Cookies policy


1 - What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file that may be saved in a specific location on the hard drive of your device* when you use your browser to navigate an online service. Cookie files enable their issuer to identify the device on which they are saved during the period that the cookies are valid or saved.

* device here means the hardware (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) that you use to view or display a website, application, advertising content, etc.

2 - Which cookies do we use?

We use one type of cookie whose purpose is described below.
  • Cookies that are necessary for the website to work

These cookies are essential for browsing our website (such as session identifiers) and enable you to use the main functions of the website and keep your connection secure.
For example, they allow you to gain direct access to reserved and personal areas of our website, using logins or data that you may have provided to us previously. Without these cookies, you will not be able to use many of the website's functions. We therefore advise you not to delete them.

This category contains the following cookies:

JSESSIONID User session identifier
Period: user session
Used to maintain the authenticated session
CTX User session identifier
Period: user session
Used to maintain the authenticated session
  • Functional cookies

These cookies are not essential for browsing our website, but do optimise the way it works and give you access to specific functions.
They also allow you to adapt the way our website is presented to your device's display preferences. These cookies enable seamless, personalised browsing.
Saving cookies on your device is the simplest and fastest way to personalise and improve your user experience.

These functional cookies include:
SHARINBOXLOCALE Browsing language
Period: user session
User's preferred browsing language
org.springframework.web.servlet.theme.CookieThemeResolver.theme Information message
Period: user session
Enables the display of issuer-specific messages

  • Analytics cookies

These cookies tell us about the use and performance of our website. They also enable us to generate statistics, determine visitor numbers and use data from the website (content visited, clickthroughs) to make our services more attractive and user-friendly (the most viewed sections and pages, the most read articles, etc.).

This category contains the following cookies:
__UTMA, __UTMC, __UTMC, __UTMZ Pages viewed on our website
Third-party cookie
Used for (anonymous) audience metrics in Google Analytics

3 - Third-party cookies

The transmission and use of cookies by third parties are subject to the cookie policies of those third parties. We will inform you of the purpose of the cookies that we are aware of, and the options available to you to make decisions regarding those cookies.

4 - Cookie blocking/removal process

For a cookie to be saved on a device, the device user must mostly give his or her consent. The user may give his or her consent and modify it free of charge at any time.

If you have agreed to allow your browser software to save cookies on your device, the cookies placed on the pages and content that you have viewed may be stored temporarily in a specific location on your device.

You may use any of the following methods to accept/block or delete the cookies on our website:
  • Your browser settings

Most browsers accept cookies by default. However, you may decide to block these cookies or ask your browser to warn you when a website tries to install a cookie on your device.
To change the way your browser manages cookies, you can change the settings in the privacy tab.

When it comes to managing cookies and your preferences, each browser is configured differently. This configuration is described in your browser's help menu, where you can find out how to change your cookie preferences:
  • For Internet Explorer
  • In the menu bar, click “Tools”, then “Internet Options”. Select the tab “Privacy”, then the “Advanced” button. You can select the automatic management of cookies (enabled by default) or tick “Override automatic cookie handling”. Select “Block” for internal Cookies and third party Cookies. Tick “Always allow session cookies) and confirm by clicking "OK”.
  • For Firefox
  • In the menu bar, click “Tools”, then “Options”. Select the “Privacy” tab. Tick “Accept cookies”, then select the row “Keep until: I close Firefox”. Confirm by clicking “OK”.
  • For Chrome
  • Click the icon of a wrench in the browser toolbar. Select “Settings”. Click “Show advanced settings”. In the “Privacy” section, click “Content settings”. In the “Cookies” section, you can block all cookies by default or only third party cookies.
  • For Safari
  • In the menu bar, click “Safari” then “Preferences”. Click the “Security” tab, then “Accept cookies”. Then tick “Only from sites you navigate to (for example, not from advertisers on those sites)”. To remove the cookies, click “Show cookies”, then “Delete all”.
Please note that a cookie is required for your preferences to take effect. If you delete all cookies saved on your device (via your browser), we or our partners will not know that you have chosen this option.

5 - More information on cookies

On the website of the French data protection authority (CNIL):