Cookie Policy

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WHAT IS THE COOKIE POLICY AND WHAT IS ITS SCOPE?

You are informed that during your visits to Afrikaleaks’ websites and other digital spaces, cookies may be installed on your equipment (computer, tablet or smartphone). Likewise we may use cookies on e-mails that are sent or when installing software or mobile applications.
It shows you the essential elements relating to the way we use cookies, for what purpose but also allows us to specify the rights which are yours.
It is applicable by the mere fact of its publication on our website. The latest online version takes precedence over all others.
It is not a substitute for the Afrikaleaks customer/prospect data policy, which can be accessed here.

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

From a legal point of view we do not speak of “cookies” but of “cookies” or “any action tending to access, by electronic transmission, information already stored in its electronic communications terminal equipment, or to write information in this equipment”, but for reasons of convenience of language we use the one of “cookies” understood by the greatest number of Internet users.
On a technical and functional level, we distinguish 4 types of cookies:
Function 1 – The proper functioning of the service(s) cookies for technical use, cookies that respond to an action on your part on the website, necessary for the use of this or that service or to access this or that content.
Identification and personalization cookies, cookies that allow us to know you better and to identify you when you return to our site.
Analysis and performance cookies, cookies that allow us to make various measurements: number of visitors, pages visited,
Advertising or targeting cookies, cookies that record data that make it possible to control the display of advertisements for a given Internet user.
On a technical level, there is a wide variety of cookies: http cookies, “flash” cookies, “fingerprinting”, invisible pixels or “web bugs”, without this list being exhaustive.

WHAT IS A COOKIE FOR?

Cookies are mainly used to fulfill three functions:
Function 1 – The proper functioning of the service(s)
Through the study of technical statistics allowing to control the good functioning of the service.
Through the identification of error messages to remedy any technical problem.
By ensuring the security of the user account (new authentication after a certain period of time).
Cookies mainly aim at fulfilling three functions:
Function 2 – Improving the customer experience (UX)
In particular by improving the quality and speed of the user experience, for example by offering pre-filling of fields at each visit.
By optimizing the ergonomics of the digital environment concerned or the various functionalities offered.
By configuring the use of this environment according to the user’s preferences, for example by memorizing the default language used.
By studying the statistics provided by these cookies to continue to improve and adapt the service to each user to ensure the best experience.
Function 3 – Economic function
By sending personalized advertisements thanks to the searches made by the user. In this respect, the cookies deposited make it possible both to target the user in order to offer him/her an advertisement that corresponds to him/her and that would be likely to interest him/her (according to the location data, if this is activated or according to the personal data that has been previously provided), they also make it possible to carry out statistics and studies around the proposed advertisements.
Finally, cookies make it possible to study and record the activity resulting from this digital environment: number of daily connections, connected profiles, most frequented time slots, etc…

WHAT TYPES OF DATA DO WE COLLECT?

There are many untruths about cookies.
Cookies are not “cookies” that allow us to collect mass or critical information or information relating to your personal life or to access company secrets.
For example, cookies allow us to collect :
IP address

User ID Session ID

the language of use of the Internet user (and not his mother tongue)

geolocation data (in some cases).


WHO HAS ACCESS TO THIS DATA?

Access to the data collected by the company through cookies is limited:
INTERNAL RECIPIENTS
Communication/Marketing Department
Information Systems Directorate
General Management
Other business directions as required
EXTERNAL RECIPIENTS
Advertisers and/or advertising agencies
Companies specializing in advertising in electronic form
Technical service providers

WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?

Article 32 II of the French Data Protection Act of January 6, 1978 provides :
“Any subscriber or user of an electronic communications service must be informed in a clear and complete manner, unless it has been previously informed by the data controller or his representative:
of the purpose of any action tending to access, by means of electronic transmission, information already stored in its electronic communications terminal equipment, or to enter information in this equipment

the means at its disposal to oppose it.

Such accesses or registrations may only take place on condition that the subscriber or user has expressed, after receiving this information, his or her agreement, which may result from the appropriate parameters of his or her connection device or any other device under his or her control.
These provisions shall not apply if the access to or registration of information stored in the user’s terminal equipment :
either has the exclusive purpose of allowing or facilitating communication by electronic means; or

or is strictly necessary for the provision of an online communication service at the express request of the user. »

In summary you have two rights:
to consent to the use, depending on the cookies used

the right to disable all or part of the cookies.

THE CONSENT

User consent is not required for so-called “essential” cookies, when they are necessary for the proper functioning of the digital environment (these are the cookies for technical use).
Conversely, it is necessary for cookies :
linked to targeted advertising operations
related to audience measurement operations
generated by share buttons redirecting to different social networks.
Consent is therefore required for any cookie to study the user’s behavior.
To the extent that we use both types of cookies, we have made it an option to ask for your consent.
The cookie policy is an informational document. It does not need to be accepted, it is up to you to read it. Conversely, you must consent to the use of certain cookies.
This consent is formalized, as the CNIL, imposes it by :
an information banner
an accept button on said banner
the ability to click on the link that allows you to view the full text of this policy.

HOW TO DISABLE / SET COOKIES?

Most web browsers are set by default to accept cookies, which are the essence of how the internet works. But they also allow you to choose or refuse all cookies or even to select precisely those that the user wants to keep.
To do this, each browser has its own specificities, the settings remain relatively accessible via the help menus of each of them, as an example:
On Google Chrome :
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=fr
On Internet Explorer :
https://support.microsoft.com/fr-fr/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
On Mozilla Firefox :
https://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/activer-desactiver-cookies-preferences
On Opera :
http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/fr/cookies.html
PRECISION: Afrikaleaks cannot guarantee the durability of these URLs, nor the quality of the information contained therein.
For mobile applications, emails and social networks, please refer to the “settings” of your account which differs between platforms and operators.
We inform you that setting your browser to refuse or restrict a cookie can have two important consequences:
limitation or restriction of access to a service, a page or content
poorer customer experience (having to retype the same information several times, for example).
PRECISION: It is impossible for us to be more precise on the consequences of the deactivation of cookies because everything depends on the type of cookies deactivated and the type of deactivation operated by the Internet user.
We also draw your attention to the fact that when you oppose the installation or use of cookies, a refusal cookie may be installed on your terminal. When this cookie is deleted, it will no longer be possible to identify you as having refused the use of cookies. Similarly, when you consent to the installation of cookies, a consent cookie is installed.

REQUEST FOR DELETION OF PERSONAL DATA

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of legislation that aims to strengthen the protection of EU citizens’ personal data while reinforcing the obligations of organizations to process such data in a transparent and secure manner.

As a result, visitors can access, update, download or delete their data.

How do we do it?

Visitors will have the right to obtain access, modification, downloading or deletion of their personal data from the data controller by sending a request to cookie@afrikaleaks.com .

Our “personal data controller” will cross-check your personal data in order to obtain all the information requested within 15 days from the day of the request and will then access your request.

USE OF THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

Third party cookies may be deposited by partners or advertising agencies in order to identify the centers of interest of users through the products or services they consult on the website concerned by this policy.
They may be deposited during the use of the digital environment concerned or when the user clicks on the advertising spaces of the latter.
We do not control these cookies, which are deposited by companies acting on their behalf. To find out more, we invite you to read their own “cookie policy”.

HOW LONG IS THE DATA KEPT?

Afrikaleaks complies with the requirements set by the CNIL in terms of retention and duration.
It considers as valid the consent to the installation of these cookies for a period of 13 months from the date of your consent.

EVOLUTION OF THIS POLICY

The present policy may be modified or amended at any time in the event of legal or jurisprudential developments, decisions and recommendations of the CNIL or changes in usage.
Any new version of this policy will be brought to the attention of online users by substituting the new version of the policy for the previous version.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS POLICY?

If you have any questions about this cookie policy, please do not hesitate to contact us: Afrikaleaks: contact@afrikaleaks.com

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