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COOKIES POLICY | MICHELIN IRELAND
Michelin is committed to protecting your personal information and being clear and transparent about what information we collect and how we use it. When you use Michelin website or applications, information can be collected through cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website or applications.
Our full company name is Michelin Tyre plc (“Michelin”) and when you use our website and our services directly we act as a Data Controller.
If you need to contact us you have a number of options, you can:
While everyone at Michelin is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, we have a data protection Data Protection Officer who deals with all aspect of personal data at Michelin. You can contact our Data Protection Officer by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or using the contact details mentioned in paragraph 1 above.
A cookie is a text file or a software element which records information relating to the navigation of your terminal on the internet. It is under the control of your browser, and sometimes carries a unique and random number.
When Michelin mentions "cookies", these may be cookies or other similar technologies which are based on access to the device that you use (computer, tablet, smartphone) when visiting our websites.
A cookie allows Michelin or its partners, as issuers of cookies and during its period of validity, to recognise your device each time it accesses digital content containing cookies from the same issuer.
Michelin is always seeking new ways to better its Internet website(s) and to offer you, the internet user, a better service and experience. Thus, Michelin and its partners uses different types of cookies as indicated hereafter. For some categories of cookies (for example, advertising cookies) your prior consent is required by regulation before the cookie is installed or read on your device.
In any case, you have control of these cookies. Therefore, you have the possibility to reject, configure or destroy them.
To learn more on how to configure cookies, you can visit the following website: https://www.youronlinechoices.com/.
Michelin provide a Cookie preference solution to manage users’ consent on our websites or applications. This solution makes it possible to collect, store and transmit the consents of the users to Michelin and the concerned partners.
You can indicate your preference either globally, or purpose by purpose, or even by categories of partners (suppliers). You also have access to the privacy policies of our partners.
You are free to accept or decline cookies but be aware that a refusal could make your browsing on our website less user-friendly and with less relevant content.
The consent given is valid for a period not exceeding the expiration date of the cookie regarding its purpose and no longer than necessary in accordance with any applicable legislation. If you refuse any cookies, Michelin also remembers your choice and no longer presents the Cookie management solution to you for a defined period. At the end of this retention period, or if you delete the cookie related to the storage of your choice, the cookies management solution will be proposed to you again.
Whatever your initial choice, from time to time, you can always withdraw your consent or adjust your settings by using the Cookies management solution.
A cookie can be classified in different ways.
By lifespan, a cookie is either a:
Google Tag Manager
Website Cookie (Didomi)
Functional cookies will not be used to send you advertisements on our site or on other websites.
You are free to accept or refuse them, but by blocking them, it is also possible that your previous service selections will not be kept in memory. These cookies are used on the basis of your prior consent.
The analytics cookies can be installed and managed by partners.
You are free to accept or refuse them, but by blocking them, Michelin will have less information to improve the performance of its site. These cookies are used on the basis of your prior consent.
Targeting and tracking cookies enable third parties to provide services, mainly advertising, and to improve the effectiveness of such services. These cookies may remember the web pages and sites that you visit, and may collect personal data, mainly the IP address of the user’s device. The information collected may be shared with third parties.
Examples include cookies that enable advertising agencies to serve ads based on your interests as determined by how you browse Michelin’s websites, or that limit their repetition. These cookies require your permission. In that case, a highly visible banner will appear on the first page of the site to request your consent to install these cookies.
Michelin and third-party providers, including Google, use both first-party cookies and third-party cookies to collect information and to optimise and serve ads based on visits to the site. Michelin and these providers also use these two types of cookies to determine the ratio of number of site visits to ad impressions, other uses of advertising services and the interactions with these ad impressions and these advertising services. Lastly, Michelin and these providers use these two types of cookies to remember your interests and demographic data so as to serve you targeted ads.
These cookies are used on the basis of your prior consent.
Michelin uses social plugins (hereinafter referred to as buttons) which link to social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
When you visit our website, these buttons are disabled by default, which means they do not send any information to the social networks in question without action on your part. Before you can use these buttons, you have to click to enable them. The buttons remain enabled until you disable them again or you delete your cookies. Once they have been enabled, the system connects directly to the server of the social network selected. The content of the button is then transferred directly from the social networks to your web browser, which incorporates them into the website you are visiting.
As soon as you have enabled a button, the social network in question can collect data, irrespective of whether or not you use the button. If you are logged on to a social network, it can link your visit to this website to your user account. Visits to other Michelin websites will only be linked if you have also enabled the corresponding button on these sites.
If you are a member of a social network and you do not want it to link the data collected from your visit to our website to the information provided when you joined the network, you must log out of the social network in question before enabling the buttons.
Please note that we have no influence over the scope of data collected by the social networks through your buttons. Please refer to the data protection statement published by the social networks in question for more information about the scope and purpose of the data collection and how they process and use such data, as well as the rights and setting options to protect your privacy.
These cookies are used on the basis of your prior consent.
Last updated: 21st October 2021