A Cookie is a text file that is installed on a computer or mobile device's browser by a website server when accessing the website.
Cookies can be installed by the ArcelorMittal Brazil website server or by its partners.
3. Types of Cookies
The Cookies used by ArcelorMittal Brazil can be divided depending on their origin, function and lifespan.
Primary Cookies: Cookies directly inserted by ArcelorMittal Brazil.
Third-Party Cookies: Cookies included by third parties, such as Google Analytics, YouTube, advertisers.
Necessary Cookies: essential Cookies to make ArcelorMittal Brazil's website(s) work correctly, allowing the user to navigate the website and use all features. If the user refuses these Cookies, parts of the website will not work. These Cookies do not identify the user. For example, necessary Cookies are required to load balance the website server, checking its functionality.
Functional Cookies: Cookies that allow ArcelorMittal Brazil's website to remember the choices made by the website user, in order to facilitate access to the website and its use in the next opportunity. These Cookies may collect personal information disclosed by users, such as name or a profile photo. Examples of information collected by Functional Cookies include, but are not limited to, visitor's user name, language preference, shopping cart content.
Performance Cookies: Cookies that allow you to understand how the user interacts with the website, providing information about the areas visited, time spent on the website and problems found. These Cookies help to improve the website performance. They do not identify the user and all data collected and added anonymously. For example, performance cookies allow ArcelorMittal Brazil to count the number of visitors and to track the most popular pages.
Non-functional Cookies - segmentation and advertising: Cookies that keep track of products and services the user may be interested in. Such information is used to show advertisements that are adopted for the user's interest on other websites that are part of the advertising network. These Cookies allow a profile to be fulfilled based on browsing behaviour and allow the delivery of content that is more relevant and adapted to the user's interests. These Cookies track the user by their IP number. For example, information collected through a Targeting Cookie is used to measure the effectiveness of an ArcelorMittal Brazil advertising campaign.
Social Cookies: These are social plug-in cookies from various third parties, such as Facebook and Twitter. They allow the website user to share the content on certain social networks. For example, a Facebook plugin that allows users to register by using their account details.
Permanent Cookies: They remain on the user's device for a period of time defined in the Cookies. They are activated whenever the user visits the site. Most non-functional Cookies are permanent.
Session Cookies: Cookies that can be used to simplify user actions and link them to one another during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens a new browser screen and ends when the browser screen is closed. All Session Cookies are removed when the browser is closed. Most Session Cookies are Functional Cookies.
4. Control and deletion of Cookies
Disabling the Cookies that ArcelorMittal Brazil uses may impact the user experience on our Digital Platforms. The user, for instance, may not be able to visit certain areas of our page or may not receive personalized information when visiting a page.
If the user uses different devices to access our Digital Platforms (for example, computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) he/she must ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit his/her preferences regarding Cookies.
Most web browsers accept cookies automatically, but they provide controls that allow you to block or delete them. For more information on how to control cookies, please refer to your browser instructions.
5. Categories of Cookies used and respective purposes
ArcelorMittal Brazil guarantees that the strictly necessary personal data collected is stored. Personal data collected from Session Cookies may be stored for a period longer than the session itself, but no longer than necessary to achieve the specified purpose.
Aiming to allow users to configure the operation of cookies, ArcelorMittal Brazil provides below its Cookie Preference tool, where you can see the types of cookies used and their usage permissions, and you will be able to control your consent to use them, if applicable.
|PREFERENCE OF COOKIES|
|NECESSARY COOKIES||Essential Cookies to make ArcelorMittal Brazil's website(s) work correctly, allowing the user to navigate the website and use all features. If the user refuses these Cookies, parts of the website will not work. These Cookies do not identify the user. For example, necessary Cookies are required to load balance the website server, checking its functionality||ALWAYS ACTIVE|
|PERFORMANCE COOKIES||Cookies that allow you to understand how users interact with the website, providing information on the areas visited, the time spent on the website and problems found. These Cookies help to improve the website's performance. They do not identify the user and all data anonymously collected and gathered.|
Updated on: April 8, 2020.