Definition of cookies and their uses. A cookie is a text file deposited on your computer at the time you visit our website. The cookies are managed on your computer by your Internet navigator.
There are different types of cookies, as follows:
- Cookies: Cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of our website. They allow you to use the main functions of our website (for example, access to your account). Without cookies, you would not be able to use our website normally.
- Analytical cookies: In order to improve our services, we use audience-measurement cookies such as the number of pages viewed, the number of visits, the activity of Users and their return frequency, in particular by using the services of Google Analytics. These cookies only allow the establishment of statistical studies on the User traffic on our website, whose results are completely anonymous to allow us to obtain knowledge about the use and performance of our website and to improve its functions. Acceptance of these cookies is a necessary condition for the use of our website. If you refuse them, we cannot guarantee you normal use on our website.
- Functional cookies: These are cookies that allow us to personalise your experience on our website by memorising your preferences (such as social media site sharing cookies). These cookies may be placed by a third party on our behalf, but it is not authorised to use them for purposes other than those described.
Types of cookies used. The following types of cookies are used on this Site:
- Temporary cookies: This type of cookie is active on your navigator until you leave our website and expires if you do not access the Site for a given period.
- Permanent or Tracer cookies: This type of cookie stays in your navigator’s cookie file for a longer period, which depends upon the parameters of your web navigator. Permanent cookies are also called Tracer cookies.
Use of third-party cookies. We may use third party partners such as Google Analytics, to track the progress of visitors to our website or to identify your centres of interest on our website and personalise the offer sent to you on our website or outside our website. The information collected by third-party advertisers may include geo-location data or contact information, such as email addresses. The confidentiality policies of these third-party advertisers provide further information on the way in which the cookies are used.
We ensure that the partner companies agree to process the information collected on our website exclusively for our requirements and in accordance with our instructions, in compliance with the European regulations. We ensure that they agree to implement appropriate security and protection measures for keeping the data confidential.
Deactivation of cookies. You may deactivate the cookies at any time by selecting the appropriate parameters on your navigator.
We draw your attention to the fact that deactivation of the cookies may reduce or hinder access to all or certain functions.
- Go to the website you wish to block from setting cookies in Firefox.
- Right-click within the page and select View Page Info.
- In the Page Info window, select the Permissions panel.
- Underneath Set Cookies, remove the check mark from Use Default.
- Change the setting to Block.
- Close the Page Info window.
In Internet Explorer
- Select the gear in the upper-right corner of the screen, then select “Internet Options“. If you have the Menu Bar enabled, you can select “Tools“ > “Internet Options“.
- Click the “Privacy” tab.
- Select the “Advanced” button.
- Under “First-party Cookies” and “Third-party Cookies“, choose one of the following:
- Accept – To automatically accept cookies.
- Block – To automatically block cookies.
- Prompt – To prompt with each cookie request.
- You can also check “Always allow session cookies” if desired. Select “OK” when done.
- Select the “Sites” button if you wish to set options for specific websites. Under this section, type the website in the “Address of website” field, then select to “Block” or “Allow” cookies on that website. Click “OK” when you are done.
- Click “OK” and you have successfully set your cookie settings in IE11.
In Google Chrome
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- At the top right, click More Settings.
- Under "Privacy and security," click Site settings.
- Click Cookies.
- From here, you can:
- Turn on cookies: Next to "Blocked," turn on the switch.
- Turn off cookies: Turn off Allow sites to save and read cookie data.
- Go to the Safari drop-down menu.
- Select Preferences.
- Click Privacy in the top panel.
- Under 'Block cookies' select the option 'Never'.
- For increased security, once you have finished using the site, please change the Privacy setting back to Always.