This policy refers to cookies and applies to all visitors to the www.msoftmed.ch website, hereinafter referred to as "site".
The operator of this site is MSoftMed Sàrl, registered with VAT: CHE-277.941.200.
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 from which the Internet is accessed. The cookie is installed through the request issued by a web server to a browser (e.g.: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla) and is completely "passive" (it does not contain software programs, viruses or spyware and cannot access the information on the hard drive the user).
What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?
The files mentioned above make it possible to recognize 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 our efforts to provide comfortable services to users. They are also used in the preparation of aggregate anonymous statistics that 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.
Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a site to recognize a browser. The web server recognizes your browser until the cookie expires or is deleted. The cookie stores important information that improves the Internet browsing experience (e.g.: language settings in which a website is accessed; keeping a user logged in to the webmail account; online banking security; keeping products in the shopping cart).
Types of cookies used and their lifespan
We use two types of cookies: per session and fixed.
Session cookies are temporary files that remain in the user's terminal until the end of the session or the closing of the application (web browser).
Fixed cookies remain stored in the user's terminal until they reach a certain expiration date or until the respective cookies are deleted by the user, at any time, through the browser settings.
How cookies are used by this site
A visit to this website may place cookies for the purposes of:
♦ Site performance cookies;
♦ User analysis cookies;
♦ Geo-targeting cookies;
♦ Registration cookies;
♦ Advertising cookies.
Site performance cookies
By means of these cookies, the preferences of the user of these internet pages are memorized, so that there is no longer a need to set them each time the website is visited. For example: the volume settings for the video player, the video streaming speed with which the browser is compatible.
User analysis cookies
They inform us if a user of our site has visited these pages in the past. The respective cookies are used only for statistical purposes.
These cookies are used by a software that determines which country you come from. It is completely anonymous and is only used to target the content - even when you are on our page in Romanian or another language you receive the same advertisement.
When you register on our website, we generate a cookie that tells us if you are registered or not. Our servers use these cookies to show us the account you are registered with and if you have permission for a specific service.
It also allows us to associate any comments you post on our sites with your username.
If you have not selected "Remain logged in", this cookie will be automatically deleted when you close your browser or computer.
These cookies allow us to find out whether or not you have viewed an online advertisement, what is its type and how much time has passed since you saw the advertising message.
These cookies are anonymous; they do not store information about the user but about the viewed content.
Certain sections of content on our website can be provided by third parties, that is, not by MSoftMed Sàrl, in which case they are called cookies placed by third parties.
The services listed below collect statistics in anonymized and aggregated forms and may not ask for the user's consent. Please consult the privacy policies of the services listed below for more details about the information they collect.
Do cookies contain personal data?
Why are cookies important to the Internet?
Cookies represent the central point of the efficient functioning of the Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Rejecting or disabling cookies may make some sites unusable. Rejecting or deactivating cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising - but only that it will no longer be able to take into account your preferences and interests, highlighted by your browsing behavior. Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require the authentication of a user through an account):
- Content and services adapted to user preferences - categories of products and services
- Offers adapted to the interests of users - retention of passwords
- Retention of child protection filters regarding Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions)
- Limiting the frequency of advertisements - limiting the number of times an advertisement is displayed for a specific user on a site
- Providing more relevant advertising to the user
- Measurement, optimization and analytics features - such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a site, what type of content is viewed and how a user arrives at a site (e.g. through search engines, directly, from other sites etc.). The sites carry out these analyzes of their use in order to improve the sites for the benefit of the users.
Security and privacy issues
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code, so they cannot be executed or auto-run. Consequently, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate again. Since they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Because they store information about the preferences and browsing history of users, both on a specific site and on several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this fact and constantly mark cookies to be deleted during anti-virus/anti-spyware deletion/scanning procedures.
Generally, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, validity period and automatic deletion after the user has visited a certain site. Other security aspects related to cookies: Since identity protection is very valuable and represents the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what possible problems cookies can create. Because through them, information is constantly transmitted in both directions between the browser and the site, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during data transmission, 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 (ex: 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 to gain unauthorized access to certain websites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most suitable method of personal information protection.
Tips for safe and responsible browsing, based on cookies
Deactivating cookies will not allow the user access to the most widespread and used sites, including YouTube, Gmail, Yahoo and others. Here are some tips that can ensure that you surf without worries, but with the help of cookies: Customize your browser settings regarding cookies to reflect a comfortable level of cookie security for you. If you don't mind cookies and you are the only person using the computer, you can set long expiration dates for storing browsing history and personal access data. If you share access to the computer, you may consider setting your browser to delete individual browsing data each time you close the browser. This is an option to access the sites that place cookies and to delete any visit information at the end of the browsing session. Install and constantly update your antispyware applications. Many of the spyware detection and prevention applications include detection of attacks on websites. Thus, it prevents the browser from accessing sites that could exploit the vulnerabilities of the browser or download dangerous software.
Make sure your browser is always updated. Many of the attacks based on cookies are carried out by exploiting the weak points of the old versions of the browsers. Cookies are everywhere and cannot be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and biggest sites on the Internet - local or international. With a clear understanding of how they operate and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so that you can surf the Internet with confidence.
Deactivation and refusal to receive cookies can make certain websites impractical or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive/see online advertising. It is possible to set the browser so that these cookies are no longer accepted or you can set the browser to accept cookies 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 possibility to change 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 "help" option of the browser for more details:
For the settings of cookies generated by third parties, you can also consult the website:
Since the installation of cookies and other monitoring systems made by third-party services cannot be technically controlled by the owner (MSoftMed Sàrl), any specific reference to these cookies or installed monitoring systems by third parties are indicative.
To obtain complete information, we recommend that you consult the privacy pages of these third parties, indicated above in this document.
If you want to find out more information about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links: