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A&D website, as most websites, uses small files called “cookies” which helps us offer you a pleasant experience while browsing our site. Find out more information about cookies and their administration methods.

This page contains, among other things, information about what cookies actually are, types of cookies, the way you can block cookies’ activity in the Internet browser you are using and a number of useful links related to this topic.

If you consider that the information on this page is not enough to navigate safely, please contact us at our e-mail address: [xxxxx]@[xxxxxx].ro.

What is a “cookie”?

Cookies are small files consisting of letters and numbers stored by the browser you are using (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla, etc.) to navigate the Internet from your PC, laptop or handheld. These small files allow websites to remember and keep the useful information about the user’s preferences. You can imagine the cookie as a sort of personal memory of every website you visit, which recognizes you when you return and react exposing your favorite information as quickly as possible.

How does a cookie works?

The cookie is installed by a request issued by a web server to an Internet browser and is completely “passive” (does not contain software programs, viruses or spyware and can not access information from the user’s hard drive).

A cookie is composed of 2 parts: the name and the content or the value of the cookie. Moreover, the cookies’ duration of existence is determined; technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user is back on the website associated with the relative web server.

Warning: cookies do not require personal information and, in most cases, does not personally identify Internet users.

There are two broad types of cookies:

• “Session” cookies – they are temporarily stored in the cookies file of your web browser in order to remember them until the user exits the website in question or closes the browser window (e.g. when logging / logging out a webmail account or social networks).

• “Persistent” cookies – they are stored on a computer’s hard drive or device (and generally depends on the default cookie lifetime). Persistent cookies also include the ones which are placed by another website, other than the one visited by the user at that time – also known as ” third party cookies” (cookies placed by a third part) – which can be used anonymously to store a user’s interests, in order to deliver the most relevant advertising to the users.

Which are the advantages of the cookies?

A cookie contains information that connects a web browser (the user) and a specific web server (website). If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies ensure users an enjoyable browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites in order to provide comfortable services for the users: e.g. – online privacy preferences, language options on the website, shopping carts or relevant advertising.

Which is the lifespan of a cookie?

Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifespan of a cookie can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used only for one session (“session cookies”) and are not retained once the user has left the website and some of the cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website (“permanent cookies”). Nevertheless, a user can delete cookies at any time by your browser settings.

What are the third party cookies?

Certain sections of content from some sites may be provided by third parties / suppliers (e.g. news box, a video or a commercial). Such third parties may also place cookies via website and they are called “third party cookies” because they are not placed by the owner of the website in question. Third party suppliers must also respect the applicable law and the privacy policies of the website owner.

How does this site use cookies?

Visiting this site may place cookies for the following purposes:

These cookies may come from the following third parties:,, Gemius and others.

Performance cookies

This type of cookie retains user’s preferences on this site, so there is no need of setting them at each visit to the site.


Cookies for visitor’s analysis

Each time a user visits this site the analytics software provided by a third party generates an user analyzing cookie. This cookie tells us whether you have visited this site before. The browser will tell if you have this cookie, and if not, we will generate one. This allows monitoring the unique users who visit us and how often they do it.

As long as you are not registered on this site, this cookie can not be used to identify individuals, they are used only for statistical purposes. If you are registered let us also know the details you have provided to us, such as your e-mail address and username – which are subject to confidentiality and to the provisions of the Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and also the provisions of the legislation in force regarding the protection of the personal data.

Security and confidentiality issues

Cookies are not viruses! They use plain text format type. They are not composed of code pieces so they can not be executed or run autonomously. Consequently, they can not be duplicated or reply on other networks to run or reply again. Because they can not perform these functions they can not be considered viruses.

However, cookies can also be used for negative purposes. Since they store information about the preferences and users’ 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 the cookies to be deleted in the removal proceedings / anti-virus scan / anti-spyware.

Generally, browsers have integrated privacy settings that provide different acceptance levels of cookies, the validity and the auto deletion period after the user has visited a particular site.

All modern browsers allow you to change the settings of the cookies. 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 browser’s “help” option for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari

To set the cookies generated by third parties, you can consult the website:

Useful links

If you want to know more information about cookies and how they are used, we recommend the following links: