Information about cookies

When viewing our website, information relating to your browsing may be recorded in “Cookie” files installed on your device (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.), according to your cookies preferences, which can be changed at any time.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a little text, image or software file containing information. It is stored on the hard disk of your device (e.g. computer, tablet, smartphone, or any device allowing you to use the internet) when you view a website using your web browser. It is sent to your browser by the website’s server. Cookie files relate in particular to the pages visited, the type of browser that you use and your IP address. They allow the sender to identify the device on which they are stored throughout the validity or storage period of the cookie in question.

Only the sender of a cookie can read or modify the information it contains.

Cookies improve your experience of our website, and are required to access certain secure spaces.

As stated on the website’s information banner, you accept that cookies are stored on your device when you view the site. You can review this decision at any time by objecting to cookies being stored (see below: blocking cookies).

Why do we use cookies?

We use three categories of cookies, the purposes of which are described below.

Some technical cookies (session cookies, in particular) are essential for the proper functioning of the website. Deleting them may lead to problems with browsing, with users being unable to subscribe to our offers online.

1. Technical cookies

Technical cookies are strictly necessary for the functioning of the website. They allow access to members-only and personal areas of our website using personal identifiers (session identifier cookies). They also allow us to set up security measures (e.g. the requirement to login again for a content or service after a certain amount of time), and enable or facilitate communications for the electronic provision of a service expressly requested by an internet user. These cookies are deleted as soon as you end your browsing session.

These cookies are sent and stored by our Company. They have a very short lifespan. In most cases, this is the length of the browsing session, up to a maximum period of one year.

List of operational cookies used on grtgaz.com website
Cookie / Description of the cookie / storage duration

  • NID / Generated on a form / 6 months
  • _GRECAPTCHA / Generated on a form for the CAPTCHA field / 6 months
  • SSESS7B18B3C… / Session cookie, only for logged in users / Session
  • TARTEAUCITRON / saves your choices regarding the consent of non-functional cookies / 12 months
  • Local web storage / Allows to store your preferences (individual or professional) / Session

2. Cookies for measuring website traffic - compiling statistics

These cookies collect information about the way that visitors use a website. For example, the number of visits, the most frequently visited pages, etc. These cookies enable us to compile statistical analyses, which can then be used to improve our website’s content according to the popularity of this or that page with our visitors.

Our Company uses a statistical tool that generates a cookie with a unique identifier that lasts a maximum of six months. We collect the IP address to identify the town or city where the login takes place. The last two bytes are immediately anonymized. The data collected are not transferred to third parties or used for any other purposes.

List of non-operational cookies used on grtgaz.com website
Cookie / Description of the cookie / storage duration

  • GAJS / Google analytics. Statistic measurement tool. / 12 months
  • GTAG / Google analytics. Statistic measurement tool. / 12 months

3. Social media cookies

Our website features buttons (“plug-ins”) for sharing via Facebook, Twitter and Google+. These allow you to share the content of our website with other people. When you use these sharing buttons, your internet browser will set up a connection with the servers of the social networks in question, and a third-party cookie is installed with your consent. If you are logged into a social network while browsing our website, the sharing buttons enable the contents that you view to be linked to your user account.

In this respect, the purposes and scope of the use of your data, its additional processing and your rights will be subject to the confidentiality policies of the social network providers and under their sole, entire responsibility.

How to manage your cookies?

You have several options when it comes to managing your cookies. Any settings changes that you make are likely to alter both your web browsing and your access conditions for services that require the use of Cookies.

If you share your device with other people

If your device is used by several people, and when a device has several browsers installed, we cannot guarantee that the services intended for your device align with your own use of it and not that of another user.

You can express or change your cookies preferences at any time, using the methods described below.

1. Your browser settings

You can configure your browser so that cookies are stored on your device or, conversely, so that they are rejected either automatically or according to the sender. You can also configure your browser so that you have the option to accept or reject cookies on a one-off basis before they are stored on your device.

The settings for each browser are different. A description is provided in the help menu.

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For ChromeTM

  • Click on the three vertical dots in the browser's tool bar.
  • Choose Settings.
  • Click on “Show advanced settings”.
  • Under “Privacy” click “Content settings”.
  • In the “Cookies” section you can block cookies and data from third-party sites.

For FirefoxTM

  • At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP), then select Options.
  • Select the “Privacy and Security” panel.
  • Under “Storage rules”, select “Use custom settings for history”.
  • Uncheck “Accept cookies”.

For SafariTM

  • Go to Settings > Preferences.
  • Click on the “Privacy” tab.
  • For “Block cookies”, check “Always”.

For Internet ExplorerTM

  • Go to Tools > Internet Options.
  • Click on the “Privacy” tab.
  • Click on Advanced, and check “Reject”.

For OperaTM

  • Go to Settings > Preferences.
  • Click on “Advanced”.
  • Under “Cookies” check “Never accept cookies”.

For EdgeTM

  • Go to Settings (top right corner) > Preferences.
  • Click on the “Privacy and Security” tab.
  • Click on “Cookies” in the drop-down menu and check “Block all cookies”.

2. Set your preferences directly from our website: opt-out procedures

You can also change the cookie settings for your device directly from our website by using the link provided below. If you reject a cookie, it will be stored in your device for the sole purpose of deactivating the services associated with this cookie.

But be careful: our knowing what you want depends on a cookie. If you use your browser to delete the cookies stored on your device, we will no longer know about your choices.

Cookies to measure website traffic– compiling statistics using Analytics. Plug-in to prevent data being sent to Google.