Declaration relating to cookies

What does this declaration cover?

The purpose of this declaration is to inform you about the cookies and third-party extensions (plugins) used on our website. It supplements the “Data protection declaration” relating to the use of our website and online services.

What are cookies for?

Our website uses cookies on its web pages. A cookie is a text file that is stored on your electronic device (e.g. your computer, smartphone, or tablet) when you visit or use our web pages. They enable us to improve your browsing experience, personalise content, and analyse the use of our site to better understand your needs and preferences.

Some cookies are essential for our site to function properly, while others help us to offer you additional functionalities.

What types of cookies are used?

This website uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed directly by our website and others by third-party services or features used on our site. You can consult the cookie management tool installed on our site at any time to determine the origin of each cookie.

The cookies we use can be grouped into the following categories:

  • Necessary cookies that help make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
  • Preference cookies that enable a website to remember information that modifies the way the site behaves or is displayed, such as your preferred language or the region in which you are located.
  • Statistical cookies that help the website owners, by collecting and communicating information anonymously, to understand how visitors interact with the website.
  • Marketing cookies that are used to track visitors across websites. The aim is to display advertisements that are relevant and interesting to the individual user and therefore more valuable to third-party publishers and advertisers.

How do I manage my cookie preferences?

In accordance with legal requirements, we can only store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this website. For all other types of cookies, we need your permission. Please note that necessary cookies are activated by default to ensure the smooth operation of our site.

When you arrive on our site, you will be greeted by an informative banner explaining the use of cookies. You will then have the opportunity to give your explicit consent by clicking on “I accept” or to refuse non-essential cookies by clicking on “I refuse”.

You can also manage your cookie preferences at any time by accessing the cookie management tool on our site.

How long are cookies stored?

We mainly use session cookies which are automatically deleted after your browsing session and, where this is not possible, we try to use short-term cookies.

Longer-lasting cookies may be used. These are recorded beyond the end of your session and are stored on your electronic device for several months, before being automatically deactivated at the end of the programmed period. They in no way affect the functionality of your hardware.

You can consult the list of cookies and details of how long they are stored by clicking on the appropriate tab of the cookie management tool.

What third-party functionalities do we use?

Google reCAPTCHA

We use the “Google reCAPTCHA” functionality on our website, which is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google”).

With reCAPTCHA, we can check whether data is entered on our website (for example in a contact form) by a human being or by an automated programme. In this way, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of visitors to the site according to various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the visitor accesses the site. reCAPTCHA evaluates various items of information (for example, the time spent by the visitor on the site, or the mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is transmitted to Google.

The use of this system is based on our legitimate interest in protecting our website against misuse and spam.

You can find more information about Google reCAPTCHA by consulting Google’s privacy policies for this service.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our website, which is operated by Google. This is a third-party service which enables us to measure and evaluate the use of the website. Permanent cookies created by Google Analytics are used for this purpose.

We have activated the anonymisation of IP addresses at Google Analytics, which means that the IP addresses of users of our websites are automatically truncated as quickly as possible.

Google Analytics only shows us how our various websites are used (without any personal information about you). For our part, we do not pass on any personal data to Google Analytics, even though the latter can track your use of the site, combine this information with data from other internet pages you have visited and which it also tracks, and use this information for its own purposes. However, if you are registered with Google Analytics, it will also know who you are. Google Analytics is therefore responsible for processing your personal data in accordance with their personal data policy.

Social media

Paléo is also present and active on social media (for example, Instagram, Facebook, X, YouTube, Spotify, etc.). Social media plugins can be recognised by the presence of the corresponding social media logo or by the integration of videos on our website.

We have configured these elements to be deactivated by default. If you activate them (by clicking on them), the data concerning your visit to our site will be transmitted to the social network operator, which may use it for its own purposes. The processing of your personal data is then the responsibility of this operator, in accordance with its policy on personal data. They will not pass on any information about you to us.

When you visit a page on our website that contains an activated plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with the social media server. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly to your browser and inserted into the page by the service provider. When the plugin is inserted, some information is transmitted to the third-party service provider, which may store it.

Even if you are not a member of the corresponding social media platform, it is possible that they will be aware of your IP address and other information via the social plugin and that they will record it. If you are connected to one of the social media platforms, the third-party service providers may directly attribute your visit to our website to your personal social media profile. If you interact with the plugins, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a server of the third-party provider. The information may also be published on the social media platform. To find out about the purpose and scope of the data collection by social media, the subsequent processing and use of the data by the third-party provider, as well as your rights in terms of data protection and the options for adjusting to protect your privacy, you can refer to the third-party provider’s information on data protection.

With regard to cookies, we remind you that you can also change your preferences at any time by accessing the cookie settings and refusing the use of unnecessary cookies.

Outdated web browsers

Our cookie management tool is not compatible with older versions of certain browsers, in particular Internet Explorer. Consequently, only the necessary cookies will be installed.

When can this declaration be updated?

This declaration may be updated at any time. The version published here on our website is the most recent and is authoritative. It replaces all previous declarations.