Cookies Policy

Last updated on 04/16/2024 at 19:16

Our website uses cookies. This page describes what information is collected, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also explain to you how you can prevent these cookies from being stored on your computer, knowing that this may disrupt the smooth running of your consultation of our website.

1/ What is a cookie?

A cookie helps improve your browsing experience by storing information (symbol, number, alphanumeric character, etc.). He has no enforcement power.

Here are some other definitions:

The CNIL defines cookies as follows: “A cookie is information placed on your hard drive by the server of the site you are visiting. It contains several pieces of data:

  • The name of the server that uploaded it,
  • An identifier in the form of a unique number,
  • Possibly an expiration date...

Wikipedia offers the following definition: "HTTP cookies (also called web cookies, Internet cookies, browser cookies, or simply cookies) are small blocks of data created by a web server while a user is browsing a website and placed on the user's computer or other device by the user's web browser. Cookies are placed on the device used to access a website, and more than one cookie may be placed on a user's device during a session."

2/ Why do we use cookies?

Subject to the choices you have expressed regarding cookies and which you can modify at any time, we use cookies for various reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there is no standard solution for disabling cookies without completely disabling a website's functionality. This is why we recommend that you leave cookies active to allow us to provide you with a service that functions correctly.

3/ Lifespan of cookies

All of these cookies, excluding essential cookies, are valid for 12 months. After this date, the cookie is said to be “expired” and will be automatically deleted by the browser.

4/ Disable cookies

You can prevent the use of cookies by changing your browser settings. Each browser's configuration is different. It is described in the help menu of your browser, which will allow you to know how to modify your cookie preferences. To complete the above, you can consult the following site:

Please be aware that disabling cookies will affect your viewing of our website and many other sites you visit. We therefore advise you not to deactivate cookies in your browser.

5/ The cookies we use

5.1/ Cookies linked to your user account

If you register on our website, we will use cookies to manage your registration process and administer your account. Cookies are also used to allow us to remember whether you are logged in or not. This saves you from having to log in each time you visit a page of our website to which access is restricted to logged in people. These cookies are mostly deleted or erased when you log out.

5.2/ Cookies used when using a form

When you submit data via a form, cookies may be set to modify the content of the displayed page such as "We have received your request: thank you. We will get back to you shortly!"

5.3/ Cookies for user preferences

To provide you with a better browsing experience on our website, we offer features allowing you to define your preferences such as displaying the user interface language, receiving alerts, etc. These preferences are stored in cookies that will be called each time you interact with a page on our website.

5.4/ Cookies used by third parties

We may include on the site computer applications from third parties which allow you to share content from the site with other people or to inform these other people of your consultation or your opinion concerning content on our site. This is particularly the case for the “Share” and “Like” buttons from social networks such as “Facebook” and “Twitter”, in particular. The social network providing such an application button is likely to identify you using this button, even if you did not use this button during your consultation of our site. We invite you to consult the privacy protection policies of these social networks in order to learn about the purposes of use, particularly advertising, of the browsing information that they can collect using these application buttons. These protection policies must in particular allow you to exercise your choices with these social networks, in particular by configuring your usage accounts for each of these networks.

In practice, a message appears when you connect to the site for the first time to tell you how to accept or refuse these cookies.

6/ Conclusion

We hope our cookies policy has clarified things. As stated above, if there is any doubt as to whether a cookie is useful, it is generally a good idea to leave it enabled in case it interacts with one of the features you use on our site.