What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your web browser and recognized by the website during your visit. It allows us to provide you with information most suitable for you and enhance your experience on our site.
Some cookies are stored directly by the websites you visit. Others, known as “third-party cookies” are stored by the website’s partners (social networks, advertising networks etc.)
What are cookies used for?
Most cookies store technical information relating to your browsing history on a particular website (language settings, screen size and resolution, connection time, pages visited, IP address, etc.) to enable that website to “recognise” your device throughout your interaction with it.
They are generally required to enable the website to function properly (saving your session, or remembering your favourites, etc.), but they also serve to analyse your browsing behaviour on the website, optimising your experience and showing you personalised content such as offers, or search suggestions in line with your preferences, if you wish.
The acceptance of “third-party cookies” allows the display of content linked to other websites (sharing to social networks, playing video content etc.). The deposit of these cookies is subject to the data protection policies of these third parties, who are solely responsible for the collection.
Our website may use a range of cookies to give you the best possible experience while browsing on our website by interacting with your user profile.
These make possible to use the main functions of the websites, such as remembering your device’s display preferences (language, display settings), the device type and the viewing and screen reading software that you use (internet browser type) and take this into account during following visits. They also allow us to link the various pages consulted together so as to enable a seamless browsing experience.
Audience measurement, analytics and statistics cookies
These allow us to compile statistics and traffic and usage counts for the various pages and sections of the websites and mobile apps (number of visits, pages viewed, your journey on the websites, the links you click on, your return frequency, etc.).
The following information is helpful to us for:
- Achieving studies and research in order to adapt the website content to suit your needs;
- Measuring and improving the performance of our websites;
- Detecting malfunctions and improving our service quality.
All data collected by these cookies is aggregated and processed statistically and not individually.
Content personalisation cookies
These allow us to improve the functionality and personalisation of our content on our websites, for example through the use of videos and instant messaging services. By accepting this category of cookies, you will be able to use these additional features and we can offer you products and services that are more tailored to you.
Social media cookies
- Like and share buttons on social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.);
- Content sharing buttons on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.);
Third-party cookies from social networks are likely to collect your data in order to track your browsing, simply because you have kept an open session on one of these social networks from your terminal.
Advertising & commercial cookies
These cookies may be placed on your device if you have explicitly consented to receive them to identify your preferences and interests and the products viewed or purchased on our website, so that the dynamic ads displayed to you, either by POST or by our business partners, in the relevant spaces can be tailored to you. In this case, they can be used by these companies to build profiles based on your interests, in order to offer you targeted advertising on other websites as well.
These cookies only work by identifying your web browser and your device.
How to manage your cookies preferences?
Our websites do not place or read any cookies on your device before you have given your consent via our "cookie configurator". You can change your decision regarding cookie management at any time via this same configurator.
When you visit the homepage of one of our websites, a dedicated cookie information banner will pop up. You will then be asked to accept all cookies embedded in the pages you visit, or to customise your cookie preferences.
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies do not require your consent because they are essential to the technical functioning of the websites.
Other categories of cookies (audience measurement, social media, personalisation, advertising)
These cookies cannot be stored used without your prior consent. If you agree to these categories of cookies being used, you can however change your choice later, by modifying your preferences at any time via the “Cookie settings” link accessible at the bottom of each page of the site.
For further information on cookie settings in the main web browsers, please read the browser software publishers’ documentation.
How long do we keep cookies?
The retention period of cookies varies according to the type and category of cookie used but we store cookies for a maximum period of 13 moths. At the end of these 13 months, a new request for consent may be made to you for the categories of cookies that require it.