Cookies policy

Cookies policy

Information regarding cookies

When you visit our website, information is likely to be recorded in the "Cookies" installed on your computer, tablet or mobile telephone. This page is designed to help you understand what a cookie is, what it is used for and how you can change the settings. Last update: August 5th, 2019.


1. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file stored, with your permission, on your device (computer, mobile or tablet) when you visit a website or click on an ad. It is used to collect information about your browsing actions and send you services adapted to your device (computer, mobile or tablet).

Cookies are managed by your browser; only the entity issuing a cookie can read or modify the information contained in it.

A cookie does not identify you personally; it identifies the browser on your device.


2. What are the cookies on our website used for?

Three types of cookie addressing the purposes described above can be installed on your device when you visit our website:

2.1. Technical cookies

Technical cookies are necessary to browse our website and access the different products and services. Technical cookies are used to recognize you and indicate your visit to one of its pages, and in this way enhance your browsing comfort by adapting the presentation of the website to the display preferences of your device (language used, display resolution) and memorizing the passwords and other information contained in a form you have filled out on the website (registration or access to the members space). Technical cookies also enable use of security measures (as for instance when you are asked to connect again to the members space after a certain lapse of time). These cookies cannot be deactivated or reset without the risk of you being denied access to the website and/or the services on it.

2.2. Audience-measurement cookies

Audience-measurement cookies are installed by us or our technical service providers for the purpose of measuring the audience using the different content and rubrics on our website to enable better assessment or organization of this content and rubrics. These cookies may also allow us to detect browsing problems and hence improve the ergonomics of our services. These cookies produce only anonymous statistics and visitor volumes, to the exclusion of any personal information. The lifespan of these audience-measurement cookies does not exceed 13 months.

2.3. "Social media" cookies

"Social media" cookies allow users to share the content on our website with other people, and let these other people know that they have viewed content on the website or their opinion on this content. This is the case, in particular, for the "share" and "like" buttons on social media such as "Facebook" or "Twitter". A social media network that provides this type of application button can identify you from this button, even if you have not used it when visiting our website. We advise you to consult the private protection policies of these social media networks to find out about the uses, notably advertising, of the browsing information they may collect thanks to these application buttons.


3. Your choices concerning cookies

By using our website, you agree to use of the cookies described above. However, you can at any time choose to deactivate all or part of these cookies, except for the technical cookies required for functioning of the website as indicated above. Your browser can also be set to alert you of cookies stored in your device and ask you whether to accept them or not.

We remind you, however, that deactivating all cookies will prevent you from using our website under normal conditions, except for basic functions.


3.1. Refuse a cookie using your browsing software

As concerns management of cookies and your choices, the configuration of each browser is different. It is described in the help menu of your browser, which you can use to find out how to modify your wishes concerning cookies.

You can also set your browser so that it sends a code indicating to websites that you do not wish to be tracked. ('Do Not Track' option):


3.2. Refuse an audience-measurement cookie

On our website, audience cookies are installed by Google Analytics.

If you do not want our website to store cookies in your browser for audience-measurement purposes, you can click on the following deactivation link which will install on your browser a cookie whose sole function is to block these cookies. Click here to refuse Google audience-measurement cookies.

If you wish to block any use of your data by the Google Analytics Javascript files, download the browser add-on module to deactivate Google Analytics:


3.3. Refuse a cookie issued by a social media network

If you do not want our website to store cookies in your browser for this purpose, you can click on the following deactivation links which will store on your browser a cookie whose sole purpose is to block use of other cookies from the same issuer. Deactivating these cookies will therefore prevent any interaction with the social media networks concerned:


NB: registering your wishes as concerns cookies is associated with a specific cookie or cookies. If you delete all the cookies stored in your device concerning our website, we will no longer know which you have accepted or refused. This means that you will have to reinitialise your consent and once again refuse the cookie(s) you do not wish to store. Likewise, if you use another internet browser, you will have to once again refuse these cookies, since your choices, like the cookies they concern, are associated with the browser and the device (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) that you use to visit our website.


3.4. Deleting cookies

The user can delete all cookies from his browser, or only the selected ones. Deleting cookies does not prevent navigation or reinstallation during navigation. This allows the user to control at a given moment the cookie library of his Terminal's browser.


3.5. Private browsing

Private browsing, privacy mode or incognito mode is a privacy feature in most web browsers to disable browsing history, web cache and download history. Regarding cookies, all those that have been saved during the navigation will be deleted when the browser window is closed. This is not a solution to refuse cookies; however, their lifetime remains limited to the duration of navigation.