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Navigation data and cookies

Navigation data

The computer systems and programs used for the website's operation collect some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols (e.g. IP addresses or domain names of computers used by users who connect to the site, URI [Uniform Resource Identifiers] of resources requested, the time of request, method used to submit the request to the server, file size obtained in response, numerical code for the status of the response submitted by the server - successful, error, etc., and other parameters relating to the user's operating system and computer environment). Although this sort of information is not collected to be associated with identified users, through processing and in association with data held by third parties, it could by its very nature allow for users to be identified.

These data types are used solely to obtain statistical information pertaining to the website's usage and serve to check the site's correct operation; they are thus not associated with any given user ID and are deleted immediately after processing. The data could be used to ascertain responsibility in the case of computer crimes against the site: with the exception of this eventuality, data on web contacts are currently not held for more than seven days.

Cookies

What are cookies? Cookies are small text files sent by websites visited by users to their computers, storing information that will be retrieved on the next visit to the site. While surfing a given website, users may receive on their computers cookies transmitted from different sites (so-called ‘third-party' cookies), as specific links to the web pages of other domains.

Cookies can be used for a variety of purposes, depending on the sites on which they are installed; they can be used as a method of information authentication, to monitor sessions, or store specific data on users accessing the server.

Types of cookies

Technical cookies: these are "strictly necessary" to ensure the website's operability or to provide services explicitly requested by the user (e.g. preserving selected travel solutions, memorizing the browser navigation language setting, etc.).

Functionality cookies: the website uses these cookies to facilitate its fruition (e.g. to store information gathered within a single web browser session and entered by users in forms while surfing through the different pages, or the use of the password memorization function), as well as cookies for collecting information with the aim of directing targeted promotional messages based on user preferences and profiles, even in real time, and developed on the basis of statistics and each user's browsing experience. The installation of such cookies requires the user's prior consent.

Analytics cookies: the website makes use of this type of cookies to analyse accesses and visits to the site, solely for statistical purposes, by collecting information in an aggregated form. The use of such cookies does not require consent. However, users can request at any time that analytics cookies be deactivated by following the instructions outlined below. For further information, please refer to the privacy policy of Google Analytics, Google Adwords and Twitter.

Users have the right to accept or refuse the use of cookies at any time, or to remove any cookies previously accepted by changing their browser settings. The following links provide an overview of how to disable cookies on your browser:

However, with cookies disabled on your browser, you will no longer be able to make use of all of the website's services and features.