A “cookie” is a simple text file that is stored on the User’s computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Cookies enable websites to store and retrieve user browsing data. Depending on the information they contain and the way in which the user makes use of their computer, cookies may also be used to identify the User.
For example, they can be used to adapt the site content to the User’s preferences.
Some websites use “session cookies” which only last for the duration of your visit on the site in question, or “persistent cookies” which remain on your computer until a specific date or until the User removes them manually.
Cookies may be “first party cookies” or “third party cookies”. The former are placed on the User’s computer by a device or domain managed by AMOND GROUP. The latter are placed on the User’s computer by a device or domain managed by service providers who run content on the web page published by AMOND GROUP (e.g. the Google Analytics service).
Tracking cookies enable us to track and analyse the use and performance of our website and thereby improve its features and operation. The cookies placed are third-party cookies. For example, Google Analytics is a Google-owned analysis tool which enables website publishers to understand how visitors interact with their published content. It uses a set of cookies to collect information and compile statistics on website usage without personally identifying the site visitors.
Users may accept or refuse the setting of cookies in general or a specific type of cookies, such as advertising or third-party cookies, at any moment. Furthermore, the user may delete some or all of the cookies placed on their computer after the end of each session.
Users may also activate:
- Private browsing in order that their browsing history, passwords, cookies or other information about sites visited are not conserved in their browser, or
- The tracking protection function which is used by the browser to prevent visited websites from tracking the User’s browsing habits, for example to avoid the display of advertising customised to their areas of interest.
We advise you to consult your browser’s help menu for more information on how to manage your cookie preferences. Note that blocking cookies may prevent some or all of the functions of our website from working correctly.
To maintain greater control over cookies, you can install extensions or add-ons on your browser. These are “Do Not Track” tools which enable you to select which cookies you want to accept or reject.