What are cookies?
Cookies are text files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website that store certain information about your usage of the site. They are useful because they allow websites to recognize a user’s device. They are then returned to the original website on each subsequent visit or to any other website that recognizes them. For more information on cookies, go to All About Cookies .
The term “cookie” is used in this Notice in the broad sense to include all similar techniques and technology, including web beacons and log files.
Types of information collected and reasons for collection
Cookies help us to better understand your use of our Site and, as a result, allow us, among other things, to offer our web visitors a more personalized and consistent experience. Here are examples of the types of information we may collect through cookies:
In addition, cookies allow us to customize Site content to make viewing and listening a better experience for our visitors, and analyze trends among many visitors, not the information of a particular visitor.
Type of cookies we use
We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons for our Site to operate and/or provide basic functionality to you, and we refer to these as “essential” cookies. Other cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users and to enhance the experience on our Site. Third parties also serve cookies through our Site for analytics purposes.
We use these cookies to allow you to browse our Site and use its features. They may also assist in analytics activities.
Third-party cookies: In addition to our proprietary cookies, some third-party and affiliated companies may place cookies on your computer, access them and associate web beacons with them. These cookies enable third-party features or functionalities to be provided on or through the Site. The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your device both when it visits our Site and also when it visits certain other websites.
The types of first- and third-party cookies we use on the Site are:
Duration of storage of cookies on your device: The duration of storage of cookies on your device may vary, depending on the category to which they belong: temporary or permanent.
Temporary cookies: We use temporary cookies on all our secure pages to assign and register a session ID. This allows you to browse our entire Site without interruption. This identifier is also used for internal reporting purposes. It does not allow us to identify you by name and this type of cookie does not leave any information recoverable on your hard drive. Most of our proprietary cookies fall into this category and expire when you close your Internet browser.
Our proprietary analysis cookies and third-party cookies are often permanent cookies. They allow us to understand visitors’ browsing behavior over a longer period of time or to provide you with additional features related to the Site and its content. They can stay on your computer for 24 hours, a week or several years, depending on their function. This means that these cookies survive after your browser is closed and can be used by our Site to recognize your computer when you reopen your browser later. You can clear (get rid of) these cookies by following the directions provided in the “Help” section of your Internet browser.
You can exercise your preference to receive all types of cookies by managing cookies from your web browser. Since the way to activate or deactivate cookies varies from one browser to another, you should visit your web browser’s help menu for more information on cookie preferences. You can also configure your browser at any time to be notified of the receipt of a cookie, so that you can decide whether you want to accept it or not. Cookies do not under any circumstances read the data from your hard drive! You can delete them from your computer at any time. At the moment, it is technically impossible for you to synchronize your cookie settings between your computer’s browsers and your other devices (e.g. your smartphone). You must set them on each browser or device that you currently use, each time you use a new browser or device.
Consequences of deactivation of all cookies
If you choose to deactivate all cookies, you may continue to use certain parts of our Site. However, some useful features may not work anymore, depending on which cookies you deactivate. Please note that if you have disabled one or more cookies, we may continue to use the information that was collected by such cookies before they were deactivated. However, we will cease to collect any information via the opted-out cookie once a cookie has been deactivated.
Changes to the Cookies Notice