What is a cookie and what is it used for?
A cookie is a text file that may be saved, depending on the options you choose, in a dedicated space on the hard drive of your device (computer, tablet, etc.) when you access an online service using your browser. It is transmitted to your browser by a website's server. Each cookie is assigned an anonymous identifier. The cookie file allows its issuer to identify the device on which it is saved during the period for which this cookie is valid or saved. A cookie does not make it possible to identify individuals.
We do automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our site – such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider. We use non-personally identifiable information to analyze site usage (such as aggregated information on the pages visited by our users), which allows us to improve the design and content of our site. When you access to the website, we may, depending on your choices, install statistics cookies.
These cookies make it possible to calculate site visitor statistics and detect any browsing issues in order to monitor and improve the quality of our services. You may change your browser settings at any time in order to express and modify your preferred options for cookies, and particularly statistics cookies. You may also configure your browser to block certain cookies. If you block our cookies, your visit of the website will no longer be recorded in our traffic measurement tools, but you may no longer be able to access certain features which are nevertheless necessary for browsing certain sections of our site.
First party cookies
A small amount of text stored in the user's computer that is created by the website the user is visiting. If you were to disable first-party cookies, a website could not keep track of your activity as you move from page to page. By default, first-party cookies are allowed in every Web browser.
Are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.
These cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
These cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
How to change your browser settings? (procedures for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE and Opera)
Click on the spanner icon in your browser's toolbar.
Click on Show advanced settings.
In the “Privacy” section, click on the Content settings button.
In the “Cookies” section, you can block third-party cookies and site data
At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP), then select Options.
Select the Privacy tab. Define your History settings: use custom settings for history. Unselect the option to Accept cookies.
Go to Settings > Preferences.
Click on the Privacy tab.
In the “Block cookies” section, select “Always”.
on Internet Explorer
Go to Tools > Internet Options.
Click on the Privacy tab
Click on the Advanced button and select “Override automatic cookie handling”.
Go to Settings > Preferences.
Click on the Advanced tab.
In the “Cookies” section, select “Never accept cookies”.