What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file that is installed on the hard disk of your computer, mobile device or tablet when you visit a website or check out an advertisement. It is designed to collect information about your browsing habits and to provide you with services that are tailored to your device.
Cookies contain a unique code that identifies your browser each time you visit the website. Cookies can be installed by the server of the website you are visiting or by partners this website works with. A website server can only read the cookies it has installed itself and does not have access to any other information on your computer or mobile device.
Types of cookies used
Rossel Group cookies
Rossel Group cookies are installed on your device by our websites to enable us to meet your needs while browsing our website and to enhance and personalise our website services.
These cookies are installed by other companies, be it partners or businesses, so as to identify your interests and personalise the ads they post via our websites or elsewhere. They can be installed when you browse our websites or click on one of the ads that are posted on our sites.
Session cookies are temporary cookies whose lifetime is limited to a browsing session. They are designed to enhance your interaction with our websites for the duration of your session and disappear as soon as you close your browser.
Permanent cookies are cookies that stay on your computer, mobile device or tablet even after you have closed your browser. They stay on your device for a definite period of time or until you decide to erase them. These cookies allow us to recognise you and to remember your browsing preferences from one session to the next.
There are three main categories we can divide our cookies in, in function of their use:
As their name suggests, functionality cookies ensure the proper functioning of websites. They are designed to meet any technical requirements and are essential to provide you with a seamless and secure connection to websites.
This category more specifically includes analytical cookies, which measure visitor traffic, and performance cookies. Aside from providing us with information on how visitors use our websites and how our websites perform, functionality cookies help us to detect any malfunctions in our websites. It is to thanks to these cookies that we are able to continuously maintain our websites and offer our users a more enjoyable browsing experience.
Functionality cookies are essential and cannot be deactivated.
The cookies in this particular category allow us to offer our users ads that are relevant to their interests. They are designed to enhance and personalise their browsing experience.
This category comprises cookies that allow us to offer our users the option to share content posted on our websites and to comment on that content via the social media.
How to manage cookies?
If you browse websites that have not been fine-tuned, you can only manage your cookie preferences via your browser.
As a rule, browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can also set your browser to allow you to change your cookie preferences. To find out more, please click your browser’s “Help” tab or one of the following links:
If you browse one of our fine-tuned websites, you can also manage your cookie preferences via our websites’ cookie settings. Simply go to the bottom of the web page you are visiting and click the “Manage cookies” link. Next, click the ON/OFF button to activate/deactivate any of the following services:
NB: By way of reminder, to ensure the proper functioning of our websites, functionality cookies should not be deactivated.
Also note that certain essential functionalities of the Rossel Group websites simply won’t function without cookies. For instance, if you deactivate cookies that register your preferences, you will systematically have to re-enter your login information (language, username, password, etc.). In other words, deactivating certain cookies can have a seriously negative impact on your access to our services.
What if third-party cookies are deactivated in your browser?
If third-party cookies are deactivated in your browser, certain functionalities of the Rossel Group websites may no longer work as they should.
For instance, thanks to the third-party cookies our advertisers use, the ads posted on our websites are tailored to your personal interests. This means that if you decide to configure your browser not to accept third-party cookies, you will still be able to see all the ads but they will no longer be tailored to your preferences.
To avoid drawbacks of this kind, be mindful of the functionalities that may be impacted if you adjust your cookie preference settings.