- 1. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file or piece of software that saves information on your computer or device about your website browsing history. Cookies are controlled by your browser and may include a randomly generated unique number. You can read, delete or modify them.
Michelin is always looking for new ways to improve its website(s) and provide you with an even better service. Michelin therefore uses different types of cookies, indicated below, some of which require prior consent from the user (advertising cookies) before the cookie can be installed on their device.
- 3. How does Michelin notify you about the cookies it uses?
When you visit https://trucks.michelin.co.uk/ for the first time, the legal notice of the site will refer you to a page that will give you all information on the cookies that are installed and used by this site.
Please note that you have complete control over these cookies. You can block them, delete them and configure them.
- 4. How to block and/or remove cookies?
- a. On a computer
There are two ways to remove cookies.
Firstly, using your Internet browser, you can view the cookies already installed on your computer and delete them individually (by type of cookie) or all in one go as indicated in the banner.
- Apple Safari: in the “Preferences” menu choose 'Privacy", then “Cookies and other website data”;
- Google Chrome: in the “Settings” menu choose “Privacy”, select the “Content Settings” tab, then “All cookies and site data”;
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: from the “Tools” menu choose “Internet Options”, “General” tab. Under “Browsing history” click “Settings”, “Temporary internet files and history settings” window then “View files”;
- Mozilla Firefox: in the “Tools” menu select “Options”, then “Privacy” and click on “remove individual cookies”.
Alternatively, you can delete cookies manually with the following steps:
- In your File Explorer, go to C:\Windows
- Open “Temporary Internet Files” and select all (CTRL+A)
- Click on “delete”
It is also possible to modify the settings of your Internet browser so as to block cookies or receive a warning whenever a cookie is saved. The procedure varies from browser to browser, but instructions can be found in the Help menu. You can choose different browser settings for each of the computers you use to access Michelin websites.
- b. On a smartphone or tablet
You can remove or delete cookies as follows:
- Android browser: in the “Settings” menu under “Privacy and security”, you can access the “Empty cache”, “Delete passwords”, “Delete all cookies” and “Delete form data” functionalities. You can also configure these settings to stop saving cookies.
- Google Chrome browser: go to “Settings” then “Show advanced settings” then “Clear browsing data” and any other data you wish to delete.
- Apple iOS 8: go to “Settings” then the “Safari” tab, select “Block cookies” and choose one of the options: “Always Allow, Allow from Current Websites Only, Allow from Websites I Visit, or Always Block” If you are using iOS 7 or an earlier version, you can choose from the following options: “Never, From third parties and advertisers, or Always”.
Removing or blocking cookies used on Michelin websites can affect or even prevent you from using these sites.
- 5. What types of cookies does Michelin use?
Cookies may be temporary, and last only as long as your web browsing session, or persistent, and are stored for longer based on the lifespan set for the cookie and your web browser settings. There are many different types of cookies; they can be divided into the following four categories: essential, functional, statistical and tracking/advertising.
- Essential cookies
Essential cookies are used for the sole purpose of enabling or facilitating electronic communication and are essential for the website to function properly. Disabling them will make it very difficult to use the site and may even make it impossible to use the services provided. These cookies do not store your information once you leave the site. They can, for example, identify devices in order to route communications, to number data packets to route them in the right order, and to detect transmission errors or data losses.
- Functional cookies
Functional cookies are essential for providing an online communication service when specifically requested by the user. They provide the user with customized preferences and settings. If these cookies are disabled, this service cannot be provided. Functional cookies may collect personal data. Some cookies may remember this information after you have finished browsing the website, which may be shared with partners, though only to provide services. Examples include cookies that remember your user preferences such as language, "user session" cookies (which identify the user when he or she browses several pages and which store data only for the duration of the browsing session), and cookies used as shopping carts.
- Statistical cookies
Statistical cookies recognize visitors each time they access the site. These cookies only store a user "ID" (different for each cookie) and are not used to collect personal information about the visitor. They remember which pages you visit, the time you spent on the site and error messages, which helps us improve how our websites work.
Statistical cookies may be installed or managed by a third party, but Michelin limits their use to strictly statistical purposes.
- Tracking/advertising cookies
Targeting and tracking cookies enable third parties to provide services, mainly advertising, and to improve the effectiveness of such services. These cookies may remember the web pages and sites that you visit, and may collect personal data, mainly the IP address of the user’s device. The information collected may be shared with third parties. Examples include cookies that enable advertising agencies to serve ads based on your interests as determined by how you browse Michelin’s websites, or that limit their repetition. Michelin and third-party providers, including Google, use both first-party cookies and third-party cookies to collect information and to optimize and serve ads based on visits to the site. Michelin and these providers also use these two types of cookies to determine the ratio of number of site visits to ad impressions, other uses of advertising services and the interactions with these ad impressions and these advertising services. Lastly, Michelin and these providers use these two types of cookies to remember your interests and demographic data so as to serve you targeted ads. You are in control of these cookies. If you would like to block or remove these cookies please see section 4 above.
Michelin uses so-called social plugins (hereinafter referred to as buttons) which link to social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.
When you visit our website, these buttons are disabled by default, which means they do not send any information to the social networks in question without action on your part. Before you can use these buttons, you have to click to enable them. The buttons remain enabled until you disable them again or you delete your cookies. Once they have been enabled, the system connects directly to the server of the social network selected. The content of the button is then transferred directly from the social networks to your web browser, which incorporates them into the website you are visiting.
As soon as you have enabled a button, the social network in question can collect data, irrespective of whether or not you use the button. If you are logged on to a social network, it can link your visit to this website to your user account. Visits to other Michelin websites will only be linked if you have also enabled the corresponding button on these sites.
If you are a member of a social network and you do not want it to link the data collected from your visit to our website to the information provided when you joined the network, you must log out of the social network in question before enabling the buttons.
Please note that we have no influence over the scope of data collected by the social networks through your buttons. Please refer to the data protection statement published by the social networks in question for more information about the scope and purpose of the data collection and how they process and use such data, as well as the rights and setting options to protect your privacy.
Our website uses the following social network buttons, among others:
- youtube.com, generated by Google Inc., located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For more information concerning the protection of personal data, please consult :https://www.youtube.com/static?template=privacy_guidelines
More information about the cookies Michelin uses for this website is detailed below.
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