Cookies policy

Cookies policy

When browsing our website, cookies are placed on your terminal (computer, mobile phone, tablet), in accordance with choices that you have made, which you can change at any time. Our site is using cookies in order, for example, to remember your visits and to customise and enhance your browsing experience in order to answer to our needs and expectations.



Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone browser by websites that you visit. Cookies are widely used in order to allow websites to function or to improve the user experience, as well as to provide certain information to the owners of the website. Our cookies may include information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor our websites to your interests and often include an anonymous unique identifier.



As a user you can set your browser to store cookies in your terminal or reject them, either routinely, depending on where they originate from, or to inform you each time a cookie is stored in your terminal, so you can decide whether to accept or reject them. However by using this option and deleting all cookies used by the browser, including those used by other websites, may lead to some settings or information being altered or lost, making it difficult to browse the website. 
If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can set your browser to warn you of the presence of a cookie, and then decide whether or not to accept it. However every browser is configured differently. So please, follow the instructions in your browser's editor in order to know how to modify tour cookies settings.



Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our website and help us to provide you with a better online user experience. The information our cookies collect is not used to identify who you are or to send you advertising by e-mail or post. Furthermore, we do not use cookies to provide targeted and personalised advertising to children.





Some of our cookies are strictly necessary to use our website or certain functionalities within it. If you block these functional cookies you cannot use our site. This includes those utilised to determine if the user has consented to cookies being used by our website or not.


We might use session cookies to uniquely identify your browsing session on our site or to facilitate the functionality of our website, such as enabling the user to navigate through the different pages. These cookies expire at the end of the user session (e.g. when the user closes the browser window). We may also use cookies that persist for a longer period in order to remember your preferences and choices on our website. Generally, those cookies will not have a life span exceeding two years.


These cookies allow us to learn more about the use and performance of our site, to establish statistics and volumes of frequentation and use of various elements of our site. This enables us to improve the interest and the ergonomics of our services (the most frequently consulted pages or topics, the most read articles, etc.). 
Our website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses the cookies __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utmt to help us analyzing user behavior, for example, lists of pages visited, duration of a visit or the number of error messages encountered. Data generated by cookies concerning your usage of the site will be sent to and stored by Google Inc. on servers based in the United States. More information about Google Analytics services is available at the following link: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/


So-called "social network" cookies relate to services provided by third parties, such as "Like" and "Share" buttons. They are used to provide you with services or to remember your sharing preferences for social networks. The social network that provides the application button may use it to identify you, even if you have not used the button whilst browsing our website. Indeed, this type of application button can allow the social network in question to understand your navigation of our website, solely based on the fact that the social network in question is activated on your device (open session) as you are browsing our website. We have no control over the processes used by social networks to collect information relating to your browsing of our website that is linked to the personal data they hold. We would ask you to consult the privacy protection policy for these social networks in order to understand the implications of using them, particularly in terms of advertising and the browsing information they can gather using application buttons. These protection policies should specifically allow you to modify your choices relating to these social networks, by changing the settings on your user accounts for each of these networks.


The following Facebook features may be integrated into our website and may read or place Facebook cookies:
> Like button (enables user to Like the item on Facebook)
> Facebook Share (enables the user to share the item on Facebook)
> Facebook Social Graph (enables our websites to pull elements of Facebook into our website, such as user profile images, public Facebook posts

More information about Facebook's data policy s is available at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
More information about Facebook's cookies is available at the following link:  https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies


The following Twitter features may be integrated into our website and may read or place Twitter cookies:
> Twitter log-in (enables the user to log into their Twitter account and interact with our website through that account)
> Twitter share

More information about Twitter's privacy policy is available at the following link: https://twitter.com/privacy


The following YouTube or Google features may be integrated into our website and may read or place YouTube or Google cookies:
> YouTube video player (enables the viewing of YouTube videos on our website)
> YouTube account log-in (enables the user to log into their YouTube account and interact with the DEC through that account)
> Google+1 button (enables the user to tag the item on their Google+ account)
> Google log-in (enables the user to log into their Google account and interact with our website through that account)

More information about Google's privacy policy (also applies to YouTube) is available at the following link: http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/