Information about cookies
What is a cookie ?
Cookies are data stored in an Internet user’s terminal equipment and used to send information to their browser, thereby enabling this browser to send information back to the original website (for example, a session identifier, the choice of a language or a date).
Cookies are small text files that are installed on your computer or device when you visit our website. They are widely used to enable websites to function or operate more efficiently, as well as to provide information to website owners.
Only the sender of a cookie can read or modify the information contained therein.
The website you visit uses trackers (cookies). The website may therefore access information already stored in your electronic communications terminal equipment and record information there. In the course of their validity period, cookies are used to store status information when a browser accesses various pages of a website or when the browser returns to this website at a later point.
What is our objective in using cookies?
Our primary objective in using cookies is to facilitate the use of the Website and to adapt both the Website and our products to your interests and needs (such as language or country). Cookies may be used to speed up your future activities on and experience of our Website. Our cookies enable us to generate anonymous and aggregated statistics that enable us to understand how people use our website, and which help us to improve the structures and content of our service.
We do not keep any information that personally identifies you in our cookie data. We only record a unique session ID to help us find a user profile, as well as your preferences during your next visit.
The cookies that we use do not store sensitive personal information.
Who uses the data stored in cookies?
Information stored in cookies on our website is used exclusively by our services, with the exception of cookies which are used and managed by external entities to provide us with services we have requested for the purpose of improving our own services and the user’s browsing experience (hereinafter referred to as “third-party cookies”).
“Third-party cookies” are mainly intended to provide us with access statistics.
What types of cookies do we use?
Cookies used by the website fall into two categories:
- so-called “strictly necessary” cookies, which do not require your prior consent,
- cookies that are subject to your prior consent, in particular those used for audience measurement,
- sharing cookies on social networks.
1 – Cookies exempt from prior consent
We use these cookies to enable and facilitate browsing on the website, in particular to:
- remember your browsing preferences, such as your language, font size, page layout or favourite colours,
- allow you to browse our website more quickly and easily.
These cookies cannot technically be disabled from the website. However, you can object to their use by configuring your browser settings. This process depends on the browser you use, but it is generally simple to complete. In principle, you can either activate a private browsing function or prohibit or restrict certain cookies.
Note: cookies may have been saved on your device prior to the setup of your browser settings. In this case, delete your browsing history, using the same browser settings.
2 – Cookies subject to your prior consent
We use these cookies to:
- Collect analytic information; for example, to count the number of visitors to our website and identify the pages of our websites that you visit most often. We use the analytic data that we collect for marketing and resource planning,
- Determine whether our customers and visitors can easily adapt to any changes we may make to our website.
Types of cookies
Session cookies Cookies of this type are temporarily stored on your computer or device during a browsing session. They are deleted from your computer or device at the end of the browsing session.
Permanent cookies Cookies of this type stay on your computer for a longer period of time. Permanent cookies help us to identify you when we need to know who you are over more than one browsing session.
Analytic cookies These allow us to analyse what is happening on our website ion order to improve its performance and the way in which we present our content. In particular, they provide statistics about your browsing (the most viewed pages, the exit pages from our website, the length of your visit, etc.). The data stored by these cookies can be viewed solely by the Website’s relevant teams, but do not record any confidential information.
Sharing cookies (social links)
Our website contains sharing links to Facebook, Twitter and other similar social networks. These links allow us to share content from our website with other people. When you use these sharing buttons, a third-party cookie is installed. If you are connected to the social network when you browse our website, the sharing buttons are used to link the content viewed to your user account.
Management of cookies
The menu of most browsers includes options enabling you to manage your cookies by setting up or configuring your cookie settings. Most browsers are set up by default to accept the installation of cookies.
Generally, the browser gives you the following options:
- to display your cookies;
- to allow cookies;
- to disable either all cookies or only specific cookies;
- to disable all cookies when you close your browser;
- to block cookies;
- to be informed when you receive a cookie;
- Your browser also allows you to regularly delete cookies from your device.
Please note that if you choose to block our cookies, some of the features of our websites will be disabled (including services such as shopping cart, order management or customization). Your browsing may also be affected, for which we cannot be held responsible.
If you set your browser options to delete all cookies, your browser preferences will be deleted when you close your browser.
How to configure cookies on different browsers: Simply go to your browser’s help menu to find out how to change your cookie preferences.
For Internet Explorer™:
Additional information about cookies
To find out more about cookies, please consult the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) website: http://www.cnil.fr/vos-libertes/vos-traces/les-cookies/