Strateo and cookies
Protecting your privacy and providing an optimum user-experience for our Website are very important to Strateo. It is important to us to inform you clearly about that the cookies used on our Public and Transaction Site. Transparency leads to trust! What are cookies? What do they do? What do they not do? How can you delete them? You can read all about them here.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple computer data file. It can then be stored on the hard drive of your computer, tablet or mobile phone by your browser.
What is the purpose of cookies?
Cookies allow our Website to recognize you. The Website learns your preferences and automatically adjusts to your wishes. For example, thanks to these cookies, you can browse our site in your own language, so you don't have to enter your language details every time you visit it. So cookies ensure that your visit of Strateo's site is much faster and more enjoyable.
Cookies can also help with assessing the popularity of web pages or the average time spent during your visit. A cookie can also be used for commercial purposes. For example, they can keep track of your areas of interest, so that you only see advertisements that may be of interest to you.
The cookies that we use
There are two main categories of cookies, first party and third party.
First party cookies are managed by Strateo’s own Website. For a first party cookie the domain attribute of the cookie will typically match the domain that is visible in the browser address bar.
Third party cookies are managed by a third party and can result in data about the browsing behavior being accessible by the third party.
Strateo uses the cookies listed below.
Connection Cookies (necessary cookies)
These cookies are necessary for the correct functioning of the Website. Removal of these cookies will for example result in failure to logon to the Transaction Site, browse the pages or use forms on the Website.
These cookies allow you to customize your experience on the Website. It allows us to remember for example the language you prefer to use, whether you have accepted certain choices and could be used to visualize information you have previously provided on another page.
Removing or refusing these cookies will not have a blocking impact on your browsing experience. You will however not benefit from the use of it and will need to reconfirm choices across visits or across pages.
We use these to measure the use of the Website. These cookies could allow us to get an idea on Website and page performance and load times.
At Strateo, those information are aggregated and anonymized.
These are optional and refusal to use these will not have a negative impact on your browsing experience.
A cookie that we use to display banners and product advertisements based on a profile we have created from our visitors.
Removal of these cookies will result in a non-personalized browsing experience. It will not remove the banners or product advertisements but will show a generic version.
Cookies that are created by a third party and that could be read again by this third party. It allows to link external advertising campaigns of Strateo to use of the Website in order to measure the effectiveness of the advertisements.
How do I reject or delete cookies?
If you would prefer not to accept cookies in general, but want to make an exception for Strateo's cookies, you can specially configure your browser settings.
That configuration depends on the browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc.). Check your browser's 'help' function for more information on how to do this.
It is better not to refuse 'connection cookies'. Without connection cookies, our Website will not function properly. Connection cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
You can configure your browser to automatically remove cookies when you close your browser. If you do that, your browser will not for example remember log-in details such as usernames and passwords. You will have to enter them again every time you start a session.
To delete cookies automatically on the most common browsers, you should do the following:
Go to the 'Tools' menu and click on 'Internet options'. Select 'Delete browsing history'. If you want to make that permanent, click the box by 'Delete browsing history on exit'.
Go to the 'Tools' menu and click on 'Options', then 'Privacy'. Select 'Never remember history'. If you want to select the cookies to be deleted by yourself, click on 'Remove individual cookies'.
Go to 'Preferences', click on the 'Security' tab and then on 'Show cookies'. Select 'Remove all'.
Go to 'History', click on 'Show full history' and then on 'Clear browsing data'.
How do avoid being tracked?
Enable Do Not Track (DNT) in your browser.
Do Not Track is a step towards putting you in control of the way your information is collected and used online. Do Not Track is a feature in a browser that allows you to let a Website know you would like to opt-out of tracking for purposes including behavioral advertising. It does this by transmitting a Do Not Track HTTP header every time your data is requested from the Website.
Go to the 'Tools' menu and click on ‘Safety'. Select 'Turn on Tracking Protection. Click on ‘Enable’ in right tab.
Go to the 'Tools' menu and click on 'Options', then 'Privacy'. Click to check the box next to "Tell Websites I do not want to be tracked".
Go to 'Preferences', click on the 'Advanced Preferences’ tab and then Check the box at the bottom of the menu labeled "Show Develop menu in menu bar." Click on "Send Do Not Track HTTP Header."
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- At the top right, click Settings.
- At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
- Under "Privacy," check or uncheck Send a "Do Not Track" request with your browsing traffic.