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Cookies Policy

  1. Cookies
  2. Audience measurement
  3. Plug-ins
  4. Cookies description
  5. Your choices regarding cookies


1/ Cookies

Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a web site. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. Cookies allow the web server to remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from web page to web page and to maintain a virtual session. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.

When the volume of information is significant, the web site records on the client’s computer only an identifier (a unique number assigned to the user). Information is then stored locally on the server’s side, but is connected to the user through the identifier contained in the cookie.

2/ Audience measurement

In order to provide our visitors with a better service, we measure the number of page views, the number of visits, the different actions performed by visitors on our site, the localisation of our visitors and the number of times visitors return to our site. For this purpose, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP-address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser:

3/ Plug-ins

The site also uses plug-ins to share content directly on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Solely because of their presence, social plug-ins present on the site may place cookies on your computer to track your navigation or identify your centers of interest, whether or not you are a user of these social platforms. We have no control over the process employed by social networks to collect information about your navigation on the site. The issuance and the use of cookies by such third parties are subject to their own privacy policies, which we invite you to read.

4/ Cookies description

Here are the names and purposes of the cookies used on

First-party cookies:

  • Name: cookie_notified

Purpose: cookie allowing to memorize the acceptance of the cookies by the user (name of the cookie to validate during the development)
Duration: 15 days

  • Name: "dejavu"

Purpose: cookies used by to display or hide blocks of information
Duration: 6 monts

Third-party cookies:

  • Name: __atuvc, __utma, __utmz, _ga

Purpose: cookies used to collect anonymous statistics via the Google Analytics platform (see explanations in section 2. above)
Duration: 2 years

  • Name: __atuvc, _atuvs, bt, di2, dt, loc, uid, uit, um, ssc, ssh, sshs

Purpose: cookies used by the social sharing platform, “AddThis”
Duration: 2 years

  • Name: pid

Purpose: cookie generated by the service. For more information:
Duration: 30 days

5/ Your choices regarding cookies

You can control the use of cookies by setting the preferences of your browser. Please note that by refusing or deleting cookies, you may deactivate some of the site’s functionalities, notably the access to content or services requiring that you identify yourself.

  • For Microsoft Internet Explorer:

Select "Tools" then "Internet Options"
Click on "Privacy"
Select the desired level using the cursor.

  • For Mozilla Firefox:

Select "Tools" and then "Options"
Select the "Privacy" panel
Set “History” to: “Use custom settings for history” and set your preference.

  • For Google Chrome:

Click the Chrome menu on the browser "Settings"
Click on "Show advanced settings" and then on "Privacy sections"
Select in the "Cookies" section the desired level”.

  • For Safari:

Click on the Safari menu
Click on “Preferences”
Select in "Security" the desired level.

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