To make our site work properly, we may place small data files called cookies on your device.
1. What are cookies?
A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user's hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tell a web site when the user has returned.(Source: www.AboutCookies.org)
Most browsers automatically accept cookies but you do not have to accept them. You can usually change your browser to prevent acceptance and you should still be able to enjoy most of the features on the sites. If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer or to stop cookies being accepted in future you should refer to your browser manufacturer's instructions by clicking "Help" in your browser menu. More information is available at www.AboutCookies.org.
2. Different types of cookies
There are different types of cookies. Cookies can expire at the end of a browsing session (from when a user opens the browser window to when he/she exits the browser) or they can be stored for longer.
Session and persistent cookies
Session cookies – a cookie that is erased when the user closes the Web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the user’s computer. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user. Websites typically use session cookies to ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within one site and that any information you have entered is remembered. For example, if an e-commerce site did not use session cookies then items placed in a shopping basket would disappear by the time you reach the checkout
Persistent’ cookies are more permanent pieces of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of reasons, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided, helping to determine what areas of the website you find most valuable, and customising the web site based on your preferences.
Third party cookies
Third party cookies are small amount of texts stored in the user's computer that is created by a website with a domain name other than the one the user is currently visiting - such as Google Analytics. Most sites will use these types of cookies from third parties such as Google Analytics, Google analytics doesn’t track your personal data, however it does track anonymously what pages you have visited and what you find most interesting. This allows a website owner to concentrate on product areas that may be more popular.
3. What cookies does Nexans use and for what purpose ?
- technical: necessary for navigation within the Website and in order to use certain functions (e.g. to navigate from one page to the other, etc).
- analytics: for statistical analysis of site accesses. Information is collected on aggregate basis.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.
If you use social sharing plug-ins or social sign-in, and use this to connect to related social sites including but not limited to sites like Twitter, Linked IN, YouTube, Facebook, or Google+ from the Nexans site, then it is possible that these sites will also place cookies on your device in order to function. Nexans has no control over these cookies and does not record or track any data linked to them.
4. How to control cookies?
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see AboutCookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed.
Please note that certain functionalities or services may not be available if cookies are deleted or cannot be accepted as we will be unable to recognize the information related to your computer.
5. Collection and processing of data
Personal data collected through the cookies will be kept in a format that allows User’s identification for no longer than 7 (seven) days, or in any case, within the time limits set forth by applicable laws and regulations, especially in connection with the need of checking computer crimes damaging the Website and/or to enforce or protect the Company’s rights (consistent with the retention periods and statutes of limitations provided for by the law), where necessary.
When no longer necessary in accordance with the above, the data will be cancelled or anonymized.
6. Circulation of data
No information gathered on the Website by means of cookies will ever be either communicated or disseminated to unspecified recipients.
Note that cookies themselves do not contain any personal information. Browsing of our websites does not require any personally identifying information.
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