Cookies Policy

Last update: 29/10/2018

Table of content

1. What is a cookie?

2. Which cookies are we using and why are we using them?

3. What is the retention period of cookies?

4. How to control cookies installed on your devices?

4.1 Cookies settings in the website

4.2 Cookies settings in the browser

4.3. Cookies settings made available by organizations

4.4 Cookies settings on Social Media

5. More information about cookies?

 

1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files that record the visit and activity of users on websites or applications. These files are stored on devices (such as computer, smartphone or tablet) or on users’ browser software. Cookie providers and any authorized persons only have access to read or modify the information contained therein.

The term “cookie” includes the following:

  • HTTP cookies;
  • cookies “flash”;
  • the result of fingerprinting in the case of “fingerprinting” (calculation of a unique identifier of the machine based on elements of its configuration for tracing purposes);
  • invisible pixels or “web bugs”;
  • any other identifier generated by a software or operating system, for instance.

These files have different purposes and are widely used by websites. Cookies can help for the proper use of the website or improve navigation. They also provide certain information, particularly in terms of audience measurement, to the owners of these websites.

2. Which cookies are we using and why are we using them?

Required Cookies: these cookies are required to enable site functionality.

Functional Cookies: these cookies enable additional functionality like saving preferences such as allowing social interactions and analyzing usage for site optimization.

Advertising Cookies: these cookies collect information to better understand your interests, provide you with interest-based advertising and tailored content across browsers and devices, facilitate measurement and analytics, and improve Sutter Mills services.

 

3. What is the retention period of cookies?

The Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et Libertés (CNIL) recommends that the retention period of consent to the deposit of cookies is 13 months maximum. At the end of this period, the consent will be asked again.

4. How to control cookies installed on your devices?

Any setting that you can undertake will likely change your navigation on our website. You may modify your cookies settings at any time by the means described below.

4.1. Cookie settings in the website

You can modify your cookies settings by clicking on the page “Change your cookies settings”. You can then click on each category to enable or disable the use of cookies in this family. A color code is used to indicate, in green, active cookies, and in red, inactive cookies. This allows you to oppose the deposit of cookies if you wish so.
These settings are available in the information and settings banner that appears on your first visit to the website, then at any time during your navigation in the page “Change your cookie settings”.

4.2. Cookies settings in the browser

You can modify your browser settings and choose if you want to accept cookies or not, either systematically or according to the cookie provider. Settings of each browser are different.

Setting your browser:
– For Google Chrome
– For Internet Explorer
– For FireFox
– For Opera

4.3. Cookies settings made available by organizations

Tools are made available for users to have the possibility to opt-out. Please consult the following websites: DAA and EDAA.

4.4. Cookies settings on Social Media

Facebook

The following features of Facebook may be incorporated into our website and may read or place Facebook cookies:

– Facebook Like button (which allows the user to indicate that he likes an item on Facebook)
– Share on Facebook (which allows the user to share with others an item on Facebook)

Click here to read Facebook’s privacy policy
Click here for information on cookies used by Facebook

Twitter

The following features of Twitter may be incorporated into our website and may read or place Twitter cookies:

– Share and follow on Twitter (which allows the user to share with others an item on Twitter)

Click here to view Twitter’s privacy policy
Click here for information on cookies used by Twitter

LinkedIn

The following features of LinkedIn may be incorporated into our website and may read or place LinkedIn cookies:

– Share and follow on LinkedIn (which allows the user to share with others an item on LinkedIn)

Click here to view LinkedIn’s privacy policy
Click here for information on cookies used by LinkedIn

5. More information about cookies?

If you need more information about cookies, you can consult the dedicated section of the CNIL website.