1- What is a cookie?
In accordance with the decision of the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (French Data Protection Authority) no. 2013-378 of 5 December 2013, the notion of cookie covers all proprietary, non-executable text files, plotters, web beacons, and other technology such as transparent GIFs, clear GIFs, or web bugs (hereinafter “Cookies”) of the VIPARIS Group companies (hereinafter “Us”, “We”, or “VIPARIS Group Companies”, as referred to in the legal notices of VIPARIS websites and or the GTU), or by Third Parties (advertiser, partner, third-party companies, advertising companies, etc., hereinafter “Third Parties”), subject to your consent, at the time of consulting our sites, mobile applications, content, or when displaying advertising (hereinafter our "Services").
2 - Why are there cookies on our Services?
Cookies enable us to:
- ensure that our Services function properly,
- facilitate your browsing experience,
- memorise information from a form that you have already filled in (e.g. signing up for or accessing your account) or relating to products, services, or our Services (e.g. content you have viewed, etc.),
- customise our content and advertising according to your areas of interest,
- count the number of devices accessing our Services,
- compile traffic statistics.
Cookies also may be included in the advertising areas within our Services and may be included by Third Parties.
VIPARIS Group may change at any time, without prior notice but subject to a special reference, all or part of this policy covering Cookies on the services published by VIPARIS Group companies.
II- WHO PLACES THE COOKIES?
Subject to your acceptance and the configuration settings on your device (computer, tablet, smart phone, etc.) and/or your browser, when you access our Services, Cookies may be placed by (i) VIPARIS Group companies and/or (ii) Third Parties. In this case, insofar as we cannot control the placement of such Cookies, we encourage you to read the personal data protection and cookies policies of such Third Parties and to take note of the purposes for which they are used, in particular advertising purposes, as well as the browsing information that is collected.
III- HOW LONG ARE COOKIES KEPT?
Cookies are kept for up to thirteen (13) months after they are placed on your device. After the expiry of this period, your consent must be obtained again.
IV- THE VARIOUS COOKIES THAT MAY BE PLACED
1) Cookies on your browser
Subject to your acceptance and the configuration settings on your browser, Cookies may be installed on your device when you access our Services, in particular:
Functionality Cookies, Preference Cookies, and Flash Cookies: these Cookies may be placed by Us and/or by Third Parties, and make it possible to:
- access information on browser and/or device settings, in particular for display resolution, language, security settings, etc.;
- improve your browsing comfort to ensure optimal use;
- allow you to play audio and video files of the content on our Services;
- customise your browsing experience and memorise your preferences to adapt how our Services are presented.
User session cookies: user session Cookies register the information that you provided in our forms when signing up for one of our Services. This technology allows us to recognise you when you connect to one of our Services and access your personal area, such as your VIPARIS account.
Advertising cookies: advertising Cookies, which may be placed in our advertising areas, are placed by Us and/or by Third Parties. They enable us to adapt the content and advertising that are shown to you on our Services according to your areas of interest, your device, your browsing habits (on our Services or on other websites with similar Cookies), your location data (if you have consented to the provision of such data) or personal data that you may have provided.
Cookies for audience measurement and analytics: VIPARIS Group companies and/or Third Parties may place audience-measurement Cookies in order to compile statistics on the number of visits and the use of our Services. Statistics on traffic, display, advertising in our advertising areas, and user interactions with such spaces may also be compiled.
Cookies for social media sharing: Cookies may be placed on your device (computer, tablet, smart phone, etc.) by Third Parties, in particular by social media websites (e.g. a Facebook button). These Cookies allow social media websites to track your browsing habits on our Services, in particular when your account with the social media network in question is activated (open) on your device during your browsing session.
Web beacons and similar technology: web beacons and similar technology may be placed by Us to track the use of our Services, in particular to improve your experience, provide you with content that is customised according to your areas of interest, and to understand whether users read the emails and click on the links contained in our messages so that we can distribute relevant content and offers. They also may be placed by Third Parties to collect certain information such as browser type and the website that you visited before arriving on our Services, for audit and research purposes, and to report information about our Services and the advertisements viewed on our Services.
2) Cookies placed exclusively on your mobile device
Subject to your acceptance and the configuration settings on your mobile device, Cookies may be installed on your device when you access our Services via our applications, in particular:
Cookies used to collect data specifically linked to your mobile device (mobile device, mobile telephone, tablet, etc.) such as: the model of your telephone, the version of your operating system, connectivity, and the name and version of the application used. These Cookies may be placed by Us and/or by Third Parties, and this data is required for our applications to function properly and to provide you with a Service adapted to the technical characteristics of your device and to measure the audience on our applications. These Cookies also may be placed by Us and/or Third Parties, subject to your consent, to identify the physical location of your mobile device (geolocation) to inform you about offers that may interest you and to improve your experience on the mobile application.
Advertising cookies: Cookies used to collect data in order to provide you with a Service and offers that are adapted to your preferences and your browsing habits may be placed by Us and by Third Parties.
1) Acceptance of Cookies
2) Disabling Cookies
You have the option of refusing to accept the placement of Cookies on your device. However, if you disable all Cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of the features of our Services. Therefore, we accept no liability concerning the consequences related to the possible poor functioning of our Services resulting from our inability to record or consult the Cookies that are necessary for the Services to operate and that you have refused or disabled.
There are several ways to disable Cookies, including:
2.1) Adjusting the settings on your devices and browser
Adjusting your browser settings
You have the option of adjusting your browser settings to disable Cookies. Please note that the configuration of each browser is different. You should check the terms and conditions of your browser to learn how to change your consent with regard to the placement of Cookies.
To help you with your settings, you can refer to the help page for the specific browser that you are using:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Google Chrome : https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416
- Safari : https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=fr_FR&viewlocale=en_FR
- Safari iPhone / iPad : https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265
- Firefox : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Some browsers also offer a “Do Not Track” option.
Configuration of your devices
You have the option of changing the authorisations you gave at the time you downloaded the VIPARIS applications (e.g. microphone, position, etc.) by accessing the settings of the VIPARIS mobile applications in the settings area of your mobile device or computer.
2.2) Disabling third-party Cookies
By going to “Your online choices” on http://www.youronlinechoices.com, which was set up by the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA, an association of advertising professionals), you can accept or disable the Cookies used by the companies registered on this website when you access their services.
Refusing Cookies will not prevent advertising from being displayed on our Services. However, your refusal may prevent you from accessing our Services under optimal conditions and prevent us from adapting our content to the browsing data from your device or computer.
Disabling Cookies for sharing on social media: to change your settings that manage Cookies for sharing on social media, refer to the following websites:
- Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
- Twitter: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20171379#
- Google+ : https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
Disabling measurement and audience Cookies: to change your settings that manage Cookies for audience measurement and statistics, refer to the following websites:
- Google Analytics : https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
This list is not exhaustive.
For practical advice on these options and information on how you can delete the Cookies files placed on your device, depending on the browser that you use, please refer to “Your Tracks” on the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority) website: https://www.cnil.fr/en/rights-and-obligations
If you have any questions or problems relating to our Cookies Policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org