COOKIE USAGE POLICY

COOKIE USAGE POLICY

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COOKIES

This cookie usage policy is intended for users of the website www.beautifulskin.com (hereinafter the “Website”), i.e. any person who accesses and browses the Website. By using this Website, you agree that cookies, as described below, may be placed on your device in accordance with this cookie usage policy.

 

WHO COLLECTS MY DATA?

The party responsible for processing personal data collected via the Website is Marie-Claire Album (MCA), a French limited liability company (‘société anonyme’) with share capital of 4,347,640 euros. This company is registered on the Nanterre Trade and Companies Register under number B 552 062 770 and is located at 10 boulevard des Frères Voisins, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France (hereinafter “MCA” or “We”/“Us”).

 

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

Cookies are small files stored on your device’s hard drive when you visit a website. They allow us to compare new and past visitors, and understand how users navigate through our Website. They provide us with data that we can use to improve the browsing experience in the future. Cookies do not log any personal information about a user, and identifiable data will never be stored.

 

WHAT ARE COOKIES USED FOR?

We use cookies to make our Website easier and more enjoyable to use, to differentiate between internet users, and to improve their browsing experience and the services offered to them. In practice, cookies enable us to authenticate and identify you. If necessary, they can register your preferences or measure the different uses of the Website.

 

CAN I BLOCK THESE COOKIES?

If you would like to avoid the use of cookies, you must adjust your computer settings to erase all website cookies and/or notify you via a warning if cookies are being stored. If you don’t wish to change your cookie settings, you can simply continue visiting the Website.

Please note that if you choose to block our cookies, this might affect your experience when browsing on the Website and/or using certain features. In any event, if you choose to disable all cookies, your user experience will be highly affected and your browsing preferences will be deleted.

For more information about cookies and how they affect you and your browsing experience, you can visit the website of the CNIL (French data protection and civil liberties authority)

 

WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DO WE USE?

1. Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to browse around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website. Without these cookies, we would be unable to provide some of the services you request, such as competition forms.

Name: __utma Purpose of cookie: Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :2 years

Name: __utmb Purpose of cookie: Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :30 minutes

Name: __utmc Purpose of cookie: Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :End of browser session

Name: __utmt Purpose of cookie: Used to throttle request rate. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :10 minutes

Name: __utmv Purpose of cookie:Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :2 years

Name: __utmz Purpose of cookie:Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :6 months

Name: _ga Purpose of cookie:Used to distinguish users. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :2 years

Name: _gat_UA-79615720-1 Purpose of cookie:Used to throttle request rate. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :10 minutes

Name: chupa Purpose of cookie:Not used. Set for previous compatibility. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :End of browser session

Name: Site-cookie-accept Purpose of cookie:Used to determine if the user has accepted the cookie policy.  Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :2 months

 

 

2. Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages. Cookies give us a better understanding of how our Website is used so that we can offer you high-quality services.

These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies are only used to improve how the Website works.

By using our Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Name: __utma Purpose of cookie: Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :2 years

Name: __utmb Purpose of cookie: Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :30 minutes

Name: __utmc Purpose of cookie: Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :End of browser session

Name: __utmt Purpose of cookie: Used to throttle request rate. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :10 minutes

Name: __utmv Purpose of cookie:Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :2 years

Name: __utmz Purpose of cookie:Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :6 months

Name: _ga Purpose of cookie:Used to distinguish users. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :2 years

Name: _gat_UA-79615720-1 Purpose of cookie:Used to throttle request rate. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :10 minutes

Name: chupa Purpose of cookie:Not used. Set for previous compatibility. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :End of browser session

Name: Site-cookie-accept Purpose of cookie:Used to determine if the user has accepted the cookie policy.  Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :2 months

 

 

3. Functional cookies

These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you made (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made, such as text size or fonts. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

By using our Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Name: __utma Purpose of cookie: Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :2 years

Name: __utmb Purpose of cookie: Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :30 minutes

Name: __utmc Purpose of cookie: Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :End of browser session

Name: __utmt Purpose of cookie: Used to throttle request rate. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :10 minutes

Name: __utmv Purpose of cookie:Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :2 years

Name: __utmz Purpose of cookie:Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :6 months

Name: _ga Purpose of cookie:Used to distinguish users. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :2 years

Name: _gat_UA-79615720-1 Purpose of cookie:Used to throttle request rate. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :10 minutes

Name: chupa Purpose of cookie:Not used. Set for previous compatibility. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires : End of browser session

Name: Site-cookie-accept Purpose of cookie:Used to determine if the user has accepted the cookie policy.  Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires : 2 months

 

4. Third-party cookies

When you visit the Website, partner companies may place cookies on your device.

The use of these cookies is subject to the restrictions regarding personal data protection established by the French Data Protection Act (‘Loi Informatique et Libertés’). Your browser settings allow you to disable these third-party cookies only, or all cookies including our own. The main types of third-party cookies are as follows:

     4.1. Targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to display advertising that is relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns by providing information and statistics on their relevance and impact.

They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember the visits you made to a website and this information is shared with other organizations, such as advertisers. Quite often, targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.

Information is collected and shared with third parties to provide audience targeting and optimization solutions for advertisers and publishers. No personal data is collected and an individual cannot be identified by the data collected.

Name: __utma Purpose of cookie: Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :2 years

Name: __utmb Purpose of cookie: Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :30 minutes

Name: __utmc Purpose of cookie: Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :End of browser session

Name: __utmt Purpose of cookie: Used to throttle request rate. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :10 minutes

Name: __utmv Purpose of cookie:Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :2 years

Name: __utmz Purpose of cookie:Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :6 months

Name: _ga Purpose of cookie:Used to distinguish users. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :2 years

Name: _gat_UA-79615720-1 Purpose of cookie:Used to throttle request rate. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires :10 minutes

Name: chupa Purpose of cookie:Not used. Set for previous compatibility. Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires : End of browser session

Name: Site-cookie-accept Purpose of cookie:Used to determine if the user has accepted the cookie policy.  Domain:.beautifulskin.com Path:/ Expires : 2 months

 

     4.2. Social network cookies

Some pages on our Website contain applications that enable us to share the Website’s content with other parties in real time. Prime examples are the ‘Share’ and ‘Like’ buttons used by social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Please note that any social network can identify you and track your browsing using one of these buttons without you clicking on it, as long as your session is open in your browser. Each social network has its own data protection policy and MCA has no control over the use of cookies and other trackers deployed by these third-party companies. We advise you to contact these social networks to find out more about the privacy settings available for your account (e.g. Facebook or Twitter).

 

HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES ON A PC

If you want to allow cookies from our Website, please follow the steps below.

> Google Chrome™

1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Options’.

2. Click the ‘Under the Hood’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy’ section, and select the ‘Content settings’ button.

3. Then select ‘Allow local data to be set’.

 

> Microsoft Internet Explorer™ 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 or 9.0

1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet options’, then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab.

2. To enable cookies in your browser, ensure that your Privacy level is set to ‘Medium’ or below.

3. Settings above ‘Medium’ will disable cookies.

 

> Mozilla Firefox™

1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Options’.

2. Then select the ‘Privacy’ icon.

3. Click on ‘Cookies’, then select ‘Allow sites to set cookies’.

 

>  Safari™

1. Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option.

2. Click on ‘Security’, then check the option that says ‘Block third-party and advertising cookies’.

3. Click ‘Save’.

 

HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES ON A MAC

If you want to allow cookies from our Website, please follow the steps below.

 

> Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 for OSX

1. Open the ‘Explorer’ menu at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option.

2. Scroll down until you see ‘Cookies’ under ‘Receiving Files’.

3. Select the ‘Never Ask’ option.

 

> Safari for OSX

1. Click on ‘Safari’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option.

2. Click on ‘Security’ then ‘Accept cookies’.

3. Select ‘Only from sites you navigate to’.

 

>  Mozilla and Netscape for OSX

1. Click on ‘Mozilla’ or ‘Netscape’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option.

2. Scroll down until you see the ‘Cookies’ option under ‘Privacy & Security’.

3. Select ‘Enable cookies for the originating web site only’.

 

> Opera

1. Click on ‘Menu’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Settings’.

2. Then click on ‘Preferences’ and select the ‘Advanced’ tab.

3. Lastly, select the ‘Accept cookies’ option.

 

 

WHAT ABOUT MY CONSENT?

By using the Website, you agree that MCA can install ‘technical’ cookies that access, update and use information stored on your device:

- their sole purpose is to enable or facilitate electronic communication;

- they are strictly necessary for the provision of the Website’s online communication service.

When you signed up for the newsletter on the Website, you were also informed about the presence of tracking cookies that are mainly used to provide you with offers that are relevant to your interests and to produce visitor statistics. We also informed you that you can block these cookies via this cookie usage policy.

 

WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?

As with other data, you can exercise your right to access, remove or object to the use of your data by emailing your request to the following address: contactpublishing@gmc.tm.fr, or by sending a letter to: MCA, beautifulskin.com website, 10 boulevard des Frères Voisins, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, indicating ‘Data Protection’ on the subject line and providing proof of your identity.

In addition, if your browser allows this, you can disable these cookies at any time by following the steps detailed above.

 

HOW LONG DO YOU KEEP MY DATA?

In all cases, the cookies stored on your device and any other data used to identify you for statistical or audience-related purposes will have a maximum lifespan of 12 months, which will not be automatically extended when you return to the Website. Beyond this period, any raw visitor data associated with a given identifier are either deleted or anonymized.