When you browse our website, information pertaining to your device (smartphone, tablet, computer, etc.) is likely to be saved in “cookie” files stored on your device. In order to better understand the applications and uses of these cookies, please read the following information carefully.
What is a cookie?
The French National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) defines a cookie as information placed on the hard drive of an Internet user by the server of a website that the user visits. It contains several pieces of data: the name of the server that stored the file, a unique user number, and possibly an expiration date. This data is sometimes stored on the computer in a simple text file that the server accesses to read and save information.
What is the role of a cookie?
Cookies have different roles depending on their type: they have various objectives. The nature of a cookie depends on its impact on your privacy. There are two distinct categories of cookies:
- Cookies whose purpose is to allow or facilitate electronic communication that is absolutely necessary for providing a communication service that you have expressly requested. These cookies may legally be stored without your consent as they do not invade your privacy. Their principal objective is to allow you to use all the features of our website.
- Other cookies with various objectives: statistics, advertising, social media sharing, etc. You must consent to these cookies before they are stored on your device.
What cookies are used on our website?
Our website uses different categories of cookies that are detailed below. The cookies are grouped by their objective so that you may understand their function.
1) Necessary technical cookies
These cookies have two major objectives:
- allow or facilitate electronic communication;
- are necessary for providing an online communication service expressly requested by the user.
These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of our website. They allow us to provide you with necessary services.
2) Functional technical cookies
These cookies are not essential to the proper functioning of the main services of our website. However, their primary function is to provide you with improved services, such as personalised content.
3) Performance cookies
Performance cookies have several different purposes and in particular allow us to see the number of visitors to our website, the pages that are most visited as well as the location of our visitors. The primary objective of these cookies is to allow us to improve our content in order to make it as relevant as possible for our visitors.
As a part of the acquisition of these statistics, the visitor’s IP address is collected in order to determine the town from which the visitor connects to the website.
Today, we use the web analytic services of Google Analytics, and their corresponding cookies.
4) Sharing cookies
If you are connected to a social network while browsing our website, the sharing buttons allow you to link the website content with your user account.
5) Targeted advertising cookies
Cookies are stored by advertising companies in partnership with our website. These cookies mainly allow us to provide you with advertisements that are best adapted to your interests, depending on multiple criteria (your browsing habits, the content of websites you have visited, etc.).
1) Configure your Internet browser
You have the option to configure your cookies directly in your Internet browser. All websites that you visit will be impacted by these procedures.
For Internet Explorer:
- open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon in the taskbar;
- tap or click on Tools button, and then tap or click on Internet Options;
- tap or click on the Privacy tab, and under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies, and then tap or click OK.
For Google Chrome:
- click on the Chrome menu in the toolbar of the browser;
- select Settings;
- click on Show advanced settings;
- in the “Privacy” section, click on the Content Settings button;
- in the "Cookies" section, you can change your settings to block or delete cookies.
More information on https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&hlrm=en
For Mozilla Firefox:
- click the menu button and select Options;
- select the Privacy panel;
- check Accepter cookies from sites to enable cookies, or uncheck to disable them.
- go to Preferences > Advanced > Cookies;
- the cookie preferences give you control of the way Opera handles cookies. The default setting is to accept all cookies. Choose and select one of the settings:
- accept cookies: all cookies are accepted (by default)
- accept only cookies from the site I visit: third-party cookies, for a domain other than the one you are visiting, are refused
- never accept cookies: all cookies are refused
More information on http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/en/cookies.html
- in the menu, choose Safari > Preferences;
- select the Privacy panel
- in the section “Cookies and website data”, select one of four options:
- always block: no cookies will be stored.
- allow from current website only: third-party cookies, from a domain other than the one you are visiting, are refused.
- allow from websites I visit: prevent websites that have embedded content in other websites from consulting or storing cookies (by default).
- always allow: all cookies are accepted.
More information on https://support.apple.com/kb/Ph19214?viewlocale=en_US&locale=fr_FR
2) Use of the website Youronlinechoices
Digital Advertising companies have joined together as the EDAA (European Digital Advertising Alliance) and offer a website accessible to all Internet users to allow them to control targeted advertising cookies by accepting or refusing them. It is thus possible to control and define your preferences in terms of advertising cookies. Hundreds of businesses have partnered together for this initiative. The website also has extensive information on cookies.
More information on http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices
For more details …
Obtain more information about cookies on the website of the French National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL). The CNIL offers informational practical guides for Internet users.
More information on http://www.cnil.fr/vos-droits/vos-traces/les-cookies/ (in French)