What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file saved on your computer or mobile phone. It has a unique identifier attributed to your device and enables the Tool to remember your actions and preferences (such as your location, the language you use, the size of font you prefer and other display preferences) for a given period. You therefore do not need to provide certain information each time you access the Tool or when you browse from page to page. Cookies can also help you to personalise your browsing experience.
Not all cookies contain personal information. However, where this is the case, we process this information in accordance with our Privacy Protection Policy. We also process cookie information in the same way as the personal data associated with you or other information about you.
The different types of cookie
There are two main categories of cookie: persistent cookies and session cookies. Persistent cookies stay on your device (computer, telephone, tablet, etc.) until you delete them manually or they are deleted automatically. Session cookies remain on your machine until you close your browser. Closing it makes them disappear automatically.
Generally speaking, there are a number of reasons for using cookies:
Cookies that are only necessary for a Tool to work correctly or to allow you to use the services we provide;
- Cookies that provide us with data relating to the use of our Tool and its performance. We use this data to improve our products and services;
- Cookies used to personalise you browsing experience on our Tool. These cookies store information relating to your choices with regard to text size, language and screen resolution.
- Cookies placed by third parties to improve services (cookies linked to social media or cookies placed by social media networks) or to offer advertising.
Below you will find additional information relating to the cookies used - to the cookies used on this Tool.
Cookies that are strictly necessary
These are the cookies that allow us to ensure that the Tool operates correctly, and that allow you to use the services that we provide.
If these cookies are blocked, you will not be able to use our Tool.
List of the strictly necessary cookies
Name of the cookie: CookieConsent
Duration of the cookie: 1 year
Statistical cookies (performance analysis, web analytics)
These cookies help us to measure traffic models to determine which areas of our Tool have been visited and to measure trends. This enables us to understand a visitor’s habits in order to improve our online services and products. We can save IP addresses (i.e. the electronic addresses of the computers connected to the Internet) in order to analyse trends, administer the Tool, monitor user movements and collect demographic information.
These cookies are not essential for use of the Tool. We always ask for your consent before placing these cookies. You can withdraw your consent at any time. More information below.
Lists of statistical cookies
Name of the cookie: _ga
Purpose: Saving the unique identifier used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Type of data collected: Statistical data on how the visitor uses the website (time spent on the pages, source of the traffic, etc.)
Duration of the cookie: 2 years
Name of the cookie: _ga_#
Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website and the dates of the first and the most recent visit.
Type of data collected: Statistical data on how the visitor uses the website (latest visit)
Duration of the cookie: 2 years
It is possible to restrict or block cookies, and even delete cookies that are already saved on your device.
If you do this, you may not be able to access certain parts of our Tool. In addition, we will not know if you have already visited our Tool previously. You will therefore be notified again of the Cookies Policy and we will ask you for your consent again.
You can also restrict or block cookies by changing your browser settings. Check the specific information in the help section of your browser to find out how to manage your cookie settings.
If you have any questions, comments or complaints relating to this Policy or the processing of your personal data, please contact us here.