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Cookie Policy

1    Statement

This policy contains information about the type of cookies stored on your device when visiting our website www.pecb-ms.com, how these cookies are stored and collected and how to limit or forbid PECB MS website from placing cookies on your device.

This policy applies to PECB MS users who use the PECB MS website services on desktop computers or mobile devices.

The terms 'PECB MS' or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is located at 1555 boul de l’Avenir, Bureau 306, Laval, QC, H7S 2N5, CANADA. The term 'you' refers to the viewer, or user account holder on our website.

By using PECB MS website, you understand that we may automatically collect and store information about your visit to our website using browser cookies. Through continuing to use our PECB MS website you consent to our use of cookies in the manner and for the purposes set out in this document.

2    What are cookies

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer when accessing a specific website. They hold a small amount of information which is specific to a particular website and the client. Cookies are unique handled by your web browser and the information it contains can only be read by the website which initiated the cookie.

3    Use of cookies by PECB MS

PECB MS does not use cookies to collect or identify any personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us, for example by filling out one of the online forms on our website. In this case the information provided in our webpage may be stored in the cookie.

  • We use cookies to analyze visits on our website and record information about what visitors did in order to improve the content and offerings on the website.
  • Measure the reliability of our website by analyzing the number of visits to our pages in real time.
  • We use cookies to authenticate our users by storing information about your preferences such as login information, preferred language etc. so we can personalize the website for you and boost your experience by not asking for the same information multiple times.
  • We use audience measurement cookies (Google Analytics) to obtain anonymous visitor statistics for its site, which are then used to optimize the website by analyzing the browsing activity of users. Google Analytics stores the visitor’s IP address and only provides us with metrics on the number of visits for a specific territory, not the IP address of the specific user.

4    Types of cookies

There are different types of cookies:

  • Session cookies – help website to recognize you and remember the information provided as you visit different pages within the PECB MS website. Session cookies expire at the end of the session, when the browser is closed by the user.
  • Persistent cookies – enable the site to recognize you on a continuous basis. These cookies will be stored on your web browser for an extended period of time and will remain valid until expired or deleted by the user. Persistent cookies remember your preferences and settings (i.e. login information, preferred language, font size, etc.). For security purposes, your login information is generally encrypted by the web browser before it gets stored in a cookie.
  • First-party cookies - First party cookies are issued from the website itself. These cookies often serve to give memory to the website about the user's data and preferences.
  • Third-party cookies – saved by PECB MS service providers such: Cloudfront, Google or Amazon which are usually securing our website or storing our data.

5    Accepting or refusing cookies

The saving of a cookie on a device is governed by user-defined settings for the user’s browsing software.

When you visit the PECB MS website for the first time, a banner in the bottom of the page informs you on the use of cookies and provides a direct link to this information page. If you confirm your acceptance of cookies by closing the banner, or if you continue to browse the site, it is considered that your consent has been obtained. The cookie acceptance banner will no longer display on your screen.

You may still choose at any time to delete or disable all or part of these cookies using your browser or professional platforms for this purpose, with the exception of the functional cookies necessary for the site to function, as indicated above.

If you refuse or block cookies you will not be able to use all features on our website.

6    Managing Cookies

If you want to control which cookies you accept, you can configure your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a cookie is offered by a website's server. Most browsers automatically accept cookies.

You can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser.
Please be aware that if you do not configure your browser you will accept cookies provided by this website.

The configuration of cookies and option for each browser is different. More information can be found in the help menu of your browser, which will inform you on the proper procedure to follow:

Finally, you can set your browser to stop tracking your actions on the web by enabling the “Do Not Track” option. 

When you choose to turn on the Do Not Track setting in your browser, your browser sends a special signal to websites, analytics companies, ad networks, plug in providers, and other web services you encounter while browsing to stop tracking your activity. It’s a feature supported by almost all modern browsers. 

However, we draw your attention to the fact that we cannot guarantee that this choice will always be acted on by independent non-affiliated companies. Therefore, on its own, this option does not represent a solution for refusing all cookies.