What is a cookie?
Cookies are used by a large number of websites, essentially to improve your user experience. A cookie is a piece of information placed on your hard drive by the server of the site you are visiting. Sometimes this information is stored on your terminal in a simple text file that a server accesses to read and record certain information.
A website can only re-read and write the cookies that belong to it.
When you browse our website, cookies are used to “recognise” your browser for the duration of your visit (“session cookie”) or for return visits (“persistent cookie”).
Cookies may have multiple roles, and are used on our website:
- for technical purposes (session identification, storing your preferences, storing your basket, etc.), for example, to adapt the site’s layout to your device configuration;
- for statistical and traffic management analysis purposes. These analyses allow us, for example, to improve the site’s ergonomics and the relevance of our services;
- to propose products or services that may match your interests on our site or on third-party sites.
For the duration of their validity, the cookies allow these companies to determine – and subsequently send to you – the advertising content that is likely to match your interests, thanks to the knowledge acquired on how you browse our site.
To allow you to share content or express your opinion on our products or services, our site may include certain elements (buttons, plug-ins, etc.) linked to social networks.
These elements allow social networks to track your navigation, provided you are connected to the corresponding social media platform on your browser (even without using a “Share” button, for example).
The conditions governing the use of information related to these elements are defined by the social network of which you are a member; we have no control over the actions performed. We invite you to consult the privacy policies of these social networks to find out how the data gathered as a result of your browsing is used, and how to set up the confidentiality of your accounts.
Adobe Flash Player™ is a widespread solution used to create interactive media content. It too uses small files to store information, however the technology deployed differs from that used with cookies. Your choices concerning Flash confidentiality must thus be managed separately.
You can manage the Flash content associated with your navigation via the Adobe Flash Player manager: http://www.adobe.com/support/documentation/fr/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html
If your device is used by several people
Since cookies are linked to the device and browser used, we cannot ensure with complete certainty the identity of the person browsing on this device. Consequently, the services and advertisements proposed on this device may only correspond in part to your use (since the navigation/preferences of the device’s other users may also be taken into account).
Your device’s confidentiality is the result of your choices in terms of both its use (the people with access to it) and its setup (notably concerning cookies).
A number of options for managing cookies are available at all times. They are specified below.
In your browser’s settings, you can manage cookies at any time in order to accept or refuse their use, either globally or more precisely.
Since settings are specific to each browser, please use the link corresponding to your browser to learn more:
Managing cookies with Google Chrome
Managing cookies with Internet Explorer
Managing cookies with Mozilla Firefox
Managing cookies with Safari
For other devices (smartphones, tablets and connected objects), please refer to your browser’s Help menu.
Some so-called interprofessional platforms allow you to manage cookies online. These include the YourOnlineChoices site, which is proposed by many digital advertising professionals grouped under the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA), and managed in France by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).
This action does not prevent the display of ads on the sites you visit; it is intended to prevent (for the companies listed) the collection and use of data with a view to displaying ads that match your interests.
Additional Information on cookies
For additional information on cookies (in France), you can visit the website of the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés National (CNIL): http://www.cnil.fr/vos-droits/vos-traces/les-cookies/