1.1 What Is A Cookie?
A cookie is a text file which is stored in a dedicated space on the hard disk of your Terminal* when you consult an online service with your browser. A cookie allows the sender to identify the terminal on which the cookie is stored during the period the cookie is valid or stored.
* Terminal means the hardware (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) which you use to consult or display a Website, an application, advertising content etc.
1.2 Cookies We Place From Our Website
When you connect to our Website we may, depending on the choice you make, install different cookies in your terminal which enable us to recognise your terminal’s browser during the period the cookie is valid.
The purpose of the cookies we send is to:
- Compile statistics, and volumes of traffic and to use different components of our Website (the sections and contents visited, click trails etc.) to improve the attractiveness and ergonomics of our services and the visibility of the content we publish;
- Make it easier for you to browse on our Website or to supply you with the online communication services you request whilst browsing and to:
- Adapt the presentation of our Website to your terminal’s display preferences (language used, display resolution, operating system used etc.) during your visits to our Website in accordance with the materials and visualisation or reading software which your Terminal supports, and therefore:
- Remember the information on a form you completed on our Website (registration or access to your account) or on the products, services or information you selected on our Website (the service subscribed, content of a basket, a wish list etc.);
- Enable you to access the private and personal areas on our Website such as your account, using the identifiers or data you may have entrusted to us;
- Implement security measures, for example when you are asked to reconnect to content or service after the page has time out.
1.3 Cookies Which Are Placed From Our Website by Third Parties
1.3.1 Cookies placed by the third party applications integrated on our Website: we include third-party applications in our Website which enable you to share its content with other people or to inform them of your consultation or opinions on its content. This concerns the “share” or “like” buttons on social networks (such as “Facebook” or “Twitter” etc.).
The social network which supplies this application button can identify you via this button when you consult our Website, even if you do not activate this button. In point of fact, this type of application button enables the social network to monitor your browsing on the Website, if your social network account is activated on your terminal (open session) whilst you are browsing on our Website.
We have no control over the process which social networks use to gather information on your browsing on our Website, and which is associated with the personal data they possess. Please consult the privacy protection policies of the social networks concerned to establish the purposes, in particular advertising, which the browsing information they gather via these application buttons is used for. These protection policies must permit you to exercise your options with the social networks, especially by parameterizing your user accounts for each of them.
1.3.2 Cookies which are sent to our Website by third parties: our Website may also contain cookies sent by third parties (communication agencies, audience measurement companies etc.) which enable them, whilst the cookies are valid, to collect browsing information on the terminals visiting our Website and in particular to measure the effectiveness of our paying referencing campaigns with search engines.
1.4 Your Options Concerning Cookies
Options offered by your Internet browser:
You can configure your browsing software to install cookies on your terminal or alternatively to reject them either systematically or according to their sender. You can also configure your browsing software to accept or refuse occasional cookies, before they are stored on your Terminal.
(a) Cookies acceptance
Cookies stored on a terminal are stored subject to the choices of the Terminal’s user, which choices the user can express at his first Website connexion via the cookie banner, and modify his or her wishes at any time, free of charge, using the options give by the user’s internet browser regarding the following cookies [to be completed], or via the cookie consent tool [insert link].
If you have agreed in your browsing application to cookies being stored on your Terminal, the cookies incorporated in the pages and contents you consult can be temporarily stored in a dedicated area on your Terminal, where they will only be readable by the sender.
(b) Refusing to accept Cookies
If you refuse to allow cookies to be stored on your Terminal or if you delete cookies which have been stored, you will cease to benefit from a certain number functionalities which are necessary for browsing certain areas on our Website. For instance, this would be the case if you tried to access our content or services which require you to identify yourself, or if we, or our service providers, could not recognize, for reasons of technical compatibility, the type of browser used by your terminal, its language and display parameters or the country from which your terminal appears to be connecting from.
We therefore disclaim all liability for the consequences connected to the downgrading of the functioning of our services resulting from our impossibility to store or consult the cookies required for them to function and which you may have refused or deleted.
(c) How to Choose According to The Browser You Use?
Each browser is configured differently to manage cookies and your choices. Your browser’s Help Menu describes this configuration and will indicate to you how to modify your choices in terms of cookie use.
For more information, please go check the following websites (depending on the navigator that you use): Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Safari.
1.5 If You Share Your Terminal with Other People
If your Terminal is used by several people or if it has several browsers, we cannot be certain that the services and advertisements intended for your Terminal corresponds to your own use of this Terminal and not to another user.
Thus sharing your terminal with other people and the configuration of your browser’s configurations for cookies is something you do freely and is your responsibility entirely.