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Cookie Policy

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

What are the cookies?
Cookies are files that are saved on your computer when you visit a website. You can allow or disable the use of cookies from the customize and control bar (the pop-up dedicated to collecting the cookies’ consent) or from the link available in the footer, under “Cookie settings”.
Cookies will usually be placed on your computer or device connected to the Internet whenever you visit us online. This allows the site to remember your computer or device.
A notification will appear on our website requesting your consent for the collection of cookies. If you do not give your consent, your computer or internet-connected device used by you will not be tracked for marketing activities. However, a secondary type of cookie called “user input cookies” may be requested for the required functionality. Such cookies will not be blocked by using this notification. Your selection will be saved in a cookie and will be valid for a period of 90 days. If you wish to cancel the selection, you can do so by deleting your browser’s cookies.
Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can choose whether or not to accept cookies through your browser settings (often in the Tools or Preferences menu of your browser). You can also delete cookies from your device at any time. However, please note that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of the features of our websites.
Further information on managing cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or on sites such as www.allaboutcookies.org.
What types of cookies are used?
A. Depending on the retention period:
• Session cookies – these are temporarily stored in the cookies folder of the web browser so that it can store them until the user leaves the respective website or closes the browser window
• Persistent cookies – These are stored on the computer or device hard drive (and generally depend on the default lifetime for the cookie). Persistent cookies also include those placed by a website other than the one the user is currently visiting – known as “third party cookies” (cookies placed by third parties) – which can be used anonymously to memorize the interests of users, so that later the most relevant advertising is delivered.

B. Depending on the purpose of their placement and use:
Required cookies
Analysis and profiling cookies – These cookies allow us to analyze the use of the website, thus being able to adapt to the user’s needs by constantly improving our site. These cookies also allow us to count visits and traffic sources in order to measure and improve the performance of the site. It helps us know which pages are more popular or less popular and see your trail on the site. These files include those described below and derived from Google Analytics or Pixel Tracking, which are used only with your consent.

Purpose Description
Performance Our website is built using common internet platforms. They have built-in cookies that help with compatibility issues (e.g. to identify the type of browser) and improve performance (e.g., faster content loading).
Site preferences Cookies can also remember your site preferences (e.g. language) or try to improve your experience (e.g. by customizing a greeting or content). This will apply to areas where you have specifically registered to access or create an account.
Analysis tools We use several third-party analysis tools to help us understand how site visitors use our website. This allows us to improve the quality and content of the site for our visitors. The aggregate statistics cover items such as total visits or page views and references to our website. For more details on using Google Analytics, see below as well as accessing the banner for collecting consent for cookies that you can access to set preferences, read the necessary information about each cookie and to present consent for their use.

BY NAVIGATING OUR WEBSITE, YOU AGREE THAT WE CAN PLACE COOKIES FILES ON YOUR COMPUTER OR DEVICE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET, NECESSARY FOR THE ACTIVITY OF SG GSC SITE. FOR ANY OTHER COOKIE TYPE FILE, WE WILL ASK FOR YOUR CONSENT AND WE WILL NOT PLACE THESE FILES WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT.

2. OVERVIEW OF THE COOKIE USED TECHNOLOGY
Third-party tools and widgets will be used from time to time on our individual pages to provide additional functionality. Use of these tools or widgets will usually place cookies on your device to facilitate the use of the service and to ensure that your interaction is correctly displayed on our web pages.
Cookies by themselves do not indicate your e-mail address and do not personally identify you in any other way. By placing these files and processing the information they generate SG GSC does not at any time find out data about your name, your physical address, your telephone number, your e-mail address and so on. In our analytical reports we will obtain other identifiers, including IP addresses, but this is intended to identify the number of unique visitors to our website and the geographic origin in order to determine visitors trends and preferences and not to identify individual visitors.
Regarding the processing of personal data, as well as the observance of the rights derived from the processing of personal data belonging to you, SG GSC will apply the provisions from the Data Processing Policy (Privacy Policy) that you can find by accessing the following link https://globalsolutioncentre.societegenerale.ro/en/politica-de-confidentialitate.

TYPES OF COOKIE USED FILES

PIXEL Tracking
SG GSC, as the present Internet site operator, uses Pixel files included in https://globalsolutioncentre.societegenerale.ro sites’ HTML code. Thus, the HTML code of these sites contains an external link, which can be activated only as a result of the presentation of your consent, and leads to the dedicated server of the Pixel file. So, if you present your consent by accessing the pop-up dedicated to the consent’ collection to the use of these technologies by SG GSC, at the time of accessing these Internet pages (consent is collected separately for each of these pages), the HTML code of the accessed site will be processed by your browser and your browser will follow the link placed in the HTML code to open the Pixel file. This action will automatically communicate with the Pixel file server which will record information about your online presence.
The following are included among the information collected by the Pixel file, to the extent that you consent to such processing:
a) The operating system you use;
b) The website category used by you, respectively if you have accessed the SG GSC website through a mobile or desktop device;
c) Category of browser used (e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.);
The resolution of your screen;
e) The date, time, minute and second when you accessed the SG GSC website as well as how much time you spent on this page;
f) The activities undertaken by you on the SG GSC website such as the accessed sub-pages and links taken from the SG GSC website, etc .;
g) Your IP address in order to determine the city from where you accessed our website as well as your Internet Service Provider.
This technology generically called “Pixel tracking” helps us to determine the profiles of those who access our website in order to display the most relevant content according to their preferences established by processing the information described above.

Google Analytics
SG GSC uses Google Analytics by placing files named _ga (records a unique ID that is used to generate statistics about how the visitor uses the site.); _gat (records a unique ID for Google Analytics statistics); _git (records a unique ID that is used to generate statistics about how the visitor uses the site.); __utma (the cookie collects data about the number of visits a user has accessed, as well as data for the first and last visit); __utmz (the cookie collects data about the user’s place of origin, the search engine used, the accessed link and the search term used); collect (used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Track the visitor by devices and marketing channels).

More information on how SG GSC uses Google Analytics can be found here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

To give website visitors more options on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the browser extension to opt out of Google Analytics. The extension communicates with Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about visiting the website should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics opt-out browser extension does not prevent your information from being sent to the website or other web analytics services.

« Web beacons » technologies
A web beacon is a small image file on a web page that can be used to collect certain information on your computer, such as your IP address, the length of time the content was viewed, the type of browser, and the existence of cookies previously set by same server. SG GSC uses the web beacon exclusively in accordance with applicable laws. SG GSC or its services providers use web beacons to track the effectiveness of third party websites that provide us with recruitment or marketing services or to collect consolidated statistics about visitors and to manage cookies.
You can choose to make some web beacons unusable by rejecting the associated cookies. The web beacon file may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address, but cookie information will not be recorded.
In some of our newsletters and other communications, we will monitor recipients’ actions, such as e-mail opening rates through links embedded in messages. We collect this information to assess user interest and to improve future user experiences.

Location-based tools
SG GSC will collect and use the geographical location of your computer or device from which you access our site (desktop / mobile). This location data is collected to provide you with information about services that we believe may be of interest to you based on your geographic location and to improve our location-based products and services.

Widgets and applications for social networks
The SG GSC website will usually include features to allow sharing via third-party social networking applications, such as the Facebook Like button and the Twitter widget. These social networking applications will collect and use information regarding the use of the SG GSC website. Any personal data you provide through these social networking applications will often be collected and used by other members of that social networking application and such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies providing the application or website. respectively. We have no control over or responsibility for these companies or their use of your data.

Options
As described in this Cookie Policy, if you no longer want them to be present in the browser through which you access the SG GSC website, regarding the cookie files used for the purpose of user profiling / SG GSC advertising (advertising cookies) / traffic monitoring, you can reset your browser so that all cookies with which you have either consented or which have been placed in order to operate the SG GSC site, be permanently deleted. In this case, if you access our website again, your consent will be requested once more.
Regarding the cookies required for the functioning of the SG GSC website, they are placed without asking your consent, based on the legitimate interest of SG GSC, and if you choose to give them up by accessing the cookies and modifying options or by deleting all cookies in your browser, you should note that certain parts of our website may not operate at normal parameters in the absence of these files.

Delete cookies from the browser
To delete all cookies installed on your browser, you must access the “History” section of your browser or press CTRL + H simultaneously. A page dedicated to your access history will then open where you will find the option “Clear browsing history” which you will have to access and agree to delete your entire history.

Links to other sites
We would like to inform you that the SG GSC website will usually contain links to other sites, including sites maintained by other Societe Generale member companies that are not governed by this Policy, but by other privacy statements that may be different. We encourage users to review the privacy policy of each website they visit before disclosing personal data.
All processing activities referred to in this section shall be concluded, as appropriate, on one or more of the following legal grounds: (i) your consent, (ii) the conclusion or performance of the contract, (iii) the legal obligation, (iv) our legitimate interest, (v) processing is necessary for the finding, exercise or defense of a right in front of a court. By registering on the SG GSC website and then browsing another SG GSC website while you are online, you agree to the use of your personal data in accordance with this Policy as well as the Policy on data processing.