Cookie policy

Cookie policy Tractebel

This cookie policy explains how Tractebel Engineering S.A. (hereinafter “Tractebel”, “we”, “us”), which is the administrator of this website, uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our website. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

OPEN CONSENT WINDOW

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small files of text that we place on your computer. These cookies allow us to remember your preferences and help us to continuously improve our website and to provide you with the best possible experience.

In practice, different types of cookies can be distinguished: 

  • Essential and non-essential cookies: Cookies can be distinguished on the basis of their purpose. Essential cookies are those that are necessary for the proper functioning of the website, for example facilitating navigation (they allow you to return to the previous page) or remembering your language preferences. Non-essential cookies are those without which the site can still function properly. These include functional cookies, which improve the user’s experience (for example by retaining the "shopping cart"), analytical cookies (such as Google Analytics) and tracking cookies, which analyse the behaviour of the users on the website and retain their preferences (pages viewed, time and geographical area viewed, number of visits, etc.).

  • First and third-party cookies: Whether a cookie is 'first' or 'third' party depends on who places the cookie. First-party cookies are those placed by the website of Tractebel. Third-party cookies originate from others and are often used to track online behaviour across different websites, such as cookies placed by Google, Twitter and Facebook. 

  • Persistent and session cookies: Cookies can also be distinguished on the basis of their lifespan. Persistent cookies remain on the user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie or until they are manually deleted by the users (see below point 4. How to delete and block our cookies?). They are activated each time the user visits the website which created that particular cookie. On the contrary, session cookies are temporary: they persist only for the duration of the browser session (which starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when he closes the browser window). Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

2. What cookies do we use and why?

We use cookies to collect standard internet log information and details of our visitors’ behaviour patterns. This allows us to obtain statistics on the number of visits and determine popular pages on the site. This helps us improve our web content and better understand what our users want. 

We do not use this information for anything other than our own analysis.

We use cookies to:
• remember your language and cookies preferences;
• analyse web statistics and performance and personalisation.

The following cookies are used on our website

These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of our website and are used to recognize individual users and to remember their preferences, such as the language preference. These cookies cannot be blocked or denied, if you wish to access our website.

Name Expiry Purpose Provider
Language selection 1 year

These cookies analyze how our website is used by keeping track of which pages you visit, from which location you are visiting our website, how long you are visiting our website, etc., to allow us to improve our website and the services we provide. These cookies are placed by third parties, such as Google, and the results are only shared with Tractebel. You can decline these cookies.

Name Expiry Purpose Provider
gid 24 hours This cookie is used to identify a site visitors journey on the website. It expires 24h after last visit. Google Analytics
_ga 2 years This cookie is used to distinguish site visitors. It expires 2 years after last visit. Google Analytics
_gat 1 minute This cookie is used to throttle request rate and to divide requests in to different regions on website. It expires 1 minute after last visit. Google Analytics

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like the region you are in. These cookies are placed by third parties and the results are only shared with Tractebel. You can decline these cookies.

Name Expiry Purpose Provider
youtube disappears when the page is reloaded Our website features videos which are externally hosted on YouTube. When you choose to play one of those videos by clicking on the play button, some analytics information will be gathered and processed by YouTube. No personally identifiable information wi Youtube
vimeo disappears when the page is reloaded Our website features videos which are externally hosted on Vimeo. When you choose to play one of those videos by clicking on the play button, some analytics information will be gathered and processed by Vimeo. No personally identifiable information will b Vimeo

3. What are your rights?

Tractebel uses essential cookies to manage the content of its website. These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of this website and cannot be refused, if you want to visit our website.
Other non-essential cookies, such as analytical or preference cookies, will only be used after you have agreed upon them. You can always change your preferences and withdraw your consent at any time by clicking on the OPEN CONSENT WINDOW above. For more information or any questions regarding your rights as a data subject, you can consult our privacy statement or you can contact us at privacy@tractebel.engie.com


4. How to delete and block our cookies?

If you wish to block or delete cookies from your device, you can use the parameter of your browser. You will find more information on how to do it via the following links.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari

You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by clicking here