts. NoScript add-on allows the execution of JavaScript, Java and other plug-ins only for the trusted domains selected by you. Information and instructions on how to edit this feature may be obtained depending on your browser (for example: Mozilla Firefox)

Third parties that have access to personal date from the website www.biofarm.ro

This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google").

Google Analytics uses cookies to help us constantly analyse how users use our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.

Furthermore, we use Google Maps services that integrate maps from Google Maps service provider, Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). The data processed by Google may include your IP address and location, which may be processed in the United States. However, this data will not be collected without your consent (this depends on your device settings). Additional information about Google Maps may be found in the Privacy Policy https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ Opt-Out:  https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

Other third parties that have access to your data are: Google Adwords (Double Click) which is a provider of promotion and marketing services. DoubleClick is a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). DoubleClick uses cookies to present you with relevant advertising.

A pseudonym ID is assigned to your browser to verify which ads have been displayed in your browser and which ads have been downloaded. Cookies do not contain personal information. The use of DoubleClick cookies allows only Google and its partner sites to place ads based on previous visits to our other sites. The information generated by the cookie will be transmitted to and stored on Google servers in the United States for analysis.

A transfer of data by Google to third parties takes place only on the basis of legal regulations or as part of the processing of an order data. Under no circumstances will Google combine your data with other data collected by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser software, however, as a precaution, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all the functions of our web pages. You may also object to or prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and related to your use of websites, as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link in the section „ Uninstall apps or extensions „.

Who is responsible for data protection on Biofarm S.A.?

Our data protection officer is Cristiana Deca and may be contacted at dpo.biofarm@biofarm.ro

GENERAL PRESENTATION OF COOKIES

Here below is a complete list of the cookies used on Biofarm website:

Your rights regarding the processing of personal data

As a data subject you have specific legal rights regarding the personal data, we collect from you. Biofarm will respect your individual rights and will take care of your interests accordingly.

Right of withdrawal of consent: You may withdraw your consent for the processing of personal data at any time.

Right to rectification: You can obtain from us the rectification of personal data concerning you. We make reasonable efforts to keep personal data that is used continuously, in our possession, or control - accurate, complete, current and relevant, based on the latest information available to us.

Right to restriction: You can obtain from us the restriction on the processing of personal data, if:

  • You challenge the correctness of personal data for the period in which we must verify the accuracy,
  • The processing is illegal and you request the restriction of the processing rather than the deletion of personal data,
  • We no longer need your personal data, but you request it in order to establish, exercise or defend a right, or
  • You object to the processing in the period in which we verify if our legitimate reasons take precedence over yours.

Right of access: You can ask us for information about the personal data we hold about you, including information about what categories of personal data we have in our possession or control, what is used for, where we have it from, if they are not collected directly from you and to whom it is disclosed, if applicable. You may obtain a copy from us, free of charge, containing the personal data we hold about you. We reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee for each additional copy you may request.

Right to portability: Upon request, we will transfer personal data to another operator, where technically possible, provided that the processing is based on your consent or is necessary for the execution of a contract.

Right to deletion: you can obtain from us the deletion of personal data, if:

– your personal data are no longer necessary for us in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or is processed in another way; 

– you have the right to oppose the further processing of personal data (see below) and to exercise this right of objection to the processing; 

– personal data have been processed illegally;

Unless processing is required

– your personal data are no longer necessary for us in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or is processed in another way; 

 

– you have the right to oppose the further processing of personal data (see below) and to exercise this right of objection to the processing;   

– personal data have been processed illegally;  

Right of opposition : You may object - at any time - to the processing of personal data. In this case, we will no longer process personal data if we cannot demonstrate well-founded, legitimate reasons and a major interest in the processing or for the establishment, exercise or defence of a right. If you object to the processing, please specify if you wish to delete personal data or restrict the processing by us.

Right to lodge a complaint:   In the event of an alleged breach of applicable privacy legislation, you can lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority.

The National Authority for the Supervision of Personal Data Processing at the address: 28-30 G-ral. Gheorghe Magheru Boulevard, District 1, postal code 010336, Bucharest, Romania

Email: anspdcp@dataprotection.ro

Please note

Time period: We will try to honour the request regarding the exercise of a right within 30 days as of its receipt. However, the response time may be extended for specific reasons related to the specific right or complexity of the request.

Restricting access: In certain situations, we may not be able to grant you access to all or part of your personal data due to legal provisions. If we refuse your request for access, we will inform you of the reason for the refusal.

Impossibility of identification: In some cases, we may not be able to search for your personal data due to the lack of identification elements provided in your application.

In such cases, where we cannot identify you as the data subject, we will not be able to comply with your request to exercise your legal rights as described in this section, unless you provide additional identification information.

Exercising your legal rights: In order to exercise your legal rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer by email at dpo.biofarm@biofarm.ro

Endnote

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This version was updated on 08.02.2021