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Cookies Policy

The present policy, as the case may be adapted to local regulation, applies to the Company. The Company is defined in the legal information, at the bottom of every page of the website. The Company is part of the asset-management business lines of BNP Paribas. The Company is committed to delivering the best possible service to you and we wish to maintain the confidence that you place in us. We would like to provide you with clear information about how we use and store cookies on your device when you use our website https://investors-corner.bnpparibas-am.com/

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text, image or software files that are placed and stored on your computer, your smartphone or all other devices used for accessing the internet when you visit our Website and/or use our Application. The term “cookie” used in this policy should be understood broadly and can also refer to alternative technologies used to store information on your device (such as Flash cookies, fingerprinting, invisible pixels, HTML5 localStorage, etc.), depending on which device you are using.

Cookies are very useful and can, for instance, enable an internet site to recognise you, to log when you visit a particular page, to provide a secure connection to a website and/or application and enhance your user experience by: improving your experience of a website and/or application, securing your connection and/or adapting the content of a page to your areas of interest.

What kind of information can be stored in a cookie?

The information stored by the cookies on your device, during a limited period of validity, may relate to: the particular webpages you have visited on that computer; advertisements you have clicked on; the type of browser you use; your IP address; or the information you have provided to a website and/or application (the use of the cookie meaning that you avoid having to provide the information again). Cookies may therefore contain personal data. Where we use cookies collecting personal data, such collection is covered by our Data Protection Notice which is accessible below.

Your choice about cookies

The placing of cookies on your device is subject to your consent.

Through the use of cookies, we process information about you for the purposes laid down in the above tables in the “Cookies placed by us” section (i.e. ensuring the proper functioning of the Website or Application, monitoring your use thereof, keeping statistics about your use of the Website, ensuring security, displaying and optimizing advertising content, remembering your choices and preferences). Such information constitutes personal data, protected under the applicable data protection legislation.

For more information about how we process your personal data in this context and an explanation of your rights (including a right of access, rectification, objection to direct marketing and a right to set guidelines with regards to the use of your personal data after your death, as well as, in certain circumstances, a right of erasure, restriction of processing, data portability and a right to object to other forms of processing) and our obligations in that respect, please consult our Data Protection Notice available at

https://www.bnpparibas-am.com/en/footer/data-protection/#

Most of the cookies we place are used to improve your browsing experience of our Website and/or Application. As a default, most browsers are set to accept cookies. However, if you do not wish to consent to cookies being stored on your device, you are able to block all cookies by changing your browser settings. If you decide to block all of the cookies using your internet browser, you will only be able to visit the public areas of our Website and/or Application and will no longer have access to any secure areas.

By pursuing your navigation on our Website and/or Application, you allow us to set cookies on your device. You will always be able to change your mind by rejecting cookies from being set on your device or updating your preferences using the below table.

In selecting which cookie(s) you are allowing on your device, please note that the cookies used on our Website and/or Application can originate from us or from third parties (those are generally related to analytics functionalities or social media platform integrations). From a practical point of view, this means that when you allow third party-cookies to be placed on your device, said third-party might have access to certain information about you (such as, for instance, your browsing statistics when you are allowing third-party analytics cookies).

For details on what your browser offers and how to configure your browser according to your choices, please go to the “Help” menu or other dedicated section of your internet browser.

By way of example:

For mobile devices, you can also check the following links:

Types of cookies installed by the Website / Application:

1.Cookies placed by us (first party cookies)

Cookie intended to collect information in relation to your areas of interest:

Information collected from these cookies may be used in order to send you personalised advertising customised to your needs and interests.

This kind of cookies are not used by the website.

Cookies intended to collect website statistics:

In order to customise the website to the requirements of its visitors, the Company measures the number of visits, the number of pages viewed, the activity of the visitors on the website and how often visitors return. These cookies enable traffic analysis statistics to be compiled. From this analysis, the contents of the website can be developed and improved to enhance user experience.
The period of validity for these cookies is: 13 months.

Cookies enabling storage of:

  • Your user preferences, the display settings and players that you use. These cookies facilitate your browsing during your next visit to the website and enhance your user experience.
    The period of validity of the cookies is 7 months.
  • Information you have entered into particular forms on the website. These cookies mean that you do not need to re-enter the same information on your next visit.
    The period of validity of the cookies is 1 month.

Cookies intended to secure your connection:

These cookies are used on the website where you must log-on with personal access details before accessing the website. These cookies may be used in a variety of ways. The two key ways are:

  • When you open a secure session to access the website and remain logged in for some time without activity, this type of cookie enables a message to be displayed on your computer inviting you to close your session and/or the cookie will automatically log you out of the website if there is inactivity for a set period of time.
    This kind of cookies are not used by the website
  • When you open a secure session to access the website, a unique token is stored on your computer by way of a cookie which allows the Company to identify you. This type of cookie is sessional and will be deleted from your computer once you log out of the website.
    This kind of cookies are not used by the website.

Cookies designed to collect your Internet Protocol (IP) addresses:

Certain cookies placed on your computer by the website record the IP address of your computer and communicates this information back to the Company. The Company may use this address to ascertain the city from which you accessing its website. Your IP address is immediately deleted from or anonymised on the Company’s systems once your geographic location has been recorded.

2.Cookies placed by other companies (third-party cookies)

As explained above, we also use third party cookies on our Website and/or Application.

These cookies can be used by third-parties to:

  • provide us with services (such as Google Analytics services) allowing us to optimize our Website and/or Application; or
  • allow you to access content from third parties.

This can result in these third-party providers storing additional cookies on your device on which we have no control. In addition, these third-party providers might use the data stored in the related cookies for their own processing purposes we have no control over.

Attention: Some advertisements appearing on the Company website may be placed there by partners of the Company.Consequently, we strongly recommend that you check the websites of any uch third parties and their privacy policies for more information about their cookies and how you can manage them.

We use the following third-party cookies:

Google Analytics

As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides us with information about the page a user has seen, for example the URL of the page.

We have also implemented the following features: Double-Click (data demographic)

You can obtain more information on those cookies on Google’s website by following this link or https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=fr .

Or also Google Analytics:

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.

If you use an internet browser, you can also use the tool available at this link to deactivate Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Facebook

Our Website and/or Application incorporate Facebook technologies. When you visit the Website and/or use the Application, Facebook places cookies on your device and receives related information, including device information and information about your activity, without any further action from you. This occurs whether or not you have a Facebook account or are logged in.

You can obtain more information on those cookies on Facebook website by following this link.

For more information

More information about cookies, not just those from our Website or Application, and how cookies can be controlled can be found at Youronlinechoices, published by Interactive Advertising Bureau France (IAB).

If your device is used by many people or include various browsers, it is possible that your choices about cookies are not taken into account permanently, either because you used a different browser or because someone modified your cookies settings.

The Company is unable to prevent these external factors and therefore cannot guarantee the permanence of the choices you make.