Cookies – what are they?
A “cookie” is a piece of information, like a tag, that is stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit a website. It can help identify your device – like your computer or mobile phone – whenever you visit that website.
What are cookies used for?
- Give you a better online experience;
- Allow you to set personal preferences;
- Protect your security;
- Measure and improve our services
- Work with partners, get to know you better and therefore adapt our offers and suggest you a personalized offer.
So what information is kept by the cookie?
A cookie will typically hold:
- The name of the website that it has come from;
- How long the cookie will stay on your device
- Your web browsing course (including IP address);
- Technical specification of your device and a value – usually a randomly generated unique number
The cookies we set
We use the following categories of cookies on the site:
These cookies collect anonymous information on how people use the site and they only produce anonymous statistics. For example, we use Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how customers arrive at the site, browse or use the site and to highlight areas where we can improve, such as browsing and marketing campaigns. The data stored by these cookies never records personal details from which your individual identity can be established and cannot identify your device or track your browsing activity on other websites.
How long do cookies stay on my computer?
The cookies used on our site can behave in two different ways:
Cookies can be stored on the hard drive of your device only for the duration of your internet browsing session and will then be automatically deleted when you close your browser (Session cookies).
Cookies can be stored on the hard drive of your device until they are deleted by you from our cookie management tool accessible hereafter or directly by the deletion function provided in your browser, or until that they reach their maximum retention period of up to 13 months from their deposit (Persistent cookies).
What can I do to manage cookies stored on my computer or phone?
Each browser’s configuration is different: it is described in your browser’s help menu, which will let you know how to change your cookie wishes.
Internet Explorer™: https://support.microsoft.com/fr-fr/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer
What happens if I don’t accept cookies?
If you decline cookies, some aspects of the site may not work on your device and you may not be able to access areas you want on the site. For this reason, we recommend that you accept cookies.