Definition of a cookie

A cookie is a text file that is placed on your computer when you visit a site or an advertisement. Its purpose is to anonymously collect information about your browsing activity and to provide you with services and content adapted to your device (computer, mobile or tablet). Cookies are managed by your web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer).

There are two types of cookies: session cookies that are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, and permanent cookies which remain stored on your computer after you close your browser.

Cookies are anonymous, however, and are not used to collect personal information under any circumstances.

Setting up your web browser

You can choose to disable these cookies at any time. Your browser can also be set to notify you of cookies that are stored on your computer and ask you whether or not to accept them. You can accept or refuse cookies on a case-by-case basis or refuse them systematically.

  • Accept to use cookies: your Internet browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer) is set this way by default. You are guaranteed the proper functioning of the sites you visit.
  • Authorize the use of a cookie on a case-by-case basis: before saving the file on your computer, an information message will alert you that the site you are visiting wishes to save a cookie on your computer. If you choose to refuse to save the file, this may have negative effects on the functioning of the site.
  • Refuse to use cookies: This way you guarantee that no website will create/modify a cookie on your computer. This may affect the proper functioning of the sites you visit.