1. WHO ARE WE?
Welcome to the http://www.alpinecars.com website, published by Renault S.A.S.
Our activity is the construction and marketing of combustion-powered vehicles.
This article concerns our Cookie handling policy.
It contains information about the origins and usage of the browsing data that cookies may store on your browser.
When you view content on our website, information about the browser on your device (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc) may be recorded in “Cookies”, files that are saved on your device, in accordance with your cookie preferences, which can be modified at any time (Cf. section 4)
2. WHAT IS A COOKIE AND WHAT IS IT FOR?
A cookie is a text file that can be stored, according to your preferences, in a specific location on your device’s hard drive (computer, tablet, etc) when you view an online service using your browsing software. It is sent from the website’s server to your browser. Each cookie bears an anonymous identifier. The cookie file allows the sender to identify the device on which it has been stored for the duration of validity or storage of the cookie in question. A cookie cannot be used to identify a physical person.
When you view ALPINE website, we may install a range of cookies, according to your preferences: functional cookies, performance cookies, social network cookies and advertising cookies.
3. WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES OF COOKIE USE BY ALPINE WEBSITE?
The Cookies that We send from our websites are divided into 4 categories to facilitate Your cookie management:
4. HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES FROM ALPINE WEBSITE
You can modify your settings for the cookies we use on ALPINE website in 2 ways:
BY USING THE COOKIE MANAGEMENT TOOL WHICH WE HAVE PROVIDED FOR YOU (RECOMMENDED)
- Manage cookies
This tool allows you to manage which categories of cookies listed above you will accept when browsing our websites. You can modify your choices at any time
VIA YOUR INTERNET BROWSER SETTINGS:
In this fashion you can configure your browser to store cookies on your device or, conversely, to reject them, either systematically or depending on the originating website. You can also configure your browser software so that you can choose whether cookies are either accepted or refused every time a website tries to store a cookie on your device.
Managing your cookie options in this fashion varies according to the browser you are using. Details can be found in your browser’s help section, which will explain how to modify your cookie options.
Please find below links to information pages explaining how to change the options for your browser yourself:
- Internet Explorer™: http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-FR/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
- Safari™: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/fr/9277.html
- Chrome™: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=fr&hlrm=en&answer=95647
- Firefox™: http://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/Activer%20et%20d%C3%A9sactiver%20les%20cookies
- Opera™: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/fr/cookies.html
Once your preferences have been saved, we will only read or modify cookies according to your preferences. Any cookies stored before your preferences were changed will remain on your device, and you can remove them using your browser settings.
Please bear in mind that we use a cookie to store your cookie preferences, which in turn means that:
- If you remove all cookies, you will need to update your settings
- If you use a different peripheral device, profile or browser, you will also need to update your settings.
If you have refused the storage of cookies on your device, or if you delete cookies already stored, you will not benefit from certain functionalities that are required in order to navigate through certain areas on ALPINE website. This is the case if you to try and access content and services that require us to identify you. This is also the case if we – or our service providers – are not able to identify, for reasons of technical compatibility, the type of browser being used by your device, the display and language parameters, or the country from which your device seems to be connected to the internet.
If necessary, ALPINE declines any responsibility regarding consequences that may arise in relation to decreased functionality of our services as a result of the Renault Group being unable to store or retrieve cookies required for site functionality that you have refused or deleted.
6. CATEGORIES OF COOKIES:
Functionality cookies allow you to browse a website with all essential functionalities, such as secure areas, shopping baskets or billing pages.
These cookies do not store any information that could be used for marketing or targeting information.
We use them in order to:
- Adapt our presentation of ALPINE website to the display preferences on your device:
- language used
- display resolution
- operating system used
- Sharing information with technical partners for the sole purpose of providing you with services and functionalities on our websites.
The cookie management facility that we provide does not allow you to deactivate this type of cookie. Accepting these cookies is a necessary condition for using our website, and if you block them using another means, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to browse the website normally.
PERFORMANCE AND ANALYTICS COOKIES
We use them in order to:
- Establish statistics for the usage of ALPINE website and the use of the various elements that make up ALPINE website (for example, lists of pages visited, duration of a visit or the number of error messages encountered), allowing us to improve the quality and ergonomics of our services.
- Testing the efficiency of our marketing campaigns and understanding which pages are of interest to you.
- Testing the various functionalities.
COOKIES RELATING TO YOUR USE OF SOCIAL NETWORKS
So-called “social network” cookies relate to services provided by third parties, such as “Like” and “Share” buttons.
They are used to provide you with services or to remember your sharing preferences for social networks.
The social network that provides the application button may use it to identify you, even if you have not used the button whilst browsing our website. Indeed, this type of application button can allow the social network in question to understand your navigation of our website, solely based on the fact that the social network in question is activated on your device (open session) as you are browsing our website.
We have no control over the processes used by social networks to collect information relating to your browsing of our website that is linked to the personal data they hold. We would ask you to consult the privacy protection policy for these social networks in order to understand the implications of using them, particularly in terms of advertising and the browsing information they can gather using application buttons. These protection policies should specifically allow you to modify your choices relating to these social networks, by changing the settings on your user accounts for each of these networks.
We use them in order to:
- Create links from/to social networks such as Facebook
- Allow you to identify yourself to social networks when the share option is activated
You can choose to accept or refuse these cookies, but refusal may prevent from you gaining access to certain sharing and “social” interaction functionalities.
7. IF YOU SHARE YOUR DEVICE WITH OTHER USERS
If your device is used by several people and the same device has several browsers available, We cannot guarantee that advertising and services aimed at you device correspond exactly to your own use of the device rather than to another user’s profile.
Where applicable, the sharing of a device with other users and the configuration of settings for your browser regarding cookies is your own choice and your own responsibility
8. SPECIFIC CASE: “ADOBE FLASH PLAYER”™ “FLASH”© COOKIES
“Adobe Flash Player”™ is an IT application that allows rapid development of dynamic content using the “Flash” programming language. Flash and other applications of this type memorise parameters, preferences and the usage of content thanks to a similar technology to cookies. Nevertheless, “Adobe Flash Player”™ manages this information and your selections using a different interface to that provided by your browser software. If your browser is capable of viewing content programmed using Flash, we would ask you to access the Flash cookie management tools directly via the websitehttp://www.adobe.com/fr/.