Last update: May 2018
This page helps you better understand how cookies work and how to use the current tools to set parameters for them.
1. WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small text file saved to your computer when you visit a site or respond to an advertisement. The particular aim of cookies is to collect information about your site browsing and to offer you personal services.
On your computer, cookies are managed by your Internet browser.
2. DIFFERENT ISSUERS OF COOKIES
a. CONSO Shop cookies
CONSO Shop saves these cookies to your terminal to meet the requirements of navigating around our Internet site and to optimize and customize our site services.
b. Cookies from third parties
These cookies are saved by CONSO Shop’s partner companies: they may also be saved when you click on publicity banners on our Internet site.
3. COOKIES USED
a. Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
b. Performance cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Cookies used for MouseFlow:
- mf_<session>: This cookie name is associated with Mouseflow analytics software for recording user interactions on a website. 1st party cookies, session lifetime: A cookie for identifying the browser session.
- mf_user: This cookie name is associated with Mouseflow analytics software for recording user interactions on a website. This is a unique user identifier cookie, with a reported lifespan of around 90 days.
Cookies used for Google Analytics:
- ga: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
- gid: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
- gat: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
Cookies used for OVH Web hosting:
C. Functionnal cookies
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
Cookies used for Amazon:
D. Targeting cookies
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Cookies used for Google:
Cookies for Sharethis.com:
4. ACCEPTING OR REFUSING COOKIES
You have various ways of managing cookies.
a. Setting parameters for your Internet browser
If your browser is configured to refuse all cookies, you will not be able to make purchases or benefit from essential functions of our site, such as, for example, saving articles to your basket or receiving personalized recommendations. In order to manage cookies so they best meet your expectations, we invite you to set parameters in your browser while remembering the purpose of cookies as mentioned above.
b. Here's how to control or prevent the recording of cookies :
The configuration of each browser is different. It is described in the Help menu of your browser, which will tell you how to modify your wishes in regard to cookies.
You can disable cookies by following these instructions:
1/ if you use the Internet Explorer browser
In Internet Explorer, click the "Tools" button, then "Internet Options".
Under "Navigation History" in the "General" tab, click "Parameters".
Click the button "Display files".
2/ if you use the Firefox browser
Go to the "Tools" tab of the browser, then select the "Options" menu.
In the window that is displayed, choose "Private Life" and click "Display cookies".
3/ if you use the Safari browser
In your browser, choose the "Edit > Preferences" menu.
Click "Display cookies".
4/ if you use the Google Chrome browser
Click the icon of the "Tools" menu.
Click the "Advanced Options" tab and go to the "Confidentiality" section.
Click the "Display Cookies" button.
5. Setting parameters on a platform for managing cookies
You can manage your cookies by going to cookie management platforms that are offered by professionals of the publicity world.