What is a cookie ?
A cookie is a small text file in alphanumeric format placed on the user’s hard drive by the server of the site visited or by a third-party server (advertising management, web analytics service, etc.). A cookie is used to recognize a visitor when he returns to a website. However, on a technical level, the cookie in fact makes it possible to recognize a machine and not really a user. It is thanks to cookies that it is possible to automatically access personalized pages without identifying yourself. Behavioral data is linked to the cookie number and stored at the level of the servers that placed the cookies. A cookie only allows identification by name if the user has already registered on the site (within the limit mentioned above).
When visiting our site, information relating to the navigation of your terminal (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) on our site may be saved in “Cookies” files installed on your terminal. In addition, we are likely to buy advertising space directly or through our service providers (communication agencies, advertising agencies) in order to promote our activities and our offers on third party sites, by means of advertising content (texts , graphics, animations, videos, etc.) disseminated by these sites. Please note that only the issuer of a cookie may read or modify the information contained therein.
1. Cookies we issue on our site
When you connect to our site, we may install various cookies in your terminal allowing us to recognize the browser on your terminal during the period of validity of the cookie concerned.
These cookies allow us to:
- to establish statistics and volumes of attendance and use of the various elements making up our site (sections and content visited, routes), allowing us to improve the interest and ergonomics of our services;
- to adapt the presentation of our site to the display preferences of your terminal (language used, display resolution, operating system used, etc.) during your visits to our site, depending on the hardware and viewing software or reading that your terminal includes;
- memorize information relating to a form that you have filled out on our site (registration or access to your account) or to products, services or information that you have chosen on our site (content of an order basket, etc.) ;
- allow you to access reserved and personal areas of our site, such as your account, using identifiers or data that you may have previously given to us;
- to implement security measures, for example when you are asked to reconnect to content or a service after a certain period of time.
2. Third party cookies
Cookies may also be placed by partner companies (third-party cookies). The purpose of these cookies is in particular to identify your centers of interest through the products consulted or purchased on our site and to collect navigation data in order to personalize the advertising offer which is addressed to you outside the site or to respond to determined objectives.
Cookies can also be saved via our site on your device by social networks when you use network buttons (“Facebook”, “Pinterest”, “Instagram”, “Google +” etc. …).
3. Cookies placed by us on sites on which our advertisements are present
When you access a site containing one of our advertisements, this advertisement may contain a cookie. This cookie may be stored on your terminal and allow us to recognize the browser on your terminal during the period of validity of the cookie concerned.
How to manage your cookies?
You can choose at any time to express and modify your wishes in terms of cookies, by the means described below.
You can configure your browser software so that cookies are saved on your terminal or, on the contrary, that they are rejected, either systematically or according to their issuer. You can also configure your browser software so that the acceptance or refusal of cookies is promptly offered to you, before a cookie is likely to be saved in your terminal.
If you have accepted the recording of cookies in your terminal in your browser software, the cookies integrated in the pages and content that you have consulted may be temporarily stored in a dedicated space on your terminal. They can only be read by their issuer.
If you refuse the recording in your terminal of the cookies that we emit, or if you delete those that we have saved there, you will no longer be able to benefit from a certain number of functions which are nevertheless necessary to navigate in certain areas of our site . This would be the case when we cannot recognize, 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. If applicable, we decline all responsibility for the consequences linked to the degraded functioning of our services resulting from the impossibility for us to save or consult the cookies necessary for their functioning and that you would have refused or deleted.
For the management of cookies and your choices, the configuration of each browser is different. It is described in the help menu of your browser, which will allow you to know how to modify your preferences regarding cookies.
With Internet Explorer browser
Open the “Tools” menu, select the “Internet Options” section, click on the “Security” tab, then “Customize the level”.
With the Mozilla browser
Open the “Tools” menu, select the “Options” section, click on the “Privacy” tab.
With the Chrome browser
Open the “Tools” menu, select the “Options” section, click on the “Advanced options” tab, then click on the “Content settings” button, click on the “Cookies” tab.
With Safari browser
Open the “Tools” menu, select the “Preferences” section, click on the “Security” tab.
With the Opera browser
Open the “Tools” menu, select the “Preferences” section, click on the “Cookies” tab.
Your choices expressed online with interprofessional platforms
You can connect to the Youronlinechoices site, offered by digital advertising professionals grouped within the European Association Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) and managed in France by the Interactive Advertising Bureau France.
You will thus be able to know the companies registered on this platform and which offer you the possibility of refusing or accepting cookies used by these companies to adapt to your navigation information the advertisements likely to be displayed on your terminal: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/fr/controler-ses-cookies/.