What is a cookie ?
A cookie is a text file deposited and stored on the hard disk of the Internet user, subject to his/her choices, by the server of the site visited or by a third party server (web analytics tool, advertising agency, partners, etc.).
A cookie therefore makes it possible to recognise the User’s terminal when he returns to a website. In fact, it is not the User who is recognised but the terminal from which he/she visits a website.
What is the purpose of the cookies issued on our Sites ?
Only the sender of a cookie is likely to read or modify the information contained in it.
The cookies we issue on our Sites are used to recognise the User’s terminal when he/she connects to one of our Sites in order to
Optimise the presentation of our Sites according to the display preferences of your terminal (display resolution, operating system used, etc.) during your visits, depending on the hardware and software used for viewing or reading on your terminal,
To allow the User to access reserved and personal areas on our Sites, such as his personal account on the basis of the information he transmitted at the time of creating his account.
In this way, the User accesses personalised or reserved content.
To memorise information relating to a form that you have filled in on our Site (access to your account / and your subscription), if one of our sites has a member or private area.
To establish statistics and volumes of traffic and use of our Sites,
To implement security measures, for example when the User is asked to log in after a certain period of time.
To adapt the advertising content of our Sites to the User’s interests as a result of his or her browsing data.
What cookies are issued on our Sites by third parties ?
The cookies issued by third parties on our Sites are of different natures.
We can distinguish in particular :
– Cookies issued by our third party business partners who use software technologies commonly known as “clear pixels”. These transparent pixels are small graphics with a unique identifier that serve the same purpose as cookies, namely to inform the Site about the User’s navigation through encrypted information contained in his terminal. Unlike cookies, which are stored on the hard disk of the user’s computer, “transparent pixels” are invisibly embedded in the pages of the Website and allow the Website to be informed of the advertising content most appreciated by the users. We do not link the information collected by clear gifs to any personal data of our users.
– Due to third party applications integrated into our Sites, some cookies may be issued by other entities. These features allow the sharing of content by users of our Sites, such as the “Share” or “Like” buttons on Facebook, or the “twitter”, “Google+” buttons, etc. The social network providing one of these applications is likely to identify you thanks to its buttons and its own cookies, even if you did not use them when visiting our Sites, simply because you have an account with the social network concerned on your terminal. We have no control over the process used by the social networks to collect this information and invite you to consult their privacy policies.
Partner cookie management :
– Réseau social (Facebook) : https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
– Réseau social (Twitter) : https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170518-utilisation-des-cookies-et-des-technologies-similaires-par-twitter
Your choices regarding cookies
You may at any time express and modify your wishes with regard to cookies, by the means described below.
1. The choices offered by your browser
ou can configure your browser software so that cookies are recorded in your terminal or, on the contrary, that they are rejected, either systematically or according to their sender.
You can also configure your browser software so that you are offered the option of accepting or rejecting cookies from time to time, before a cookie is likely to be saved on your terminal.
For more information, see the section “How to exercise your choices depending on the browser you use” below.
2. The Cookie Agreement
The recording of a cookie in a terminal is essentially subject to the will of the terminal user, which can be expressed and modified at any time and free of charge by means of the choices offered by his or her browser software.
If you have accepted the storage of cookies in your terminal, the cookies integrated into the pages and content that you have consulted may be stored temporarily in a dedicated space on your terminal. They will only be readable by their sender.
3. Refusing cookies
If you refuse to accept cookies on your terminal, or if you delete the cookies stored on your terminal, you will no longer be able to benefit from a certain number of functionalities which are nevertheless necessary for browsing certain areas of our Sites. This would be the case if you tried to access your account or your subscription which require you to be identified. This would also be the case if we, or our service providers, were unable to 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 appears to be connected to the Internet.
Where applicable, we decline all responsibility for the consequences linked to the degraded functioning of our services resulting from the impossibility for us to record or consult the cookies necessary for their functioning and which you would have refused or deleted.
4. How to exercise your choices depending on the browser you use
If you are using Internet Explorer TM
In Internet Explorer, click on the ‘Tools’ button and then on ‘Internet Options’.
On the General tab, under ‘Browsing History’, click on ‘Settings’.
Click on the ‘View Files’ button.
Click on the ‘Name’ column heading to sort all files alphabetically, then scroll down the list until you see files starting with the prefix ‘Cookie’. (all cookies have this prefix and usually contain the name of the website that created the cookie).
Select the cookie(s) concerned and delete them.
Close the window containing the list of files and double-click OK to return to Internet Explorer.
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If you use the Firefox TM browser
Go to the “Tools” tab of the browser and select the “Options” menu.
In the window that appears, choose ‘Privacy’ and click on ‘Show Cookies’.
Locate the files concerned, select them and delete them.
To find out more, click here.
If you use the Safari TM browser
In your browser, choose “Edit > Preferences”.
Click on ‘Security’.
Click on ‘Show Cookies’.
Select the cookies concerned and click on “Delete” or “Delete all”.
After deleting the cookies, click ‘Done’.
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if you use the Google Chrome TM browser
Click on the “Tools” menu icon.
Click on the ‘Advanced Options’ tab and go to the ‘Privacy’ section.
Click on the ‘Show Cookies’ button.
Locate the files concerned, select them and delete them.
Click ‘Close’ to return to your browser.
Learn more about cookies
– “Flash”© cookies from “Adobe Flash Player”™ “Adobe Flash Player”™ is a computer application that allows the rapid development of dynamic content using the “Flash” computer language. Flash (and applications of the same type) memorises the settings, preferences and use of these contents through a technology similar to cookies. However, “Adobe Flash Player”™ manages this information and your choices via a different interface than that provided by your browser software. Insofar as your Terminal would be likely to view from the Site and the Applications content developed with the Flash language, we invite you to access your Flash cookie management tools, directly from the http://www.adobe.com/fr/ website.
To find out about the options offered by any other browser software and the methods for deleting cookies stored on your terminal, depending on the browser(s) installed on your terminal, we invite you to consult the help menu of your browser as well as the “Your traces” section of the CNIL (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique & des Libertés) website
What is the purpose of cookies accompanying third-party advertising content?
When you access a site or an application containing advertising or promotional spaces broadcasting one of our advertising or promotional operations, this announcement is likely to contain a cookie.
This cookie is likely, subject to your choices, to be recorded in your Terminal and to allow us to recognise the browser of your Terminal during the period of validity of the cookie concerned.
The Cookies integrated into our advertising or promotional material distributed by third parties are used for the purposes described below, subject to your choices, which result from the settings of your browser software used when you visit our Sites, which you can express at any time.
The Cookies that we are likely to issue allow us, if your Terminal has allowed their recording, according to your choices:
– to count the number of displays and activations of our advertising content disseminated on third party sites or applications, to identify this content and these sites/applications, to determine the number of users who clicked on each content,
– to calculate the sums due to the players in the advertising distribution chain (advertising agency, advertising network, distribution site/media) and to draw up statistics,
– to adapt the presentation of the Site to which one of our advertising or promotional contents leads,
– according to the display preferences of your Terminal (language used, display resolution, operating system used, etc.) during your visits to our Sites and according to the hardware and software for displaying or reading that your Terminal has,
– according to the location data (longitude and latitude) which are transmitted to us (or to our service providers) by your Terminal with your prior agreement,
– to follow the subsequent navigation carried out by your Terminal on sites or applications or on other advertising content.
What is the interest of seeing advertisements adapted to your navigation?
Our objective is to present you with the most relevant offers possible. To this end, cookie technology makes it possible to determine in real time which offer to display to a Terminal, according to its recent navigation within our Sites. You probably prefer to see offers of products and services that correspond to what interests you rather than offers that have no interest for you.
If you share the use of your terminal with others
If your Terminal is used by several people and when the same Terminal has several browsers, we cannot be sure that the services and advertisements intended for your Terminal correspond to your own use of this Terminal and not that of another user of this Terminal. Where applicable, the sharing with other people of the use of your Terminal and the configuration of the parameters of your browser with regard to cookies, is a matter of your free choice and your responsibility.
Personal data and navigation information
We are likely to adapt our offers to you to information relating to the navigation of your Terminal on our Sites or within sites or services published by third parties and on which we issue cookies.
Insofar as you have provided us with personal data about yourself, in particular your electronic contact details, when you register or access one of our services, we are likely, subject to your choices, to associate browsing information relating to your Terminal, processed by the cookies that we issue, with your personal data in order to send you, for example, electronic prospecting or to display on your Terminal personalised offers that are more specifically intended for you and likely to be of greater interest to you.
You may at any time ask us not to receive advertising or marketing tailored to the browsing information on your Terminal, by contacting us directly and free of charge, or by means of the unsubscribe link included in any marketing that we may send you by e-mail. In this case, the advertisements that you may continue to receive, unless you object to them, will no longer be adapted to the navigation of your Terminal.
Furthermore, in the event that we envisage obtaining from a third party (targeted advertising service provider, advertising agency, etc.), browsing information from your Terminal that we could associate with the personal data that you have provided to us, we will first seek your explicit agreement before proceeding with such an association and sending you the resulting advertisements or prospecting.