Cookie Policy


This page contains information on any cookies that may be saved on your device, whether it be your computer, cell phone, tablet or smart TV, when visiting (i) the PECB website, accessible at and elsewhere, including its local or specific extensions ( or, and/or (ii) PECB apps.


Our main aim is to ensure that you receive a reliable, effective, and functional service when browsing on our site. On occasion, services provided on the internet need to save certain information on your device (computer, cell phone, tablet…) using small files known as « cookies ».

These text files are saved on your computer when you visit a site or view an ad. They are handled by your web browser and only the issuer of a cookie is likely to read the information it contains.

PECB uses cookies on its site to:

Cookies may also be saved by social media tools if you use these functionalities (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.), and they can be divided into three types: functional cookies, advertising cookies, and social network cookies.

Besides how they are used, cookies may also be classified according to their issuer:

• Internal cookies are saved directly by PECB (also called first-party cookies);

• Third-party cookies are saved by PECB partners, which are usually advertising partners.

• Third-party cookies are saved by PECB contracted companies such: Cloudflare, Google or Amazon which are usually securing our website or storing our data.

Cookies may consist of « session » cookies that only last for as long as the site is being visited, or may consist of cookies of a longer duration, which allow information from one visit to be memorized until the next.


Internal cookies

Internal cookies that are directly saved by PECB are mainly functional cookies. They are saved on your device primarily for the browsing needs on our site, identification, and for the optimization and personalization of our services and content.

These functional cookies serve the following purposes:

User authentication cookies: Authentication cookies allow you to access your account using the username you have already provided us with.

Personalization cookies: Personalization cookies make it possible to adapt the appearance of our site to the display preferences on your device (language, display resolution, operating system, security settings, etc.) whenever you visit our site, all according to the tools and software for viewing and playing media present on your device.

Statistics cookies: Statistics cookies allow us to ascertain the use and performance of our site and improve its functioning. To accomplish this, these cookies track your browsing in order to establish website traffic statistics. For the most part, these cookies are saved and used by PECB.

Audience measurement cookies: PECB uses audience measurement cookies (including Google Analytics & Cloudflare to view performance and security statistics for to obtain anonymous visitor statistics for its site, which are then used to optimize it by analyzing the browsing activity of users and detecting any potential malfunctions.

Most internal functional cookies expire at the end of your visit to our site. Others have a longer duration, although, in accordance with current regulations, this never exceeds 13 months. 

Cookies saved by third parties

These are cookies saved on your device by non-affiliated companies when you browse on our site, or when you click on an advertisement on our site.

Cookies saved by partners

Advertising cookies are saved by non-affiliated companies (like advertisers, advertising agencies, communications consulting agencies, audience measurement companies, providers of targeted advertising, etc.

Social network cookies (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) generated by share buttons

We are likely to include computer applications originating with third parties on our site. These applications allow you to share content from our site with third parties. These include "Share" and "Like" buttons from social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.

Social networks providing a share button will likely identify you using this function, even if you have not used this button during your visit. This button can allow the social network in question to track your browsing behavior on our site simply because your social network account was activated on your device (open session) during your visit.

We have no control over the process used by social networks to collect information on your browsing of our site and information pertaining to the personal data in their possession. We suggest you consult the privacy protection policies of these social networks to learn about browsing information collected by them through the use of these application buttons (e.g., for advertising), and ways to disable their tracking functions.


When you visit the PECB website for the first time, a banner in the bottom of the page informs you on the use of cookies and offers you the chance to Accept All or Reject All cookies. It is important to note that no optional cookies will be saved unless the user chooses to Accept All cookies. The only cookies that are saved at all times are the cookies which are strictly necessary for the page to function These strictly necessary cookies store important data such as authentication, language preference, cookie preference or similar. Upon selecting Accept All or Reject All, the cookie acceptance banner will no longer display on your screen.

You may still choose at any time to delete or disable all of these optional cookies using the “Cookie Preference” button at the footer/bottom of each page, with the exception of the functional cookies necessary for the site to function, as indicated above.

Choices available through your browser

All browsers offer configuration options to:

The configuration of each browser is different. We suggest you consult the help menu on your browser in order to configure your browser as you wish.

Consenting to cookies

The saving of a cookie on a device is governed by user-defined settings for the user’s browsing software. If you have accepted the saving of cookies on our website and your browser, they will be integrated into the pages and content you have viewed and may be temporarily stored in a dedicated location on your device. They will only be readable by their issuer.

Refusing cookies

There are different options for refusing cookies, which may impact the functioning of the service you request on our site. The primary method to reject cookies on our website is to click the Reject All button on the banner which appears on the bottom of our website.

How to implement your choice according to the browser you use?

When it comes to managing cookies and your choices, the configuration of each browser is different. More information can be found in the help menu of your browser, which will inform you on the proper procedure to follow:

At any time you may view the cookie management settings used by your browser, and delete any cookies it has stored, which can be done one by one or all at the same time.

Do Not Track

Finally, you may configure the browser on your device to send a code informing websites that you do not wish to be tracked. This option is often called “Do Not Track” and can be accessed at the following links for the main browsers listed below:

Internet Explorer ™

Safari ™

Chrome ™

Opera ™

Microsoft Edge ™

However, we draw your attention to the fact that we cannot guarantee that this choice will always be acted on by independent non-affiliated companies. Therefore, on its own, this option does not represent a solution for refusing all cookies.

Choices available through professional platforms

The website, published by the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) a group of advertising professionals, allows you to accept or refuse cookies used by companies registered with the site when you visit their services.

DAAC - Digital Advertising Alliance Canada

The refusal of cookies will not prevent the display of advertising on our site. However, its content will no longer be adapted to the browsing data from your device.


NOTICE: We remind you that refusing cookies is likely to modify the terms of your access to our site as well as its use (viewing our videos, saving and identifying information, receiving personalized recommendations, etc.). Consequently, we invite you to configure your cookies using the methods explained above, keeping in mind their purpose.