Last update : 29/05/2019
Table of content
- What is a cookie?
- Which cookies are we using and why are we using them?
- What is the retention period of cookies?
- How to control cookies installed on your devices?
- 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 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 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.
- Performance Cookies: these cookies collect information to 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?
You may modify your cookies settings at any time by the means described below.
4.1. 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 is different.
4.2. Cookies settings made available by organisations
4.3. Cookies settings on Social Media
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)
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)
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)
5. More information about cookies?
If you need more information about cookies, you can consult the dedicated section of the CNIL website.