A Cookie is a text file that can be saved on your computer device when you look at services that are available using a browser, via our website. While they remain valid, cookies enable us to recognize your device when you access digital content which includes cookies from the same issuer, and to gather anonymous supplementary information on the user’s or Visitor’s behaviour while they are browsing our website.

In order to ensure full functionality of our services, cookies are installed on your device (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) or your browser when you log into the website or use the services available on it.

We use the following cookies:

  • Google Analytics
  • First-party cookies

What is the purpose behind cookies?

Browsing cookies enhance the performance of our web-based services, bringing a better experience of the website and its applications to the User or Visitor. The User’s or Visitor’s prior consent is not required in order to install these cookies on your access device. More specifically, these browsing cookies enables us in particular to:

  • Gather statistics and record levels of visits and use of the various elements making up the website (sections and content visited, navigation paths), enabling us to improve and optimise use of our web-based services;
  • depending on the hardware and the viewing or reading software carried on the access device, to adapt the presentation of the website to the display preferences of the User’s or Visitor’s device (language used, display resolution, operating system used, etc.) during his visits to the website;
  • implement security measures, for example, requesting the User or Visitor to reconnect to content or a service after a certain 'time-out' period.

Our website relies on the use of certain third-party services. These include Facebook, Twitter, the LinkedIn share button, videos posted on the website (YouTube). These features use third-party cookies placed directly by these services and enabling the sharing of editorial content and all kinds of content published on the website through social media. The User or Visitor is invited to read the social media cookie policy on the web services concerned.

Managing cookies

If the User or the Visitor accepts the placing of cookies on his device, through the browser software, the cookies built into the pages and content they have consulted may be temporarily stored in a dedicated space on their access device. These can only be read by the party issuing them.

The User’s or Visitor’s agreement to the use of cookies on his internet access device is only valid for a certain time, which is dependent on the given cookie, running from the date of first transfer to the User’s or Visitor’s device, following the latter’s consent.

The User’s or Visitor’s browsing and overall experience of our website may be incomplete if he declines the recording of cookies on his device or deletes those already present. This may also apply where the browser in use or the accessing device, or language and display settings, or the country in which the access device appears to be located, are not recognised for technical compatibility purposes. Where applicable, we decline any responsibility for the consequences linked to impaired functionality of our services as a result of the User or Visitor declining to accept cookies, or where we are unable to place or read these on the User’s or Visitor’s device as a result of choices made by them.