What are cookies?

Cookies are short pieces of text information about website users’ visits and preferences that servers send to a browser. They are stored in users’ computers, tablets or mobile phones. Some of them are deleted just after closing the browser, others are recorded in the file « cookies.txt » installed on your electronic device.

Cookies are secure, they only store information that has previously been entered into the browser by a user (for example, email address). They do not keep personal data and cannot be used to access your electronic device, nor damage it. Only the site that encrypts the data in a cookie can read it.

Your Privacy

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience.

Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

Types of cookies?

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies (Inactive)

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance

Targeting Cookies (Inactive)

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.

They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Why do we use cookies?

  • To make our website work smoothly.
  • To remember your settings during and between visits (for example, data related to your computer, type and version of your browser, operational system of your mobile or tablet, technical identification data, content that you are looking for…).
  • To improve the speed and security of the site.
  • To allow you to share pages with social networks…

We do not use cookies to: 

  • Collect any personal or sensitive information without your permission.
  • Pass or sell personally identifiable data to advertising networks or third parties.
  • Pay sales commissions.
  • Contact you via post, email or phone…

What cookies are used on our website? 

Necessary cookies

 that allow:

  • to load and distribute content on our website quicker.
  • to provide essential security measures.
  • to accept cookies in a pop-up window only once (on first visit).
  • These cookies are systematically generated by the website. 

Functionality cookies

 including remembering your search settings and pages viewed (for example, these cookies allow the user to return to the previous page when clicking the "back" button). There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Social Media Cookies

 We have included sharing buttons on our website so that you can easily like or share our content on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. The privacy implications will depend on social network and on the privacy settings you have chosen.

Analytics cookies 

are only used internally in order to collect statistics and other data about a users’ browsing experience (for example, pages most viewed, average time spent on our website etc.). This information allows us to improve our content. This data is generated by Google Inc. and compiled anonymously in reports only destined to us.

Delete cookies 

If you wish to block cookies, simply set your browser so that it will refuse some or all of them. However, it may be appropriate to keep the cookies for faster navigation. Deleting cookies will not hurt your browsing experience on our web site. 

  • To disable cookies managed by Google Analytics, go to Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
  • To delete cookies in your browser options, follow steps described in the « Help » menu of your respective browser. The steps are different for each browser.