Cookie Notice


This Cookie Notice supplements the information in our Privacy Notice by explaining how Camso (including its affiliates and subsidiaries) uses cookies and related technologies in providing and managing our online services and our marketing communications.

Who we are and how we can be contacted

Our full company name is Camso Inc. (“Camso”) and when you use our website and our services directly, we act as a Data Controller.

If you need to contact us, you have two options:

  • email us at privacy.amn@michelin.com
  • send us a letter addressed to: Camso Inc., Attn: Legal Department, 2633, rue MacPherson, Magog (Québec) J1X 0E6 Canada

What is a cookie or similar technologies?

A cookie is a small data file that is downloaded to a browser when you visit a website. Web beacons, also known as pixel tags, are tiny graphic objects that are embedded in a web page or email. In this Cookie Notice, we call all these technologies “cookies”.

What information does Camso collect through cookies?

When enabled, cookies will automatically collect information about an interaction or visit to our website or other online service or our marketing emails. Cookies may collect log information about the type of device being used to access our website or online service, the browser type and operating software, the internet protocol (IP) address assigned to the session, the date and time of visit, and other similar information. Pixels in our marketing communications may record when an email was opened, if you allow pictures to load automatically in your emails, or record if an action was taken such as clicking on the email links or forwarding the email.

Why does Camso use cookies?

Functional cookies assist us in the operation of our website and online services. For example, they help a visitor navigate pages and remember a user’s preferences to improve the browsing experience. Analytics cookies help measure usage and activity trends for our website, online services, and marketing emails. Advertising cookies help make the advertisements you see more relevant to your interests. For some categories of cookies (for example, targeted advertising cookies) your prior consent is required by regulation before the cookie is installed or read on your device.

How does Camso inform you of the cookies that it uses?

When you first visit Camso’s website or application, our Cookie management solution informs you that our site or application uses cookies and directs you to this page to learn more. This Cookie Notice is also available through the “Cookie Notice” link in the footer of our website.

What types of Cookies are used by Camso?

A cookie can be classified in different ways.

By lifespan, a cookie is either a:

  • Session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser.
  • Persistent cookie which remains on the user's computer/device for a pre-defined period according to the span that is attributed and the parameters of your internet browser. Retention periods vary from cookie to cookie. We determine the duration of cookies based on what is proportionate in relation to the intended outcome and then limit this to what is necessary to achieve the purpose.

As for the domain to which it belongs, they are either:

  • First-party cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain, in this case Camso or its processors.
  • Third-party cookies stored by a different domain to the visited page's domain. they are placed by third-party partners that Camso has authorized (for example an advertising agency). When they use cookies, these third-party partners are responsible for the cookies they use.

Besides these characteristics relating to their functioning cookies can pursue several purposes. Please note that the titles of categories may vary from one actor to another. To a better understanding, Camso defines them regarding the categories below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are cookies that are indispensable because they enable core functionality such as accessibility, content delivery, network management and security. Without these cookies, we could not deliver content to your browser, secure areas of our site, or record information in a webform.

These cookies are based on Camso’s legitimate interest. Because they are strictly necessary for your navigation, your prior consent is not required. These cookies are on by default and cannot be turned off.

Functional Cookies

Functional cookies enable our website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization, are used to improve your browsing experience. These cookies are used to remember the choices you make (such as language and region), and to format content based on those choices. You can use our cookie management tool or your browser’s functionality to accept or reject these cookies. If you reject these cookies, then some or all these services may not function properly.

Analytics and audience measurement cookies

These cookies collect information regarding the number of visitors to the website across their different visits. The data collected through these cookies generates statistical data on visits (the number of visitors and pages visited, their frequency of return the duration of each visit, and the error messages encountered, among other things). We may also use third-party tools to collect information you provide to us or information about how you use the services and may record your mouse movements, scrolling, clicks and keystroke activity on the services and other browsing, search or purchasing behavior. These tools may also record information you enter when you interact with our services or engage in chat features through our Service. These cookies assist us in improving our websites, online services, and marketing communications.

The analytics cookies may be installed and managed by third-party partners.

Cookies used for targeted advertising

These cookies may be set through our websites by our third-party partners and providers. These cookies record interactions with your websites, online services, and marketing advertisements. They may also record the location from which you are accessing our content. These cookies may be used to personalize advertising and marketing. Targeting and tracking cookies enable Camso and third parties to provide services, mainly advertising, and to improve the effectiveness of such services.

Examples include cookies that enable advertising agencies to serve ads based on your interests as determined by how you browse Camso’s websites, or that limit their repetition. These cookies require your permission.

Advertising cookies generated by social network sharing buttons

Camso uses so-called social plugins (hereinafter referred to as buttons) which link to social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

When you visit our website, these buttons are disabled by default, which means they do not send any information to the social networks in question without action on your part. Before you can use these buttons, you must click to enable them. The buttons remain enabled until you disable them again or you delete your cookies. Once they have been enabled, the system connects directly to the server of the social network selected. The content of the button is then transferred directly from the social networks to your web browser, which incorporates them into the website you are visiting.

As soon as you have enabled a button, the social network in question can collect data, irrespective of whether you use the button. If you are logged on to a social network, it can link your visit to this website to your user account. Visits to other Camso websites will only be linked if you have also enabled the corresponding button on these sites.

If you are a member of a social network and you do not want it to link the data collected from your visit to our website to the information provided when you joined the network, you must log out of the social network in question before enabling the buttons.

Please note that we have no influence over the scope of data collected by the social networks through your buttons. Please refer to the data protection statement published by the social networks in question for more information about the scope and purpose of the data collection and how they process and use such data, as well as the rights and setting options to protect your privacy.

These cookies are used based on your prior consent.

How long do cookies persist?

By lifespan, a cookie is either a:

  • Session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser.
  • Persistent cookie which remains on the user's computer/device for a pre-defined period according to the span that is attributed and the parameters of your internet browser. Retention periods vary from cookie to cookie. We determine the duration of cookies based on what is proportionate in relation to the intended outcome and then limit this to what is necessary to achieve the purpose.

How to refuse and/or uninstall these cookies?

a. Browser controls

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings, which may be adapted to reflect your consent to the use of cookies. Further, most browsers also enable you to review and erase cookies. To learn more about browser controls, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides. To learn more on how to configure cookies, you can visit the following website: https://www.youronlinechoices.com/.

You may also set your email options to prevent the automatic downloading of images in our marketing emails that may contain pixels that would allow us to know whether you have accessed our emails and performed certain functions with it.

b. Manage your preferences through our cookies management solution

Camso provides a Cookie preference solution to manage users’ consent on our websites or applications regarding cookies.

During your first visit to our site, this dashboard allows you to indicate your choice. You can accept, configure, or decline them.

You are free to accept or decline cookies but be aware that a refusal could make your browsing on our website less user-friendly and with less relevant content.

The consent given is valid for a period not exceeding the expiration date of the cookie regarding its purpose and no longer than necessary in accordance with the legislation. If you refuse any cookies, Camso also remembers your choice and no longer presents the Cookie management solution to you for a defined period. At the end of this retention period, or if you delete the cookie related to the storage of your choice, the cookies management solution will be proposed to you again.

c. Interest-based advertising

Please see our Privacy Notice for additional information on how to make choices regarding how we personalize advertising based on your interests and browsing history.

Updates to this Cookie Notice

We may change our Cookie Notice from time to time. Any changes we make to our Cookie Notice in the future will be posted on this page. All changes shall be effective from the date of publication unless otherwise provided.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or requests in connection with this Cookie Notice or other privacy-related matters, please send an email to privacy.amn@michelin.com.

Alternatively, inquiries may be addressed to:

Camso Inc.
Attn: Legal Department
2633, rue MacPherson, Magog
(Québec) J1X 0E6

Last Updated: September 20, 2023