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POLICY CONCERNING COOKIES IN SERVICES PUBLISHED BY WEWOMEN

by Coralie Kaminski Published on 20 mei 2018

Version of 2nd July 2018

This Cookies Policy applies to the following service: WEWOMEN.BE
WEWOMEN may change all or part of this policy concerning cookies on the services published by WEWOMEN at any time, without prior notice, but with a special indication.

I- DEFINITIONS

II- GENERAL
II-1- What is a cookie?
II-2- What data navigation is collected via cookies?
II-3- Why are there cookies in our services?
II-4- Who store the cookies?
II-5- How long are the cookies kept?

III- THE VARIOUS COOKIES WE STORE
III-1- Cookies strictly needed by our Services
III-2- Advertising Cookies
III-3- Audience measurement and analytical cookies
III-4- Sharing Cookies via social networks
III-5- Content personalization cookies

IV- COOKIE MANAGEMENT
IV-1- Cookies acceptance
IV-2- Deactivating your cookies


While you browse around WEWOMEN.BE, we store cookies on the terminal (computer, mobile phone, tablet) with which you are browsing. We use these Cookies to compile statistics and audience measurements, to customize and share the contents that we offer you on social networks and supply you with advertising targeting based on your interests.

​I- DEFINITIONS

AUFEMININ Group”: refers to the AUFEMININ SA company and all the companies under its direct or indirect control.

WEWOMEN”: refers to WEWOMEN.be, a website published by AUFEMININ Group.

Partner(s)”: refers to any company other than a Sub-Contractor selected by any of the companies in the AUFEMININ Group with which it has drawn up a contract covering the provision and protection of Personal Data.

Sub-Contractor(s)”: refers to any company which might process Personal Data or Navigation Data for one of the companies in the AUFEMININ Group, in compliance with the instructions given by it or them.

II- GENERAL

II-1- What is a cookie?

A cookie covers any non-executable text file, tracer, website tag and other technology, such as transparent GIFs, clear GIFs or-web bugs (hereinafter known as "Cookies"), stored on the browser of your device (computer, tablet, mobile phone) by AUFEMININ Group companies, our Sub-Contractors, or our Partners, as long as we have your consent when you continue your browsing around our sites and/or contents (referred to in the following as "Services"). The information contained in this file can only be read and/or modified by its issuer.

Some cookies can also be placed on your terminal by Unauthorized Third Parties in violation of AUFEMININ General Conditions Sale (GCS), and over which AUFEMININ companies have no control.

II-2- What data navigation is collected via cookies?

Cookies can be used to collect any data (in the following “Browsing Data”) on a device at a given moment, even if we do not know directly what device you are using or who you are, and in particular:

  • The identification and content of a Cookie file stored on your device by AUFEMININ GROUP, our Sub-Contractors or Partners;
  • The IP address of device connected to the Service(s).
  • The date, time and duration the device was logged on to the Service(s).
  • The landing page of the device accessing the Service(s).
  • The type of operating system used by the device (e.g.: Windows, MacOS, Linux, Unix, BeOS, etc.);
  • The type and version of the browser software used by the device (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Operator, etc.);
  • Possible errors in downloading;
  • The navigation software user language used by the device;
  • Detail of the viewed contents (page name, viewing time etc.);

II-3- Why are there cookies in our services?

These Cookies enable us, in particular to:

  • Generally, permit you to navigate and view our site, adapt the content or display of our services to your device to improve your navigation, and optimize our sites;
  • Remember information on a form you have already filled out (e.g.: your user account) or concerning products, services or information from our services (e.g.: viewed contents, etc.).
  • Personalize our contents and advertising to suit your interests;
  • Compile statistics and and viewing figures of our website;
  • Enable you to share via social networks;
  • Optimize diffusion and assess the efficiency of the advertising messages we send you;
  • Ensure the security of our services, websites and/or apps by detecting/tracing back any attempt at a malicious act, IT intrusion or violation of the General Conditions of Use (GCU).
  • Fulfil our legal obligations, respond to any requests made by third parties authorized by law asking us to supply browsing data and/or personal data about our service users.

II-4- Who store the cookies?

Provided that we have your consent, and depending on the configuration of your device (computer, tablet, smartphone etc.) and/or of your browser, when you use our Services, Cookies can be stored by:

  • The Service editor and other companies in the AUFEMININ Group, especially for a single user account giving you access to our Services concerned. “AUFEMININ Group”: refers to the AUFEMININ SA company and all the countries under direct or indirect control of AUFEMININ SA, as per the terms of article L233-3 of the Code of Commerce.
  • The AUFEMININ Group Sub-Contractors, include the technical service providers processing your browsing data for the entities of the AUFEMININ Group, as per the terms of article 28 of the GDPR;
  • The Partners, that is the advertisers, data brokers and any other recipients who have a contract with the AUFEMININ Group entity concerned covering the provision of data or an agreement concerning data protection. In this case, Cookies from our Partners are aimed at targeted advertising and profiling and that we send them any request you make opposing the process of Cookie storage on your device.
  • Unauthorized Third-Parties, that is the advertisers, advertising agencies, data brokers, programming intermediaries and any other person not having a contract covering the provision of data or an agreement relative to the data protection with AUFEMININ. The AUFEMININ General Conditions of Sale, we prohibit the storage of Cookies on your device by Unauthorized Third Parties. In this case, since we have no control about the placing of these Cookies, we suggest that you consult the personal data and cookie protection policies of these Unauthorized Third Parties to learn about the final processing goal, in particular when it is related to advertising, and the categories of data gathered, as well as the way to opt out of these Unauthorized Third Parties offer.

II-5- How long are the cookies kept?

The Cookies used by the AUFEMININ Group and our Sub-Contractors and Partners, and the Browsing Data we gather, are preserved for a maximum of thirteen (13) months starting from their storage on your terminal. After this time, your consent will be required again.

III- THE VARIOUS COOKIES WE STORE

As long as you consent to it, and depending on the setting up of your browser, Cookies can be stored on your device when you gain access to our Services, in particular:

III-1- Cookies strictly needed by our Services

Functionality Cookies, preference Cookies and Flash Cookies


These Cookies are liable to be stored on your terminal by AUFEMININ Group, its Sub-Contractors or its Partners, offering a means of:

  • gaining access to the settings of your browser and/or device, in particular for matters concerning display resolution, language, security settings etc.;
  • improving your browsing comfort and guaranteeing optimal use;
  • taking advantage of the audio and video reading of contents on our Services;
  • personalizing your browsing and memorizing your preferences in order to adjust the presentation of our Services.

User session cookies

User session cookies record the information that you filled in on our forms when you enrolled for one of our Services. These technologies enable us to recognize you whenever you connect to one of our Services and gain access to your single user account, opening your access to our Services concerned.

III-2- Advertising Cookies

The advertising Cookies which may appear in our advertising spaces are stored by AUFEMININ Group, by our Sub-Contractors, our Partners and/or by Unauthorized Third-Parties. These cookies enable your browsing/interaction with our Services to be monitored for profiling purposes, on the basis of which we adapt the advertising served to you on our Services; to match your interests, your device, your browsing (around our Services or other Internet websites using similar Cookies), your location (as long as you have consented to it), or also the Browsing Data that you may have supplied.

III-3- Audience measurement and analytical cookies

The AUFEMININ Group companies, our Sub-Contractors and our Partners may store audience measuring Cookies on your device, to compile statistics about the number of pageviews and the use of our Services. Statistics about frequency, display, advertising in our advertising spaces and user interaction with the spaces may be compiled in this way. They are also used for monitoring the invoicing of our Partners.

III-4- Sharing Cookies via social networks

The AUFEMININ Group companies, our Sub-Contractors and our Partners may store audience measuring Cookies on your device, to compile statistics about the number of pageviews and the use of our Services. Statistics about frequency, display, advertising in our advertising spaces and user interaction with the spaces may be compiled in this way. They are also used for monitoring the invoicing of our Partners.

III-5- Content personalization cookies

Website tagging, and similar technologies are liable to be used by AUFEMININ Group or by our Sub-Contractors to track the use of our Services, especially with the aim of improving your user experience, supplying you with personalized contents according to your interests and understanding whether our users read their email and click on the links inserted into our messages so that we can disseminate relevant contents and offers. Generally, they are liable to be stored by our Partners as a way of gathering certain information, such as your type of browser and the website page that you consulted before reaching our Services, with the aim of auditing, research, and declaring information about our Services and the advertising looked at amongst our Services.

IV- COOKIE MANAGEMENT

IV-1- Cookies acceptance

To add a Cookie to your system, we need your prior consent. We notify that if you continue to browse your way through our Services (by a positive action (scrolling, click on a Service component (image, link, “search” button)), you accept that we and our Partners place Cookies on your device, for the intentions mentioned above. At any time, you can refuse to accept a specific Cookie, or modify your choices, more particularly by changing your browser settings.

IV-2- Deactivating your cookies

You can refuse to accept Cookies on your device. However, bear in mind that refusing Cookies can deprive you of full advantage of the functionalities of our Services. For this reason, we decline any liability concerning the consequences arising from any malfunctioning of our Services if it is impossible for us to record or consult the Cookies needed for the operation of the Services and that you have refused or deleted.

There are different ways of deactivating the Cookies, in particular:

Consent Management Platform (CMP)

AUFEMININ Group has created a Consent Management Platform that allows you to withdraw your consent relating to cookies use for each partner and purpose. Please click here to update the settings for your consent.

Setting up your browser

You can set up your browser to refuse Cookies. Note that the setup of each browser is different. Simply consult your browser settings to determine what needs to be modified regarding your consent relating to Cookies.

To help you with your browsing, you can consult the specific support page of the browser you are using:

Some browsers also have a “Do not Track” option available.

Deactivating Cookies

To change your settings and deactivate Cookies, please go directly to the following address:

· Deactivating advertising cookies:

· Deactivating audience measurement and statistics Cookies

· Deactivating sharing Cookies via social networks
To change your settings with respect to sharing Cookies via the social networks, please go to the following addresses:

· Deactivating Flash Cookies
To change your settings, especially with respect to Flash Cookies, please go to the following address: http://www.adobe.com/fr/privacy/opt-out.html#measure.

· Deactivating Unauthorized Third-Party Cookies:
Your online choices: the website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/ set up by the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) consists of advertising professionals and enables you to accept or refuse the Cookies used by the firms registered with this website when you visit their services.

Refusing Cookies will not prevent advertising being displayed in our Services. However, this refusal may prevent you from gaining access to our Service under the best conditions and prevent us from adapting our contents to the Navigation Data of your device.

by Coralie Kaminski