There are several categories of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies: essential in order to browse some websites and use all of their features (the user’s operating system support, display etc.) and collect purely technical data.
- Performance cookies: help us improve a user’s experience by helping us understand how they use our websites (most frequently visited pages, applications used etc.).
- Functionality cookies: used in order to make browsing experience easier, these cookies store certain user preferences (language, username, country etc.).
- Targeting/advertising cookies: enable a user to receive targeted advertisements based on their interests, but they also limit the number of times that the advertisements appear.
- Affiliate cookies: enable third parties (“affiliates”) that publish marketing campaigns on their websites to be paid on behalf of the “web merchant”.
- Cookies from social networks: third-party Cookies let you communicate the content of our site to others, as well as your opinion in relation to our site. This is the case with the “Share” and “Like” buttons on “Facebook,” “Twitter,” “LinkedIn,” “Viadeo,” etc.Social networks which offer these application buttons can identify you by these buttons, even if you did not click on one of them when you visited our site. Indeed, some Cookies allow the social network concerned to follow your navigation on our site whenever your social network account is activated on your device when at the same time, you are on our site.
We do not have control over the procedures social networks use to collect information about your navigation on our site. Please make sure to read these social networks privacy policies regarding personal data.
It is possible to check to see if cookies are enabled specifically for PCs by doing the following for each browser type:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer – Go to ‘Tools’ icon at the top of your browser window (use the cog icon in IE 9.0) and select ‘Internet options’. Next click on the ‘Privacy’ tab Under the Settings section check the level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser. Settings above Medium will disable cookies and could cause the site to function not as we would expect.
- Google Chrome – Go to ‘Tools’ icon at the top of your browser window and select Options. Next click the ‘Under the Hood’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy’ section, and select the ‘Content settings’ button. Select ‘Allow local data to be set’.
- Mozilla Firefox – Go to ‘Tools’ icon at the top of your browser window and select Options. Next select the Privacy icon. Click on Cookies and select ‘allow sites to set cookies’
- Safari – Go to the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option. Next click on ‘Security’, check the option that says ‘Block third-party and advertising cookies then ‘Save’
If you are using another browser on a smart phone, iPhone, tablet or Mac please look at your device to check your cookie settings.