1. What is a Cookie?
A Cookie is a small text file saved in a dedicated space on your terminal’s hard disk when you visit an online service via your browser software. It enables the sender to identify the terminal in which it is saved, during the period of validity or saving of the Cookie.
During a Site visit the information about how you browse the Site may be saved in the “Cookies” file installed on your terminal subject to the choices that you expressed regarding the Cookies and which you can modify at any time.
The Cookies thereby allow the Site visited to control, save and recover information on your browsing behaviour as well obtaining technical disclosures on the site’s browsability. In this respect, Cookies allow customised services such as improving functionality, user-friendliness and accessibility of the web pages concerned to be sent to you. The Cookies emitted on the Site are used for the above-mentioned purposes during the concerned Cookie’s period of validity depending on your choices resulting from your browser software’s settings used during your visit to the Site and which you can modify at any time. Third-party Cookies are likely to be placed elsewhere on your computer. Only the Cookie’s sender is likely to read or modify information that is contained therein. Different types of Cookies are used by Eco TLC and have different purposes.
2. Cookie type and purpose
Depending upon their status and purpose, different types of Cookies exist as listed below. These concern our Site.
Technical and functional Cookies
These Cookies are necessary for the correct functioning of our Site and are essential in allowing you to browse and use our Site’s functionalities such as access to secured zones. The Cookies are mainly session or login Cookies.
The Cookies that we send allow:
Us to keep information that you entered in a form on our Site (registration or access to an account) or to services or information that you chose;
You to access spaces that are reserved and personal on our Site, such as your account, via login ID or data that you supplied beforehand;
Security measures to be deployed, in particular when you are asked to login again to content or a service after a certain lapse of time;
Analytical Cookies or Audience Measurement Cookies.
These are mainly Cookies relative to Site visits, Cookies that analyse the origin of visits, Site performance Cookies and statistical or analytical Cookies.
These Cookies allows us to recognise and count the number of visitors and the sources of traffic in order to measure and improve our Site’s performance. They help us to: understand, if applicable, why difficulties are encountered or error messages are sent on some pages; to determine which pages are the most and least visited; to analyse visitor browsing activities, to analyse visitor browsing behaviour on our Site; to adapt and improve our Site so that it is more useful, more user-friendly; and on the whole, to improve a user’s visit.
Social network sharing Cookies
These Cookies are required to manage external social networks (e.g.: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.…). Their function is to monitor the interaction of internet users with social widgets within a web page.
Indeed, our Site may contain buttons linked to social networks allowing you to share the Site’s contents or express your opinion (e.g. “Like”, “retweet”, etc.). If you are logged into a social network whilst you are on our Site, your browser establishes a connection between the network and the Site. If you click on the social network button positioned on the Site, plug-ins (small software) transmit the corresponding information to the social network, which publishes it on your account. If you wish to prevent all connections to social networks and the Site, you have to disconnect from the social network before visiting our Site.
These Cookies are created directly by the social networks. Therefore your user choices concerning the creation of these Cookies must also be performed on the social network sites. For this purpose, Eco TLC invites its Users to directly visit the social network internet sites and refer to their Personal Data Protection Policy.
3. Purposes of Cookies used on our Site and methods to disable them
Eco TLC uses its own Cookies as well as those sent by third parties, the purpose of which is to monitor and improve the Site’s activity and, if necessary, send emails. The creation of Cookies is likely to be carried out when browsing our Site.
3.1 Purpose of Cookies created by Eco TLC
To establish statistics and visit and use volumes for the elements comprising the Site (sections and content visited, pathways), that enable us to improve the interest and user-friendliness of our services,
To adapt the presentation of our Site to your terminal's display preferences (operating system, language, display resolution, etc.) during the visits to our Site, according to the equipment and display and/or reader software on your terminal,
To save information on a form that you completed on our Site (registration or access to an account or information that you have chosen),
To allow you to access reserved and professional spaces on our Site such as your account, via login ID or data that you have communicated to us previously,
To deploy security measures, in particular when you are requested to login again to content or to a service after a certain lapse of time.
3.2 Purpose of third-party Cookies
Google Analytics Statistical Cookies
Eco TLC uses Google Analytics (third-party Cookies) on the Site. This analytical service is provided by Google Inc. Via Google Analytics, Eco TLC analyses the interaction between you and the Site, monitors your activity on the Site and collects data about your browsing behaviour in order to allow Eco TLC to measure the Site’s performance, establish statistics and detect browsing problems in order to monitor and improve content quality.
Google Analytics is also likely to deposit behavioural advertising Cookies onto your terminal (third-party Cookies).
Google is a company located in the United States. Consequently, the data processed by Google Analytics (including your IP address) may be transferred to the United States and saved on Google’s servers located in this country.
You can disable Google Analytics. To do this, you must install an uninstall option: to obtain more information on this uninstall option, click here.
Third-party applications integrated into our Site
We are likely to include in our Site, third-party IT applications allowing you to share content from our Site with other persons or let others know that you have visited the site or give your opinion on the Site’s content. This mainly involves the “Share”, ‘Like” buttons from social networks such as “Facebook”, “Twitter”, “Google plus”, “LinkedIn”, etc.
The social network that supplies the application button is likely to identify you via this button, even if you have not used the button during your visit to our Site. This type of application button may allow the social network concerned to monitor your browsing activity on our Site solely due to the fact that your account on the social network concerned was enabled on your terminal (session open) whilst browsing on our Site. We have no control over the process used by the social networks to collect information about your browsing activity on our Site.
We invite you to refer to the privacy policies of these social networks in order to be familiar with how the data is used, in particular for advertising purposes, and the information that these social networks may gather via these application buttons. In particular, these protection policies must enable you to exercise your choices on these social networks via your user account settings on each of these networks.
4. Managing your Cookie choices
You are free to express or modify at any time your wishes regarding Cookies by using the methods described in this Policy.
Saving a Cookie on a terminal remains subject to the wishes expressed by the terminal’s user who can express or modify these at any time and at no cost via the options offered by the browsing software.
If you refuse that Cookies be saved onto your terminal or if you delete those that have been saved, it is possible that you may no longer benefit from a certain number of functionalities that may be necessary to browse some of the sections on our Site. This will occur if you attempt to access contents or services that require you to identify yourself.
In this case, we decline all responsibility for the consequences linked to any deteriorated functioning of our services resulting from not being able to save or consult the Cookies required for their correct functioning and that have been refused or deleted by yourself. In the event that you refuse to accept Cookies onto your terminal’s hard disk, the Site may not function optimally on your terminal.
4.1. Cookie Management Solution
You may withdraw your consent at any time by refusing all or part of the Cookies likely to be deposited onto your terminal via the Cookie bar, the Cookie management solution or via your browser.
If you do not wish Eco TLC to create all or part of the Cookies on your terminal you can let us know your choice:
Either by refusing all by clicking on the "REFUSE” link on the Cookie bar;
Or by setting these in the Cookie management module called “Cookie Settings”
You can modify your choice at any time by clicking on the icon “Cookie Settings” located to the right of your screen on each of the Site’s pages.
4.2. Browser Settings
PC browsers :
Apple Safari™ : Click here for the procedure to follow
Opera™ : Click here for the procedure to follow
Others: if you do not use a browser in this list, go directly to your browser’s help menu to find out how to configure it.
Browsers on mobile devices:
Others: if you do not use a browser in this list, go directly your browser’s help menu to find out how to configure it.
5. Cookie expiry
The cookies created on your terminal are kept for a maximum of 13 months from the date that they were first created on your device (following your consent). Information collected by trackers must be kept for a period of 25 months maximum. Once they have expired Cookies are deleted.