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Cookie Policy2017-03-22T11:47:39+00:00

What is a cookie?

Cookies are tracers placed on internet users’ hard drives by the web hosts of the visited website. They allow the website to identify a single user across multiple visits with a unique identifier. Cookies may be used for various purposes: building up a shopping cart, storing a website’s language settings, or targeting advertising by monitoring the user’s web-browsing.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are tracers placed on internet users’ hard drives by the web hosts of the visited website. They allow the website to identify a single user across multiple visits with a unique identifier. Cookies may be used for various purposes: building up a shopping cart, storing a website’s language settings, or targeting advertising by monitoring the user’s web-browsing.

EU legislation on cookies

EUROPA websites must follow the Commission’s guidelines on privacy and data protection and inform users that cookies are not being used to gather information unnecessarily.
The ePrivacy directive – more specifically Article 5(3) – requires prior informed consent for storage or for access to information stored on a user’s terminal equipment. In other words, you must ask users if they agree to most cookies and similar technologies (e.g. web beacons, Flash cookies, etc.) before the site starts to use them.
For consent to be valid, it must be informed, specific, freely given and must constitute a real indication of the individual’s wishes.

What are the different types of cookies?

A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, a cookie is either a :

  • session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser or
  • persistent cookie which remains on the user’s computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.

As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either :

  • first-party cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain
  • third-party cookies stored by a different domain to the visited page’s domain. This can happen when the webpage references a file, such as JavaScript, located outside its domain.

More details on the website of the French Data Protection Authority

www.cnil.fr/en

IF YOU CONTINUE TO BROWSE THIS WEBSITE, YOU ACCEPT THIRD-PARTY COOKIES. EN SAVOIR PLUS.

When browsing our website, information may be recorded or played back in your terminal, subject to your acceptance. By accepting the submission and reading cookies, you agree that Les Carnets d'Éveil or its partners can analyze your browsing to measure the audience of our website, analyze your interests to offer you personalized ads or even share content from our site with other people or to inform these other people about your search or your opinion.

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