Cookies and the GDPR on the Arawood website

On this page, you will find out what cookies we generally process on ARA – furniture factory, a.s. website, for what purpose, and how you can influence what cookies we store on your device.

What cookies are

We use the term cookies to refer to small data files which in some cases are necessary for certain functions of a website, such as logging in. Thanks to cookies, our website can also remember various settings that you yourself chose for the display or use of the website. That‘s the reason why we place cookies on your computer. It‘s a standard method by which all websites around the world store information that’s important for their operation.

What we use cookies on this website for

Cookies can be divided according to the length of their validity, and according to who places them on your computer and for what purpose. In terms of the length of their validity, we differentiate between two categories:
Short-term (session) cookies remain on your computer until you close your browser, after which they are automatically deleted.
Long-term (persistent) cookies remain stored on your computer for a long time (depending on your browser’s and the specific cookie’s settings), or until you delete them manually. You will find instructions for doing so, for individual browsers, below on this page.

According to who creates and processes the cookies (i.e. places them on your device, and subsequently uses the information stored in them), we can divide them into two categories:
First-party cookies – created directly by the website, or scripts in the same domain. Most frequently used to ensure the given website’s basic functionality. Without them, most websites could not provide you with their basic functions and various user settings.
Third-party cookies – most frequently cookies from advertising systems, social network widgets, various analytical tools or embedded videos.

What cookies do we use on this website?

Technical (first-party, short-term), necessary to ensure the website’s basic functionality.
We use Google Analytics (third-party, long-term), so that we can better adapt the website to you. In the Google Analytics tool, we use only analytical functions that do not collect data necessary for profiling the website’s users (age, gender, interests, IP address etc.). Cookies from Google (AdWords, DoubleClick), Facebook and Youtube advertising systems (third-party, long-term). These cookies are used for marketing profiling. Thanks to them, we are able to stay in contact with you, for example via personalised advertisements on social networks.

Technical cookies from the Cookiebot bar (third-party, long-term), thanks to which our website remembers your choices regarding which (non-technical) cookies you allow us to handle. We never use cookies to identify you personally in any way, and we never place sensitive or personal data in them.

How you can manage the use of cookies on your device

You can delete all of the cookies that are already stored on your computer at any time. Most browsers also offer the option of blocking the placement of cookies on your device. In that case, however, you won’t be able to use all of the online services that websites and e-shops normally offer. You will find detailed information regarding cookie storage settings in your browser on the specific browser provider’s website, after clicking on the link in the list below.

– Chrome
– Firefox
– Internet Explorer
– Opera
– Safari

You will find detailed information regarding cookies on the website

Another option whereby you can manage cookie settings specifically on our website is the Cookiebot “cookie bar“, which was displayed to you as soon as our website loaded. On it, you can choose which cookies you allow us to store, and which ones you do not. What’s more, you can find more detailed information on it regarding individual types of cookies. You can therefore make a fully qualified decision.

Processing of personal data

On this page you will get detailed information about how ARA – furniture factory, a.s. as a controller of personal data processes personal data, of which subjects and for what purpose. Simultaneously, this page informs the data subjects about their rights and provides contact details for any questions the parties may have regarding the handling of personal data.

What personal data we process

All personal data that we process is used to ensure business relations and fulfill our supplier obligations, for marketing communication with our customers on the basis of legitimate interest, or for the purposes of employment or recruitment. For the individual cases mentioned above, we have prepared individual information sheets or consents to the processing of personal data that correspond to the situation.

If you have contacted us via the contact form on our website, we process the following information about you (the form necessary to process your request):

Name and surname (if filled in)
E-mail address
Phone number (if filled in)
Alternatively, any other information you provide in your report.

Other data (with the exception of cookies) is not stored through our website.

Where we store personal data

We store all personal data processed by us in a secure professional cloud solution with servers located in the European Union, or at our company’s headquarters. If we share personal data with external entities (processors), then only on the basis of a concluded contract on the processing of personal data.

Who acts as a processor towards US

The following institutions are processors of personal data in relation to our company as administrators:

Web hosting provider
External marketing agencies and administration/development of our website
Accounting firm
Law firm
Providers of analytical software for anonymized web analysis
Providers of advertising systems for online promotion
Providers of various systems for media analysis or market monitoring
We have concluded agreements with all these processors regulating their obligations as processors of personal data provided by us.

What are your rights in relation to your personal data?

Pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council (hereinafter referred to as GDPR), you have clearly defined rights towards our company as a controller of personal data. Including:

You have the right to contact us at any time and want to know which of your personal data we process and for what purpose.
You have the right to object to this processing.
You have the right to have the processing of your personal data stopped unless there is another legal reason for processing it (for example, a legal obligation).
You have the right to have the processing of your personal data restricted at your request, unless there is another legal reason for processing it (for example, a legal obligation).
You have the right to request that we update or correct incorrect personal information that we process about you.
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.
You have the right to data portability between different providers of the same service (competitors).
You have the right not to be the subject of automated decision-making (purely mechanical), which has legal or similar effects for you.

Contact person for solving your questions and objections

If you have any questions, doubts or objections to the personal data we process about you or the methods of processing, do not hesitate to contact our Responsible representative. Contacts are listed below.

Michaela Kaňková
ARA Továrna na nábytek a.s.