Last update: 25 March 2021
A cookie is a text file (in .txt format) of only a few kilobytes in size, containing a string of characters such as letters, figures, or symbols.
Cookies are sent by the server of the website You are browsing and are stored on the storage medium of Your computer, tablet or smartphone, depending on the type of terminal You are using.
A cookie generally only contains certain data by which You can be identified, directly or indirectly, such as the name of the server it is sent by, a session identifier, a date of expiry and, potentially, information on Your browsing of the website concerned, such as the pages browsed for example.
The main purpose of a cookie is to communicate with the browser software You use on Your terminal. The cookie sends information to the browser, which returns information to the website that sent the cookie, primarily to enable browsing. The cookie memorises, for example, a session identifier, the language used, the pages browsed on the website or the management of Your account, depending on the case and what the cookie is designed to do.
Cookies can be strictly technical and necessary, in particular, to recognise You when You return to a website after leaving it, or to establish a secure connection for an online purchase. Cookies can also be used to provide statistics, audience and performance ratings, as well as targeted advertising to send You advertisements that match Your tastes, as shown by Your internet browsing habits.
Airwell Residential’s Websites do not do any targeted advertising.
Internet users must be informed that cookies are used and must consent to such use, except where strictly technical cookies are concerned (e.g., cookies enabling the shopping cart to function or memorising the language of the website browsed). In the latter case, internet users are not required to give their consent and must only be informed.
According to the Recommendation, consent must be given by taking clear and positive action. Contrary to former practices, the fact of continuing to browse a website can no longer be deemed as giving consent.
It is for this reason that, when You first connect to Airwell Residential’s Websites, a banner pops up on the home page to inform You that cookies are used and to enable You to configure the use of each individual cookie in a dedicated tool that can be accessed via the banner and via the website footer.
The data controller is Airwell Residential, a Société par Actions Simplifiée (SAS – simplified joint stock company) with a share capital of EUR 2,500,000, registered in Versailles (France) under number 752 800 862, whose head office is located 10 rue du Fort de Saint-Cyr, 78180 Montigny le Bretonneux, represented by its President.
The average lifetime of a cookie is 13 months.
To do so, You can use the dedicated tool. Each cookie can be either activated (meaning that You accept its use) or blocked. Your decision is not final: it is memorised, and You can modify Your choice at any time by using the dedicated tool.
Proof of consent to (or refusal of) the use of the cookies is stored by Airwell Residential by means of a cookie.
Yes, even though the CNIL now requires consent to be given for each individual cookie or purpose, internet browser software editors still provide a cookie management function directly in the browser.
The procedure varies depending on the browsers that are currently the most popular and depending on their version.
For the most popular browsers on the market, We set out below the procedures for configuring Your internet browser software to block all or part of the cookies.
These procedures may change over time when the software is updated. We suggest that You read the cookies information provided by the editors of the software to get the latest version.
To open Internet Explorer, click “Start“, then “Internet Explorer” or “Edge“, as appropriate. Click “Tools“, then “Internet Options“. Click the “Privacy” tab, then click “Advanced“, move the cursor upwards to block all the cookies or downwards to accept all the cookies, then click “OK“. Blocking the cookies may prevent the proper display of certain webpages.
Firefox also allows You to define the storage period of cookies and, for example, have them deleted when the browser closes.
By default, Safari only accepts cookies and website data from the websites You have visited. You can modify Your preferences so that Safari systematically accepts or blocks cookies and other website data.
In Safari, select the “Preferences” tab, then click “Privacy” and select an option for “Cookies and other website data“.
In Internet Explorer or Edge, click “Tools“, then “Internet options“. Then, in the “General” tab, under “Browser history“, click “Settings“. Then click “Display files“.
In accordance with the Data Protection Act and the GDPR, You have the right, at any time, to request access to Your personal data and the rectification, modification or erasure thereof if it is inaccurate, incomplete, ambiguous or out of date.
You also have the right to refuse, on legitimate grounds, the processing of Your personal data. However, any such refusal will probably render the use of our Websites impossible.
You can exercise these rights by sending an email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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