1- Criteo services
Criteo is a specialist in creating personalized advertisements. We work with online partners to build advertisements for their website visitors or prospects and with publishers to display personalized advertisements.
Our aim is to deliver advertisements by displaying products and/or personalized banners that you might be interested in, based on your recent browsing behavior. In particular terms, you visit and browse on Website A and, on a subsequent online visit to Website B, you will see ads personalized by your browsing history on Website A.
With our service, you should receive personalized ads that are more relevant for you than the standard advertising you would receive without Criteo.
2- Our technology
Criteo “tags” visitors to its partners' websites with anonymous browser cookies. Users tagged by Criteo are given an anonymous identifier. At no point does Criteo collect personal data, such as your name or address.
The browser cookies track the products viewed by the visitor and pages visited of the partner for whom Criteo is delivering ads.
What are cookies? A cookie is a small text file stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. There are two types of cookies:
- Session cookies are used to make it easier for you to navigate on websites. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies are used to run our technology as they enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our partners' websites. Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following the directions provided in your internet browser’s ‘help’ file.
Our partners’ advertisements are displayed on many websites: publishers. These publishers may also place cookies on your browser. These cookies are there so that the publishers recognize that Criteo has a personalized advertisement available for your browser.
3 - Data collection and use
|We collect anonymous information||We do not collect any personal information|
We collect only anonymous data through anonymous cookies that record:
We do know that the internet browser you are using has visited one of our partner sites in the last thirty days.
We do not know who you are. We do not know your address, your place of work, your date of birth, your email address or any other personally identifiable information about you. We do not use or store your IP address for targeting purposes*.
We do not collect sensitive information (such as religion, political opinion, health...).
The cookie information collected aims to increase the relevancy of the ads being displayed to you.
The data we collect is also used for reporting purposes, to give our clients and partners more information about the performance of their advertising campaigns, and to improve performance over time.
We do not create segments to specifically target children under 13 years old.
We do not process any information which could be used by Criteo, directly or indirectly, with the help of a third party or otherwise, to determine the identity of users.
We do not share any information collected with third parties except with our subsidiaries or affiliated companies.
You can also opt out of Criteo’s service by visiting the followings links. Please note that these platforms allow you to opt out of interest-based advertising delivered by registered members.
- Network Advertising Initiative opt-out platform: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
- Digital Advertising Alliance platform: www.aboutads.info/choices/
- IAB opt-out platform: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices
You can configure your web browser to remove cookies by following the directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" section.
Please note: when you opt out in these ways, a cookie will be set on your browser. We must maintain the cookie on your browser in order to recognize you as an opted-out visitor. You must opt out again if you clear that cookie from your browser, use a different internet browser, or use a new computer to access the internet.
5 - Criteo commitments and adherence
Criteo supports initiatives of greater transparency and control for users and in particular has been an early adopter to the following initiatives:
The Digital Advertising Alliance
Criteo adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising. Criteo subscribes to the DAA opt-out platform which offers the consumer a choice page to opt out from advertising services, and general information related to privacy.
The security of your information is fundamental to Criteo. We have implemented industry-standard security measures, which include the use of firewalls and encryption.
We retain the anonymous data that we collect for up to 13 months from the date of collection. Our cookies expire 13 months after their last update.
IP addresses are retained for 2 months. In the case of fraud detection, this duration may be extended to 6 months for the purpose of investigation. The IP address is processed by teams separate to those responsible for the Criteo algorithm.
- By email firstname.lastname@example.org
- By mail: CIL-CRITEO - 32 Rue Blanche -75009 Paris- France