Definition of a cookie
A cookie is a text file that is placed on your computer when you visit a site or an advertisement. Its purpose is to anonymously collect information about your browsing activity and to provide you with services and content adapted to your device (computer, mobile or tablet). Cookies are managed by your web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer).
There are two types of cookies: session cookies that are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, and permanent cookies which remain stored on your computer after you close your browser.
Cookies are anonymous, however, and are not used to collect personal information under any circumstances.
Setting up your web browser
- Authorize the use of a cookie on a case-by-case basis: before saving the file on your computer, an information message will alert you that the site you are visiting wishes to save a cookie on your computer. If you choose to refuse to save the file, this may have negative effects on the functioning of the site.