Cookie Policy

1. Cookie Usage Policy

This policy refers to the cookies and web pages operated by

2. What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small-sized file, made up of letters and numbers, that will be stored on your computer, mobile terminal, or other equipment of a user from which the internet is accessed. The cookie is installed by a request issued by a web-server to a browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome) and is completely "passive" (it does not contain software, viruses or spyware, and cannot access the information on the user's hard drive).

3. What Are Cookies Used For?

These files make it possible to recognize the user's terminal and present content in a relevant way, adapted to the user's preferences. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support Albina Food's efforts to offer comfortable user services: e.g., - online privacy preferences, the shopping cart, or relevant advertising. They are also used in preparing anonymous aggregated statistics that help us understand how a user benefits from our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content, without personal identification of the user.

4. What Cookies Do We Use?

We use two types of Cookies: per session and fixed. The latter 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 files remain on the user's terminal for a period within the Cookie parameters or until they are manually deleted by the user.

5. How Are Cookies Used by This Site?

A visit to this site may place cookies for purposes of:
Site performance cookies
Visitor analysis cookies
Geotargetting cookies
Registration cookies
Advertising cookies
Advertising provider cookies

6. Do Cookies Contain Personal Data?

Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users. Personal data collected through the use of Cookies can be collected only to facilitate certain user functionalities. Such data are encrypted in a way that makes unauthorized people's access to them impossible.

7. Deleting Cookies

Generally, an application used to access web pages allows the saving of cookies on the terminal by default. These settings can be changed in such a way that the automatic administration of Cookies is blocked by the web browser, or the user is informed each time cookies are sent to their terminal. Detailed information about the possibilities and ways of managing cookies can be found in the application's (web browser's) settings area. Limiting the use of cookies may affect certain functionalities of the web page.

8. Why Are Cookies Important for the Internet?

Cookies are the central point of efficient Internet functioning, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience and adapted to the preferences and interests of each user. Refusing or disabling cookies can make some sites impossible to use.
Refusing or disabling cookies does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising – it just means that it will no longer be able to keep track of your preferences and interests highlighted by your browsing behavior.
Examples of important uses of cookies (which do not require a user's authentication through an account):
Content and services tailored to user preferences – product and service categories.
Offers adapted to the interests of users – retaining passwords.
Child protection filters on Internet content (family mode options, safe search functions).
Limiting the frequency of ad serving – limiting the number of displays of an ad for a certain user on a site.
Providing more relevant advertising for the user.

9. 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 nor can they auto-run. Consequently, they cannot duplicate or replicate on other networks to run or replicate again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they cannot be considered viruses.
Cookies can, however, be used for negative purposes. Because they store information about users' 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 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 particular site.
Other security aspects related to cookies:
Because identity protection is very valuable and is 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 website, if an attacker or unauthorized person intervenes during the 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 (e.g., an unsecured WiFi network).
Other cookie-based attacks involve incorrect settings of cookies on servers. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted channels, attackers can use this vulnerability to trick browsers into sending information through unsecured channels. Attackers then use the information for unauthorized access to certain sites. It is very important to be careful in choosing the most appropriate method of protecting personal information.

10. Useful Links

If you want to find out more information about cookies and what they are used for, we recommend the following links:

Microsoft Cookies guide

All About Cookies