Recording of data by means of cookies

What is a cookie?:

A “cookie” is a small file installed on your computer that stores information about your browsing on our website (language settings, connection time, pages visited, etc.). We are able to consult this data the next time you visit, in particular to enhance your browsing experience.

For the sake of transparency, the following paragraphs are intended to give you a complete overview of the cookies used by the Site and to offer you a solution so you can make the right choice. Please note that sharing your computer with other people may change the personalised nature of the way the cookies act.

What cookies are used by the Site?

The Site uses “cookies” to facilitate User browsing. The following cookies are used:

  • User ID cookies
  • Cookies to record the language used by the User to facilitate navigation
  • Flash cookies containing elements required by media players (audio or video), corresponding to content requested by the User.

The Site may also use cookies to inform us about the products, services and pages you consult. These cookies enable us to offer you personalised content and in particular to display advertising, when you visit our website that corresponds to your interests. These cookies can be set as you wish, as described in the following section. If you refuse to accept cookies that enable us to identify the products, services and pages you consult, your browsing content will not be personalised and the advertising that appears may be of no interest.

Does the Site allow third parties to use cookies when I am browsing?

The Site uses Google AnalyticsTM, a website analysis service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the site and to create statistics. The data generated by the cookies concerning your use of the website (including your IP address) are sent and stored by Google on servers located in the United States. Google may use this information in order to evaluate your use of the site, compile reports on the site’s activity intended for its publisher, and to provide other services relating to the site’s activity and to the use of the Internet. Google may communicate these data to third parties if legally required or when these third parties process the data on behalf of Google, including the publisher of this site. Google will not match your IP address to any other data held by Google. You can deactivate the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser (see below). However, doing so may prevent the use of some of the site’s functions. By using this Internet site, you consent to the processing of your personal data by Google under the conditions and for the purposes described above. To consult Google’s Confidentiality Policy, click here.

Google accepts the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles on data protection prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce. These principles, negotiated between the American authorities and the European Commission in 2001, are essentially based on Directive 95/46 of 24 October 1995 and ensure adequate protection for data transfers from the European Union to companies in the United States

How can you exercise choices concerning cookies?

  • Browser settings and consequences of your choices:

There are several ways for you to manage cookies. You may at any time express and change your wishes with regard to cookies by going to the Help section on your browser’s toolbar. It will tell you how to reject cookies, or to get a message telling you they have been received, or how to deactivate cookies, either systematically or depending on the party issuing them.  You can also delete cookies manually.

You may also choose to deactivate or delete similar cookies used by your browser’s accessory software, such as Flash cookies, by changing the parameters of the software in question, or by visiting the Web site of the software’s publisher.

Please note that setting your browser in this way may deny you access to certain content or significantly interfere with your browsing and the services you expect from our site. We decline any liability for any consequences associated with our site’s degraded performance resulting from the inability to utilise the cookies necessary for it to function properly

  • Your choice depending on your browser:

Each browser features a configuration process so you can manage cookies. It is described in your browser’s Help menu, which will tell you how you can express your wishes with regard to cookies:

For Internet Explorer™: Open the Tools menu, then select Internet Options; click on the Confidentiality tab, then on the Advanced tab, and choose the desired level, or follow this link:

For Firefox™: open the Tools menu, then select Options; click on the Privacy tab, then choose the desired options, or follow this link:

For Chrome™: open the Settings menu (spanner logo), then select Options; click on Advanced Options, then in the Privacy section click on Content Settings and choose the desired options, or follow this link:

For Safari™: choose Safari > Preferences then click on Security; in the Accept Cookies section choose the desired options or follow this link:

For Opera™: open the Tools or Settings menu, then select “Delete Private Data; click on the Detailed Options tab, then choose the desired options or follow this link:

  • Your choice on mobile:

To specify whether Safari™ accepts cookies 

  1. On the main screen, choose Settings > Safari.
  2.  Touch Accept Cookies and choose Never, From Visited Sites or Always.

To delete all cookies in Safari 

  1. On the main screen, choose Settings > Safari.
  2. Touch Erase Cookies.

To delete cookies on Android 

  1. Menu > Settings > Erase all cookies