Updated on October 12, 2018.

This cookie policy (hereinafter the “Policy”) applies to any person (hereinafter “you” or “your”) who visits one of the websites “nameshield.com”, “blog.nameshield.com” and “secure.nameshield.net” (hereinafter the “Sites”).

The Policy is intended to inform you about the cookies used on our Sites, purposes associated with them and to allow you to manage cookies that are saved on your hard drive when you navigate on our Sites.

By browsing the Sites, you agree to the use of cookies under the conditions described in this Policy.

1 – What is a cookie?

A “cookie” is a small text file sent by a website and stored in the memory of your Internet browser or on the hard drive of your computer, tablet or mobile phone (together referred to as the “Terminal”). A cookie is used to make it easier for you to navigate on our Sites. It allows its sender to collect information relating to your navigation during the cookie’s lifetime. Only the cookie sender is likely to read or modify the information contained therein.

Cookies may vary depending on the web browser you use to visit our Sites.

You are informed that when you browse our Sites, cookies may be placed on your Terminal’s hard drive to make it easier for you to navigate our Sites.

You have the opportunity to manage cookies used on the Sites by setting your browser, as detailed in this Policy.

2 – Why do we use cookies?

Cookies issued on our Sites are used to serve the following purposes:

  • Improve the performance of the Sites;
  • Adjust the presentation of the Sites to the display preferences of your Terminal;
  • Facilitate access to the services we offer;
  • Implement security measures, for example when you are required to log in again to a service after a certain period of time;
  • Measure the audience of the Sites and establish statistics.

 3 – What cookies do we use?

Several kinds of cookies may be set on your Terminal when using our Websites:

  • Session cookies

Our Sites use session cookies. Their purpose is to record technical information when you browse our Sites. These cookies have a very short lifetime, and expire shortly after you have finished your session and closed your web browser.

  • Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow us to optimize the performance of the Sites and to ensure a smooth navigation. For example, these cookies allow you to save your language settings.

  • Audience measurement cookies

These cookies are used to measure the audience of our Sites. We use Google Analytics to measure the audience of our Sites and then create statistics. Please note that the automatic sending of your IP address to Google Analytics is disabled. Thus, your navigation is anonymized.

You can also disable Google Analytics by following the detailed instructions below.

  • Third-Party Cookies

Some cookies that we issue are provided by third party service providers and partners, and allow you to share content from our Sites with other people. We inform you that we have no control of the use of these cookies by these third parties.

4 – How to control cookies?

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings to delete the cookies that have been installed, and prevent the installation of new cookies.

If you wish to disable Google Analytics, you can click on the “Disable Google Analytics” link at the bottom of the home page of our Sites. You can also define to not send any information to Google Analytics service by installing on your browser an additional plugin proposed by Google, accessible on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

The settings of each browser differ to disable cookies. You can learn more about how to manage cookies by clicking on the link associated with your browser:

https://support.microsoft.com/fr/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies,

  • For Microsoft Edge :

https://support.microsoft.com/fr/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies,

  • For Mozilla Firefox :

http://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/Activer%20et%20d%C3%A9sactiver%20les%20cookies,

  • For Apple Safari :

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=fr_CA

  • For Opera :

http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/fr/cookies.html

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