Cookie Policy

STEMCIS complies with the rules of the European Union relating to the storage and reading of trackers/cookies in the User’s terminal, and especially article 5 (3) of Directive 2002/58/EC amended with, for France, its transposition rules appearing in article 82 of the French Data Protection Act (Loi Informatique et Libertés).

When you first connect to the Stemcis website, you are warned by a banner at the bottom of your screen that information relating to your browsing may be saved in files called “cookies”. Our policy on the use of cookies allows you to better understand the provisions we make for navigating our website. It informs you in particular about all of the cookies present on our website and their purpose.

1. General information about cookies on the website

Stemcis, as the publisher of this website, may place a cookie on the hard drive of your terminal (computer, tablet, mobile etc.) to ensure the smooth and optimal navigation of our website.

“Cookies” are small text files of limited size that allow us to recognise your computer, tablet or mobile phone for the purpose of personalising the services we offer you.

The information collected through cookies does not in any way identify you by name. Cookies are used exclusively for our own needs in order to improve the interactivity and performance of our website and to send you appropriate content. None of this information is communicated to third parties except when Stemcis has obtained your prior consent or when the disclosure of this information is required by law, by order of a court or any administrative authority or authorised judiciary.

The cookies that may be used on the Stemcis website are as follows:

  • Functional: some cookies are essential for site functionality; they allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information.
  • Statistics/audience measurement: these cookies measure the audience and store information such as the number of site visitors, number of unique visitors, pages viewed, the source of the visit etc. This data helps us understand and analyse the site’s performance and determine what needs improvement. Statistics generated using these cookies are anonymised data only.
  • Preference and customisation: these cookies are designed to remember the contents of a shopping cart on the site or to invoice the user for the product(s) purchased; they also help understand and save the user’s preferences for a future visit in order to customise the interface;
  • Marketing/advertising: Our site displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalise the ads we show so that they are meaningful to visitors. Such cookies also help us track the effectiveness of these advertising campaigns.

Data collected using these cookies is kept for a maximum of 25 months by Stemcis.

2. Configuring your cookie preferences

When you first visit the Stemcis website, a banner presenting an overview of cookies appears at the bottom of your screen. This informs you that by continuing to navigate the Stemcis website (by loading a new page or by clicking on various elements of the site, for example), you accept that cookies will be stored on your terminal. You are also deemed to have consented to cookies by clicking on the “X” icon to the right of the banner at the bottom of your screen.

Depending on the type of cookie, your consent to storing and reading cookies on your terminal may be essential, in particular for cookies related to showing personalised advertising on the site.

a. Cookies exempt from consent

In accordance with the applicable legislation, some cookies are exempt from requiring your prior consent, as they are strictly necessary to provide an online communication service expressly requested by the user or serve exclusively to enable or facilitate electronic communication. These include session identifier cookies, authentication cookies as well as cookies to customise your interface (for example, for the choice of language or the presentation of a service) and retain user preferences about storing cookies and audience measurement cookies provided that (i) their purpose is strictly limited to measuring the site’s audience (performance measurement, detection of browsing problems, performance optimisation, analysis of the content consulted) for the exclusive account of STEMCIS, and (ii) that they are used solely to produce anonymous statistical data.

b. Cookie setting tools

Most Internet browsers are configured by default to allow for the storing of cookies. Your browser offers you the opportunity to modify these standard settings so that all cookies are systematically rejected or that only some of the cookies are accepted or refused depending on their source.

WARNING: Please note that refusing to store cookies on your terminal is nevertheless likely to alter your user experience as well as your access to certain services or functionalities of this website. If necessary, Stemcis declines all responsibility for the consequences related to the deterioration of your browsing conditions that would occur because of your choice to refuse, delete or block the cookies necessary for the operation of the site.

Your browser also allows you to delete existing cookies on your terminal or to notify you when new cookies are likely to be placed on your terminal. These settings have no impact on your navigation of the site, but you lose all of the benefits of the cookie.

c. Internet browser settings

Each Internet browser offers its own cookie management settings.

For more information on cookie control tools, you can consult the CNIL website.

For any questions or additional requests for information relating to this cookie policy, please contact us by email: