Updated on December 7th, 2021


PENTALOG FRANCE is a French simplified joint-stock company (SAS), registered at the Companies Register under the No. Orléans B 400 300 190, headquartered at Château des Hauts – 1 rue des Hauts, 45380 at La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin. PENTALOG FRANCE SAS is the mother company of PENTALOG GROUP.

As a data controller, PENTALOG FRANCE SAS, attaches great importance to the respect and the protection of its users’ privacy.

This Cookies Policy (hereafter the “Policy”) applies to all PENTALOG FRANCE SAS websites and / or all of its subsidiaries (hereinafter referred to as "PENTALOG"), unless a subsidiary publishes its own Cookie Policy.

This Cookies Policy governs their use and operation on the websites and ,
including all the websites of PENTALOG GROUP within the conditions
aforementioned, hereafter referred jointly or separately as the “Site” and is therefore addressed to all persons who will browse the Site, hereinafter referred to as "User (s)"..

1. What is a cookie?

1.1. The National Commission for Information Technology and Freedoms ("CNIL") describes the cookie as: "A
small computer file, a plotter, deposited and read for instance when
consulting a website, reading an email, installing or using software or a
mobile application, regardless of the type of terminal used (computer,
smartphone, e-reader, video game console connected to the Internet,

The term "cookie" covers for example:

  • HTTP cookies;
  • "flash" cookies;
  • any
    other identifier generated by software or an operating system (serial
    number, MAC address, unique terminal identifier (IDFV), or any set of
    data used to calculate a unique fingerprint of the terminal (for example
    via a method of "fingerprinting";
  • access
    to terminal information from APIs (LocalStorage, IndexedDB, advertising
    identifiers such as IDFA or Android ID, access to GPS, etc.)
  • invisible pixels or "web bugs";
  • any other identifier generated by software or an operating system, for example

1.2. The
cookie is thus placed temporarily in the memory of the User’s terminal
("session" cookie) or stored permanently on the hard drive ("persistent"
cookie), by a web page server. Cookies cannot run programs or introduce
viruses to the terminal. Cookies are uniquely assigned and can only be
read by a web server in the domain that sent them.

1.3. The cookies are attributed in a unique manner and can be read only by a web server of the domain which transmitted them.

2. What is the applicable law to the cookies?

PENTALOG relied on the latest CNIL publications which precisely describes the legal framework applicable to cookies.

Thus, the article 5 (3) of Directive 2002/58 / EC amended in 2009 lays down the principle on the use of cookies and this principle has been transposed into French law by Article 82 of the Data Protection Act. These provisions themselves refer to articles 4.11 and 7 of the General Data Protection Regulation (or "GDPR"). And the CNIL has:

  • adopted on September 17, 2020 some guidelines
    relating to the application of article 82 of the law of January 6, 1978
    amended, for reading and writing operations in a user’s terminal (in
    particular to "cookies and other tracers" ) and repealing deliberation n
    ° 2019-093 of July 4, 2019,
  • supplemented by a recommendation proposing practical modalities of compliance in the event of recourse to "cookies and other tracers".

PENTALOG will adhere to these provisions of current law for the use of cookies on its Site.

3. Cookies and consent, what does the law say?

With regard to the law applicable to cookies, the CNIL distinguishes two types of cookies:

3.1.  Cookies exempted from User’s consent

According to the CNIL "These are cookies strictly necessary
for the provision of an online communication service expressly
requested by the user or the tracers which aim to allow or facilitate
the transmission of communication by electronic means
". These cookies “do not require consent” from Users.

These cookies are including:

  • cookies keeping the choice expressed by Users on the deposit of cookies;
  • cookies
    intended for authentication with a service, including those intended to
    ensure the security of the authentication mechanism, for example by
    limiting robotic or unexpected access attempts;
  • cookies
    intended to remember the content of a shopping cart on a merchant site
    or to invoice the user for the product (s) and / or service (s)
  • User
    interface personalization cookies (for example, for the choice of
    language or presentation of a service), when such personalization
    constitutes an intrinsic and expected element of the service;
  • cookies allowing load balancing of equipment contributing to a communication service;
  • cookies
    allowing paid sites to limit free access to a sample of content
    requested by Users (predefined quantity and / or over a limited period);
  • certain audience measurement cookies when they meet certain conditions.

When these cookies are used on its Site, PENTALOG will inform Users thereof.

3.2Cookies requiring the collection of the User’s consent

According to the CNIL, this type of cookies “may
for example be linked to the display of personalized or
non-personalized advertising (when cookies are used to measure the
audience of the advertising displayed in the latter case) or to sharing
features on social networks

Without consent, the User’s consent, cookies cannot be placed and / or read on his terminal.

4. PENTALOG’s cookies and third-party’s cookies

thus collects and uses cookies when Users browse on its Site regardless
of the device used (computer, smartphone, e-reader, video game console
connected to the Internet, smart TV, etc.). Cookies may also be placed
for specific reasons (eg: chat solution from a subcontractor of PENTALOG
on the Site).

4.2.  In
addition to PENTALOG, third parties may indeed place cookies on the
Users’ terminal, for example the partners of PENTALOG, advertising
agencies and other data controllers.

4.3. In all transparency, PENTALOG will indicate the issuers of cookies concerned in order to keep Users informed.

5. The purposes of the cookies used by PENTALOG

a transparent manner, Users are informed of all types of cookies that
PENTALOG is likely to collect, use or operate whether with or without
their consent.

5.1. Necessary cookies (also called essential cookies)

cookies which are strictly necessary for the operation of our Site and
therefore cannot be disabled. Thus, Users’ consent is not required in
accordance with 3.1. However, it remains possible to oppose it by modifying the settings of the browser used by the User via his platform (see article 7.). This opposition will lead to a degradation of the navigation experience.

cookies will be retained at least for visits to the User’s Site and at
maximum for a period not exceeding that provided for by applicable law.

5.2. Optional Cookies

use of this type of cookies requires the consent of the Users, which
means that the latter can object to their use. Among these, we

5.2.1. Preference cookies  

cookies are intended to improve the User experience and facilitate
their research by offering them products and offers related to their
areas of interest. However, this type of cookies is not essential for

may, for example, be cookies for displaying personalized banners
outside our Site, a system of service recommendations (last subject
viewed, suggested reading or product or service, etc.).

cookies will be retained at least for visits to the User’s Site and at
maximum for a period not exceeding that provided for by applicable law

5.2.2. Session cookies (e.g. on SkillValue, MyPentalog, Pentastagiu)

are temporary cookies, their purpose is to allow PENTALOG to determine
whether a User (ex: a candidate on PentaStagiu, or a freelancer on
SkillValue, or a prospect on MyPentalog)  has logged in to the website
on into its account; or to display a name of a User when he is logged
into its account.

cookies will be retained at least for visits to the User’s Site and at
maximum for a period not exceeding that provided for by applicable law. These cookies are a subcategory of preference cookies cited at 5.2.1.

5.2.3. Marketing cookies

purpose of these cookies is to track the User on the Site in order to
display services and offers related to its areas of interest. Those
cookies are also temporary cookies.

5.2.4. Analytical cookies

cookies help us improve our Site by collecting and reporting
information about its use. These are also audience measurement cookies
and their use allow PENTALOG to collect statistics relating to the
operation of its site.

5.4. Targeting cookies

These cookies are used to display targeted offers to the User when browsing on the Site as well as on another site.

has no control over these cookies as they are managed by other
companies. Indeed, only the issuer of a cookie can read or modify the
information of this cookie. In addition, the Site welcomes advertising
partners and is likely to send them information related to products and
services consulted by the User. When this is the case, these companies
must undertake to keep this data confidential in accordance with the
Data Protection Act (January 6, 1978) and the General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR) or any other applicable law.

This is the case of cookies used by Google Analytics.  

See for more information.

These cookies are also offered by third parties so that the User can access certain services.


use of this type of cookies requires the consent of the Users. These
cookies will be retained for visits to the User’s Site for a period not
exceeding that provided for by applicable law. 

5.5.  Summary table of cookies collected or used by PENTALOG

During his browsing on the Site, to access an updated table of the cookies mentioned from articles 5.1. to 5.4, the User can refer to the chapter "Summary table of cookies" at the end of this document. 
The User can also click on "MANAGE" on the banner displayed on to the Site the first time he accessed it, then he will need to click on "Cookie statement".
Besides, this table remains accessible to the User while browsing on the Site by clicking on "COOKIES PREFERENCES"
at the bottom of each page, and by performing the same actions
mentioned above. The last possibility for the User, is to click on “Open settings” at the bottom of this Policy, then perform the aforementioned actions.

6. How does PENTALOG use cookies?

6.1.  Pentalog
uses cookies in order to personalize and optimize Users’ browsing and
online time and according to the purposes cited on article 5 above.
Thus, during their use of the Site, cookies may be placed on their

6.2. Before
each deposit of cookies on the terminal, the prior consent of the User
is required for cookies not exempted from consent. This consent request
is made on a banner that clearly defines essential information to
enlighten the User, namely:

  • the purposes of the use of cookies
  • a detailed description of the purposes of cookies via an easily accessible link
  • the scope of consent
  • the means of opposition to the use of cookies
  • the withdrawal and management of consent

The consent obtained (by clicking on the "ACCEPT ALL"
button) from the User means its acceptance of the use of all cookies in
accordance with applicable law and this Policy. Thus, in case of
refusal of the User (by clicking on the "DENY" button),
it will be possible for him to deactivate the cookies (only the
optional cookies referred on article 3.1. and requiring the consent of
the User).

By clicking on "MANAGE"
and by checking or by unchecking the boxes corresponding to the types
of cookies indicated, the User can thus specify or modify his choices
(to the exclusion of the necessary cookies provided for in article 5.1).
However, for certain types of third-party cookies, the User will have
to rely on article 5.4 above to know more about them and article 7 below
to exercise his control over them.

7. What control does a User have over cookies?

7.1. All
Users are free to accept or refuse cookies at any time by modifying the
settings of their Web browser. However, if cookies are refused this can
impair performance and negatively influence browsing of the website.

7.2. Most
browsers are configured to accept cookies by default. However, Users
can delete or refuse cookies in the browser settings regardless of the
platform used. However, refusing cookies can obstruct performance and
negatively influence the navigation of the Site.

7.3. For
more information on how to control cookies, Users can check the
settings of the browser used or the platform to find out how they can
control or refuse cookies, or by visiting the following pages

8. Privacy Policy

This Cookie Policy is an integral part of our Privacy Policy available at Acceptance of this Charter is acceptance of our Privacy Policy.

9. Amendment of the Charter on use of Cookies

PENTALOG reserves the right to amend its Cookies Charter at any time.
PENTALOG shall publish all substantial amendments on its Website
visibly, and they shall be applicable from publication of them.


Summary table of cookies

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