This policy refers to cookies and web pages operated by the Silvania Gourmet company.
What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files, made up of letters and numbers, that are stored on the computer, mobile device or other electronic equipment used to browse the web. The cookie is generated by a web page server of the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is entirely “passive” (does not contain software programs, viruses or spyware and cannot access information stored on the user’s hard drive).
How are cookies used?
These files make it possible for us to recognise the user’s terminal and offer relevant content, adapted to the user’s preferences.
Cookies provide users a pleasant browsing experience and sustain the efforts of Silvania Gourmet to offer comfortable services to the users.
Also, these cookies are used in generating anonymous statistics which help us better understand how a user navigates through our web pages and, therefore, improve the structure and content of our website, while excluding personal identification of the user.
What cookies do we use?
We use two types of cookies: session and stored. Session cookies are temporary files which are stored in the computer's memory only during a user's browsing session and are automatically deleted from the user's computer when the browser is closed. The stored or permanent cookies are configured to keep track of users for a certain period of time and are stored on the user's computer until they expire or are manually removed by the user.
How are cookies used on this website?
When you visit this website, your browser might place cookies such as:
- Website performance cookies
- Visitor analysis cookies
- Geotargeting cookies
- Registration cookies
- Advertising cookies
- Third-party advertising cookies
Do cookies contain personal data?
Usually, an application used to access web pages allows for cookies to be placed by default on the terminal used. These settings can be changed to block automatic management of cookies by the browser or to inform the user each time a cookie is being placed on the terminal. Detailed information about the user cookie preferences can be found in the browser’s settings. Limiting the usage of cookies can affect certain features of web pages.
Why are cookies important for the Internet?
Cookies are an essential part of the Internet and help generate a friendly browsing experience, adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Refusing or deactivating cookies can make certain websites unusable. Refusing or deactivating cookies does not mean you will no longer see online advertisement, it only means that these ads will not be able to take into account your preferences and interests, as shown by your browsing behaviour. Here are some examples of important uses of cookies (that do not require user authentification via an account):
- Content and services adapted to the user’s preferences - product categories and services
- Offers tailored to the user’s preferences - remembering passwords
- Remembering parental control filters regarding Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions)
- Limiting the frequency of advertisements - limiting the number of ad impressions for a certain user on a website
- Providing more relevant advertisement to the user
- Measurement, optimization and analytics features - such as confirming a certain volume of website traffic, what type of content is viewed and which channel brings the user on the website (e.g. search engines, direct, other websites etc.). Websites generate these analyses in order to improve their user’s experience.
Security and privacy issues
Cookies are not viruses! They are small pieces of text. They are not computer programs and can't be executed as code. As a result, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks in order to run or replicate again. Since they cannot perform these functions, cookies cannot be considered viruses. However, cookies can still be used in negative ways. Because they store information about user preferences and browsing history, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware programs are aware of this and are constantly marking cookies to be deleted in removal procedures and anti-virus/anti- spyware scans. Generally, browsers have privacy settings integrated, which provide different level of accepting cookies, validity period settings and automatical removal of cookies after the user leaves a certain website.
Other security-related aspects: Since the user’s identity protection is very important and is a right every Internet user has, it is indicated for the user to know about potential problems regarding cookies. As cookies are transmitted back and forth between a browser and website, if an attacker or unauthorized person gets in between the data transmission, the sensitive cookie information can be intercepted. Although relatively rare, this can happen if the browser is connecting to the server using an unencrypted network like an non-secured WiFi channel. Other cookie-based attacks involve exploiting faulty cookie-setting systems on servers. If a website does not require the browser to only use encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information through insecure channels. Attackers then use the information for unauthorized access purposes. It is important to pay attention in choosing the best method of protecting your personal information.
Cookie-based tips for safely and responsibly browsing the web
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
For information regarding the settings of third-party cookies, you can also visit the website Your online choices.
If you want to find out more about cookies and how they are used, we recommend the following links: