1 - What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file that may get stored in a specific area of your device’s hard drive* when you are using an online service through your web browser. Cookie files enable their issuers to identify the device on which they are stored, throughout the lifespan or validity period of the cookie in question.
* device here means the hardware (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) that you use to view or display a website, application, advertising content, etc.
2 - What cookies do we use ?
We use three types of cookies, the purposes of which are described below.
- Cookies that are strictly necessary for the site to work
These are cookies essential for moving around our website (such as session identifiers) that enable you to use the site’s main functions and keep your connection secure. They enable you, for example, to gain direct access to reserved and personal areas on our website, by means of logins or data you may have provided to us previously. Without these cookies, you will not usually be able to use the site. We advise against deleting them.
These are the cookies in question:
|JSESSIONID||Technical session identifier
Duration: user session
|Used to maintain the authenticated session|
|searchReminderTopPart||Research panel status
Duration: user session
|Used to retain the search panel options
users have chosen.
- Analytics cookies
These are cookies we can use to find out how our website is used and how it performs, to produce statistics and determine visitor numbers and the use made of various aspects of our website (content visited, clickthroughs), enabling us to improve the interest in and design of our services (pages and sections viewed most often, the articles that are most read, etc.).
These are the cookies in question:
|XITI - AT internet||Web pages viewed on our
website, visits, clicks
|Produce statistics and determine visitor numbers and the
use made of various aspects of our website.
|WEBORAMA||Web pages viewed on our website.
|Used to produce statistics on
the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
- Sharing cookies (social network links)
Our site contains content-sharing links to Facebook, Twitter and other similar social networks, enabling you to share our site’s content with other people. When you use these share buttons, a third-party cookie is installed. If you are logged into a social network when using our website, the share buttons make it possible to link the content viewed to your user account.
We ask that you read these social networks’ privacy policies to find out the purposes, especially as regards advertising, of the page-view data that they might collect by means of these applications buttons.
|Social network sharing utility||Third-party cookies||Blocking/removing these cookies
makes it impossible to share content.
3 - Third-party cookies
4 - Cookie blocking/removal process
Saving a cookie on a device basically depends on the wishes of device users, who can decide and change how to deal with cookies at any time for any reason. If you have agreed within your web browser to the storing of cookies on your device, cookies incorporated in the pages and content you have viewed may be temporarily stored in a special area on your device. If you decline to save cookies on your device, or if you delete the cookies stored there, some site features may no longer work for you.
The following methods are available to accept or block the cookies found on our website:
- Your browser settings
Most browsers accept cookies by default. However, you can decide to block these cookies or ask your browser to warn you when a site attempts to install a cookie on your device.
To make this decision, or change it, go to your browser’s help menu or help section. By way of information, the following information is provided by the publishers:
- Internet ExplorerTM : http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-FR/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
- SafariTM : http://support.apple.com/kb/PH19214
- ChromeTM : http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=fr&hlrm=en&answer=95647
- FirefoxTM : https://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/empecher-sites-enregistrer-preferences
- OperaTM : http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/fr/cookies.html
- Flash cookies from Adobe Flash Player™
Adobe Flash Player™ is a computer application used in the rapid development of dynamic content using the "Flash" computer language. Flash (and applications of the same kind) stores the settings, preferences and use of this content by means of a technology similar to cookies. However, Adobe Flash Player™ manages this data and your choices through a different interface from that provided by your browser.
If your device is likely to display content developed using Flash, please go directly to the Flash cookies management section of the Adobe website at:
- Opt-out links for analytics cookies
- For cookies installed by XITI: http://www.xiti.com/en/optout.aspx
- For cookies installed by Weborama: http://www.weborama.com/en/e-privacy/our-commitment/
- Using a cookie management platform for content-sharing and advertising cookies
You will find more information about behavioural advertising and privacy protection at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/; in this way you can find out which of the companies registered offer you the option to block or accept cookies used by these companies to adapt advertising that may be displayed on your device to your browsing data.
Cookies downloaded when content-sharing buttons are used are included on this platform.
Please note that a cookie is required to actually operate the options you select. If you delete all the cookies saved on your device (via your browser) neither we nor or service providers will know that you have chosen this option.
5 - More information about cookies
On the website of the French Data Protection Authority, CNIL:http://www.cnil.fr/vos-droits