WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is defined by the HTTP communication protocol as a sequence of information sent by an HTTP server to an HTTP client, which the latter returns during each query of the same HTTP server under certain conditions.
The cookie is the equivalent of a small text file, stored on the user’s terminal.
It is sent as an HTTP header by the web server to the web browser, which returns it unchanged each time it accesses the server.
A cookie can be used for authentication, session (state maintenance), and to store specific information about the user, such as the preferences of a site or the content of an electronic shopping cart.
Usually stored as a simple text file, cookies are not executable. They are not spyware, nor are they viruses.
Most modern browsers allow users to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. Users can also decide how long they want cookies to be stored for. However, the complete rejection of cookies makes some sites unusable.
This includes shopping carts on online stores and sites that require a connection to a user account. Source: www.wikipedia.org.
With each connection to our site, and depending on your choices, various cookies may be installed to your device to allow us, for example, to recognise the internet browser being used.
These are cookies related to the essential functioning of the website.
These cookies enable the following:
– The generation of statistics on the use of the elements present on our site (sections, subheadings, products, services, etc.) in order to improve the daily experience of your visit.
– The adaptation of the usability and UX design of our site to the device preferences (language of use, display resolution, etc.) during your navigation.
– Matching your contact or personal data and browsing information when you register or access our products and services, in order to send you emails that may be of interest to you.
– Your Internet browser saving data about a form you filled out on our website (like registering or gaining access to a customer area) or about our goods and services (such as subscribed service or details of a reservation).
– Using identifiers and information you have subsequently given to us to gain access to restricted navigation regions on our website, such as a customer area, for example.
– The implementation of security measures, such as when inviting to reconnect to all or part of the website, or to one of our products and services, after a certain period of time.
Please be aware that disabling cookies may reduce the quality of your visit and user experience.
To learn more about cookies and how they work, visit: www.allaboutcookies.org
USE OF THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
A web page’s images and other components could be located on servers other than the one that hosts the page. The browser downloads all of these objects in order to show the page. Most websites contain information from various sources.
For instance, if you enter www.example.com into your browser, you may occasionally see items or advertisements on a portion of the page that originate from another domain than www.example.com.
Cookies that are set by the domain displayed in the browser address bar are referred to as first-party cookies. Cookies from a different domain that are set by a page object are known as third-party cookies.
Third-party cookies are often accepted by browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Opera; however, users can modify the settings in the browser options to disable them.
Third-party cookies that provide web functionality do not inherently pose a security risk.
These third-party cookies may, for instance, enable us to compile statistics (using Google Analytics or Xiti, for instance), to suggest tailored content based on your preferences and interests, or to determine the original third-party website that sent you to our website.
Through options such as “share” or “like”, these third-party cookies may also enable you to locate and share all or a portion of the information on our website on social media.
Please visit the following website to learn more about how various social networks (not a complete list) utilise cookies:
CONFIGURATION OF COOKIES ON AN INTERNET BROWSER
Visit the following pages to learn more about how to set and customise cookies in your browser:
for Chrome™: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=fr&hlrm=en&answer=95647 ;
for Safari™ : http://www.apple.com/privacy/use-of-cookies ;
for Microsoft Edge™ : https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy ;
for Firefox™ : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/third-party-cookies-firefox-tracking-protection%20e%20d%20c ;
for Opera™ : http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/en/cookies.html.
For any other browsers, we recommend using your preferred internet search engine or getting in touch with your IT manager or supplier