A cookie is a text file that may be stored, depending on your settings, in a dedicated space on your device’s hard drive (your personal computer, tablet or smartphone) when you consult an online service using your web browser. It is sent by the web server to your web browser. Every cookie has a unique and anonymous identifier. The cookie file allows its issuer to identify the device on which it is stored until the cookie in question has expired. A cookie cannot be used to identify a specific individual.
When you visit the www.airliquide.com website, we may install different kinds of cookies: functionality cookies and, depending on your choices, performance cookies or targeting cookies (related to social networks).
Functionality cookies enable you to browse the site and use its essential features, such as secure areas on the site. These cookies do not collect any information that could be used for marketing or targeted ad purposes.
These cookies are used to establish statistics and reports that track usage of the www.airliquide.com website (sections and content visited, duration of connection to the site, the number of error messages that occur). We use this information to improve the content and usability of our services as well as to test new functionalities.
This website uses XiTi, a web analytics tool that measures web traffic and audience using remote markers. This system allows the sites using it to collect anonymous statistical data about their audience and use it to improve the quality of their services and the usability of their website. XiTi.com is published by Applied Technologies Internet, a company that has been specializing in audience and traffic technologies since.
So-called targeting cookies are linked 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 with social networks.
The social network that provides such buttons are able to use it to identify you, even if you have not used the button while browsing on our website. In fact, this kind of button can be used by the social network in question to understand your browsing habits on our site, even though you have done nothing more than keep your social network account open on your device while visiting our site.
We have no control over the process used by social networks to collect information about your browsing habits on our site and linked to the personal data about you that they possess. We recommend that you read the privacy protection policies of these social networks so that you understand how and by whom - in particular advertisers - the information about your browsing that they are able to obtain thanks to these application buttons is used . These privacy policies should allow you to choose and set your own parameters for each of these social networks.
You can configure your web browser in such a way as to ensure that cookies are either stored on your device or, on the contrary, not stored (i.e., blocked), always or depending on the issuer. You can also configure your browser software so that you are asked each time for cookie permissions -- i.e., whether or not you want to store or refuse the cookies that are sent to you.
All cookies stored prior to your parameter settings modification will remain on your computer. You can delete them using your browser settings.
In addition, for performance cookies:
You may disable the XiTi performance cookies by going to the Applied Technologies Internet website and following the instructions that are provided on Applied Technologies Internet website.
You may disable the Google Analytics performance cookies by downloading and then installing the browser plugin.
To disable social networks cookies:
Please consult the cookie use policy of each of the social networks concerned so that you can make the appropriate choices for each one by setting the parameters of your choosing with individual networks.