What are cookies?
A cookie is a file containing a small amount of information which is stored on your computer or mobile phone when you visit a website. This text file is saved by your web browser, subject to your preferences, in a special place on your device each time you use an online service.
A cookie file allows the sender to identify the device onto which it has been saved for as long as it is valid.
Cookies are saved for a period of 13 months.
Only the placer of a cookie can read or change the information contained in it.
The cookies used on our site allow us to identify the services and areas of the site that you have visited, as well as your activity more generally during visits.
This information is useful for:
- facilitating site navigation
- ensuring that certain services run smoothly
- gauging the level of interest in our services
The cookies on our website can be used by the Pelham Media Group or by its partners (providers of site analytics and social networks, for example).
2.1. Cookies we place on your device through our website
When you visit our site, we may, subject to your preferences, store a number of cookies on your device which will allow us to recognise your browser for as long as they are valid.
The cookies that we place are used for the purposes described below and are subject to the preferences expressed in your web browser settings at the time of your visit to our site.
The cookies that we place enable us to:
a. Facilitate and improve site navigation:
- by accommodating your device’s display preferences (language, display resolution, operating system etc.) at the time of your visit, as well as by adapting to your particular hardware and viewing or visualisation software.
- by putting various security measures in place.
b. Improve our services:
- by allowing us to collect figures and statistics on the visits and usage of the various elements of our site (for example, the areas and content visited, and how visitors arrived there) in order to improve the relevance and usability of our services.
2.2. Cookies placed on your device by site analytics companies
How cookies are placed and used by third parties is governed by the third parties’ own privacy protection policies. We will inform you of the existence of the cookies that we are aware of and the ways in which you can make choices about these cookies.
Your cookie management options
You have several options for managing your cookies. Any changes to your settings are likely to alter your experience of our website (and your internet navigation more generally), as well as your ability to access certain specific services. You can at any moment express or alter your cookie preferences in the ways described below.
You can configure your web browser settings so that cookies will be saved or, alternatively, rejected by your device either systematically or according to their sender. You can also configure your web browser to accept or reject cookies immediately, before the cookie can be saved on your device. For more information, please see the “How to change your browser’s cookie settings” section below.
a. Accepting cookies
In order to place cookies on a device, the device’s user must agree to accept them. This acceptance can be expressed or altered at any time, free of charge, via the user’s browser settings. If you have set your browser to allow cookies to be saved on your device, the cookies on the webpages and content that you view may be stored temporarily in a special space on your device. They will then be accessible only by whoever placed them.
b. Rejecting cookies
If you do not allow cookies to be saved on your device, or if you delete any that may already be saved there, you will no longer be able to benefit from a number of functions necessary for accessing certain areas of our site. This will be the case if you try to access any of our content or services that require you to sign in. The same will be true when we – or our partners – do not recognise your device’s browser, its language or display settings, or the country from which it is connecting to the internet. In these circumstances, we cannot accept any responsibility for the poor service functionality that may result from our inability to place or access the necessary cookies.
c.1 How to change your browser’s cookie settings
The process for changing your cookie settings is different in every browser. You will find a description of your options and an explanation of how to configure your settings accordingly in your browser’s Help menu.
- For Internet Explorer™: https://support.microsoft.com/fr-fr/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- For Safari™: https://support.apple.com/fr-fr/HT201265
- For Chrome™: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=fr&hlrm=en
- For Firefox™: https://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/activer-desactiver-cookies-preferences?redirectlocale=fr&redirectslug=Activer+et+d%C3%A9sactiver+les+cookies
- For Opera™: https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/privacy/
c.2 Rejecting a video cookie
- optimise our video services
- personalise the adverts played before or after the video
- register information necessary to ensure a smooth viewing experience, for example image quality, buffering rates and internet speeds
You can find out more about video cookies and how to manage your settings by following these links:
c.3 Rejecting an analytics cookie
Analytics cookies are placed by Google.
You can reject Google analytics cookies by following this deactivation link (www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html), which saves in your browser a cookie whose sole purpose is to deactivate all Google analytics cookies.
It is important to remember, however, that it is these analytics cookies that allow us to measure and track our website traffic, the pages visited and interactions that take place there. Deactivating these cookies will prevent us from being able to collect any data about your visits to our site, and will therefore prevent us from suggesting editorial content that might have been adapted in light of that data.