1. WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a text file that may be recorded in a dedicated space on the hard disk of your terminal (the hardware equipment (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc….) that you use to consult or view a site, an application, or advertising content) when you consult an online service using your browser software.
A cookie file allows its issuer to identify the terminal in which it is stored, for the duration of the validity or storage of the cookie.
Cookies are therefore data used by a server to send status information to a user’s browser, and by that browser to send status information back to the originating server. Status information can be, for example, a session ID, language, expiration date, response domain, etc.
1.2 Legal regime
Article 32 of the French Data Protection Act, following the transposition of the first Telecom package by Act No. 2004-669 of 9 July 2004 on electronic communications and audio-visual communication services, requires that each user must be clearly and fully informed of the purpose of each type of cookie and the means available to him or her to oppose their installation.
2. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
We use four main types of cookies, the purposes of which are described below.
2.1 Analytical cookies
These are cookies that enable us to know the use and performance of our site, to establish statistics, volumes of visits and use of the various elements of our site (content visited, path) enabling us to improve the interest and ergonomics of our services (the pages or sections most often consulted, the articles most frequently read, etc.) and to memorise information relating to your browsing preferences (choice of language for example).
On our site, these are cookies placed by copyright.eu on your terminal for navigation, optimisation, and personalisation of our services on the site (these cookies mainly concern our web analytics solutions).
2.2 Session cookies
These are cookies that disappear as soon as the user leaves the site.
2.3 Permanent cookies
These are cookies that remain on the user’s terminal until their lifespan expires or until the user deletes them using the functions of their browser.
2.4 Tracking cookies
These are cookies that allow users to be tracked, such as raw attendance data associated with an identifier (an IP address, for example). This information is kept for a maximum of six (6) months, starting from their first insertion, without the possibility of an extension during new visits. After this period, this data is deleted and/or anonymised.
The express agreement to the installation of tracking cookies is not compulsory as we have a system for deleting and/or anonymising the data collected after six (6) months.
The cookies below, relating to advertising and third-party cookies, are not used by the publisher and are indicated for your full information.
2.5 Advertising cookies
Advertising cookies require prior consent from the user (art 32 of the French Data Protection Act).
SETTING COOKIES; Setting cookies allows the user’s consent to be collected. The default settings of Internet browsers are usually set to accept cookies, but you can change this by modifying the settings of your browser. If not set, the browser may provide modules or web platforms that handle consent.
However, please note that if you choose to disable cookies, some parts of our materials may not be accessible.
2.6 Third-party cookies
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 to learn about the purposes of use, including advertising, of the browsing information they may collect through these application buttons. These protection policies must allow you to exercise your choices with these social networks, by configuring your user accounts for each of these networks. The third-party cookies issued on our site come from applications integrated into our site, the main ones being Google Analytics (Statistical measurements) utma utmb utmc utmz and AT Internet (xiti.com – Statistical measurements) idrxvr tmst COMMENT
3 – METHODS FOR REFUSING/DELETING COOKIES
The recording of a cookie in a terminal is essentially subject to the will of the user of the terminal, which the latter may express and modify at any time and free of charge.
If you have accepted the storage of cookies on your terminal in your browser software, the cookies integrated into the pages and content that you have consulted may be stored temporarily in a dedicated space on your terminal.
These are the means available to you to accept/refuse or delete the cookies present on our site:
Most browsers accept cookies by default. However, you can decide to block these cookies or ask your browser to warn you when a site tries to implement a cookie on your terminal.
To change your browser’s cookie handling, you can change the settings in the privacy section.
Each browser has a different configuration for managing cookies and your choices. It is described in the help menu of your browser, which will allow you to know how to modify your wishes regarding cookies:
• For Explorer
• For Safari
• For Google Chrome
• For Firefox
• For Opera
Opt-out links for analytical cookies
For cookies set by XITI: http://www.xiti.com/fr/optout.aspx (external link)
The use of a cookie management platform for sharing and advertising cookies
You can find more information on behavioural advertising and privacy on the Internet at this address: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/fr/ (external link) and will thus know which companies are registered and offer you the possibility of refusing or accepting the cookies used by these companies to adapt the advertisements that may be displayed on your terminal to your browsing information.
The cookie placed when using the sharing buttons is also included in this platform.
Please note that the consideration of your wishes is based on a cookie. If you delete all the cookies stored on your terminal (via your browser), we or our service providers will not know that you have chosen this option.
4 – MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES
On the CNIL website: http://www.cnil.fr/vos-droits/vos-traces/les-cookies/ (external link)
UFMD’s guide to good practice
http://www.sri-france.org/documentation/documents-juridiques/guide-ufmd-de-bonnes-pratiques-concernant-lusage-des-cookies-publicitaires/ (external link)