What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file that asks for your permission to be placed on the hard drive of the device you are using (e.g., computer, tablet, smartphone) when you visit a particular site using your web browser.
When you visit our site, we may ask your permission to install various cookies on your device, which will allow us to recognize you (the device user) until the cookie(s) expire(s).
The cookies that we install are used in the ways described below. You can choose to accept or decline our cookies by modifying the settings of the web browser you use to visit our site.
Only the website that created a given cookie can view or modify the information it contains.
Our cookies allow us to do the following:
- obtain statistics describing web traffic to our site, determine the number of visits, and describe patterns of use (e.g., sections and contents viewed, path followed), which will allow us to improve the utility and user friendliness of our site
- adapt how our site appears on your device (e.g., based on your language settings, screen resolution, operating system) when you visit, depending on your device’s hardware and software for displaying and reading
- store information that you entered somewhere on our site (e.g., registering for access to a user-restricted area, signing up for an event) or information or services that you selected somewhere on our site
- allow you to access personal and user-restricted areas of the site, thanks to a username and password or past data that you provided
- put into place security measures, such as asking you to renew your log-in information to access certain content or services after you have been inactive for a certain amount of time
What are your choices when it comes to cookies?
At any point, you can choose to control or delete cookies using the following methods.
Controlling cookies with your web browser
You can change the settings of your web browser so that cookies are either saved to your device or declined. This setting can be applied universally or customised to depend on a cookie’s website of origin.
You can also configure your web browser to prompt you to accept or decline cookies on a case by case basis, before they can be saved to your device.
Whether or not a cookie is saved to a user’s device is decided by the user, who can control how cookies are dealt with by changing the browser’s cookie settings at any time and at no cost.
If you have enabled cookies in your web browser, the cookies contained in the web pages and web content that you have viewed can be temporarily stored in a dedicated space on your device’s hard drive. They can only be read by the website that created them.
If you choose to disable or delete cookies, we will not be held liable for any consequences related to the improper functioning of our services because of an inability to save cookies to your device or to consult the information contained in said cookies.
Third-party cookies on our website
Our website site may include plug-in applications from third parties, which allow you to share content on our website with other individuals or to share what you have viewed on our site and your opinion thereof. An example of such a plug-in application is the “Share” and “Like” buttons associated with social networks such as Twitter®, Facebook®, or LinkedIn®.
The social network associated with the button may be able to identify you as a result of the button’s presence, even if you do not click on it while you are visiting our site. Indeed, plug-in buttons can allow social networks to trace the path you follow through our website if said social networks are open on your device (you are logged in) as you browse our site.
We have no control over the methods used by social networks to collect information about your browsing patterns on our site, which may be associated with personal data that they already possess. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any social networks you use so as to better understand what is done, particularly in terms of marketing, with the information they collect via plug-in buttons. Notably, these privacy policies must indicate the choices available to you with regards to how your data are used. User preferences can be implemented via each social network’s settings.