Cookie

Are you looking for information on the cookies that we use on our website and how to manage them? You are invited to read through our Cookies policy.

A. What is a cookie?

A cookie (a type of site connection marker) is a text file that may be recorded onto your device (such as a computer, tablet or smartphone) during your visit to a website or when you click on a site ad. It is transmitted to your browser via the website being viewed. An anonymous identifier is allocated to each cookie so that the website being viewed can identify your device and carry out various actions including gathering information that relates to the browsing you do on the websites, and providing personalised services to you.

B. What types of cookies are transmitted on this site?
Category of cookie Description of purpose
Functional cookies

These cookies are needed for the site to function. It means that you are able to make use of certain of its functionalities such as:

  • Remembering your account registration or access information as well as remembering products, services or information that you have selected on our site;
  • Implementing security measures (for example, a new connection request after your session has expired)

Please note: If you refuse these cookies you will not be able to use the site normally.

Cookies for targeted advertising

Cookies placed on our Site by our partners

Cookies may be placed when you view or click on a Site ad. These cookies are used to create your user profile in order to display targeted ads in real time that are of interest to you, both on our Site and on other sites that you visit on which our service provider has placed the same cookies. They are also used to measure the effectiveness of an ad campaign (how many people have clicked on the ad and then gone to the retail site and bought the desired product or service).

Please note: Refusal of these cookies will block the ad targeting process but will not necessarily remove the ad from our Site.

Cookies placed by third parties

Advertising displayed on the Site's advertising space may contain cookies placed by third parties including the advertising party itself (in other words, those responsible for the advert) or other companies (such as a communications consultancy agency, an audience measurement agency or a service provider).

These are used to display third party ads in advertising space reserved for them and to measure the effectiveness of its advertising campaign. These cookies are also used to recognise your device when you browse other sites on which the third party has placed the same cookies, in order to bring you personalised content that is relevant to your browsing history.

Cookies placed by an advertising agency

The Site's advertising space may contain cookies place by an advertising agency (the intermediary between the advertising party and the Site) that manages these spaces. These are used to :

  • determine the number of ads displayed and learn more about all the actions that are taken after the ad is clicked on (for example : accessing the advertiser's site, making a purchase and so on) in order to calculate the amounts due to the various entities in the advertising broadcasting chain;
  • make adjustments to the advertising space on your device (for example the language, the operating system and so on);
  • display contextual advertising (in accordance with the Site content that has been of interest to you);
  • display advertising that is targeted at your main areas of interest in accordance with your browsing on other sites on which the agency has placed the same cookies.
Audience measurement cookies

Cookies may be placed by our site to draw up anonymous statistics on the volume of visits and how you use the site in order to improve its ergonomics and the content of our services.

In order to do this, our site uses Google Analytics. This tool generates reports on the site's usage statistics. The audience measurement cookies used by this tool have a random identifier and they store anonymous information.

Cookies for sharing on social networks

Our site may contain icons linked to social networks (such as Facebook or Twitter) so that you can share the site's contents on social networks or give your opinion (for example 'Like', 'Share', 'Tweet' etc.).

If you are connected to a social network while you browse our site then your browser will set up a connection between the network and the site.
If you click on a social network icon that is on the site, then plug-ins (small software components) transmit the information relating to the social network, which publishes them on your account.
If you want to avoid any connection between a social network and the site then you will need to log off the social network before you view our site.

Please note: Our site has no control over these plug-ins nor over the procedures used by these social networks for collecting and handling your browsing data. You are invited to check these social networks' privacy policy to learn more about your rights and the management configurations available.

C. How can these cookies be managed?

You can modify your choices where cookies are concerned at any time using the methods set out below.

1. Configuring my browser

You may configure your browser as follows:

  • To have the browser accept cookies or else to have the browser to systematically block them depending on the site transmitting them;
  • To have the browser ask for your acceptance prior to any cookie being deposited.

Please note: If functional cookies are blocked by your browser you will not be able to use the site normally.

Each browser's configuration is different. Instructions for how to configure the principal browsers are given below:

Google Chrome Internet Explorer
  • Click on Tools menu icon ;
  • Select Options ;
  • Click on the Advanced Options tab and go to the Privacy section ;
  • Click on Show cookies ;
  • Select the cookies and delete them ;
  • Click on Close to return to your browser.
  • Click on the Tools icon and then on Internet Options ;
  • Under the General tab under Browser History click on Parameters ;
  • Click on Display files ;
  • Select the cookies and delete them ;
  • Close the window that contains the list of files and then click on OK twice to return to Internet Explorer.
Firefox Safari
  • Go to browser's ‘Tools' tab then select the Options menu ;
  • In the window that comes up, select Privacy and click on Show cookies ;
  • Select the cookies and delete them.
  • In your browser choose Edit > Preferences ;
  • Click on Security ;
  • Click on Show cookies ;
  • Select the cookies and click on Remove or Remove all ;
  • Click on Done.

If you do not use any of the browsers on this list then please go straight to your browser's Help Menu for instructions on how to configure the browser.

2. Accessing an industry-wide cookie management platform

You may wish to visit the Youradchoices website that is provided by the digital advertising trade which has come together as part of the Digital Advertising Alliance Of Canada (DAAC).

The site acts as a cookie management platform shared by hundreds of industry representatives and is a way for you to accept or refuse either all cookies, or cookies on a case by case basis.

Youradchoices can be accessed via this link: http://youradchoices.ca

3. Managing Adobe Flash Player cookies

Adobe Flash Player is software that enables dynamic content to be created and viewed. It uses Flash technology that is similar to cookies to remember parameters, preferences and usage of this content. Given that your device is likely to use the Flash language to view created content, you should go straight to the site to manage Flash cookies: http://www.adobe.com/ca/

Please note! You will not be able to manage the Flash technology via your browser.

4. Managing Google Analytics cookies

To prevent cookies being placed on your browser for audience measurement purposes, you will need to download and install the opt-out plug-in that can be accessed from this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en