Cookies Policy

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What is a cookie?

A cookie is information stored on your hard drive by the server of the site you are visiting.

It contains several data:

  • the name of the server that dropped it;
  • an identifier as a unique number;
  • possibly an expiration date?

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What are cookies used for?

Cookies have different functions. They can allow whoever has deposited to recognize a user, from one visit to another, through a unique identifier.
Some cookies may also be used to store the contents of a shopping cart, others to save the language settings of a site, and others for targeted advertising.

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Who can drop cookies and access them?

A website can only read and write the cookies that belong to it.
But, we must be aware that a page on the internet often contains information from different sites, including via advertising banners.

As a result, cookies can be stored and read by websites other than the one you access directly …

For example, if you browse an information site, it is possible that other sites such as for example advertising agencies retrieve information about your navigation. For that, it is enough that the advertising network deposits a cookie on the site of information which you consult.

How do these advertising cookies work?

Advertising cookies record information about users’ browsing and can deduce their interests or their journey on the website. They then allow companies to customize the advertising that the user will see appearing based on the actions performed on the visited site but also on other sites using the same advertising network.

Social sharing buttons (Facebook “Like”, “+1” Google, etc.) will allow you to follow the same way and offer you targeted advertising.

What does the law say about cookies?

The regulation provides that websites must collect your consent before the deposit of these cookies, tell you what they serve and how you can oppose them. In practice, a message should appear when you log in to the site for the first time to tell you how to accept or otherwise refuse cookies.

 

How to block cookies?

Third-party cookies are not usually necessary to take advantage of the resources available on the Internet. If you want to limit your tracks, it is recommended to refuse them by default.
Internet Explorer
1. Select “Tools” in the main bar and then “Internet Options” from the drop-down menu
2. Click on the “Privacy” tab
3. Choose the level of security of the cookies you want, ranging from: block all cookies; high; medium high; Medium (default level) Low and Accept all cookies
4. For more information about these options in Internet Explorer, click one of the links below.

Google Chrome
1. Click on the key icon and select “Settings” from the drop-down list
2. Click on the link “Show advanced settings”
3. Click the “Content Settings” button in the privacy section
4. In the Cookie Security Levels section to block all selected cookies: “block cookies and third-party site data”
5. Click on the “Ok” button
6. Click the “Close” icon in the tab

Firefox
1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button and select Options
2. Select the “Privacy” panel
3. Set Retention Rules: Use Custom Settings for History
4. Uncheck ‘Accept cookies’.
5. Click OK to close the “Options” window.

Opera
1. At the top of the Opera window click on the button “Opera” then on “Setting” in the menu
2. Select the “Privacy & Security” panel
3. In the “Cookies” section select: “Block Third Party Cookies and Site Data”

Safari
1. Click the Tools button on the main task bar, then “Preferences”
2. Click on the “Privacy” tab
3. In the block cookies section

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