Last updated: 2020-07-14
This Notice explains:
- What are cookies?
- Types of information collected and reasons for collection
- Types of cookies we use
- Cookie management
- Consequences of deactivation of cookies
- Changes to the Cookies Notice
- Contact us
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website and store certain information about Site usage. They are useful because they allow websites to recognize a user’s device. They are then returned to the original website on each subsequent visit or to any other website that recognizes them. The term “cookie” is used in this Notice in the broad sense to include all similar techniques and technology, including web beacons and log files.
Types of information collected and reasons for collection
Cookies help us to better understand your use of our Site and, as a result, allow us, among other things, to offer our web visitors a more personalized and consistent experience. Here are examples of the types of information that we collect through cookies:
- The number of users visiting the Site, the frequency with which the Site was viewed, the pages viewed, the clicks made on the Site and the total duration of navigation on the Site
- The name of the website visited prior to the Site
- Whether you are visiting our Site for the first time or not
- Your browser type and IP address
Note that we do not collect your name or email address through cookies.
Cookies allow us to do the following:
- Customize your visit: We may use information collected during your visit to facilitate your next visit to our Site
- Analyze customer trends: We compile information on our Site visits and analyze them as a whole in aggregated form.
Type of cookies we use
We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons. First party cookies are created by us. They are, for the most part, used to allow you to browse our Site and use its features. They may also assist in analytics activities. In addition, some third-party and affiliated companies may place cookies on your computer. These cookies enable third-party features or functionalities to be provided on or through the Site. The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your device both when it visits our Site and also when it visits certain other websites.
The types of first- and third-party cookies we use on the Site are:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Site. These cookies allow you to use some of the Site’s features, such as access to secure areas, or setting your privacy preferences.
- Functional cookies: These cookies allow you to browse our Site or benefit from some of its enhanced features, such as memorizing language preferences and other settings.
- Analytics cookies: These cookies allow us or our third-party analytics providers to collect information and statistics on the use of the Site by you and other visitors. Thanks to this information, we are able to improve the features offered on our Site.
You can exercise your preference to receive all types of cookies by managing cookies from your web browser. As the means by which to activate or deactivate cookies varies from one web browser to another, you should visit your web browser’s help menu for more information on cookie preferences. You can also configure your browser at any time to be notified of the receipt of a cookie, so that you can decide whether you want to accept it or not. Cookies do not under any circumstances read the data from your hard drive and you can delete them from your computer at any time. At the moment, it is technically impossible for you to synchronize your settings between your browsers and your devices (your computer or your smartphone). You must set them on each browser/device that you currently use and each time you use a new browser or device. Please note that if you choose to disable or deactivate cookies, this will apply to all cookies and have the consequences on Site functionality discussed in the section “Consequences of deactivation of all cookies” below.
If you would like to opt-out of tracking by Google Analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Consequences of deactivation of all cookies
If you choose to deactivate cookies, you may continue to use certain parts of our Site. However, some useful features may not work anymore, depending on which cookies you deactivate. For example, the Site and its content may not be as relevant to your preferences. Please note that if you have disabled one or more cookies, we may continue to use the information that was collected by such cookies before they were deactivated. However, we will cease to collect any information via the opted-out cookie once a cookie has been deactivated.
Changes to the Cookies Notice