Cookie Policy

1. Introduction

This Cookie Policy applies to all users of the website The following information is intended to inform the users of this website about the placement, use and management of cookies by ARTROM STEEL TUBES S.A. in the context of user navigation on this website.

2. What are cookies?

We use the term “cookie” to refer to cookies and similar technologies through which information can be collected automatically. An “Internet Cookie” (term also known as “browser cookie” or “HTTP cookie” or “cookie“) is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on the computer, mobile terminal or other equipment of a user through which the Internet is accessed. Cookies are installed by the request issued by a web server to a browser (eg: Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome). Once installed, cookies have a fixed lifetime, remaining “passive”, in the sense that they do not contain software, viruses or spyware and will not access information on the hard drive of the user on whose equipment they were installed. A cookie consists of two parts: the name of the cookie; and the content or value of the cookie. From a technical point of view, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the web page associated with that web server. Cookies themselves do not require personal information to be used and, in most cases, do not personally identify Internet users. There are 2 broad categories of cookies:

Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the web browser’s cookie folder for the web browser to remember until the user exits the site or closes the browser window.

Persistent cookies – they are stored on the hard drive of a computer or device for a duration configured by the website that placed it. This type of cookies can be deleted by the user at any time through the browser settings.

3. What are the advantages of cookies?

A cookie contains information that connects a web browser (the browser you use, for example Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) and a specific web server, more precisely the server that hosts our website. If a browser accesses that web server again, it can read the information already stored and react accordingly. Cookies provide users with a pleasant browsing experience and support the efforts of many websites to provide comfortable services to users: eg: online privacy preferences, site language options, shopping baskets or relevant advertising.

4. What is the lifetime of a cookie?

Cookies are managed by web servers. The lifetime of a cookie can vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. Some cookies are used exclusively for a single session (session cookies) and are no longer retained once the user leaves the website and some cookies are retained and reused each time the user returns to that website (persistent cookies). However, cookies can be deleted by a user at any time.

5. How we use cookies on our website

We have classified our cookies into the following categories to make it easier for you to understand why we need them:

Strictly necessary – they are used to make our work on the site more efficient. These cookies do not collect information about you that could be used for advertising or to record your internet activity. Without these cookies, this website will not work properly. Therefore, if you block these cookies, we cannot predict how the site will evolve for you.

Performance – these are used to analyze how our website is working and how we can improve it, for example which pages are viewed most often and if you encounter error messages. They do not collect information that can identify you, all data is anonymous. By using our website, you agree to the use of “performance” cookies. If you block them, we cannot predict how the site will perform for you.

Functionality – these help improve your experience. They may record the changes you have made to the site. The information it collects can be made anonymous. These relate strictly to our website and cannot track other websites you visit. You can block or allow the use of these cookies, but blocking them may mean that we can no longer provide certain services. Blocking them may also prevent us from remembering that you did not want a particular service.

Marketing/advertising – these are used to exchange certain information with third parties we advertise with, to know how you came to our site. We may also use cookies to identify which parts of the site you are interested in. We then use this information to show you advertisements and pages that we think may be of interest to you, to personalize the way we communicate with you, or to personalize the content of the communications we send you. If you prefer, you can opt out of these. Personalization of content means that it includes information that reflects the interest you have shown in the content of our pages or offers or promotions that we think may be of interest to you, and to improve how we respond to your needs.

6. The types of cookies we use:

The cookies used on our website are as follows:

Cookie Type Description Lifetime
pll_language functional stores language settings persistent
cookies-consent functional stores the information / acceptance to use cookies persistent


7. How you can stop cookies?

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make this website difficult to visit, leading to limitations in its usability. Users can configure their browser to reject cookies or to accept cookies from a specific web page. All modern browsers offer the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings can usually be accessed in the “options” section or in the “preferences” menu of your browser. However, refusing or deactivating cookies does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising – only that it will not be adapted to your preferences and interests, highlighted by your browsing behavior. To understand these settings, the following links may be useful:

Cookies settings in Microsoft Edge
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari