When you visit the Website, information relating to the browsing of your terminal (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) may be recorded in text files called "cookies", installed on your browser. The cookies will be used to recognise your browser during the period of validity of the cookie concerned and will return certain information to the Website (for example, the choice of language).
Only the issuer of the cookie concerned is likely to read or modify the information contained in it.
There are different types of cookies:
- session cookies, which disappear as soon as you leave the Website;
- permanent cookies, which remain on your terminal until their lifetime expires or until you delete them using the features of your Internet browser.
In addition, a distinction must be made between cookies that are "strictly necessary" for the proper functioning of the Website and for which your consent is not required, and cookies that are "not strictly necessary" for which your consent is required.
You can deactivate the cookies to which you have given your consent at any time, free of charge, using the deactivation options provided and listed below.
Personal data: means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An "identifiable natural person" is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier, such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or to one or more factors specific to his or her physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.
Applicable regulations on the protection of personal data: means the European regulations applicable in the field of the protection of personal data. This includes, but is not limited to:
- the applicable European regulations, in particular Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector and Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR);
- recommendations, guidelines and deliberations of supervisory authorities, in particular the European Data Protection Board (EDPB).
3. COOKIES USED BY OUR WEBSITE
The cookies used on the Website are:
- our cookies;
- cookies deposited by partners on our behalf (subcontractors);
- cookies from third party companies, responsible for processing, which we have chosen in order to achieve specific objectives.
4. PURPOSE OF THE COOKIES USED
Some cookies, exempt from consent, are essential to the use of the Website. These are the cookies we use to:
- keep your session active;
- save your choices about cookies.
Certain cookies requiring your prior consent are used by our Website for the following purposes:
- analyse and measure the audience of the Website and improve its performance;
- customize advertising.
5.1 Cookies used for strictly necessary purposes
In accordance with the applicable regulations on the protection of personal data, we do not ask for your consent to use these cookies as they are strictly necessary for the proper functioning of the Website.
5.2 Cookies used for purposes not strictly necessary
We will only store or read cookies on your device that are not strictly necessary and process the associated Personal Data (or allow our partners to do so) if you have given and not withdrawn your consent.
5.3 How to provide your consent for non-strictly necessary cookies
When you first visit our Website, you will be prompted to consent to cookies that are not strictly necessary. You can accept them all by selecting "Accept All" or refuse them by selecting "Reject All".
You may also specifically consent to each separate purpose by clicking on the "Manage Your Preferences" link.
It is specified that the simple fact of continuing the navigation without clicking on one of the options proposed by this Cookies banner is similar to a refusal of consent.
If you do not consent to cookies that are not strictly necessary, no cookies will be placed and we will not process any Personal Data relating to them.
Any use of a cookie or associated Personal Data prior to the withdrawal of your consent will be valid and legal.
5.4 Consequences of refusing / withdrawing your consent to cookies
If you refuse or withdraw your consent to the use of non-strictly necessary cookies, the relevant functionality or features of the Website may not function properly, if at all. Your use of the core features of the Website will not be affected.
If you disable essential cookies (or all cookies) using your Internet browser settings, one or more of the Website's core functions and features, including those designed to ensure that your visit is safe and secure, will not function properly, if at all.
6. COOKIE MANAGEMENT
- directly on our Website, via the preference management centre, which can be accessed at any time on all pages of the Website by clicking on the "Cookie" link ("Preference Management Centre"); or
- from your Internet browser; or
- of opposition platforms.
6.1 Your Preferences Management Centre
The Preference Management Centre is a module that allows you to choose which cookies you wish to accept or reject on our Website.
At any time, by clicking here you will be able to access your Preferences Management Centre.
6.2 Internet browser settings
You can configure your Internet browser in such a way that cookies are stored on your terminal or rejected, either systematically or according to their sender. You can also regularly delete cookies from your terminal via your Internet browser.
The configuration of each Internet browser is different. For example:
- for Internet Explorer™ ;
- for Safari™;
- for Chrome™;
- for Firefox™ ;
- for Opera™.
6.3 Opposition Platforms
Several professional advertising platforms also offer you the possibility of refusing or accepting cookies used by their member companies. These centralized mechanisms do not block the display of advertisements but only prevent the installation of cookies allowing the adaptation of advertisements to your centres of interest and behaviour.
For example, you can log on to the www.youronlinechoices.com Website to prevent these cookies from being installed on your terminal. This Website is proposed by the digital advertising professionals grouped within the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA).
You will be able to find out which companies are registered with this platform and which offer you the possibility of refusing or accepting the cookies they use to adapt, according to the data they collect, the advertisements that may be displayed on your browser.
This European platform is shared by hundreds of Internet advertising professionals and constitutes a centralized interface allowing you to express your refusal or acceptance of cookies as specified above.
7. PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
7.1 Categories of Personal Data
We receive the following categories of Personal Data:
- Internet browser cookie data: cookie identifiers, time/date, selected services/products, consent and approved cookie types;
- Device data: device type, screen resolution, operating system version, browser rendering kernel, version and basic settings;
- Log data: time and duration of use of the Website and search data;
- Location data: data about your country of access as indicated by your device;
- Behavioural data: data about your use of the Website that we may process if you visit or use third-party Websites or applications to cooperate with us, and data about how you participate in the content of the Website (such as pages visited, whether you come from a marketing campaign, clicks on buttons, etc.);
7.2 The purposes of the processing
The purposes of these cookies are detailed in the paragraph "Purpose of the cookies used".
7.3 The legal basis for the processing
The processing of your Personal Data collected from cookies is based on your consent.
You can withdraw your consent at any time from the management module accessible on all pages of the Website or on this link.
As for the processing of your data from cookies strictly necessary for the provision of the Website and its operation, it is based on our legitimate interest.
7.4 How long we keep your Personal Data
Cookies are never kept longer than necessary to achieve the purpose of the cookie. The data collected from cookies is kept for a maximum of 25 months.
7.5 Recipients of your Personal Data
The data collected by the cookies used by the Website will be communicated to our authorized personnel.
Our third-party service providers, agents and contractors, business partners, group companies and other third parties (hereinafter referred to as "contractors") may receive Personal Data related to cookies directly from you or from us.
We disclose or provide access to your Personal Information to them for the purposes strictly necessary for the performance of their services, as set out in Article 7.2.
The majority of the suppliers we use are subcontractors with whom we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it other than in accordance with our specific instructions.
For the cookies used on the Website, we use the following subcontractors:
- Google Analytics
7.7 List of companies using trackers on our Website
The third-party cookies deposited on the Website also depend on other companies, responsible for processing, namely:
- Google Ireland Limited (for YouTube);
- Providers of advertising and data exchange technology (AppNexus, Google Double Click).
These companies may, if you accept these cookies, process Personal Data about you.
We disclose your Personal Information to these companies or allow them access to such information for the purposes strictly necessary for the performance of their services, as set out in Article 7.2.
Where we disclose or grant access to your Personal Information to the above companies, they may disclose or transfer it to other organisations in accordance with their privacy policies.
This does not affect any of your personal rights in relation to the Personal Data. Where you request us to rectify, erase or restrict the processing of your Personal Data, we will take steps to pass this request on to the companies with whom we have shared your Personal Data.
The issue and use of these cookies by the above companies are subject to their own privacy policies. For more information about these processes, you can refer to their privacy policies.
7.8 Transfers of Personal Data outside the European Union
Your Personal Data related to cookies may be transferred outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"), if you give us your explicit consent to do so or if we provide adequate safeguards for the protection of the data transferred.
In the context of Google Analytics and/or the use of analytical, marketing and social networking cookies, your Personal Data may be transferred, once you have given your consent, to companies based in the United States and stored on servers located in the United States.
Please note that such transmission may present a risk to the processing of your Personal Data due to the lack of an adequacy decision and appropriate safeguards. In particular, the transmission and processing of Personal Data by our partners in the United States may be subject to surveillance programs by U.S. government authorities and your Personal Data may be accessed by U.S. intelligence agencies or federal investigators. Non-U.S. individuals also do not have the same ability to counter surveillance by the relevant U.S. authorities. Finally, the United States does not have a single data protection authority.
If you use the Website when you are outside of the UK and the EEA, your information will be transferred outside of these territories to enable you to access it.
7.9 Your rights
You have the right to access, rectify, delete your data, as well as the right to limit processing and to data portability.
You also have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of Personal Data which has as its legal basis our legitimate interest.
Requests for the exercise of your rights are made:
- to the following postal address: Unit 1, Watford Interchange, Colonial Way, Watford, Herts WD24 4WP; or
- to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority of your country.