Updated in april 2019
A cookie is a small text file that can be placed on an Internet user’s browsing device (computer, smartphone or tablet), when the user consults an online service using a browser program.
In all cases, cookies placed on the user’s browsing device with their consent are deleted 13 months after being placed on the device.
The cookies are used to:
Social media cookies may also be generated when a user browses the Site, in particular when using share buttons that gather personal data.
At any time, the user can configure his browsing software in order to allow or prevent the storing of cookies on his device. Declining cookies can be systematic or depend on the issuer. By configuring the browsing software, the user can also choose to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis, before a cookie can be stored on his device.
Each user’s browser software is different in terms of cookie and choice management. This is described in the browser’s help menu, where the user can find out how to edit his cookie preferences. Here is some information about the main browsers.
Click the “Tools” button, then “Internet options”.
Under the “General” tab, beneath “Browsing history”, click “Settings”.
Click the “View files” button.
Click the “Tools” tab, then the “Options” menu.
In the window that appears, choose “Privacy” and click “Show cookies”.
Click the “Safari” menu, then “Preferences”.
Click “Manage Website Data”.
Click the “Tools” menu icon.
Click the “Advanced” tab and access the “Content settings” section.
Click the “Cookies” button.
For more information about cookies, users can consult the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (French National Commission on Computing and Freedom) website at this address: https://www.cnil.fr/fr/site-web-cookies-et-autres-traceurs.