This section covers our Cookie management policy.
It contains information about the origin and the use of the navigation data cookies can record on your browser.
When our content is displayed, information about the navigation on your terminal (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) may be recorded in the “Cookies” files installed on your terminal, subject to the choices you have expressed regarding cookies which you can change at all times (See section 4).
1. WHAT IS A COOKIE AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
A cookie (or connection trace) is a text file that may be saved, subject to your options, in a specific location on your terminal’s hard drive (computer, tablet, etc.) when you access an online service from your browser. It is sent to your browser by a web site server. Each cookie is assigned an anonymous identifier. The cookie file allows its issuer to identify the terminal it was saved on during the validity or recording period for the cookie in question. A cookie cannot be used to identify a physical person.
When you access Renault Foundation web sites, subject to your choice, we may install different cookies: operating cookies, performance cookies, social cookies and advertising cookies.
2. WHICH CATEGORIES OF COOKIES ARE USED BY THE RENAULT FOUNDATION?
The Cookies we issue from our sites are split into 4 categories to make it easier to manage how you use them:
- Operating cookies
- Performance and analysis cookies
- Social cookies
3. HOW TO MANAGE YOUR COOKIES ON THE RENAULT FOUNDATION WEB SITES
You can configure the cookies we use on the Renault Foundation web site in 2 ways:
USING THE COOKIE MANAGEMENT TOOL WE HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE AVAILABLE TO YOU (RECOMMENDED):
- Managing my cookies
This tool allows you to manage the cookie categories indicated above that you authorise when accessing our sites yourself. It also allows you to act on your choices at all times
USING YOUR WEB BROWSER SETTINGS:
You can configure your web browser so that cookies are saved to your terminal or, on the contrary, rejected, either systematically, or depending on their issuer. You can also configure your web browser so that you are prompted to accept or reject cookies before a cookie can be saved to your terminal.
The management of cookies and your choices using this option are different for each cookie. It is described in your browser’s help menu. You should read it to find out how to change your cookie options.
We provide links to the help pages so that you can configure your browser yourself:
- Internet Explorer™ : http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-FR/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
- Safari™ : http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/fr/9277.html
- Chrome™ : http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=fr&hlrm=en&answer=95647
- Firefox™ : http://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/Activer%20et%20d%C3%A9sactiver%20les%20cookies
- Opera™ : http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/fr/cookies.html
Once you have saved your preferences, we will only use the cookies authorised by your rules in read-only or write mode. Any cookies that were saved before you changed your configuration will remain on your computer. You can also remove them using your browser settings.
It is important to understand that we use a cookie to save your cookie preference, which means that:
- If you delete all your cookies you will have to update your preferences again
- If you use a different peripheral, profile or browser, you will have to update your preferences again.
4. WHAT REJECTING COOKIES INVOLVES
If you reject cookies being used on your terminal, or if you delete the cookies already saved on it, you will no longer have the benefit of a certain number of features that are nevertheless required to browse certain areas of the Renault Foundation web site. This would be the case if you attempted to access some of our content or services which require that we recognise you. This would also be the case if we – or our contractors – were unable to define the type of browser used by your terminal for technical statistics purposes, or its language and display settings, or the country from which your terminal seems to be connected to the Internet.
When applicable, the Renault Foundation declines any liability for the consequences relative to the downgraded operation of our services resulting from the impossibility for the Renault Foundation to save or consult the cookies required to operate the site that you have refused or deleted.
5. THE DIFFERENT COOKIE CATEGORIES
Operating cookies for a site allow you to browse through the site and use essential features, such as secure areas, shopping carts or invoice pages.
These cookies do not collect any data that could be used for marketing or targeting purposes.
We use them to:
- Adapt the Renault Foundation web site to your terminal’s display preferences:
- language used
- display resolution
- operating system used
- Share the data with a technical partner for the strict purpose of providing you with services or features on our web sites.
The cookie management tool we make available to you does not allow this category of cookies to be disabled. Indeed, the acceptance of these cookies is a condition for the use of our web site. If you block their use by another means, we cannot guarantee the normal use of the web site.
PERFORMANCE AND ANALYSIS COOKIES
We use them to:
- Create statistics on the visits to the Renault Foundation web site and the use of the different elements making up the Renault Foundation web site (for example the sections and content viewed, the duration of a visit, or the number of error messages encountered). This allows us to improve the interest and ergonomics of our services.
- Measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and understand which pages you are interested in.
- Test different features.
COOKIES RELATED TO THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
So-called “social” cookies are related to the services provided by third parties, the “Like” or “Share” buttons, for example.
They are used to provide you with services, or to memorise your sharing preferences with social media sites.
The social media site that provides such an application button is likely to be able to identify you using the button, even if you did not use it when you browsed our site. Indeed, this type of application button can allow the social media site in question to understand how you browse our site, simply because your social media account is activated on your terminal (signed on) when you browse through our web site.
We have no control over the process used by social media sites to collect data on your navigation on our web site and how it is associated with the personal data they have. We invite you to consult the data privacy policies for these social media sites to find out the use, especially for advertising, that will be made of the browsing data they may collect using these application buttons. These privacy policies should more especially allow you to make your choices relative to these social media sites by configuring your user account for each one of them.
We use them to:
- Create a link to/from social media such as Facebook
- Allow you to identify yourself to social media when the share option has been activated.
You can choose to accept or reject these cookies, but rejecting them could prevent you from accessing certain sharing and “social” interaction features.
6. IF YOU SHARE YOUR TERMINAL WITH OTHER PEOPLE
If your terminal is used by several people, and if a same terminal has several browsers installed on it, we cannot guarantee that the services and advertising destined for your terminal correspond to your personal use of this terminal and not to that of another user of the terminal.
Where applicable, sharing the use of your terminal with other people and the configuration of your browser settings for cookies are your personal choices and your responsibility.
7. SPECIAL CASE: “FLASH”© COOKIES FROM “ADOBE FLASH PLAYER”™
“Adobe Flash Player”™ is a computer application that is used to quickly develop dynamic content using the “Flash” programming language. Flash (and similar applications) memorise the settings, preferences and use of content using technology that is similar to cookies. However, “Adobe Flash Player”™ manages this data and your choices using a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. If your terminal is likely to be used to view content developed using the Flash language, we invite you to access the Flash cookie management tools directly from the web site http://www.adobe.com/fr/.