Cookies Policy - Group Aço Cearense
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Cookies Policy

1. INTRODUCTION

This Cookie Policy is part of the Privacy Policy of the Aço Cearense Group (comprised of the companies Aço Cearense Comercial Ltda, Aço Cearense Industrial Ltda, Siderúrgica Norte Brasil SA – SINOBRAS, Sinobras Florestal Ltda., And WMA Participações SA and Instituto Aço Cearense), and applies to any websites, applications or other services on the web operated by any of the companies in the Grupo Aço Cearense.

The purpose of this Cookie Policy is to explain, in a transparent way, how, when and why we use cookies on our online platforms.

By accessing our websites, applications or other services on the web, you authorize the use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Policy. If you do not agree to the use of cookies in this way, you can use our consent management solutions, or adjust your browser settings to prevent their use.

2. CONCEPT AND USE

2.1. Cookies are small text files that can be placed on your computer or portable device by websites or services on the web that you use. They are used to ensure the smooth functioning of websites and other online services, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website or online service.

2.2. We use cookies to improve the use and functionality of the websites and other compatible web services of Grupo Aço Cearense and to better understand how our visitors use our websites and online services, as well as the tools and services offered by them. Cookies allow us to adapt the websites of the Grupo Aço Cearense to your personal needs, facilitating whenever possible their use, receiving feedback on the satisfaction of our consumers.

2.3. All personal data collected through the cookies on our websites and online services are not stored beyond what is strictly necessary.

3. TYPES OF COOKIES

3.1. Grupo Aço Cearense uses the following types of Cookies on its websites and compatible services:

(i) Session cookies: these are temporary use cookies, which are deleted the moment you close your browser. When you restart your browser and return to the website that created the cookie, that website treats you as a new visitor;

(ii) Persistent cookies: are those cookies that remain in your browser until you delete them manually or until your browser deletes them according to the period of time established by the cookie. These cookies will recognize your return as a visitor to a website or web service of Grupo Aço Cearense.

4. CATEGORIES AND PURPOSES OF THE COOKIES WE USE

4.1. Grupo Aço Cearense uses cookies with the following characteristics and purposes:

(i) Necessary cookies: cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of a website or compatible service of Grupo Aço Cearense. They allow you to browse the site and use our resources;

(ii) Cookies that send us information about you: we place this type of cookies on a compatible website or service of Grupo Aço Cearense and these types of cookies can only be read by our compatible websites and services;

(iii) Cookies in advertisements by Grupo Aço Cearense: we place cookies in advertisements and advertisements that are displayed on compatible third-party websites and services. We obtain information through these cookies when you click on or interact with the advertisement or advertisement. In this case, the Grupo Aço Cearense is placing a “third party” cookie. We may use this data obtained by third-party cookies to send you other advertisements that we believe are relevant or of interest to you based on your past behavior.

(iv) Cookies that share your information with third parties: these are cookies placed on a website of the Grupo Aço Cearense by our partner companies, such as online advertising services. They may use the data collected by these cookies to anonymously send you targeted advertisements from other sites, based on your visit to Grupo Aço Cearense compatible sites or services.

5. CONTROL AND EXCLUSION OF COOKIES

5.1. You, the user, are completely free to accept or not accept cookies placed on our websites or services on the web, and you can even adjust the settings on your computer or portable device to reflect your choice.

5.2. Most browsers allow you to set rules to warn you before accepting cookies or simply refusing them.

5.3. There are several ways to manage Cookies. Refer to your instructions for how to perform this type of configuration. Remember that if you use different browsers, or even computers and / or portable devices in different locations, you will need to ensure that each device and browser is adjusted to your personal cookie preferences.

5.4. You do not need to have cookies enabled to use or browse most of the websites and online services of Grupo Aço Cearense. However, should you disable them, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to access all of the resources available on our websites, applications or services on the web.

6. OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES SIMILAR TO COOKIES

6.1. Grupo Aço Cearense websites and services may also use other tracking technologies similar to cookies, which may collect information such as IP addresses, log files and web beacons, among others. This data is also used to help us adapt the websites and other compatible services of Grupo Aço Cearense to your personal needs.

6.2. Below we detail what their purposes are:

6.2.1. IP addresses: an IP address is a number used on the internet or on a network to identify your computer. Every time you connect to the internet, your computer receives an IP assigned by your internet service provider. We can register IP addresses for the following purposes:

(i) Treatment of technical problems;
(ii) Maintenance of the protection and security of our websites and other online services;
(iii) Obtain a better understanding of how our websites and other online services are used;
(iv) Adapt our content to your needs, depending on your geographic location.

6.2.2. Log files: Grupo Aço Cearense or a third party working on our behalf, may collect information in the form of log files (logs) that detail the activities of the site and collect statistics on the user’s browsing habits. These records are usually generated anonymously and help us understand details such as:

(i) The type of browser and the system used by users of our websites or online services;
(ii) Details about the user’s session, including the source URL, the date, time and what pages the user visited on our compatible sites and services, and how long the user spent using them;
(iii) Other details of navigation or click count including website traffic reports, count of unique visitors and similar data.

6.2.3. Web beacons: we can use web beacons (or transparent GIFs) on the websites of the Grupo Aço Cearense. Web beacons (also known as webbugs or web beacons) are small strings of code that allow the delivery of a graphic image on a web page in order to transfer data back to us. We use information from web beacons for a variety of purposes, including:

(i) Understand how a user responds to email campaigns;
(ii) Traffic reports for our compatible sites and services;
(iii) Perform the counting of unique visitors, auditing and advertising and email reports, and personalization on our websites and other compatible services.

7. ABOUT THIS POLICY

7.1. For any questions about this Cookie Policy you can contact us through the Communication Channels established in our Privacy Policy, or through the address: https://www.grupoacocearense.com.br/o-grupo/politica-de-privacidade/.