Our Cookies Policy

1. Definitions 
Cookies are information that the server of a visited website installs on a User's device. Websites use them to send information to the User's browser to enable that browser to send information back to the source website. For example, a session username or the language selected.Only the issuer of a cookie can read or edit the information it contains.
There are different types of cookies:
-    Session cookies that are deleted when you leave the website,
-    Permanent cookies that remain on your computer until they expire or you delete them through the settings on your browser.

You are hereby informed that when you visit this website, cookies may be installed on your device.

2. Purposes of the cookies we use
The Publisher uses some cookies for the sole purpose of enabling or facilitating digital communications, i.e. to detect login errors or identify login points.
Others are required strictly to provide online communications services that you expressly request, i.e. shopping cart and display settings.

Still others are used for:

  • Analyzing how and how often the website is used so adjustments can be made to improve the browsing experience,
  • Posting ads on the website that are more relevant,
  • Making the website more user-friendly and interactive.

3. The cookies we use

The cookies used on the website are:

4. Consent

Social network sharing cookies

VALRHONA SA integrates application buttons (plug in) that allow certain content on the site to be shared with third parties via social networks - Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube.

The cookies allow the content of this site to be shared using the sharing buttons. The activation of this functionality on the site triggers the deposit of cookies.

The social network providing such an application button is likely to identify you thanks to this button, even if you did not use this button when visiting our site. Indeed type of application button may allow the social network concerned to follow your browsing on our Site, simply because your account with the social network concerned was activated on your terminal (open session)during your browsing on our Site.

We have no control over the process used by social networks to collect information about your browsing on our Site and associated with the personal data they hold. We invite you to consult the privacy protection policies of these social networks in order to learn about the purposes for which they may use, in particular for advertising purposes, the browsing information they may collect through these application buttons. These protection policies should allow you to exercise your choices with these social networks, in particular by setting up your accounts for each of these networks:
- LinkedIn :  https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
- Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
- Instagram :  https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875
- Pinterest :  https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy
- Youtube :  https://www.youtube.com/howyoutubeworks/our-commitments/protecting-user-data/

On your first visit to the Website, you are asked to accept or refuse the use of certain cookies.

If you do not want cookies to be installed or read on your terminal device, a denial cookies is installed on your device so the Publisher can record the information based on which you refuse to use cookies. If you delete this denial cookie, it will no longer be possible to identify you as having refused the use of cookies.

Similarly, a consent cookie is installed if you accept the use of cookies.

Consent and denial cookies must remain on your device. You may edit your preferences at any time as explained in the next section “Managing Cookies.”

5. Managing Cookies

You have several options for deleting and managing cookies and other trackers.

5.1 Browser settings​​​​​​​ 

Most browsers are configured by default to accept the installation of cookies, but you can opt to accept all cookies, always deny them or just choose the ones you want to accept based on the issuer. You can also regularly delete the cookies on your computer through your browser. 
But remember to configure all the browsers on your devices (tablets, smartphones, desktops, etc.).
Each browser has different settings for managing cookies and your preferences. You browser’s help menu contains instructions on how to change the settings for cookies. For example:
-    Internet Explorer™: http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-FR/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
-    Safari™: https://support.apple.com/fr-fr/safari
-    Chrome™: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=fr&hlrm=en&answer=95647
-    Firefox™: http://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/Activer%20et%20d%C3%A9sactiver%20les%20cookies
-    Opera™: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/fr/cookies.html.

However, please be aware that if you configure your browser to block cookies, some functionalities, pages, and parts of the website will not be accessible, for which we assume no responsibility.

5.2 Opt-out platforms

There are also several platforms for advertising professionals that give you an option to deny or accept cookies used by their member companies. These centralized tools do not block ads, they only stop the installation of cookies to tailor advertisements to your centers of interest.

For example, you can go to the website www.youronlinechoices.com to deny the installation of these cookies on your device. This website is provided by digital advertising professionals that are members of the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA), which in France is managed by the Interactive Advertising Bureau France.

You can find out which agencies are registered on this platform that give you the option to deny or accept the cookies they use to tailor ads that may be displayed on your device to your browsing data: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/fr/controler-ses-cookies/. 

Hundreds of online advertising professionals share this European platform, which is a centralized interface that allows you to decide whether you deny or accept cookies that may be used to tailor ads that could be displayed on your device based on browsing habits.

5.3 Cookie management module

Lastly, there is a module that lets you choose which cookies you want to accept or deny on this Website.

You can click at any time on this link to go to this module and change your preferences:Cookie Settings

6. Personal data protection​​​​​​​ 

Within the scope of using cookies as explained in this document, as the Controller, the Publisher is likely to process your personal data. 

The data collected are required to achieve each cookie's purpose. The data are solely intended for authorized departments at the Publisher and/or the company issuing third-party cookies. 

Your personal data may be transferred to a reputable subcontractor in the United States for the purposes of cookies for social media or Google Analytics. Google Analytics will receive information about the following categories: pages visited, IP addresses, and device-related data.

These subcontractors have joined the EU-US Privacy Shield and provide an appropriate level of data protection (Decision (EU) 2016/1250 of July 12, 2016).

Personal data collected through cookies are never retained longer than necessary to achieve the purpose of the cookie, and under no circumstances longer than 13 months.

In application of the provisions in the General Data Protection Regulation, individuals have a right to inquire about, access, rectify, erase, reasonably oppose and transfer the data that concerns them.

If consent is the legal basis for processing your data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. 

Upon an individual’s death, the data collected are retained long enough for the Publisher to comply with its legal and regulatory obligations. At the end of this period, the data are erased unless the individual wishes for them to be sent to a third party of their choice pursuant to the provisions in Article 40-1, II of Law No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978, as modified in 2018, pertaining to data protection.

These rights may initially be exercised with the person managing the data protection policy, whom you can contact by email at this address: scvalrhona@valrhona.fr or by mail at this address: SERVICE CLIENT VALRHONA, 315 allée des Bergerons - CS20040 - 26600 MERCUROL-VEAUNES, FRANCE

In order to protect your rights in the best manner possible, the Publisher has appointed a Data Protection Officer whom you can contact when necessary at this address: dpo@savencia.com.

You also have a right to submit a claim with the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) (French Data Protection Commission), which is the competent oversight authority.
To obtain more information, please see the Privacy Policy.