Cookie use policy

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, as well as third parties and other partners use cookies and other identification technologies on their website, mobile applications and e-mail communications to, among other things: determine the popularity of content and enable third parties to deliver personalized advertising campaigns, analyze site traffic and trends, remember users' preferences and settings, and generally understand the online behaviors and interests of people who interact with our services. 

AM I CONCERNED BY THE REGULATION ON COOKIES?

The rules on cookies are covered by Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications). The directive also covers the use of similar technologies for storing or accessing information, such as "Flash cookies" and terminal fingerprinting.

Organizations must provide clear and comprehensive information about how they use cookies and ensure that, for any cookie that is not strictly necessary for their website, they give you an appropriate way to consent to it being deposited on your device; unless otherwise provided for in the regulations.

what cookies are used?

When you visit our company website, cookies may be automatically installed and temporarily saved in your computer’s memory or on its hard disk in order to make it easier for you to navigate around our site. Cookies do not enable us to identify you, but are used to record information about the pages you have viewed on our website, the date and time of your visit to the site, etc. 

Please find below the list of the cookies used by the site Saint-Gobain.com and their purpose : 

HOW DO I MANAGE MY COOKIE PREFERENCES?

FROM THE PREFERENCE CENTER ON THE SAINT-GOBAIN.COM WEBSITE

You have the choice to accept or not the cookies except for the cookies strictly necessary for the delivery of our services which will be systematically deposited. For cookies that require your prior consent, you can make these choices at any time by accessing the Preference Center:

  • By clicking on "Set Cookies" in the information panel about our use of cookies.
  • By clicking on the "Set Cookies" icon accessible at any time during your navigation at the bottom left of your screen, and in this policy.

FROM THE BROWSER

You can use your web browser to:

  • delete all cookies;
  • block all cookies;
  • allow all cookies;
  • block ‘third-party’ cookies (ie, cookies set by online services other than the one you are visiting);
  • clear all cookies when you close the browser;
  • open a ‘private browsing’ / ‘incognito’ session, which allows you to browse the web without recording your browsing history or storing local data such as cookies (you should however be aware of the limitations of this feature in a privacy context); and
  • install add-ons and plugins that extend browser functionality.

Those operations may result in the deletion of all cookies used by the browser, including those used by other websites, which may lead to the alteration or loss of certain settings or information and make it difficult to navigate the website.

Useful information

·     A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, including AboutCookies.org and AllAboutCookies.org.

·    The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.

·    Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use it. This is also available in the Chrome web store.

·    Some browsers include a feature known as ‘Do Not Track’ or DNT. This allows you to indicate a preference that websites should not track you. However, whilst DNT is available in many browsers, websites are not required to recognise its request, so it may not always work. You can get help on how to use DNT in Microsoft EdgeInternet ExplorerFirefoxChromeSafari and Opera.

·    Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.