What are cookies?
Cookies are text files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They store certain information about the use of the site. Cookies are useful because they allow websites to recognize users’ devices. They are then sent back to the original website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes them. For more information about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Types of information we collect and reasons for collection
Cookies help us to better understand your use of our site so that we can, among other things, provide an optimal experience for our website visitors. Here are some examples of the types of information we collect through cookies:
- The number of users visiting our site, the frequency with which the site was viewed, the pages viewed, the clicks on the site and the total time spent on the site;
- The name of the website visited prior to our site;
- Whether you are visiting our site for the first time or not;
- The type of browser used and your IP address, so we can recognize you on your next visit.
We do not collect your name or email address through cookies.
In addition, cookies allow us to do the following:
- Customize your visit: we can use information about your visit to improve your next visit to our site.
- Analyze customer trends: We collect information about visits to our site and analyze them as a whole in aggregate form. This type of research is aimed at identifying trends among visitors to our site and not at analyzing the data of a specific visitor.
Types of cookies we use
Third party cookies
Some third parties and affiliates may place and read cookies on your computer. These cookies may be used to provide third party components or features on or through the site. The parties who set these third-party cookies may recognize your device when it visits our site and also when certain other websites are visited.
The types of third party cookies that we use on the site are:
- Analytics cookies: These cookies allow us or our third-party analytics providers to collect statistics (aggregated and anonymous) about how the site is used by you and other visitors. This information allows us to improve available features.
To refuse these different types of cookies, please follow the instructions below in the “Cookie management” section.
Length of time cookies are stored on your device
Our analytics cookies and third party cookies are persistent cookies. They allow us to gain insight into visitors’ browsing behavior over a longer period of time. They can remain on your computer for 24 hours, a week or even several years, depending on their function. This means that these cookies survive after your browser is closed and can be used by our site to recognize your computer when you reopen your browser later.
You can manage the preference to receive all types of cookies through your web browser. Since the way you can enable or disable cookies varies by web browser, you should consult your web browser’s Help menu for more information on cookie preferences. You can also configure your browser at any time to be notified of the receipt of a cookie, so that you can decide whether or not to accept it. Cookies do not in any way read data from your hard drive and you can delete them from your computer at any time. At the moment, it is technically impossible to synchronize your settings between your browser and your devices (your computer or your smartphone). You must specify these settings in all browsers and on all devices you currently use and each time you use a new browser or device. Please note that if you disable or deactivate cookies, this will apply to all cookies.
To disable analytics cookies managed by our third-party analytics partners, use the browser opt-out mechanisms described above or use the analytics opt-out mechanisms used by our analytics providers: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on