This section is dedicated to our Privacy Protection Policy. Here you can learn more about the origin and use of the browsing data processed during your visit to our site as well as your related rights. This Policy is important for you in order to have the best possible experience on our site and maximize your confidence in our services. It is important for us in order to fully and accurately answer any questions you may have about your visit to our site and to fully understand your expectations.
While visiting our site, information about the browsing data we receive from your data terminal (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) may be stored in “cookies” installed on your device. This is subject to the choices that you have expressed about cookies which you can change at any time.
How are the cookies issued from this site used?
Only the issuer of a cookie is likely to read or change the information contained in such cookie.
Cookies may be included in the advertisements appearing on our site. These advertising spaces displayed on your data terminal show advertising content from advertisers. These spaces contribute to the funding of the content and services we offer you.
The cookies we use on our site
Subject to your choice to allow cookies, when you open our site we may install various cookies in your data terminal allowing us to recognize your device’s browser for the duration of the cookies’ period of validity. Cookies that we issue are used for the purposes described below, and are subject to your acceptance of them, by way of the browser software settings when you visit our website which you can make known to us at any time (through http://www.youronlinechoices.com,see below « Expressing your choices online through multi-sector initiatives »).
We issue cookies that allow us to:
– compile statistics and traffic volume and measure the use of the various sections of our site (headings and content visited, click streams) which helps us improve the value and usability of our services;
– customize the presentation of our site to the display settings of your data terminal (language, screen resolution, operating system, etc.) during your visit our Site, based on your data terminal’s hardware, viewing software and video software;
– customize our advertising spaces to the display settings of your data terminal (language, screen resolution, operating system, etc.) based on your data terminal’s hardware, viewing software and video software; – customize the advertising content displayed on your data terminal in our advertising spaces based on the browsing data associated with your data terminal on our site;
– customize the advertising content displayed on your data terminal in our advertising spaces based on your physical location communicated to us by your data terminal with your prior consent
Your choices regarding cookies
The choices available to you through your browser
You can configure your browser to allow cookies to be stored on your data terminal, to reject them automatically or to reject them from certain issuers. You can also configure your browser so that you are promptly asked to accept or reject cookies before a cookie is saved to your data terminal. For more information, see “How to exercise your choice in the browser you use”
(d) Accepting cookies
It is up to the user of a data terminal to decide whether or not cookies will be accepted on that data terminal. The user is free to make this choice and to modify it at any time through the settings associated with the browser used on the data terminal.
If the browser is set to accept cookies on your data terminal, then the cookies used by the web pages that you have visited will be stored temporarily in a dedicated space on your data terminal. They will be readable only by the issuer.
(e) Rejecting cookies
If you choose to reject cookies on your data terminal, or if you remove any cookies already stored, you will not be able to use a number of features that are necessary to browse certain sections of our site. For example, this would be the case for access to any of our content or services that require you to log in. This is also the case as concerns technical compatibility when we or our service providers cannot recognize the type of browser that you use on your data terminal, its default language and display or the country from which your data terminal is connected to the internet.
If the browser is set to reject cookies on your data terminal, we assume no responsibility for consequences related to the degraded operation of our services resulting from us not being able to store or view the cookies necessary for the full functioning of our site and services.
(f) How to exercise your choice in the browser you use
Each browser has a different way of managing cookies and cookie settings. The configuration of your browser is described in its help menu which will inform you of how to change your cookie settings.
For Internet Explorer™: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
“Flash”© cookies using “Adobe Flash Player”™
“Adobe Flash Player”™ is an application that enables the rapid display of dynamic content using the “Flash” computer language. Flash and other similar applications store settings, preferences and usage date using a technology similar to cookies. However, “Adobe Flash Player” ™ handles this information through the use of an interface different from that provided by your browser.
If your data terminal is likely to view content developed with Flash technology, please access your Flash cookies management tool directly from the Adobe website at http://www.adobe.com
Expressing your choices online through multi-sector initiatives
The digital advertising professionals of the European Association EDAA (European Digital Advertising Alliance), managed in UK by the Interactive Advertising Bureau UK, offers a website at Youronlinechoices.
Here you will find a list of the companies that belong to this initiative and which offer you the opportunity to accept or reject the cookies used by these companies to customize their advertisements to your browsing data: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices
This is a centralized European interface that is shared by hundreds of internet advertising professionals allowing you to express your acceptance or rejection of cookies which may be used to customize the advertisements displayed on your data terminal to your browsing data. Note that this does not preclude the display of advertisements on the websites you visit. It will not block the technologies that can customize advertisements to your interests.