Cookie management - Istec

Cookie management

Whats is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is deposited on a device when visiting a website. It serves various purposes, including:

  • Providing a tailored user experience: Cookies allow the website to adapt its content and display according to the user’s device, improving navigation.
  • Storing information: Cookies can remember information related to a previously filled form, products, services, or other information on the website.
  • Personalizing content and advertisements: Cookies enable the website to customize its content and ads based on the user’s interests.
  • Gathering statistics and audience measurement: Cookies help in generating statistics and measuring website traffic.
  • Facilitating social media sharing: Cookies allow users to share content from the website on social media platforms.
  • Optimizing ad delivery and assessing ad effectiveness: Cookies aid in optimizing the delivery and evaluating the effectiveness of advertising messages.

The website uses a cookie management platform called Axeptio, which allows users to view and give consent or refuse specific cookies used on the site.
However, certain cookies that are strictly necessary for the functioning of the site. Some cookies are considered strictly necessary by the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority) and do not require user consent.

Users have the option to accept or refuse other cookies using the cookie management platform (CMP) available at the bottom left of the screen.

It’s important to note that the user’s consent applies to cookies deposited from the domain

What types of cookies do we use?

We use cookies to collect information about the Users of our Site, in order to remember them either during the duration of your visit (so-called “session” cookies) or for repeated visits (so-called “persistent” cookies).

There are also so-called “third-party” cookies and so-called “first-party” cookies. A first-party cookie is one installed by the website that the User is currently viewing. In contrast, a third-party cookie is a cookie installed by a domain other than the website the User is visiting.
Thus, when a User visits a website or platform, and another entity installs a cookie through that website or platform, the cookie is a third-party cookie.

We use several types of cookies on our Site, the characteristics of which are described below.

Strictly necessary cookies:

These cookies are necessary for the functioning of the Website. They allow the User to use its main features. Without these cookies, your experience on the site may be degraded. In accordance with the latest recommendations from the CNIL (French data protection authority), they only require User information to be stored on their terminal and do not allow any behavioral tracking or identification.

Therefore, these cookies do not store any information that allows us to personally identify you.

The recipients of the data collected by the Cookies and technical trackers are strictly authorized members of the istec services, as well as its service providers involved in the maintenance, hosting, and proper functioning of the site. Furthermore, if required by law, istec may transmit data to competent authorities to follow up on claims against istec and comply with administrative and judicial procedures. Any regulated profession authorized to receive data for the fulfillment of legal and regulatory obligations may also have access to the data, such as statutory auditors, experts, or auditors appointed by a competent authority.

You can configure your browser to block the use of these Cookies and trackers on your terminal, but some essential features of the site will not function properly. Indeed, Cookies and technical trackers do not require your consent, as they are strictly necessary for the proper functioning of the site.

Audience measurement cookies:

The audience measurement cookies are used to establish statistics on the frequency and use of various elements of our website (visited sections and content, navigation paths). They allow us to improve its interest and ergonomics.

We use the following services:

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Google Analytics
Google Tag Manager
Google Ads

Marketing and advertising cookies:

Marketing and advertising cookies allow us to determine which ads to display based on your browsing on our site, in order to limit the number of impressions, measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign, or customize ads based on your preferences. These cookies also enable us to send you personalized emails.

Istec uses services such as

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Below are the links to support documents on how to manage and delete cookies for major web browsers:

Chrome: Clear cache and delete cookies
Safari: Manage cookies and website data in Safari on Mac
Firefox: Clear cookies and site data in Firefox
Edge: Delete and manage cookies

If you are using another web browser, please refer to the official support documents of your browser.