Cookies are small bits of information stored in files within your computer’s browser. Cookies can be accessed and recorded by websites that you have viewed, and by companies that run display ads on websites so that they can recognise the browser. Websites can only access the cookies that they themselves have stored on your computer so if, for example, company X records a cookie on your browser, X can access its own cookie but not a cookie of company Y.
-Site usage: to help us recognise your browser as being that of an earlier visitor, and to record preferences determined by you during your previous visit to the Site;
-Social networks: to see if you are logged onto third-party services such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+
-Audience measurement: to monitor statistical data on the traffic to the site (meaning how users make use of the Site, and to improve the services on the Site) and also to help us measure and study the effectiveness of our online interactive content.
We may use tracking pixels (also known as transparent GIFs, web beacons or pixels) to deliver a better service and make the site more user-friendly. This technology involves the use of code fragments that present as a tiny graphic image on a web page or in an email. These tracking pixels can recognise some kinds of information about your computer such as cookies, the time and date of a page view and a description of the page on which the tracking pixel was placed. Generally speaking, any file available as part of a web page can act as a tracking pixel.
We use tracking pixels for various purposes, such as:
-to measure a particular behaviour such as whether an email has been opened or a page has been visited
-to measure a website’s audience
YOUR CHOICES ON COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS
You have the option to configure your browser to accept or reject cookies, to tell you when a cookie has been issued and its validity duration and content, to give you the opportunity to refuse to allow them to be registered on your terminal, and to delete them on a regular basis.
You can set parameters on your web browser to deactivate the cookies. However, you should be aware that if you deactivate cookies, your username and password will no longer be saved on any website.
For more information on how you can delete and manage cookies stored on your computer, please go to this site: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/fr/
How to configure your browser:
1. Open up Firefox
2. Press the ‘Alt’ key
3. In the menu on the top of the page click on ‘Tools’ and then ‘Options’
4. Select the ‘Privacy and Security’ tab
5. In the drop-down menu on the right of ‘Rules for keeping cookies’ click on ‘Use personalised settings for the history’
6. A little lower, uncheck ‘Accept cookies’
7. Save your preferences by clicking on ‘OK’
1. Open Internet Explorer
2. In the ‘Tools’ menu select ‘Internet Options’
3. Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
4. Click on ‘Advanced’ and uncheck ‘Accept’
5. Save your preferences by clicking on ‘OK’
1. Open Google Chrome
2. Click on the tool icon on the menu bar
3. Select ‘Options’
4. Click on the ‘Advanced options’ tab
5. In the drop-down menu ‘Cookie settings’ select ‘Block all cookies’
1. Open Safari
2. In the menu bar at the top, click on ‘Safari’ and then ‘Preferences’
3. Select the ‘Security’ icon
4. Next to ‘Accept cookies’ check ‘Never’
5. If you want to see the cookies that have already been saved on your computer, click on ‘Display cookies’