Cookie Policy

In the course of its activities, Altana may implement cookies or other tracers on the user’s terminal (hereinafter the “User”) through its website (hereinafter the “Website”)

1. What is a cookie ?

A cookie is a text file or tracer that allows us to identify and recognize your terminal during your next visits and to provide you with a better navigation.)

These may be cookies that do not allow the User to be identified but that record a certain amount of information necessary for the User’s navigation on the Website (navigation language, date and time of consultation, pages consulted, etc.) or Google Analytics cookies that allow the User to be identified (geographical information via the IP address).

2. What cookies does Altana use?

viewed_cookie_policyThe cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.
qtrans_front_languageThis cookie is set by qTranslate WordPress plugin. The cookie is used to manage the preferred language of the visitor.
CONSENTNo description
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEThis cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.
test_cookieThis cookie is set by The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.
IDEUsed by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.
__utmaThis cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmcThe cookie is set by Google Analytics and is deleted when the user closes the browser. The cookie is not used by ga.js. The cookie is used to enable interoperability with urchin.js which is an older version of Google analytics and used in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine new sessions/visits.
__utmzThis cookie is set by Google analytics and is used to store the traffic source or campaign through which the visitor reached your site.
__utmtThe cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to throttle request rate.
__utmbThe cookie is set by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
YSCThis cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.
  • Cookies necessary

They make it possible to improve the quality of navigation on the Website, in particular by saving the preferences that the User has expressed during the visit to the Website.
These cookies do not collect any personal data.
These cookies cannot be disabled on the Website. The User can configure his browser to block these cookies (see below), but some parts of the Website will not function normally.

  • Cookies audience measurement

These cookies make it possible to count the visits and sources of traffic on the Website in order to establish anonymous statistics of frequentation and thus to improve the operation and the performances of the Website. This allows us to know which pages are the most visited and to know if the User can easily find the information they are looking for.
The processing of data generated by Google Analytics cookies may involve the transfer and storage (including temporary storage) of such data on the servers of Google Inc. located in the United States. In this context, Altana has no control over the processing carried out and invites the User to consult in advance the general terms of use and the privacy policy of Google Inc.


3. User’s Choice about Cookies

Apart from the cookies necessary for the functioning of the Website, none of these cookies will be read and/or deposited on the User’s terminal without his/her consent. This consent is requested from the User when he/she first connects to the Website.

The User has the possibility of informing himself on the nature of the deposited cookies, to accept or refuse them either globally for the whole of the Website and all the services, or service by service.

It is possible that the refusal of certain cookies may result in a degraded functioning of the Website for the User, or even prevent him from benefiting from a certain number of functionalities.

The User may at any time choose to deactivate the Website’s cookies by :

  1. Accessing the cookie management module
  1. Configuring your browser by following the instructions described in the links below:

In the event that the User does not want data to be collected via the Google Analytics tool, the User may opt out of Google Analytics advertising features, including via the ad settings, mobile ad settings, or any other available means (e.g., via the Network Advertising Initiative or NAI opt-out page).

The User also has the possibility to download and install the add-on module to deactivate all Google Analytics functionalities made available to the public by the company Google Inc. at the following url address:

4. Altana’s Ssocial networks accounts

In order to promote its activity and share the firm’s news with the general public, Altana has a personalized account on various social networks (Twitter, LinkedIn).

On this occasion, the social network plugins made available on the Website use cookies to track the User’s browsing, regardless of whether they are registered with the social networks in question or whether they are logged into their personal account at the time of browsing the Website. The cookies set up also allow the publishers of the various social networks to target advertising offers on their respective platforms.

In this context, Altana has no control over the processing of personal data that may be carried out by the publishers of the various social network platforms concerned, who remain solely responsible for their own processing.

Altana therefore invites the User to first consult the general terms of use and the respective privacy policies of said social network platform publishers if they wish to use the sharing buttons made available to them.

5. Update of the Personal Data Policy

Altana may modify the Privacy Policy in response to changes in applicable law and in its business.

Any substantial change to the Privacy Policy will be notified to Customers, Prospects and Users by any means prior to the entry into force of the new provisions within a reasonable time.