Cookies privacy rules on the website

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are placed and stored on your terminal when you visit a website. A cookie allows its issuer to identify the terminal in which it is stored for the duration of the validity or the storage of this cookie.
The term “cookies” refers to all technologies allowing to trace the user’s navigation.
The terminal refers to the equipment (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) you use to consult or view a website, an application or advertising content etc.

Why we are using cookies?

We and our partners use different types of cookies for the following purposes:

1.Cookies that do not require user’s consent

  • These are operating cookies, that are essential for browsing our website (such as the session identifiers), allow you to use the main features of the website and to secure the connection.
    For example, they allow you to access directly to reserved and personal areas thanks to identifiers or data that you have previously entrusted to us.
  • These are cookies that are not essential for browsing our website, but whose sole purpose is to enable or optimise its operation and to give you access to specific features.
    They also allow you to adapt the presentation of the website to the display preferences of your terminal. These cookies allow you to have a fluid and customised navigation.

2. Cookies that require the user’s consent

a) Audience measurement cookies

They allow us to better understand the use and performance of our website, to establish statistics, volumes of traffic and use of  various elements of our website (visited pages, navigation path, etc.) allowing to improve the interest and ergonomics of our services (the most consulted pages and sections, the most read articles, …)

These cookies are also used to evaluate the performance of our advertising campaigns and to personalize the content of our website according to your profile and your navigation.

b) Advertising cookies

These cookies enable Societe Generale  and its partners to present you personalized advertising based on your browsing on our website and your profile.

Societe Generale also uses navigation data collected via these tracers to feed its customer knowledge and send you personalized communication according to your needs. However, refusing them will not have any impact on the use of our website.  

It will only result in the display of advertising that does not take into account your interests and preferences


How to refuse/delete cookies

The registration of a cookie in a terminal is essentially subject to the will of the terminal user, which can be expressed and modified at any time and free of charge.

If you have accepted, the storage of cookies in your terminal, the cookies integrated into the pages and contents that you have consulted may be stored temporarily in a dedicated space in your terminal.

A cookie management configurator is available to allow you to manage the cookies used and/or deposited on this website. At any time, by clicking on the link below, you will be able to access the configurator and modify your preferences by purpose.

The taking into account of your wishes is based on a cookie. If you delete all the cookies stored in your terminal via your browser, Societe Generale and its partner will not be aware of your refusal and you will therefore be asked again to express your choices on cookies.

The complete blocking of your cookies via your bowser or ad-blockers (including cookies related to the operation of the website), may lead to malfunctions such as the impossibility to accessing certain pages of the website or your secure client area.

As part of the regulation, you will be asked every 6 months to confirm or change your cookie preferences, regardless of how long they remain in effect

Link to the Consent Configurator

What cookies are used on our website and what are our partners?

Name of the cookie Data Controller Cookie's retention period Purpose
SOCGENLB Societe Generale  Non- personal data, session

Automatically generated for the user session 

has_js Societe Generale  Non-personal data, session Javascript detection
incap_ses_ Societe Generale  Session Used by Incapsula, the firewall technical solution based on the DNS
visid_incap_ Societe Generale  1 year Used by Incapsula, the firewall technical solution based on the DNS
didomi_token, euconsent-v2  Societe Generale 6 months Cookie for consent management

Cookies for audience measurement   

Name of the cookie Data controller Cookie's retention period Purpose 
atuserid Societe Generale  6 months  Visitor identification for the site in client-side cookies
xtant Societe Generale  6 months  Session cookie for AT Internet 
_hjid Societe Generale   6 months  This cookie is definded upon arrival on a page with Hotjar script. It is used to manage the random user ID, unique to this site navigation. This guarantees that user behaviour on subsequent visits is attributed to the same user ID
xtvrn Societe Generale  6 months  Cookie allowing reporting on the number of visits by a user  
checkfisrtvisit Societe Generale   6 months  Used to check whether it is the user's first visit to the site 
Krxd Societe Generale  6 months  Used to collect navigation information on the site 

Advertsising Cookies

Name of the cookie Data controller Cookie's retention period Purpose

Sizmek (Adserver)

Societe Generale 

3 months  Used for analytical purposes concerning the suitability of advertising 
Facebook Facebook 3 months Monitoring of marketing campaigns and targeting of advertising 

Cookies related to videos 

Name of the cookie 



Cookie's retention period Purpose 
Youtube   They allow to display videos from youtube on our website - For more information