The cookie use policy is a document informing users about the presence of cookies on the website of the State Tax Service. The information presented below aims to inform the user about more details on the placement, use and administration of "cookies" used by the site www.sfs.md.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file that contains information downloaded to your device when you visit (for the first time) a website. That cookie is sent back on each subsequent visit to the home website or to another website that recognizes it. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a device and give you a more efficient and personalized experience. Some cookies we use require your consent, while others are exempt.
Cookies subject to consent:
All other cookies that are not strictly necessary to use the site still perform important tasks. Without these cookies, functions intended for you on our site, such as personal settings or automatic form filling functions, cannot be retained and must therefore be re-entered on each page.
What is NOT a cookie?
Cookies are NOT viruses! They use plain text formats. They are not made up of pieces of code, so they cannot be executed or run. As a result, they cannot be duplicated or replicated on other networks to run or replicate.
What types of cookies do we use?
Our sites may use three types of cookies: strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies or functional cookies.
Strictly necessary cookies are essential to allow you to travel to the site and use its functions. These temporary cookies only last as long as your web browser is open and are used for technical purposes, such as allowing better navigation on our site. Without these cookies, the services you have requested cannot be provided - for example, remembering previous actions (such as text entered) when navigating back to a page in the same session. After you close the browser, the cookie disappears.
Performance cookies are stored on your computer for longer periods of time and are used for statistical purposes, including tracking the number of unique visitors to our site and information such as the number of views a page receives, how long spends a user on a page and other relevant information. These cookies do not store information that allows the user to be identified. The information collected is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies are used exclusively to improve the performance of the site and, together with it, the user experience.
Functional cookies allow the website to save information that has already been entered (such as your username, language choices, and location) so that it can provide you with improved and more personalized features. Functional cookies are also used to activate the required functions. These cookies cannot track your movements on other websites.
What is the lifetime of a cookie?
The lifetime of a cookie can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are meant for single use only (as in the case of temporary cookies), therefore they are not maintained once the user leaves the site. Other cookies are maintained and reused each time the user returns to the site (functional cookies). However, cookies can be deleted by the user at any time by using the browser settings.
Why are cookies important for the internet?
Cookies are the focal point of the Internet efficient operation, helping to generate a friendly browsing experience tailored to the preferences and interests of each user. Declining or disabling cookies may make some sites impossible to use. Declining or disabling 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 a user to authenticate through an account):
Do cookies contain personal data?
Cookies themselves do not require personal information in order to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify internet users. Personal data may be collected through the cookies use only to facilitate certain functionalities for the user.