Cookies and privacy


Welcome to the (hereinafter referred to as the “Web site"). By connecting to the Web site you acknowledge you have read, understood and accepted the Personal Data Protection Policy (herein after referred to as the “Policy”) without limitation or reservation along with our General terms and conditions of use. Please note that other general terms and conditions and personal data protection policies apply to our other sites. We recommend that you read them carefully.

This Policy is intended to inform you of the rights and freedoms you can exercise with regard to our use of your personal data. It also describes the measures we have implemented to protect them.

Each entity in charge of your recruitment is responsible for processing personal data concerning the management of the Web site. Said processing is implemented in accordance with French Data Protection Act no. 78-17 dated January 6, 1978 concerning data processing and privacy and has been covered by previous formalities.

1. Purpose of processing and types of data collected

The personal data collected by Total S.A., as the data controller, are processed to support Total's application management and recruiting efforts. It will enable us to contact you and notify you about job vacancies or events that might interest you and may also help us manage human resources.

We can in particular collect some of your personal data for external communication purposes such as answering your requests for information and better understanding your expectations. In our on-line forms, compulsory fields are marked with an asterisk. If you do not answer the compulsory questions we will not be able to provide you with the requested service(s).

Your personal data are not subsequently processed in any manner that is incompatible with the purpose described above or in the collection forms. They are only stored for the requisite amount of time needed to fulfill these purposes.

The answers to the listed questions or the lack of answers to the optional ones will not be discriminatory from Total in the application management or recruitment processes within the Total group.  It will enable us to contact you and notify you in a relevant & personalized way.

2. Data recipients

Your personal data may be shared with any or all the Total organizations interested in your application. They are kept confidential by our internal departments and by any of our service providers or contractors involved in the recruitment process.

Your personal data may be disclosed solely to specific departments tasked with processing or subsidiaries directly or indirectly owned or to specific partners, independent distributors or sub-contractors for analysis and survey purposes.

By applying to a job vacancy or spontaneously, you agree to such personal data use. Anyway, they will not be used for any purposes than the one mentioned above.

Since the Total group’s activities are organized in more than 130 countries in the world, your Personal Data might be communicated to companies of the Group located in countries offering a level of data protection considered lower than in your home country.

In accordance with EU regulation, the Total group has adopted Binding Corporate Rules regulating the processing of Personal Data coming from the European Union. If your Data were transferred to a third party, the Total group would comply with applicable law.

3. Security and confidentiality of your data 

Total S.A. implements the appropriate measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of your personal data and in particular to prevent them from being altered, damaged or accessed by unauthorized third parties.

4. Transfers 

Because the Total group operates in more than 130 countries worldwide, your personal data may be transferred and processed in countries that do not offer the same level of personal data protection as your home country. Total has a personal data protection policy that is updated regularly. Adequate measures are taken to protect the security and confidentiality of your personal data, and especially to prevent it from being distorted, damaged or accessed by unauthorized third parties.

The Total group has adopted “Binding Corporate Rules” that govern the data personal use from the European Union.

5. Management of cookies

5.1 Principles

When you visit the Website, a “cookie” may be installed in your computer. A cookie is a file that records information concerning your browsing of the Website from that computer (e.g., visited pages, date and time of browsing, viewed links) and will facilitate your visits by making it easier and faster for you to identify yourself to access your target pages. 

You can delete cookies installed on your computer at any time and prevent new cookies being saved and receive notification before installation of a new cookie by configuring your browser software. Please refer to the help section of your browser software for more information on how to activate and deactivate these functions and refer to the browser’s “types of cookies, cookies, statistics, settings”. 

Please note that you may not benefit from some of the services if you uninstall a cookie or prevent cookies from being installed on your machine. 

5.2 Types of cookies, cookies and statistics and settings

Cookies installed on your server when you browse the Website are cookies which exclusively aim at enabling or facilitating communication through electronic mean or which are strictly necessary for the provision of services you require (Languages cookies, identify cookies…) or statistics cookies or other cookies under the following conditions.

When cookies require your prior consent to the installation, you are asked through the link “More information” in the banner displayed on the front page, given that the pursuit of the navigation on the website means your acceptation.

5.2.1 Which cookies are installed?

  • Data Controller cookies
Cookie Description How to optout ? Persistence
Site (has_js) Contains information about the browser session and allows visitors to log into the website See article 5.2.2 Removed when the browser is closed
Site (cookie_agreed) Remembers a visitor's choice regarding cookies See article 5.2.2 13 months
Offers wishlist Lets you save offers in your basket and easily find them again See article 5.2.2 30 days


  • Third parties cookies
Cookie editor Description How to optout ? Persistence
Score Card Research Beacon Allows Share this to see how many visitors come to the site click on the “Opt Out” button for advertising cookies or see article 5.2.2 2 years
ShareThis Allows sharing on Miscellaneous Social platforms
click on the “Opt Out” button for advertising cookies or see article 5.2.2
__unam (9 months)
__stdlxmap (7 days)
__stgmap (7 days)
__stid (24 hours)
__uset (24 hours)
STPC (24 hours)
METRIXLAB Allows and records the opening of the satisfaction form about the site please contact or see article 5.2.2 7 months
FASTFONT Allows to improve the display of contents See article 5.2.2 Removed when the browser is closed
TWITTER Records ID’s for sharing on twitter Through your profile, go to your Security Settings page and uncheck the box under the promoted content section or see article 5.2.2 18 months
FACEBOOK Records ID’s for sharing on facebook
scroll down to the "Choice" heading, click the last "click here" link in the paragraph, and fill in your information or see article 5.2.2
2 years
LINKEDIN linkedin_oauth_770rdsycpiyngm, linkedin_oauth_770rdsycpiyngm_crc Useful for LinkedIn verification on the website See article 5.2.2 Deleted at the end of navigation


  • Statistics cookies
Cookie editor Description How to optout ? Persistence
Allows to see how many visitors come to the site and how often see article 5.2.2 7 months


Statistics Cookies enable to measure the number of visits, the number of pages views, in addition to the activity of visitors on the website including their return rate. In that case, a statistical tool creates a cookie with a unique identifier, which will Xiti – AT INTERNET be stored for a maximum of 24 months. Your IP address is also connected in order to determine the city from where you are connected. It is immediately rendered anonymous after your navigation on the website, which prevents your identification as a physical person. The statistic data concerning the site traffic are first collected by the service provider AT Internet and then returned to the data controller through an aggregated and anonymous way with a web interface to which only him can access. Such data will not be transferred to third parties nor used for another purpose. At any time, you can block those cookies by using the “opt out” proceeding above


5.2.2 How can you delete, set up your browsing to refuse or be informed about the installation of new cookies?

  • How can you delete cookie files already installed on your computer?
    • Go on your workstation
    • Select in C:\ the “Windows file”
    • Open the “temporary internet Files” file
    • Select all the files (CTL A)
    • Choose the option “delete”
  • How can you set up your browsing to refuse or be informed about the installation of new cookies?
    • Browsing with Internet Explorer 5 (Microsoft): choose “Tools”, “internet Options”, “Security”, “Customize the level”, in the rolling menu, click on, “authorize cookies on your computer”, choose “ask for”, to be informed or deactivate so as to refuse all the cookies
    • Browsing with Internet Explorer 6, 7 or 8 (Microsoft): Click on “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Confidentiality”, then the level you want to apply.
    • Browsing with Firefox: Click on “Tools”, “Options”. In “Privacy” uncheck “Accept cookies”.
    • Browsing with Google Chrome: Click on “Customize and Control Google Chrome”, click on “Settings”. In “Confidentiality”, click “Content Settings”, and tick “Block cookies and data from third parties websites ” .

6. Your rights

In accordance with the stipulations of French Data Protection Act of January 6, 1978, you have a right to access, query, modify, rectify or delete your personal data. You can obtain disclosure of your personal data in a usable format. You can also object to the processing and circulation of your personal data. The company reserves the right to reject any request it deems inappropriate. In accordance with current statutes, you have a right of formal consent to sales canvassing via e-mail, fax or automatic caller. If you wish to exercise these rights or obtain other information, please send your request using the following form contact or by letter to the following address:


Legal Department

2 Place Jean Millier - La Défense 6

92400 COURBEVOIE, France