What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file deposited and stored on the hard drive of the internet user, subject to his choices, by the server of the site visited or by a third-party server (web analytics tool, advertising agency, partners, etc.)

A cookie therefore makes it possible to recognize the User’s terminal when he returns to a website. Indeed it is not the User who is recognized but the terminal from which he visits a website.

What are the cookies issued on our Sites used for?

Only the issuer of a cookie is likely to read or modify the information contained therein.

The cookies that we issue on our Sites are used to recognize the User’s terminal when he connects to one of our Sites in order to:

Optimize the presentation of our Sites to the display preferences of your terminal (display resolution, operating system used, etc.) during your visits according to the hardware and software of visualization or reading that includes your terminal,
Allow the User to access reserved and personal areas on our Sites, such as his personal account on the basis of the information he has transmitted at the time of the creation of his account.
The User accesses by this bais to personalized content or that is reserved for him.
Remember information relating to a form that you have filled out on our Site (access to your account / and your subscription), if one of our sites has a member or private area.
Establish statistics and volumes of attendance and use of our Sites,
Implement security measures, for example when the User is asked to log in after a certain period of time.
Adapt the advertising content of our Sites to the interests of the User that result from the data of his navigation.

What cookies are issued on our Sites by third parties?

Cookies issued by third parties on our Sites are of different kinds. We can distinguish in particular:

– Cookies issued by our third-party business partners who use software technologies commonly referred to as “transparent pixels”. These transparent pixels are small graphics with a unique identifier that have the same purpose as cookies, namely to inform the Site about the user’s navigation through encrypted information contained in his terminal. Unlike cookies that are stored on the hard drive of the user’s computers, the “transparent pixels” are embedded invisibly on the pages of the Website and make it possible to inform the Website of the advertising content most appreciated by Internet users. Under no circumstances do we links the information collected by “transparent pixels” to the personal data of our internet users.
– Due to third-party applications integrated into our Sites, some cookies may be issued by other entities. These features allow the sharing of content by users of our Sites, such as Facebook’s “Share” or “Like” buttons, or “twitter”, “Google+”, etc. The social network providing one of these applications is likely to identify you through its buttons and its own cookies, even if you have not used them when you visited our Sites, simply because you have an account opened on your terminal with the social network concerned. We have no control over the process used by social networks to collect this information and invite you to consult their privacy policies.
Management of partner cookies:

– Social network (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
– Social network (Twitter): https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170518-utilisation-des-cookies-et-des-technologies-similaires-par-twitter

Your choices about cookies

You have different ways to manage cookies. Any settings you may make may change your browsing on our Sites and on the Internet in general and your conditions of access to certain services on our Sites that require the use of cookies.

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

1. The choices offered by your browser software

You can configure your browser software so that cookies are saved in 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 offered to you punctually, before a cookie is likely to be saved in your terminal.

For more information, see the “How to exercise your choices depending on the browser you are using” below.

2. The Agreement on Cookies

The registration of a cookie in a terminal is essentially subject to the will of the user of the terminal, which he can express and modify at any time and free of charge through the choices offered to him by his browser software.

If you have accepted in your browser the registration of cookies in your terminal, the cookies integrated into the pages and contents that you have consulted may be temporarily stored in a dedicated area of your terminal. They will be readable only by their transmitter.

3. Cookie rejection

If you refuse the registration of cookies in your terminal, or if you delete those that are registered there, you will no longer be able to benefit from a certain number of features that are nevertheless necessary to navigate in certain areas of our Sites This would be the case if you tried to access your account or your subscription that require you to identify yourself. This would also be the case when we, or our service providers, could not 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 necessary, we decline all responsibility for the consequences related to the degraded functioning of our services resulting from the impossibility for us to save or consult the cookies necessary for their operation and that you have refused or deleted.

4. How to exercise your choices according to the browser you use

When it comes to managing 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 change your wishes regarding cookies. Here is the procedure to follow for your browser to refuse cookies:

If you are using the Internet Explorer TM browser

In Internet Explorer, click on the “Tools” button, then on “Internet Options”.
On the General tab, under “Browsing history”, click on “Settings”.
Click on the “View files” button.
Click the “Name” column heading to sort all the files alphabetically, then browse the list until you see files starting with the prefix “Cookie”. (All cookies have this prefix and usually contain the name of the Web site that created the cookie.)
Select the cookie(s) concerned and delete them.
Close the window that contains the list of files, and then double-click OK to return to Internet Explorer.
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If you are using the Firefox TM browser

Go to the “Tools” tab of the browser and then select the “Options” menu.
In the window that appears, choose “Privacy” and click on “Show cookies”.
Locate the affected files, select them, and delete them.
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If you are using the Safari TM browser

In your browser, choose the “Edit > Preferences” menu.
Click on “Security”.
Click on “Show cookies”.
Select the cookies concerned and click on “Delete” or “Delete all”.
After deleting the cookies, click on “Done”.
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if you are using the Google Chrome TM browser

Click on the “Tools” menu icon.
Select “Options”.
Click on the “Advanced Options” tab and go to the “Privacy” section.
Click on the “Show cookies” button.
Locate the affected files, select them, and delete them.
Click “Close” to return to your browser.
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– “Flash” cookies © of “Adobe Flash Player”™ “Adobe Flash Player”™ is a computer application that allows the rapid development of dynamic content using the computer language “Flash”. Flash (and applications of the same type) memorizes the settings, preferences and use of these contents with a technology similar to cookies. However, “Adobe Flash Player” ™ manages this information and your choices via an interface different from that provided by your browser software. Insofar as your Terminal would be likely to view from the Site and the Applications content developed with the Flash language, we invite you to access your Flash cookie management tools, directly from the https://www.adobe.com/fr/ site.
To know the options offered by any other browser software and the methods of deleting cookie files stored in your terminal, according to the browser (s) installed in your terminal, we invite you to consult the help menu of your browser as well as the “Your traces” section of the CNIL site (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique & des Libertés)

What are cookies accompanying advertising content distributed by third parties used for?

When you access a site or application containing advertising or promotional space broadcasting one of our advertising or promotional operations, that advertisement may contain a cookie.
This cookie may, subject to your choices, be stored in your Terminal and allow us to recognize the browser of your Terminal during the period of validity of the cookie concerned.
Cookies embedded in our advertising or promotional ads displayed by third parties are used for the purposes described below, subject to your choices, which result from the settings of your browser software used during your visit to our Sites that you can express at any time.
The Cookies that we are likely to issue allow us, if your Terminal has allowed them to be registered, according to your choices:
– to count the number of displays and activations of our advertising content broadcast on third-party sites or applications, to identify these contents and these sites/applications, to determine the number of users who have clicked on each content,
– to calculate the sums due to the actors in the advertising distribution chain (communication agency, advertising agency, broadcasting site/medium) and to compile statistics,
– to adapt the presentation of the Site to which one of our advertising or promotional content leads,
– according to the display preferences of your Terminal (language used, display resolution, operating system used, etc.) during your visits to our Sites and according to the hardware and software for viewing or reading that your Terminal includes,
– according to the location data (longitude and latitude) that are transmitted to us (or to our service providers) by your Terminal with your prior consent,
– to follow the subsequent navigation carried out by your Terminal on sites or applications or on other advertising content.
What is the point of seeing advertisements adapted to your browsing?

Our goal is to present you with the most relevant offers possible. To this end, cookie technology makes it possible to determine in real time which offer to display to a Terminal, based on its recent navigation within our Sites. You may prefer to see offers of products and services that correspond to what interests you rather than offers that have no interest for you.

If you share the use of your device with other people

If your Terminal is used by several people and when the same Terminal has several browser software, we cannot be certain that the services and advertisements intended for your Terminal correspond to your own use of this Terminal and not to that of another user of this Terminal. If necessary, the sharing with other people of the use of your Terminal and the configuration of your browser settings with regard to cookies, are your free choice and your responsibility.

Personal data and browsing information

We may adapt our offers intended for you to information relating to the navigation of your Terminal on our Sites or within sites or services published by third parties and on which we issue cookies.
To the extent that you have provided us with personal data concerning you, in particular your electronic contact details, when registering or accessing one of our services, we are likely, subject to your choices, to associate navigation information relating to your Terminal, processed by the cookies that we issue, with your personal data in order to send you , for example, electronic prospecting or displaying on your Terminal, personalized offers that are more specifically intended for you and likely to be of more interest to you.

You can at any time ask us to no longer receive advertisements or prospecting adapted to the navigation information of your Terminal, by contacting us directly and free of charge, or by means of the unsubscribe link included in any prospecting that we may send you by email. If necessary, the advertisements that you may continue to receive, unless you object to us, will no longer be adapted to the navigation of your Terminal.

In addition, in the event that we consider obtaining from a third party (targeted advertising provider, advertising agency, etc.), navigation information from your Terminal that we could associate with the personal data that you have provided to us, we will first request your explicit consent before proceeding with such an association and sending you advertisements or prospecting that would result.