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.
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|
|_ga||Used to differentiate users||Third party (Google Analytics) – for more information, see Google Cookies||2 years|
|_gat||Used to limit the volume of data saved||Third party (Google Analytics) – for more information, see Google Cookies||1 minute|
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.
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”.