What is a cookie?
Cookies are used by the majority of websites. They are small text files that are stored on your browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Apple Safari) whenever you browse said websites.
What is a cookie NOT?
A cookie is not a virus, Trojan, worm, spam, or spyware; nor does it open pop-up windows.
What information is stored on a cookie?
Cookies are not normally used for storing sensitive information (e.g. credit card or bank details, photographs, information of a personal nature, etc.). The data they store is of a technical nature (e.g. information related to statistics, personal preferences, content personalization, etc.).
The website’s server associates them with a particular web browser, not with a particular person. In fact, if you habitually use the Chrome browser when you visit our website, and then visit it using the Firefox browser, the website will not know that the visit is from the same person. This is because it associates the information with the browser, not with the person.
What are the different types of cookie?
- Technical cookies: These are the simplest types of cookie. Among other things, they let us know when a person is browsing the website, and when an automated application is browsing the website; when an anonymous user is browsing and when a registered user is browsing; and other basis tasks that are necessary to ensure the functionality of any dynamic website.
- Analytical cookies: These cookies collect information on the type of browsing, the sections or areas of the website that are used most frequently, the products that are accessed or viewed, the times at which the website is accessed, the languages selected, etc.
- Advertising cookies:These cookies display advertisements, which are tailored on the basis of browsing activity, country of origin, language, etc.
What are “own” and “third party” cookies?
Own cookies are those generated by the webpage you are visiting, and third party cookies are those generated by external services or providers, such as MailChimp, Mailrelay, Facebook, Twitter, Google AdSense, etc.
Which cookies does this website use?
This website uses own and third party cookies, as detailed below:
Personalization cookies: These cookies make it possible to remember which people or websites you interacted with, which in turn makes it possible to display related content.
Preferences: Cookies make it possible to remember settings and preferences, such as preferred language, privacy settings, etc.
Security: Cookies help prevent security risks.
Third party cookies
This website uses analytical services (specifically Google Analytics) to help us analyse the ways in which people use our website and to improve its usability. Under no circumstances are these cookies associated with data that would make it possible to identify the user. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Users can find out more about the types of cookie used by Google here.
Cookies pertaining to social networks may also be stored in your browser while you visit the ENTRAMAT website: for example, when you click the button to share content on a particular social network.
Consult each social network for more information on the types of cookie that are stored.
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes, cookies can be deleted and they can also be blocked, either generally or for a specific website.
To delete the cookies for a specific website, you will need to open your browser settings, look for the cookies associated with the website in question, and delete them.
- Cookie settings for Google Chrome
- Cookie settings for Apple Safari
- Cookie settings for Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings for Mozilla Firefox
You can switch off Google Analytics tracking using this browser extension provided by Google.
More information about cookies
In order to exert greater control over the installation of cookies, you can install certain browser programs or extensions known as “Do Not Track” tools, which allow you to choose which cookies you wish to authorize.