Schneider Electric takes privacy and the protection of your personal data seriously. This includes providing transparency about the techniques and technology we use to enhance and personalize your browsing experience. Among these are the placement of cookies on your devices when you visit our websites and the processing activities performed.
This notice explains Schneider Electric’s approach to cookies and similar technologies. When you visit our websites, use our mobile apps, engage with our online ads or emails, we collect information, using technologies such as cookies, pixel tags (also called web beacons), browser analysis tools, and server logs. Each of these technologies is explained below.
What are cookies and similar technologies?
A cookie is a small piece of information in the form of an alphanumeric text file. Cookies are generated by a web page server, basically the computer that operates a web site, and placed on an internet user’s hard drive or device.
Information contained with a cookie is generated by the server and can be used by that server whenever a user visits the site which hosts the online services.
Schneider Electric uses similar technologies such as:
Pixel Tags and Web Beacons
Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are tiny graphic images and small blocks of code placed on website pages, ads, or in emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access the pages or you open an email, the tag lets us know you have accessed the web page or opened the email. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve our web pages and promotions.
Server logs record activities on our websites. Other types of logs collect similar information from our applications. These logs record information about the device you use to access our website, your operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. Our logs also record the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. An IP address is a unique identifier that devices require to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. We may also collect information about the website you were visiting before you came to and the website you visit after you leave our site.
For ease of reference, cookies and similar technologies are referred as “Cookies”.
Cookies have specific lifespans. A cookie’s lifespan refers to how long they exist on a particular device.
Session cookies, remain on a user’s device only for the duration of the current browsing session. Session cookies allow websites to recognize and facilitate user actions such as remembering the contents of a user’s shopping cart as they browse a site.
Persistent cookies, remain on a user’s device even after a browsing session has ended. Persistent cookies allow websites to remember a users’ preferences and options across multiple browsing sessions (for example, cookies used to target advertising).
Similar technologies include tools or techniques which can be used to analyze website visits by identifying specific device characteristics. Some examples include HTML5 local storage, local shared objects, fingerprinting techniques, tracking pixels, and plugins.
Who collects and uses cookie information?
Any personal data provided to or collected by Schneider Electric by means of cookies or other tracking technologies is controlled by Schneider Electric Industries SAS, the data controller. Our registered headquarters is located at 35 rue Joseph Monier, 92500 Rueil Malmaison - France
If you have any questions about this cookie notice or how Schneider Electric protects your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Office at Global-Data-Privacy@schneider-electric.com. You can request access to your personal information and request that it be deleted or amended at any time. Individual Rights Requests should be sent to: Global-Data-Privacy@schneider-electric.com.
What are cookies used for?
Review Your Cookie Preferences
Schneider Electric categorizes cookies served from our sites into four groups.
How can you control cookies?
You can manage non-necessary cookies placed by and for Schneider Electric using our Cookie Preference Options. Many of our websites will only place marketing cookies on your device if you explicitly accept these cookies by clicking “Accept All Cookies” when you first visit the website. At any time, you can use this link to review or change your cookie preferences and to parameter differently your choices.
Cookies can also be managed using the browser settings on your computer or device. Browsers such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, and Safari give you the ability to accept, reject, or delete cookies. Visit the “help center” for your browser to learn more. Please note that some cookies cannot be changed using browser settings. Example of these include Adobe Flash or Microsoft Silverlight cookies. To manage Adobe Flash Cookies, visit the Adobe Flash Player help page. To manage Microsoft Silverlight Cookies, visit the Silverlight section of Microsoft’s privacy statement.
You can also take advantage of industry programs that allow you to control the way companies advertise to you.
The Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) manages an opt-out program for many third-party advertising companies. You can opt out of being targeted by NAI members by visiting https://thenai.org/opt-out/.
On some websites, you may see an AdChoices icon, which may appear on certain targeted ads. You may click on the AdChoices icon to learn more information about the collection and use of your information or to opt-out of such collection in the future. To learn more about the Digital Advertising Alliance Consumer Choice tool, please visit http://optout.aboutads.info.
In most cases, cookie preferences and other choices are linked to a single browser. If you use multiple browsers or different devices, you will need to set your preferences on each one, independently. Even if you opt-out of accepting certain cookies on one device, it may possible that you will still receive ads that are not customized to your preferences.
Schneider Electric does not sell your personal data; however, as defined by certain regional laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), usage of third-party cookies for marketing purposes may constitute the sharing or “sale” of information. Many modern browsers support a Global Privacy Control (GPC) setting which is recognized by our U.S.-facing websites. When enabled in settings or browser extensions, GPC transmits an opt-out preference to these websites, informing them that you do not wish to have your personal information “sold.” For more details about GPC, including how to activate it on your specific browser, visit https://globalprivacycontrol.org/.
This notice was updated on April 28, 2023