Cookie Policy

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The website (the “Site”) and application (the “AgainstData App” or the “App”) belong to and are administered by Data Initiative S.R.L., a Romanian limited liability company, with its headquarters in 21, Ciocirliei street, Busteni, Prahova, Romania, registered with the Romanian Trade Registry under no. J29/103/2020, having fiscal registration code 42136661 (hereinafter referred as “DAD”, “we” or “us”).

The Site and the AgainstData App use cookies and similar technologies, and the information below is meant to provide users with more details about the placement, use and management of the cookies used by the Site and the AgainstData App.

We use cookies to ensure the good functioning of the Site and App, enhance the performance of their content, as well as to help users to complete tasks without having to re‑enter information when browsing from one page to another or when visiting the Site and App later.

We use similar technologies (not cookies) to be able to provide the users with the functionalities of the Site and the App (such as creating a user account in the AgainstData App), as well as to analyze the traffic and improve users’ browsing experience.

What are cookies?

An “internet cookie” (also known as “browser cookie”, “HTTP cookie” or simply “cookie”) is a file of small dimensions, consisting of letters and numbers which will be stored on the user’s computer, mobile device or other equipment from which internet is accessed.

A cookie consists of two parts: name and content (or value). Technically, only the webserver which sent the cookie may access it again when the user returns to the website associated with such webserver.

The cookies by themselves do not require personal data in order to be used and, in most cases, do not identify internet users, as the information collected through cookies are not of such nature as to lead to the direct identification of internet users. By means of cookies, the following types of information may however be collected: IP address, geo-location data, data regarding the operating system, data regarding the resolution of the devices being used, information regarding websites visits, data regarding organic traffic.

Depending on their lifetime, cookies may be classified in session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies have a storage duration that is limited to the length of a user session. When closing the session or the browser, the stored information is deleted.

Persistent cookies are stored in a user’s device for a variable amount of time, longer than the duration of a session, and are not deleted when closing the session or the browser, but at the expiry of said duration.

What are third party cookies?

Content sections from certain websites or certain websites functionalities may be provided through third parties/providers (for example, the chat used in the App). Such third parties may place these cookies on the website (called “third party cookies” since they are not placed by the owner of the website). The third-party providers also have to observe the legal regulations in force and the confidentiality policies of the website owner. More details regarding the manner in which these third parties handle the placement and use of cookies and similar technologies may be found in the corresponding policies of such third parties. Below at “What cookies and similar technologies do the Site and App use?” section, you can identify the third parties that provide cookies for our Site and App.

What are similar technologies?

Similar technologies are functions usually performed by a cookie which may be achieved by other means. This could include, for example, using certain characteristics to identify devices so that visits to a website can be analyzed. The similar technologies we use is Plausible Analytics ( which is a privacy-friendly alternative. For more information regarding the similar technologies we use on the Site and App, please see the table below.

What cookies and similar technologies do the Site and App use?

The table below explains the cookies and similar technologies we use and why.

XSRF-TOKENStrictly necessaryA CSRF token used to enhance security.Does not persist
dad_sessionStrictly necessaryHelps maintain a persistent user session.120 min
dad_consentStrictly necessaryHelps manage the cookie consent box.1 year
dad_cookiesStrictly necessaryHelps manage a user cookie preferences.1 year
_hp2_id.[APP_ID]HelpScout chatUsed for the HelpScout chat.13 months
hjSessionUser[ID]FunctionalityUsed to set the session properties cookie for the logged user.Does not persist
N/AStatistics - Plausible AnalyticsUsed to collect information including the number of users to the Site and App and where visitors have come to the Site and App from in a way that does not directly identify anyone. Does not persist

Every time our Site and App introduce a new cookie, either managed by DAD or a third party, you will receive a notice on the Site/ App, including a link to this policy, also providing you with the option to accept or deactivate the respective cookie, as the case may be.

Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like. You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a website, and some services and functionalities may not work.

You may block/deactivate cookies in the settings of your web browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site and App, as these may be strictly necessary for the functioning of the Site and App.

Further information about cookie configuration settings according to the browser you are using can be found in the instructions below:

Our Privacy Policy

Here is available our Privacy Policy which aims to provide detailed information on the personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us through our Site and App and how it will be processed by us. The Privacy Policy is a distinct information notice from the Cookie Policy, which contains information about all data collected through our Site and App, including through cookies. The Privacy Policy is easily accessible on our Site and is not integrated into the Terms and Conditions section.

Thus, information is provided about what kind of personal data we are processing, for what purposes and on what grounds, if the personal data are disclosed to others, with their indication if applicable, information on the transfer of data abroad, the storage duration of your personal data, the consequences in case of the refusal of data processing, as well as the rights of the data subjects regarding the processing of personal data.

You can always adjust your cookies preferences by clicking "Manage Cookies" in the footer.

If you require further information in addition to that set out above, you may contact us at: