Last update : September 2020
When visiting the Sites, cookies may be deposited on your terminal in accordance with this Policy.
In this Policy, you will find information on the nature of the cookies used and on how to accept or refuse them, either globally or according to their nature.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are files or pieces of information that may be stored on your computer (or other Internet-connected device, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit the Sites. A cookie typically contains the name of the website from which it came, the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e., how long it will remain on your device) and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.
What types of cookies do we use?
Type of cookie
Necessary: These cookies are essential to enable the Sites to function properly, they allow you to navigate the Sites and use our features. For example, by distinguishing humans from robots or by remembering previous actions such as text entered when you return to a page in the same session.
By connecting to the Sites via social networks, certain cookies may be used by the Sites. For more information, you can consult the privacy policies of the relevant social networks.
Preference: These cookies allow us to determine your preferences and to remember the language or other local settings as well as the display of our wizard and to personalise the Sites accordingly.
Statistics: These cookies help us understand how visitors interact with the Sites by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on the Sites, the time of login and any problems encountered, such as error messages. This helps us to improve the performance of the Sites.
For example, we use Google Analytics, which uses internal cookies to generate reports on visitors' interactions with the Sites. These cookies are used to store non-personally identifiable information. These cookies record a unique encrypted identifier, which is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the Site. Under no circumstances do they allow you to be identified, either during your visit or when analysing the data.
Marketing: These cookies are used to provide content that is more relevant to you and your interests. They can be used to deliver targeted advertisements or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They also help us to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on the Sites or other websites, and to manage and optimise them.
We may use these cookies to remember which websites you have visited and share this information with other parties, including advertisers and our agencies.
Advertising partners with whom we generally work are as follows:
You can manage your preferences on the websites of our partners and understand the logic of the advertising targeting they implement by following the links added above.
Cookies and buttons from the social networks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and used for advertising purposes, particularly in their advertising products, and for tracking conversions, directly managed by the social network publisher.
Do we use third party cookies?
We use a number of suppliers who may also create cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit the Sites to enable them to provide the services they offer. When you visit the Sites, you may receive cookies from third party sites or domains. We make every effort to identify these cookies before they are used so that you can decide whether or not to accept them. This is particularly the case for the "Share" or "Like" buttons from social networks. More information on these cookies may be available on the website of the third party concerned, namely, Facebook and Instagram.
How long do we keep cookies?
The cookies used or any other element allowing to identify you for audience statistics or advertising purposes have a maximum life span of 13 months. This duration is not automatically renewed with each new visit.
How can you control or delete cookies?
You can control or delete cookies directly on the Sites by clicking on the following link to change the cookie settings you accepted when visiting our site for the first time: change your cookie settings
You can also control or delete cookies via your web browser settings. Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies automatically. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are sent to your device. There are several ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser's instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or change your browser settings.
If you disable the cookies we use, this may affect your experience of browsing the Sites, for example, you may not be able to visit certain areas of one of the Sites or you may not be able to receive personalised information when you visit one of the Sites.
If you use different devices to view and access the Sites (e.g., your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), you should ensure that each browser on each device is adapted to your cookie preferences.
Transparent GIFS (web beacons / web bugs)
We and our third party advertising partners use a software technology called transparent GIFS (or web beacons / web bugs), which helps us to better manage the content on our site by telling us which content is effective. Transparent GIFS are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, that track the online movements of web users. Unlike cookies, which are stored on the hard drive of a user's computer, transparent GIFS are invisibly embedded in web pages and are about the size of the punctuation mark at the end of this sentence. We do not associate information collected by transparent GIFS with our customers' personal information.
For more information about our policy on cookies and other technologies, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.