What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file that can be saved to a dedicated part of the hard disk on your terminal (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you view an online service via a browser. This file allows the issuer of the cookie to identify the terminal on which it is saved and therefore track your activity and remember information, such as your preferences or details you have entered previously in forms on the website, during the period when the cookie was valid or saved. Some cookies are essential for using the website, while others are used to optimize and customize the content you see. Other cookies are used for advertising purposes.

How and why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to make it easier to use our website and for technical and statistical reasons.

A banner will appear when you first visit the Circet website, informing you that we use cookies and inviting you to indicate your preferences. Non-technical cookies are only saved if you accept them. You can find out about your cookies and adjust your settings to accept or refuse them at any time by clicking on the cookie management button at the bottom right of each page. You can also indicate whether your preferences apply to the whole site or individual sections by clicking on each type of cookie to allow or prohibit their use. For optimum navigation on the Circet website it is recommended that you enable the various types of cookie.

You can also restrict or block cookies by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not want a website to save a cookie on your computer, your browser can be configured to warn you before a cookie is installed. Your browser can also be configured to reject all cookies, or only third-party cookies. Similarly, you can delete any cookie that has already been installed on your computer. Note that you will need to adjust the settings for each browser and each computer that you use.

What types of cookie do we use?

​​​​​​​Cookies used for technical purposes

These are cookies that ensure the Circet website works properly, and it cannot operate correctly without them.

Name of cookie Purpose Period of validity
tarteaucitron Remembers your cookie consent preferences 6 month

Cookies used for analytical or statistical purposes

These cookies provide anonymous site visit statistics to optimize its ease of use, navigation and content. If you disable these cookies, we will not be able to analyze traffic to the site.

Cookies are placed by third-party companies outside Circet and are subject to their own privacy policies, to which a link is provided.

Name of cookie Purpose Source Period of validity
__utma Used to define the number of unique visitors to the site Third party (Google Analytics) – for more information, see Google Cookies 2 years
__utmt Used to limit the volume of data saved Third party (Google Analytics) – for more information, see Google Cookies 10 minutes
__utmb Works with _umtc to calculate the average time each user spends on the site Third party (Google Analytics) – for more information, see Google Cookies 30 minutes
__utmc Works with _utmb to determine when the user closes their browser Third party (Google Analytics) – for more information, see Google Cookies Session du navigateur
__utmz dentifies how the user arrives at the site (e.g. from another website or a search engine) Third party (Google Analytics) – for more information, see Google Cookies 6 months

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how you use our website. The information saved by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be sent and stored on a Google server in the USA. Google will use this information to assess your use of the website and compile reports on website activities for website publishers, as well as to provide other services linked to the internet usage on the website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, where required to do so by law, or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will not link your IP address to other Google data under any circumstances. You can reject the use of cookies. However, please note that if you do refuse cookies, you may not have access to all the site’s functionalities.

By clicking the “Accept” button, you consent to your personal data collected by Google being processed in the way and for the purposes described above.

Cookies to improve site interactivity

We use communication tools to share links to social media. These functionalities use third-party cookies placed by the services concerned.

If you click on these items, including widgets and social media “share” buttons, the business that issues them can record your IP address and the page of our website you are viewing, and install cookies when you are connected to its services. Your interactions with these functionalities are governed by the privacy policy of the business that provides them.

Our website uses social media plugins provided by Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

If you visit a page on our website that contains a social media plugin, your browser will set up a direct connection to the servers of the companies concerned. For more information on the purpose, scope and process used to collect data by these companies, as well as your rights and the settings options available to you to protect your privacy, please read their privacy policies on the following websites:

If you are a member of these social media and you do not want them to link data concerning your visit to our website with the member data they already hold about you, please log out of your user account before you access our website. You can also block social media plugins using the relevant extensions for your browser, such as “Facebook blocker”.