About Cookies

The website    www.Gift4store.com   uses cookies.

The information below is intended to inform the user about the placement, use, and administration of "cookies" used by www.gift4store.com. There are also some helpful links to this topic.

This website uses both cookies and cookies from third parties to provide visitors with a much better browsing experience and services tailored to the needs and interests of everyone.

The cookies used on this site provide valuable feedback and help us in trying to improve our online experience. The site uses cookies, such as tokens that remain active until the browser window is closed, to improve browsing experience. The information obtained from these cookies is not stored in the database and once the browser is closed, the cookies are deleted from your computer.

 What is a cookie?

 A "Cookie Internet" (also known as "cookie browser" or "HTTP cookie" or simply "cookie") is a small file of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, Other equipment of a user on which the Internet is accessed.

The cookie is installed through a web browser's browser request (eg Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware and can not access the information on the user's hard drive) .

A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the content or the cookie value. Furthermore, the duration of a cookie is determined; Technically, only the webserver that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the website associated with that webserver. Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users.

There are 2 large categories of cookies:

Session cookies - they are temporarily stored in the web browser's cookie folder to save them until the user exits the web site or closes the browser window (for example, when logging on / deregistering a webmail account Or on social networks)

Persistent Cookies - These are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device (and generally depends on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies include those placed on a website other than the one the user is currently visiting - known as 'third party cookies' - which can be used anonymously to Memorize the interests of a user, so that advertising is delivered as relevant as possible to users.

 What are the benefits of cookies?

 A cookie contains information linking a web browser (user) and a specific web-server (website). If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the already stored information and react accordingly. Cookies provide users with a good browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide user-friendly services: ex - online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping carts, or relevant advertising.

What is the lifetime of a cookie?

 Cookies are managed by web servers. The life of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for one session (session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user has left the website and some cookies are retained and re-used whenever the user returns to that site ('cookie- Permanent '). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time through browser settings.

 What are cookies placed by third parties?

Certain sections of content on some sites may be provided through third parties / providers (eg news box, video or commercial). These third parties may also place cookies through the site and they are called "third party cookies" because they are not placed by the owner of that website. Third-party vendors must also comply with the applicable law and the site owner's privacy policies are Google Analytics and Right Now.

How are cookies used by www.gift4store.com?

 A visit to this site may place cookies for purposes of:

• Site performance cookies

• Analysis cookies

  Cookies for visitor analysis

Each time a user visits this site, third-party analytics software generates a user's analysis cookie. This cookie tells us if you have visited this site so far. The browser will tell us if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. It allows monitoring of the unique users who visit us and how often they do it.

Other cookies of third parties

On some pages, third parties can set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of an application, or to customize an application. Because of its use, this site can not access these cookies, just as third parties can not access the cookies owned by www.gift4store.com.

 Cookies used by this site may come from the following third parties:

1. Google Analytics

The site uses Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use this site and to detect possible browsing issues. Google Analytics stores information about the pages visited, how long the site was browsed, how the site was accessed, and the sections accessed within the pages. No personal information is stored, so this information can not be used to identify the user.

The site uses Google Analytics to be able to track whether the site meets user requirements and prioritize the improvement of processes. Google provides more information about cookies on the Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy page. Google also provides an "add-on" that gives you the chance to quit Google Analytics indifferent to the pages you've visited.

If you want to know more about how Google uses and collects this data, please visit the privacy policy link.

2. Oracle

The site uses Oracle cookies to customize and maintain the user's chat session. This type of cookie retains the user's preferences on this site, so they no longer need to be set at every site visit.

What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?

 

Cookies store information in a small text file that allows a website to recognize a browser. The webserver will recognize the browser until the cookie expires or is deleted.

The cookie stores important information that enhances Internet browsing experience (eg, setting the language of a site, keeping a user logged in to the webmail account, online banking security, keeping products in the shopping cart).

  Why are cookies important to the Internet?

Cookies are the central focus of the efficient Internet, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Denying or disabling cookies can make some sites unusable.

Disabling or disabling cookies does not mean you will not receive online advertising - but it will not be able to take account of your preferences and interests highlighted by your browsing behavior.

 

Examples of important uses of cookies (not requiring authentication of a user through an account):

• Content and services tailored to user preferences - news, weather, sports, maps, government and government services, entertainment sites and travel services.

• Offers tailored to users' interests - remembering passwords, language preferences (Ex: displaying search results in English).

• Retain child copy filters for Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).

• Limit ad serving frequency - limit the number of impressions of an ad for a particular user on a site.

• Providing more relevant advertising for the user.

• Measurement, optimization and analytics features - such as confirming a certain level of traffic on a website, what type of content is viewed, and how a user reaches a website (eg through search engines, directly from other websites, Etc.). Websites run these analyzes of their use to improve sites for the benefit of 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 can not be executed or can auto-run. Consequently, they can not duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they can not perform these functions, they can not be considered viruses.

Cookies can still be used for negative purposes. Because it stores information about user preferences and browsing history, both on a particular site and on several other sites, cookies can be used as a form of Spyware. Many anti-spyware products are aware of this and consistently mark cookies to be deleted in anti-virus / anti-spyware removal / scanning procedures.

In general, browsers have built in privacy settings that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, shelf life, and automatic deletion after the user has visited a particular site.

  

Other security issues related to cookies

 

Because identity protection is very valuable and is the right of every internet user, it is advisable to know what problems can create cookies. In order to transmit constant information in both ways between the browser and the website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes in the data transmission path, the information contained in the cookie can be intercepted. Although very rarely, this can happen if the browser connects to the server using an unencrypted network (eg an unsecured WiFi network).

Other cookie-based attacks involve bad cookie settings on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to prevent browsers from sending information via unsecured channels. Attackers then use information for unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.


Tips for a safe and responsible cookie-based navigation.

 

Due to their flexibility and the fact that most of the most visited sites and the biggest ones use cookies, they are almost inevitable. Disabling cookies will not allow the user access to the most popular and used sites including Youtube, Gmail, Yahoo and others.

Here are some tips to make sure you do not worry about cookies:

• Customize your browser settings for cookies to reflect a comfortable level for your cookie security.

• If you do not mind cookies and you are the only person using your computer, you can set expiration dates for storing browsing history and personal access data.

• If you share your computer access, you can consider the browser setting to delete individual browsing data each time you close your browser. This is a way to access sites that place cookies and delete any business information when you close the browsing session.

• Install and constantly update your antispyware applications.

Many of the applications for detection and prevention of spyware include the detection of attacks on sites. This prevents the browser from accessing websites that could exploit browser vulnerabilities or download dangerous software. Make sure your browser is always up-to-date. Many of the cookies attacks are exploited by exploiting the weaknesses of the old versions of browsers.

 

How do I stop cookies?

 

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make some sites unfeasible or difficult to visit and use. Also, refusing to accept cookies does not mean you will not receive / see online advertising anymore.

It is possible to set up the browser so that these cookies are no longer supported or you can set the browser to accept cookies from a particular site. But, for example, if you are not registered using cookies, you will not be able to leave comments.

All modern browsers offer the ability to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in your browser's "options" or "preferences" menu.

Cookies are everywhere and can not be avoided if you want to enjoy access to the best and greatest websites on the Internet - local or international. With a clear understanding of how they work and the benefits they bring, you can take the necessary security measures so you can browse with confidence on the internet.