Data protection and cookies
Right of visitors as regards processing of their personal data by X-GEM SAS
X-GEM SAS (hereinafter “XGEM”), responsible for processing, informs visitors to the site xgem.com (hereinafter the “Site”) that it processes personal data via its website for the following main reasons:
- management of the institutional site;
- statistical analysis of site usage;
- management and follow-up of contacts with visitors;
- after-sales service;
- market research.
Fields identified by an asterisk on forms present on the Site are mandatory. Failure to answer these questions may affect the processing of the request or render it impossible.
Internal rules and cross-border trade agreements have been signed by XGEM to ensure the security of the data concerned by this trade.
You have the right to access, query and rectify your personal data, as necessary to correct, complete, update, lock or remove any personal data that is incorrect, incomplete, ambiguous, out of date or the collection, use, communication or conservation of which is forbidden.
You also have the right to refuse that this data be processed for legitimate reasons and the right to refuse that this data be used for commercial purposes.
All these rights may be exercised by post accompanied by a copy of your identity to the Data Protection Office at the following address: X-GEM SAS, Data Protection Officer, 9 rue de la négresse 64200 Biarritz.
When someone visits the site www.xgem.com, X-GEM installs cookies on the hard disk of the visitor’s computer.
Cookies are data used by a web server to send status information to a user’s browser, and for the browser to send back status information to the original web server.
The status information may for example be a session login, a language, an expiry date, a response domain, etc.
This status information may be stored by the browser in various ways (a separate text file per cookie, a single file containing all cookies, possibility to encrypt this single file, etc.) or not stored at all: it depends on the type of browser, its version, configuration, etc.
Cookies are used to keep this status information in the memory when a browser accesses different pages of a website or when the browser returns to the same website later.
Some of these cookies are only used to facilitate electronic communication.
Others are strictly necessary to provide an online communication service at your express request.
Finally, when a visitor visits the Site, the company collects information about the connection and the behaviour of visitors for statistical purposes (number of visitors, pages visited).
This information does not enable direct identification of visitors and X-GEM undertakes no measures to identify visitors. In particular, it does not cross-reference personal data requested for example in forms on the site or when you connect to your private area with the information required for statistics, to identify you.
You may visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout to refuse that Google Analytics installs cookies on your computer.
With Internet Explorer 9, to refuse all cookies or some of them depending on their nature, you should go to “tools”, click on internet options, then on the confidentiality tab and select the confidentiality parameter “advanced”. To forbid cookies, you should check “ignore” automatic management of cookies and select “refuse”. If you want to choose whether to accept or refuse on a case by case basis, select the option “ask”. However, deactivating cookies may prevent some functions of the Site from working properly.
You can also decide which sites you want to authorize or refuse to install cookies on your computer. To do so: Click on the button Sites and enter the exact address of the site, then click on Authorize or Refuse then on OK.
You can delete the cookies that are already installed. To do so in Internet Explorer 9, go to Tools, then click on internet options, then on the general tab and under the navigation history, click on Delete. Check cookies and click on delete and then on ok to close.
With Google Chrome, to manage cookies:
- click on the spanner located in the browser’s toolbar. Go to Options, then click on the Advanced options tab and then on content Parameters in the section "Confidentiality".
In parameters, click on the Cookies tab.
To delete the cookies: you can delete all cookies or you can select the site and the cookie you want to delete. In the first case, click on Delete all and in the second case, after selecting, click on Delete. You can also delete the cookies for a given period and configure automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed by checking the box "Delete cookies and other site data when I close the browser" in the dialogue box Content parameters.
To block cookies by default
To block all cookies: select the option "Prohibit all sites from storing data".
To block only third-party cookies: check the box "Ignore the exceptions and block third-party cookies".
To block only third-party cookies: check the box "Ignore the exceptions and block third-party cookies". Check that the option "Authorize storage of local data” is checked, in order to authorize proprietary and third-party cookies. If you only want to accept proprietary cookies, check the box "Block all third-party cookies without exception".
To authorize cookies by default:
To authorize proprietary and third-party cookies, check that the option "Authorize storage of local data” is checked.
If you only want to accept proprietary cookies, check the box "Block all third-party cookies without exception".
Most sites need to install cookies, in particular to identify you. If you block all cookies, the site used may not work properly.