1. What Is A Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded to your machine from the server that hosts the site you are visiting. The purpose of the cookie is to gather information relating to your browsing habits and to target content and services that are designed to meet your personal interests. The cookie contains several pieces of information:
- the name of the server that downloaded it;
- a unique, numeric identifier;
- in some cases, an expiry date.
This information is sometimes stored on your computer in the form of a simple text file that a server can access to read and update information.
Definition of the CNIL (French National Center for Information Technology and Freedom)
Several different types of cookies are used on this site:
some cookies are used in order to measure and track site visits (Google Analytics);
to identify users so that you don’t have to log in each time you visit the site,
These cookies are used to calculate the number of site visits and to record usage statistics relating to different sites and sections of the sites, as well a the usage of each service provided on the sites.
Identification cookies are used when users create or log on to their personal workspaces on the site, and to record users’ contributions to user-generated content. For instance, they can be used to allow you access to your user account.
2. Configuring Your Browser
At any time, you can change your preferences concerning the placement of cookies by our site, by changing the settings of your internet browser.
Each browser has a different configuration process. This process is described in your browser’s help menu, which can teach you how to change your cookie settings. Here are the help pages for:
3. Prior Consent For The Placement of Cookies
You are deemed to have given your consent to the placement of cookies on your device from any part of our site if:
You have continue to browse the site by clicking on an element of the site such as an image, a headline, or a button, etc., or by visiting any page other than the page by which you accessed our site upon your first visit to the site.
Your consent is only valid for a limited period (typically six months) from the first time that a cookie is placed on your device. Once this period has expired, we will once again ask for your consent to use these cookies.
4. Rejecting Cookies
Rejection of cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of all of our services.