What is a cookie ?

A cookie is a text file placed and preserved on the Internet user’s hard drive, subject to his or her choices, by the server of the site visited or by a third-party server (web analytics tool, publicity agency, partners, etc.).
A cookie recognises the User’s terminal when they return to a website. It is not the User who is recognised but the terminal from which he visits a website.

What are the cookies used for 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 they connect to one of our Sites in order to :

  • To enable Users to access reserved and personal areas of our Sites, such as their personal account, on the basis of the information they provided when creating their account. This gives the User access to personalised or reserved content.
  • To store information relating to a form you have filled in on our Site (access to your account).
  • Implement security measures, for example when the User is asked to connect after a certain period of time.

What cookies are issued on our Sites by third parties?

There are various types of cookies issued by third parties on our Sites. In particular, we can identify :

  • Cookies issued by our third-party commercial partners who use software technologies commonly known as “transparent pixels”. These transparent pixels are small graphics with a unique identifier which serve the same purpose as cookies, i.e. to inform the Site about the User’s browsing by means of crypted information contained in the User’s terminal. Unlike cookies, which are stored on the hard disk of Internet users’ computers, “transparent pixels” are invisibly embedded in the pages of the Website and enable the Website to be informed of the advertising content most appreciated by Internet users. Under no circumstances do we link the information collected by the “transparent pixels” to the personal data of our Internet users.
  • As a result of third-party applications integrated into our Sites, certain cookies may be issued by other entities. These functionalities enable content to be shared by users of our Sites, such as the Facebook “Share” or “Like” buttons, or the “Twitter”, “Instagram”, 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 have not used them when visiting our Sites, simply because you have an account opened on your terminal with the social network concerned. We have no control over the process used by the social networks to collect this information and invite you to consult their confidentiality policies.

Gestion of partners cookies

The cookies used :

Publicity ( Google Adsense ) : https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/
Audience measurement and social networks (Google): https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/
Social Network ( Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Social network (Twitter): https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170518-utilisation-des-cookies-et-des-technologies-similaires-par-twitter

Your choices concerning cookies

You have different ways to manage cookies. Any settings that you can undertake will be likely to modify your browsing on our Sites and on the Internet in general and your conditions of access to certain services on our Sites requiring the use of cookies.
You can express and modify your wishes with regard to cookies at any time by using the means described below.

1. The choices offered by your navigation software

You can configure your navigation software so that cookies are stored on your terminal or, on the contrary, that they are rejected, either systematically or depending on the sender.

You can also configure your navigation software so that you are asked to accept or reject cookies from time to time, before a cookie is stored on your terminal.

For more information, see “How to exercise your choices depending on the browser you use” below.

2, Agreement on cookies

The recording of a cookie in a terminal is essentially subject to the wishes of the terminal user, who may express and modify these wishes at any time and free of charge by means of the choices offered by his or her navigation software.

If you have accepted the storage of cookies on your terminal in your navigation software, 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 there by the sender.

3. Cookie’s rejection

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 functions which are still necessary for navigating certain areas of our Sites. This would be the case if you tried to access your account, which requires you to identify yourself.

Where applicable, we decline all responsibility for the consequences linked to the deterioration in the operation of our services resulting from the impossibility for us to record or consult the cookies necessary for their operation and which you have refused or deleted.

4. How to exercise your choices depending on the navigator you are using

Each navigator has a different configuration for managing cookies and your choices. This is described in your web browser’s help menu, which will tell you how to modify your cookie preferences. Here is the procedure to follow if you want your navigator

If you use the navigator ExplorerTM
In Internet Explorer, click on the “Tools” button, then on “Internet Options”.
On the General tab, under “Browsing history”, click on “Settings”.
Clic on the push ” Show the files”
Click on the ‘Name’ column heading to sort all the files in alphabetical order, then scroll through 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, then click OK twice to return to Internet Explorer.

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If you use the navigator FirefoxTM
Go to the “Tools” tab on your navigator, then select the “Options” menu.
In the window that appears, choose “Privacy” and click on “Show cookies”.
Select the concerned files and deleted them

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If you use the navigator SafariTM
In your navigator, choose the menu ” Edition- > Preferences”
Clic on “Security”
Clic on ” Show the cookies”
Select the concerned cookies and clic on “Delete” or on ” Delete all”
After deleted the cookies, clic on “Finish”

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If you use the navigator Google ChromeTM
Clic on the icon of the menu ” Tools “
Select ” Option”
Clic on the onglet ” advanced options” and access to the section “confidentality”
Clic on the push ” Show the cookies”
Select the concerned files and deleted them
Clic on “Close” to return at your navigation

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To find out about the options offered by any other browser software and how to delete cookies stored on your terminal, depending on the browser(s) installed on your terminal, please consult the help menu of your browser and the “Your traces” section of the CNIL (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique & des Libertés) website.

What is the purpose of cookies accompanying advertising content disseminated by third parties?

When you access a site or an application containing advertising or promotional spaces showing one of our advertising or promotional operations, this advert is likely to contain a cookie. This cookie is likely, subject to your choices, to be recorded in your Terminal and to enable us to recognise the navigator of your Terminal during the period of validity of the cookie concerned.

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 parameters of your browser software used when you visit our Sites, which you can express at any time.

The Cookies that we may issue enable us, if your Terminal has allowed them to be saved, according to your choices: – to count the number of displays and activations of our advertising content distributed on third party sites or applications, to identify this content and these sites/applications, to determine the number of users who have clicked on each piece of content, – to calculate the amounts owed to the players in the advertising distribution chain (advertising agency, advertising network, distribution site/support) and to draw up statistics, – to adapt the presentation of the Site to which one of our advertising or promotional contents leads, – according to your Terminal’s display preferences (language used, display resolution, operating system used, etc.) when you visit our Sites and according to the hardware and display or reading software that your Terminal is equipped with, – according to the location data (longitude and latitude) that are transmitted to our service providers by your Terminal with your prior consent, – to monitor your Terminal’s subsequent navigation on sites or applications or on other advertising content.

What is the point of seeing adverts that are adapted to your navigation?

Our aim 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, depending on its navigation. You probably prefer to see offers of products and services that correspond to what interests you rather than offers that are of no interest to you.