Cookies Policy

Updated last on April 6, 2021

 

1.          Introduction

 

The website *.theclearinstitute.com (the “site”) use cookies. Cookies are small files created by a server and stored on the hard disk of your computer or on any other device (smartphone, tablet) that you use to access the Internet before being retransmitted to subsequent access to the Internet. When using the term “cookies”, we include cookies and similar technologies such as tags, pixels or other web beacons.

 

Cookies allow our site to collect information about your navigation, such as remembering your language preferences or the currency you used for a purchase, then use this information for your next visit to facilitate easier use of the site.

 

2.          What type of cookies do we use?

 

Some cookies, called “persistent cookies”, may be stored permanently on your device and may have a variable duration. Other cookies, called “session cookies”, may disappear when your browser is closed and have a limited lifespan.

 

The persistent cookies or session cookies we use may be installed directly by the site (“first-party cookies”) or may be installed by another website (“third-party cookies”).

 

This site uses first-party cookies and third-party cookies, of the types described below:

 

2.1       Essential Cookies (strictly necessary cookies): Cookies that are essential to provide you with the services you have requested. For example, these include the cookies that make it possible for you to stay logged into your site account, post comments, fill in forms or setting your privacy preferences. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information;

 

2.2       Browsing and Functionality Cookies: Cookies that are used to recognize you and remember your preferences or settings, by example your selected language or your country of origin. These technical cookies recognize you upon a new access to the site, and helps you avoid the need to set these preferences each time you access the site again. Overall, functionality cookies enhance your browsing experience. They may be set by us (first-party cookies) or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages (third-party cookies). If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly;

 

2.3       Performance Cookies: Cookies which measure how often you visit our site and how you use it. We use this information to get a better sense of how our users engage with our site and to improve our site and apps, so that users have a better experience. For example, we collect information about which of our pages are most frequently visited, and by which types of users. We also use third-party cookies (such as Google Analytics) to help with performance. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous (they do not allow to identify the user). If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance;

 

2.4       Advertising/Targeting Cookies: Cookies that are used to collect information about your visit to our site, including the content you have viewed, the links you have followed and information about your browser, your device and your IP address. These cookies may be set through our site by our partners and may be used by these partners to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites. For example, you may see products that you’re looking for more quickly, or you may be shown similar products. These cookies do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

 

3.          Your Rights to Object and Refuse Cookies

 

When accessing any landing page of the site, a pop-up that contains basic info about the usage of cookies on the site, a link to this cookie policy and a link to the Cookies Settings is shown to you. If you close the pop-up or you continue browsing the site by accessing another section of the site (i.e. navigating to a new page, image or link associated with the site), or if you click on the “I agree” button of this pop-up, you consent to the use of cookies. A functionality cookie is used to remember your consent to the cookies.

 

You may object to the use of cookies by going through the Cookies Settings link. You may also object to cookies by setting your browser to disable cookies. However, please note that after doing so, certain web pages may not perform as expected and some cookies may not have been fully disabled. Use the links below for more information on this process for each of the site’s supported browsers:

 

Internet Explorer:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d

 

Microsoft Edge:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d

 

Google Chrome:

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

 

Mozilla Firefox:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-website-store-on-your-computer

 

Apple Safari:

https://support.apple.com/en-ca/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

 

Opera:

https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies

 

4.          Your Rights

 

Data collected using cookies will be processed by L’Institut C.L.E.A.R. Inc. / The C.L.E.A.R. Institute Inc. (the “C.L.E.A.R.”), a corporation governed under the Canada Business Corporations Act and having its head office in the Province of Quebec (Canada).

 

At any time, you may submit a request for access (i.e. request information on personal data collected, used, disclosed or processed by the C.L.E.A.R.), as well as a request for integration, rectification, or deletion, or object to the C.L.E.A.R.’s processing of your personal data. Furthermore, you may also be able to exercise the following rights to restrict processing or data portability, and lodge a complaint with a data protection authority, the whole as set out in the C.L.E.A.R.’s Confidentiality and Data Protection Policy, available here.