Cookie Statement

This Cookie Statement explains how we use cookies and how you can control them. For more information on how we use your personal information, please see our Privacy Statement.

What cookies are and how they work

Cookies are small text files placed on your device to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of our websites and to perform certain functions. They are specific to your account or browser. The website sends information to the browser, which then creates a text file. Each time you return to the website, the browser retrieves this file and sends it to the website’s server. Cookies cannot access, read or change any other data on your computer.

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Use of cookies

Our websites use cookies and similar technologies, as do almost all websites. We also use cookies when you access some of our products and services. Cookies allow us to, among other things, save your preferences and settings, authenticate and log you in, provide you with a personalised experience, secure our websites and analyse the performance of our websites and online services.
The following table lists the types of cookies we use in connection with our websites, products and services.


We use different types of cookies depending on their purpose. Below is a list of the most common cookies and a description of their purpose.

Session cookies

A session cookie is stored temporarily in your computer’s memory when you browse a site. It is used, for example, to remember the language you have selected. They are not stored on your computer for a long period of time, and disappear as soon as you close your web browser.

Tracking or persistent cookies

A persistent cookie stores a file on your computer for a long period of time. This type of cookie has an expiry date. Persistent cookies allow websites to save your information and settings for use on future visits. This makes accessing the sites easier and faster, as you do not need to log in again, for example.

Once the expiry date has passed, the cookie is automatically deleted when you return to the website that created it.

Analytical cookies for audience measurement

These cookies collect information anonymously when you visit our site. Their purpose is to enable analysis of browsing behaviour on the site for optimisation purposes.

Origin cookies

These cookies are set by the website itself (the same domain as the one in the browser address bar) and can only be read by that site. These cookies are generally used to store information, such as your preferences, which will be used the next time you visit the site.

Third party cookies

Third-party cookies are set by a different domain than the one listed in the browser address bar, i.e. by another organisation than the site owner. For example, cookies used to collect information for advertising purposes, to personalise content and to collect web statistics may be third party cookies. As third-party cookies allow for more in-depth investigations into the user’s browsing habits, they are considered more sensitive in terms of integrity. For this reason, most web browsers allow you to change your settings to refuse them

Cookies that are essential for navigation

These cookies are essential to enable you to browse our website and make the best use of its various features.

Functionality cookies

They allow us to store your browsing preferences on our site by keeping a record of the various choices you made during your last visit, for example. They may also allow you to benefit from personalised offers or advice.

Advertising cookies

These are cookies used on our site or outside our site to present you with advertisements or send you information tailored to your interests. Advertising cookies are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and help us measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. These cookies are mainly managed by advertising agencies.

Social network cookies

We may include on our site computer applications from third parties that allow you to share content from our site with other people or to let these other people know your consultation or your opinion concerning content on our site. This is particularly the case with the “Share” and “Like” buttons from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

The social network is likely to identify you thanks to this button, even if you did not use it when visiting our site. This type of application button may allow the social network concerned to track your browsing on our site, simply because your social network account was activated on your terminal (open session) during your browsing on our site.

We have no control over the process used by social networks to collect information about your browsing on our site and associated with the personal data they hold. We invite you to consult the privacy protection policies of these social networks in order to learn about the purposes of use, including advertising, of the browsing information they may collect through these application buttons. These protection policies should allow you to exercise your choices with these social networks, in particular by setting up your user accounts for each of these networks.


The aim is to present you with the most relevant advertisements possible. To this end, cookie technology makes it possible to determine in real time which advertisement to display to a terminal, according to its recent navigation on one or more sites or applications.

You may prefer to see ads that are relevant to your interests rather than ads that are not relevant to you. Similarly, advertisers who want to see their ads are interested in displaying their offers to users who are likely to be most interested in them.


To help us recognise your browser as a previous visitor’s and to store preferences you set on your previous visit to
For example, we may store your login information so that you do not have to log in each time you visit
To help us personalise the content and advertising you see when you visit To help us measure and study the effectiveness of our online interactive content, features, advertisements and other communications. To track site analytics data, user usage and to improve the services and content of

Controlling and refusing cookies

There are various tools available to you to control and decline cookies and similar technologies. For example, browser controls allow you to block and delete cookies. Some third-party analytics providers offer you the ability to disable the collection of data by web beacons and similar technologies. In some browsers, you can set your cookie preferences on a site-by-site basis, i.e. disable cookies in general, but allow them on websites you trust. Please be aware that many of our websites or services may not function properly if you disable their cookies.
To learn more about cookie settings in popular browsers, click on the following links:

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox


For other browsers, visit the provider’s website. You should be able to find this information by searching on “cookie settings [browser name]”.

Blocking or deleting cookies does not remove “local shared objects” such as Flash or HTML5 objects. To manage Flash cookie settings and preferences, you must use the Settings Manager on the Adobe website. If you choose to remove Flash objects from our service, some or all of the service may no longer be accessible or usable, and you may not be able to take advantage of the information and services offered.
You may refuse to accept third-party cookies from Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on or third-party ad management tools.


This Statement may be amended from time to time, in line with changes to our website or cookie regulations. We are entitled to change the content of this statement and the cookies listed at any time and without prior notice. You can check this web page for the latest version.

If you have any questions or comments about cookies, please contact us:

This Cookie Statement was last updated on 25 January 2021.

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