What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file deposited in alphanumeric format on the hard drive of the user by the server of the visited site or their content (advertising agency, web analytics service, etc ..). A cookie can recognize when a visitor comes to a website. However, on a technical level, the cookie helps in recognizing a machine and not really a user. It is through the cookies it is possible to automatically access customized pages without identifying. Behavioral data is linked to cookie number and stored in servers that have placed cookies. A cookie allows identification by name if the user is already registered on the website (in the previously mentioned limit).

The cookies used

During the consultation of our site, information about the navigation of your terminal (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) on our site may be stored in “cookies” files installed on your device. Furthermore, we may buy advertising space directly or through our suppliers (communication agencies, advertising boards) to promote our activities and offers on third-party sites through advertising content (text , graphics, animations, videos, etc.) issued by these sites. Note that only the sender of a cookie is likely to read or modify the information contained therein.

1. The cookies we issue on our site

When you log on to our website, we may install cookies in your terminal various allowing us to recognize the browser of your terminal during the period of validity of the cookie concerned.

These cookies enable us:

  • to compile statistics and volumes of traffic and use of the various components of our site (headings and content visited, paths), allowing us to enhance the value and usability of our services;
  • adapting the layout of our site to your terminal display preferences (language, screen resolution, operating system, etc.) when you visit our site, according to the hardware and visualization software or read your terminal includes;
  • storing information on a form that you filled on our site (registration or access to your account) or to products, services or information that you have chosen on our site (contents of a shopping basket, etc.) ;
  • allow you to access to restricted areas and personnel of our website, such as your account through identifiers or data that you may have previously entrusted to us;
  • implement security measures, eg when asked to sign in again to a content or service after a certain period of time.

2. Third-party cookies

Cookies are also likely to be placed by partner companies (third party cookies). These cookies in particular, seek to identify your interests through consultation produced or purchased on our website and collect navigation data to customize the advertising offer addressed to you outside the site or answer specific objectives.

Cookies may also be registered via our website to your device by social networks when using buttons networks ( “Facebook”, “Pinterest”, “Instagram”, “Google +” etc …).

3. The cookies placed by us on sites where our ads are present

When you access a site with one of our ads, this ad may contain a cookie. This cookie may be stored in your device and allow us to recognize the browser of your terminal during the period of validity of the cookie concerned.

4. Cookies “FLASH” © OF “FLASH PLAYER” ™

“Adobe Flash Player” ™ is a computer application that enables the rapid development of dynamic content using the computer language “Flash”. Flash (and similar applications) stores settings, preferences and use of these contents through technology similar to cookies. However, “Adobe Flash Player” ™ manages this information and your choice via a different interface from the one provided by your browser.

To the extent that your terminal is likely to view content developed with Flash language, we invite you to access your Flash cookie management tools directly from Adobe’s website: http://www.adobe.com/en/.

How to manage your cookies?

Several options are available to manage your cookies. Any settings that you can take will likely change your internet browsing and conditions of access to services requiring the use of cookies.

You can choose at any time to express and change your wishes regarding cookies, by the means described below.

The choices offered to you by your browser

You can set your browser so that cookies are stored on your device or on the contrary, they are rejected, either systematically or by the issuer. You can also configure your browser so that accepting or rejecting cookies you are offered promptly, before a cookie is likely to be saved in your device.

If you accepted in your browser cookies from being stored in your terminal, cookies embedded in the pages and contents have been read can be stored temporarily in a dedicated area of your device. They will be readable only by the issuer.

If you refuse the registration in your terminal cookies we issue, or if you delete those we recorded it, you can not benefit from a number of features which are nevertheless necessary to navigate through certain areas of our website . Such would be the case if we can not recognize, for the purpose of technical compatibility, the type of browser used by your terminal, its language and display settings or the country from which your device seems connected to the internet. If necessary, we assume no liability for the consequences related to impaired operation of our services due to the impossibility for us to record or view the cookies necessary for their operation and that you have refused or deleted.

To manage cookies and your choice configuring each browser is different. It is described in the help menu on your browser, allowing you to learn how to change your wishes regarding cookies.

  • With Internet Explorer: Open the “Tools” menu, select “Internet Options”, click on the “Security” tab, then “Custom Level”.
  • With the Mozilla browser: Open the “Tools” menu, select “Options”, click on the “Privacy” tab.
  • With the Chrome browser: Open the “Tools” menu, select “Options”, click the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Content Settings” button, click on the “Cookies” tab.
  • With the Safari browser: Open the “Tools” menu, select the “Preferences”, click the “Security” tab.
  • With the Opera browser: Open the “Tools” menu, select the “Preferences”, click on the “Cookies” tab.

Your choices expressed in line with inter platforms

You can log in to the site Youronlinechoices, offered by professional digital advertising grouped within the European association EDAA (European Digital Advertising Alliance) and managed in France by the Interactive Advertising Bureau France.

You will be able to know the companies listed on this platform and offer you the option to refuse or accept the cookies used by these companies to suit your browsing information advertisements may be displayed on your terminal: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ .

This European platform is shared by hundreds of professional advertising on the internet and is a centralized interface allowing you to express your refusal or acceptance of cookies that may be used to adapt to your navigation device the advertisements may be posted there.

Note that this will not prevent the display of advertisements on the websites you visit. It will block only the technologies to tailor advertisements to your interests.