When visiting our website, information about visits to our site made from the browser on your terminal (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) may be recorded in files, known as “Cookies”, stored on your terminal depending on the preferences you have set regarding Cookies which can be modified at any time. A Cookie is a small text file saved in a special area of your terminal’s hard disk when you consult an online service using your browser software. It makes it possible for the issuer of the Cookie to identify the terminal on which it is saved for the duration of the Cookie’s validity or as long as it is saved.
Only the issuer of the cookie is liable to read or modify the information it contains. The Cookies we use on our site are used for the purposes described hereafter, subject to the preferences set in your browser software when visiting our site, which you can modify at any time. The Cookies we use allow us to:
- obtain statistics and measure traffic volumes and the use of various parts of our site (areas and content visited, links followed), which allows us to improve the content and ergonomics of our services. To adapt the presentation of our site to the display settings of your terminal (language used, resolution, operating system used, etc.) during visits to our site, depending on the equipment, and viewing and reading software of your terminal;
- to memorise information you have entered in forms on our site (registration or access to your account or authentication of access to one of our group’s services), and about products, services or information you have selected on our site (subscription to services, shopping basket contents, etc.);
- to allow you access to restricted and private areas of our site, such as your account, using the login information or details that you have provided;
- to implement security measures, for example when you are asked to log back in in order to access content or services after a certain lapse of time.
Cookies issued on our site by third parties
Cookies from third party applications used on our site
We may include on our site application software issued by third parties which allow you to share content on our site with others and to inform others of your visit to our site and your views on its content. This is the case with the “Share” and “Like” buttons of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter etc. The social network that provides these application buttons is able to identify you using this button, even if you haven’t used the button during your visit to the site. Essentially, this type of application button can enable the social network concerned to monitor your browsing activity on our site simply due to the fact that your account with that social network is active on your terminal (open session) when you visit our site. We have no control over the procedures used by social networks for gathering information about your browsing activity on our site and its association with the personal data they have access to. Please consult the privacy protection policies of these social networks to learn more about the use, particularly regarding advertising, of the browsing data they are able to gather using these application buttons. These privacy protection policies should, in particular, allow you to set your preferences with these social networks, particularly through the account settings section of the network concerned.
If you share use of your terminal with other people
If your terminal is used by more than one person and when multiple browser software is used on the same terminal, we cannot guarantee that the services and adverts shown on your terminal correspond to your use of the terminal and not to that of another user. If this is the case, the decision to allow others to use your terminal as well as your browser settings regarding cookies are your sole responsibility.