A cookie is a very small text file saved by a website in the local memory of your browser. It contains a dataset that describes its name, value, lifetime, and some additional information such as the domain name that generated it.
The communication between your browser and the server that hosts a website is made by a serie of requests to which correspond answers. But there is no continuity between the requests. As soon as the answers are sent, the server does not know you anymore. Whenever you contact him, it's like you’re visiting the site for the first time. The role of cookies is to ensure the persistence of certain data through a temporary identifier and thus ensure continuity during your navigation.
«Technical» or «functional» cookies are primarily used for the proper functioning of the site.
Among these, there are cookies dedicated to the customization and storage of your preferences, such as the choice of a language on a multilingual site. It is also a cookie that keeps track of your decision to accept cookies.
A cookie can also serve as a session identifier. The server of the site keeps a set of information about you and makes the link with a cookie serving as an identifier on your browser. This identification link is destroyed at the end of the session.
Analytical cookies allow to create an anonymous profile that informs the managers of the site about the audience (browsers and devices used, the pages of the site visited, the geographical origin of the connections). This collection also makes it possible to detect problems on certain pages of the site and has for general purpose to improve the user experience.
These traffic analysis tools are mostly services offered by third parties such as Google or Microsoft. And if «technical» or «functional» cookies are usually created by the site you are visiting, third-party cookies are created from external sites.
«Third party» companies such as Google must be considered as independent data controllers within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is recommended that you read the privacy statements of these companies to understand how they use your data.
|Technical cookies||SERVERIDXXXXXX||Cookie automatically generated by the web host||destroyed at the end of the session|
|PHPSESSID||Cookie used to identify your browser during the session time. Keep the form data in memory so you do not have to re-enter everything if you want to send a request for additional information.||destroyed at the end of the session|
|tehl||Tells the server that the browser session has started||destroyed at the end of the session|
|lang_pref||Saves the language to use to view the site. By default, it is the native language of the browser that is used, if available, or the best choice among the available languages. If you choose a language other than the one proposed, the choice will be saved in this cookie and will allow to display the correct version of the site during your next visit.||lifetime 1 year|
|Analytical cookies||__utmc||Google analytics||destroyed at the end of the session|
|__utmt||Google analytics||lifetime 10 minutes|
|__utmb||Google analytics||lifetime 30 minutes|
|__utmz||Google analytics||lifetime 6 months|
|__utma||Google analytics||lifetime 2 years - 1 day|