A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
Barring the cookies that are strictly required for browsing purposes, the user can delete the other cookies through their browser.
Each browser has different procedures for settings management. The user can obtain precise instructions as follows:
- Select the “Tools” menu then “Options”
- Click on “Privacy”
Microsoft Internet Explorer:
- Select “Tools” then “Internet options”
- Click on “Privacy” (or “Confidentiality”)
- Use the pointer to select the required privacy level.
- Select “Tools” then “Settings”
- Click on “Show advanced settings”
- Click on “Contents settings” in the “Privacy” section.
- Select “File” then “Preferences”.
- Click on “Privacy”.
Third party cookies can also be deactivated in the manner directly provided by the third party controller, as indicated in the links given in the “third party cookies” paragraph.