1. What is a cookie?
2. Your consent
3. The different types of cookies used
3.1. Functional cookies
These cookies are designed to facilitate and analyse the functioning of our websites and to make their use more enjoyable and personalised.
They notably enable the:
- personalisation of services by memorising your preferences (language, currency, location, navigation data, etc.)
- avoidance of you having to repeat your choices whenever you visit the site
- the collection of information provided in the online forms
- the compilation of statistics (e.g. the number of unique visitors)
- analysis of the use of the site and the popularity of our pages
3.2. Third-party cookies
When you visit our website, sociodemographic data and profile data are collected and saved anonymously in a commercial cookie. These data help to improve the site’s content and functioning through the use of Google Analytics.
When connecting to a site, besides the data included in cookies (see point 3), some data is automatically sent to the site by the surfer’s browser. This data includes the TCP/IP address (a number that identifies a computer on the network), the browser-makers and versions as well as the operating system and the last web page visited.
5. Cookie management
- cookies are saved in your terminal or, on the contrary, they are blocked either systematically or according to their issuer.
- cookies can be temporarily accepted or blocked by you, before a cookie is likely to be saved in your terminal.
5.1. Agreement on cookies
The saving of a cookie in a terminal is subject to the terminal user’s prior consent: this user can express and modify this consent at any time and free of charge, through the choices offered to the user by their browser. If you have accepted in your browser the saving of cookies in your terminal, then cookies embedded in the pages and content that you have consulted can be saved temporarily in a dedicated space on your terminal. They will be readable only by their sender.
5.2. Refusing cookies
If you refuse to save certain types of cookies in your terminal, or if you delete those that are saved there, you will no longer be able to benefit from a number of functions that are still necessary to navigate some spaces on our site. This would happen if you were trying to access our content or services that need to identify you. It would also happen when we – or our service providers – could not recognise, for technical compatibility purposes, the type of browser used by your terminal, its language and display settings, or the country from which your terminal seems to be connected to the internet. Where applicable, we disclaim all responsibility for the consequences of the degraded operation of our services that may result from our inability to save or consult the cookies necessary for their operation and that you may have refused or deleted. If you want to refuse commercial cookies (such as those from Google), you can do this with the help of the website here: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/be-fr/
5.3. How can you make your choices, depending on your browser?
The settings of each browser will vary, when managing cookies and your preferences. These settings are set out in your browser’s help menu, which will show you how to change cookie preferences to suit you.
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-EN/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
- Other browsers: please refer to your browser’s help or visit its publisher’s website.
5.4. Do not track
You can also configure your browser so that it sends a code telling websites that you do not want to be tracked (option ‘Do Not Track’).
- Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11952