When you visit our site, information relevant to the navigation of your device (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) on our site could be saved in files called Cookies installed on your device. A cookie is a small text file saved to a dedicated space on your computer’s hard disk when you access an online service through your browser. It allows its issuer to identify the device where it is saved, during the time of saving or validity of the cookie.
a) Cookies issued for indispensable purposes
These cookies are essential to make the site work. Their sole purpose is to allow or facilitate electronic communication, and they are strictly necessary if you want to use our online services. Therefore, your prior consent is not necessary, pursuant to article 32-II of the Law of January 6, 1978 as amended. These cookies are described as follows:
- Cookies PHPSESSID: these cookies allow us to identify you on our site and store your paths and the time of your visit, with the main purpose of adjusting the presentation of our site to the display preferences of your device (language, display resolution, operating system, etc.) during your visits to our site, according to the display hardware and software on your device; storing information relevant to a form that you filled out on our site (registration or access to your account or authentication to access a service of our group) or to products, services or information that you selected on our site (a subscribed service, the content of a control panel, etc.); allowing you to access reserved and personal spaces on our site, like your account, thanks to the credentials or data you have previously provided and implement security measures, like, for instance, the request to reconnect to a content or service after a certain time.
- Audience measurement and statistic cookies issued by Google Analytics:
These cookies allow us to know the number of users and find out how they use the site. The collected elements allow us to constantly improve your navigation experience. The selected data do not allow us to identify a user, since the information is anonymous. They allow us to draw statistics and volumes of access to and use of the various elements forming our site (visited sections and contents, paths), thus enabling us to improve the interest and ergonomics of our services.
b) Cookies issued by third party applications integrated into our site
We might include in our site software applications issued by third parties that allow you, depending on the choices you made about cookies, which you can change at any time, to share the contents of our site with other people or let them know that you have visited the site and comment on one of its contents. This is, for example, the case of the buttons "Share" and "Like" on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google +, etc.
The social network that provides such a button might identify you thanks to it, even if you did not use that button while visiting our site. In fact, this type of application button can enable the concerned social network to follow your navigation on our site, only by the fact that your account with said social network was activated on your computer (open session) during your navigation on our site. We have no control over the process used by social networks to collect information about your navigation on our site, associated with the personal details that they hold.
We invite you to read the privacy protection policies of these social networks in order to learn the use purpose, especially for advertising, of the navigation information they can collect thanks to such buttons. In particular, these privacy protection policies should allow you to make your choices with these social networks, especially by setting the parameters of your user accounts for each network.
To read the privacy protection policies of the aforesaid social networks, click on the network name you wish to select:
Google +: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=fr&answer=95647
Agreement on third party cookies integrated into our site
The saving of these cookies in your device is essentially subject to your will, which you can express and modify at any time and without costs through the options offered by your browser described hereunder. If you have accepted in your browser the downloading of the cookies integrated in the pages and contents you visited, they will be temporarily saved to a dedicated space on your device. They can be read only by their issuer.
Your choices regarding these cookies
The configuration for the management and selection of cookies is different for every browser. It is described in the Help menu of your browser and explains you how you can modify your preferences about cookies.
For the “flash” © cookies of Adobe Flash Player”™:
Adobe Flash Player™ is a software program that allows a quick development of dynamic contents using the Flash IT language. Flash (and applications of the same type) memorizes parameters, preferences and use of such contents using a technology similar to cookies. However, Adobe Flash Player™ manages this information and our choices via an interface different from that provided by your browser. To the extent where your device could display contents developed with the Flash language, we invite you to access your management tools of the Flash cookies directly from the site HTTP://WWW.ADOBE.COM/FR/
Rejection of cookies
If you reject the saving of cookies to your device or cancel those already saved, you can no longer benefit from a certain number of functions that are nevertheless necessary to navigate certain areas of our site. This would be the case if you try to access our contents or services that require your identification, or if we, or our service providers cannot recognize, for technical compatibility purposes, the type of browser used by your device, its language and display parameters or the country where your device seems to be connected to the Internet. In such case, we decline any responsibility for the consequences related to a degraded operation of our services, resulting from our impossibility to save or read the cookies necessary for their operation and that you have rejected or canceled.
If you share your device with other people
If your device is used by different people and has several browsers, we cannot guarantee for sure that the services and advertising intended for your device correspond to your use of that device and not to another of its users. In such case, the sharing of the use of your device with other people and the configuration of the cookie parameters of your browser fall under your free will and responsibility.