Websites resort to useful and sensible techniques to increase usability and make their sites as interesting as possible for every visitor. Cookies are one of the best known techniques. They can be used by website owners or third parties, such as advertisers, who communicate via the Web site you visit.
Cookies are small text files stored by websites on users' computers files. The information contained in cookies can also be used to track your browsing habits on different websites that use the same cookie.
Cookies are classified by duration and by source.
We believe it is essential to provide information about cookies used on our website and their purpose. The reasons are threefold:
to ensure the protection of your privacy,
make our website easier to browse
ease its development.
The following information will help you learn more about the cookies used on our website and their purpose.
3. Various cookies and their functionality.
We use different types of cookies depending on their purpose.
You will find below a list of the most common cookies and a description of their purpose.
3.1. Session cookies.
A session cookie is stored temporarily in the memory of your computer when you browse a site. For example it is used to store information on the language you have selected. They are not stored for a long time on your computer and disappear when you close your Web browser.
3.2. Tracking cookies or persistent.
A persistent cookie saves a file on your computer for a long time. This type of cookie has an expiration date. Persistent cookies enable websites to store your information and settings for use during future visits. Access to the websites becomes easier and faster because you do not need, for example, to reconnect.
Once the expiration date is overdue, the cookie is automatically deleted when you return to the website that created it.
3.3. Origin cookies.
These cookies are installed by the website itself (the same domain as the one that appears in the address bar of the browser) and can only be read by the website. These cookies are typically used to store information, such as your preferences, which will be used the next time you visit the website.
3.4. Other cookies.
Third-party cookies are set by a different domain than the one that appears in the address bar of the browser, that is to say, by an organization other than the site owner.
For example, cookies are used to collect information for advertising purposes, to personalise content and to gather web statistics.
As third-party cookies allow further research on the browsing habits of the user, they are considered more sensitive in terms of integrity. This is why most web browsers allow you to change your settings to refuse them.
4. Cookies used by Gerflor’s sites.
4.1 Session Cookies.
These are session cookies used to collect information on the browser language and settings of the user session.
4.2 Google Analytics.
Our websites also use Google Analytics cookies to compile statistics of visits to our websites: number of visits, unique visitors, equipment of users, pages visited ...
Cookies are stored temporarily (period defined by the CNIL – French Commission for IT and Personal Protection).
5. Managing cookies.
5.1. Displaying cookies.
Cookies are simple text files, they can be viewed with most text editors or word processing programs. You can click on a cookie to open it. The following list explains how to view cookies in different browsers. If you use a different browser, see information on cookies specific to this browser.
If you use a mobile phone, see the user guide of your device for more information.
Internet Explorer 8-10 : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies
5.2. Deactivation / activation or deletion of cookies.
To restrict or block cookies, you must go to your browser settings.
If you refuse that a website sets a cookie on your computer, your browser may be set to warn you before a cookie is installed. Your browser can be set to reject all cookies, or only third-party cookies. Also, you can delete any cookies already installed on your computer. Note that you must change the settings separately for each browser and each computer you use.
Each browser uses a different method to change the settings. If applicable, check the Help feature of your browser to know more about the appropriate settings.
To disable cookies on your mobile phone, refer to the user manual for more information.
To learn more about cookies and Internet, go to http://www.aboutcookies.org/
6. Unexpected / other Cookies.
Given the nature of the Internet and websites, we do not always have information about cookies set by third parties on our website. This is especially true when our web page contains embedded elements, including text, documents, images or short movies stored on a third party site but distributed on or through our website.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have a cookie of this type that is not listed in the above list on our website. You can also contact the third party site in question for further information about cookies installed, their purpose and duration, but also to what extent the respect of your privacy is guaranteed.
The present declaration may be changed periodically, depending on changes brought to our website or regulations relating to cookies.
We may change at any time and without prior notice the contents of this declaration and the cookies listed. You can check this web page for the latest version.
For any questions or comments regarding Cookies, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find more information about Gerflor’s websites on our Legal Notice page.
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