DISABLING AND DELETING COOKIES
All web browsers allow you to limit cookie behavior or disable cookies in browser settings or options. The steps to follow are different for each browser. Thanks to your browser, you can also view and delete cookies on your computer. Disabling cookies will affect your navigation on the site.
DATA CONTROL VIA YOUR BROWSER
You can choose to be alerted by your browser each time a cookie is set, or you can choose to disable cookies completely. Check the instructions below to enable or disable cookies on different browsers:
If you are using a different browser or version, check to see if the information is available in the “Help” section of your browser. The CNIL offers a wide range of tools to limit the traceability of your Internet browsing.
If you completely disable cookies, you will no longer have access to many of the site’s features designed to make your experience easier and some services will no longer work properly.
WHAT ARE COOKIES ?
Cookies are small text files generated by the websites you visit, which allow you to store data that may be useful in the future. This data allows you to keep your information between pages, but also to analyze how you interact with the site.
Cookies are safe as they can only store the information that is provided to the website by the browser, the information that the user may have entered in the browser or or the information in the page request. They cannot execute code, nor can they be used to access your computer. If a website encrypts information contained in a cookie, only that website will be able to read that information.
There are two different types of cookies with different uses and content: temporary and persistent.
Temporary cookies contain information that is used within your browser session. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Nothing is stored on your computer once you have finished browsing. Persistent cookies are used to store information that is used between visits. This data allows sites to recognize that you are a recurring visitor, and adapt accordingly.
Cookies are used by the site to keep information about your session while you are browsing the site, to keep details of your browsing and to check if you are connected.