What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file that can be stored in a dedicated area of the hard drive of your device* when visiting an online service using your browser software. A cookie lets the sender identify the device on which it has been stored throughout the validity or storage period of the cookie.
* Device-refers to the hardware (computer, tablet, smartphone etc.) you are using to surf or see a website, an application, advertising content etc.
What cookies do we use?
We use analytical cookies for statistics and research. We then use Google Analytics to know about the use and performance of our website, to create statistics of the number of hits and use of its various parts (content visited, click stream), to allow us to improve the relevance of our content (most visited pages and entry headings, most read articles etc.).
To find out more about cookies for Google Analytics: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
Our website may contain cookies issued by third-parties (in particular cookies that can be installed using links on social media). The issue and use of these cookies are subject to the policies of these third-parties. We recommend you check their websites for more information.
Saving a cookie on a device is basically subject to the device’s user agreement, which can be stated and changed at any time, free of charge.
If in your browser you have agreed to accept cookies on your device, the cookies on the pages and content you have surfed will be stored temporarily in a special area on your device.
Nevertheless, you can refuse to store cookies on your device or delete those that have been stored according to the settings of your browser.
Most browsers accept cookies by default. However, you can decide to block these cookies or ask your browser to warn you when a website tries to install cookies on your device.
To change cookies management in your browser, you can change the settings in your confidentiality tab.
The setup of each browser is different for cookies management and your choices. It is described in the Help menu of your browser, telling you how to alter what you want about cookies:
For Internet Explorer
- In Internet Explorer, click Tools, then Internet Options.
- In the General tab, under Browsing History, click Settings.
- Click Display Files.
- Click on the Name column header to sort the files in alphabetical order, then scroll down the list until you see files starting with the “Cookie” prefix. (All cookies have that prefix and generally contain the name of the website that created them).
- Go to the “Tools” tab of the browser and select the “Options” menu.
- In the window that appears, select “Privacy” and click “Display cookies”.
- Indentify the files, select them and delete them.
- In your browser, select Edit > Preferences.
- Click Security.
- Click Show cookies.
- Select the cookies and click Delete or Delete All.
- After deleting the cookies, click Done.
For Google Chrome
- Click the Tools menu icon.
- Select Options.
- Click the Advanced Options tab and access the “Privacy” section.
- Click the Show Cookies button.
- Select them and delete them.
- Click “Close” to return to your browser.
The “Flash”© cookies of “Adobe Flash Player™”
« Adobe Flash Player »™ is an application that facilitates the fast development of dynamic content using the “Flash” computer language. Flash (and applications of the same type) memorizes the settings, preferences and use of this content using a technology similar to cookies. However, “Adobe Flash Player”™ manages this data and your choices differently than your browser.
If your device can display content developed with the Flash language, we invite you to access your management tools for Flash cookies, from the website http://www.adobe.com/fr/.
More information about cookies
For more information about cookies, please visit the CNIL’s website: http://www.cnil.fr/vos-droits/vos-traces/les-cookies/
Updated page on the May 25th, 2018