Technically, a cookie is a computer file, which can contain any information (random identifier, email address, session token, etc.). They are stored and read by your browser or by an application that accesses the internet (for example a mobile application on a smartphone) or by the operating system of your terminal
(Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS, Linux, etc.).
A cookie belongs to a specific domain (e.g. inforope.com), has a name, content and expiry date. A cookie can only be read by a server in the domain to which it belongs.
A “first-party” cookie (or simply a “normal” or “standard” cookie) is initially set by the website or server currently used by the Internet user. A “third party” cookie is deposited or read when the Internet user browses a website or interacts with a server where that website or server has embedded technology from a different server and that technology implements a tracker or cookie owned by a different domain than the server the Internet user is browsing on.
There is no fundamental difference between a standard cookie and a third-party cookie, it simply depends on the context that has been associated with the cookie. For example, a cookie set for Google while the user is browsing google.com is a standard cookie for Google. But if the user is browsing a non-Google site, and that site includes features provided for Google (e.g., advertising or analytics), then there is a possibility that a Google cookie may be set and/or read even if the user is browsing a non-Google site. In this context, Google’s cookies are considered to be third-party cookies. Such a third-party cookie may well contain an identifier that allows Google to recognise the user, in particular if
It is then possible for Google to associate various data with the identifier contained in the third-party cookie, including data concerning the user’s browsing history on all sites that use the same tracking technology.
A tracker is any technology that allows the user to identify the user’s computer and to use it in a different way. Cookies, including third party cookies, are technologies that can be used to implement tracking devices. If a cookie has a unique identifier (which may be random) and is read by more than one user, the user may be able to use it. If the cookie is read at more than one location, the server reading the cookie will know that it is the same ID and therefore the same browser or terminal.
The server that has this cookie can then record the fact that the navigation on a given page has been done from a browser that has previously navigated to another site and another page. The browser is thus identifiable and the server that reads the cookie can associate a browsing history with it, which is recorded in a database and then analysed.
There are also other technologies that allow tracking, such as tracking pixels or browser fingerprints
Tracking technologies are generally based on the assumption that a browser is associated with an individual. Thus, by tracking the use of a browser, it becomes possible to know the browsing history of an individual, to create typical profiles and to determine the probable interests of an individual, in particular to propose content that interests him more than others or to recognize him in the context of a “Cash-Back” program so as to make it possible to associate rebates or refunds to this user when he places an order on partner sites of the cash-back program.
The following resources may provide additional information and details about cookies and trackers:
Stations-e operates one or more websites.
We set cookies and trackers for the purposes of navigation on our website, optimisation, audience measurement, increasing our productivity, prospecting for potential new customers, our communication tools with you, the dissemination of information, particularly in the form of video or messages on social networks, and the personalisation to your preferences of the services and offers that we or our partners provide.
The data processed as a result of the implementation of these cookies and trackers are used by us, our partners and third parties in accordance with their purposes.
These cookies and trackers are necessary for the proper functioning of our websites, for example by keeping track of your login to your account or by allowing us to keep the browsing context when you change pages, if you leave our website momentarily or to allow you to communicate with us. Necessary cookies are required to use our sites. Disabling these cookies may prevent the use of certain site features or the display of certain pages. Also considered necessary are audience analysis cookies that meet the criteria for exemption from consent set forth by the CNIL and traffic cookies (“analytics” cookies) in order to meet our legitimate interests of optimising our processes, increasing our productivity and acquiring new customers for our products and services.
The necessary cookies and trackers are not subject to the collection of the user’s consent
Functional cookies and trackers are useful for optimized and more ergonomic browsing of our websites, for example by retaining some of your preferences (language or currency preferences in particular) as you have defined them during a previous visit to our sites or to allow our pages to be displayed more quickly.
They may also be used to manage access to reserved and personal areas of our sites or services, such as your personal account, by memorizing for example your identifiers.
Statistical, analytical and audience measurement cookies and trackers may allow us to better understand how our websites are used, which pages are the most viewed, how users find us, etc. These cookies and trackers are essential for us to be able to provide websites that are always better adapted to the expectations of our customers and visitors, in particular with regard to the ergonomics of our sites.
The use of such cookies and tracking devices is generally subject to the user’s consent. The expression of this consent or refusal is collected at the first visit of an Internet user to one of our sites and can then be modified as mentioned in section 4.1.1 below.
Cookies and trackers intended for targeting purposes essentially make it possible to identify recurrent connections from the same browser, on our sites and on other websites, so as to be able to build up a browsing history and deduce the user’s probable centres of interest as well as other data, including, potentially, identifiers or contact details enabling the user to be contacted, in particular his or her e-mail address.
This allows us to offer content and advertisements on websites visited using the same cookies that are tailored to the user’s interests.
Note that disabling cookies and targeting trackers does not necessarily disable ads: when you disable one or more trackers in this category, you may continue to see ads, but they will no longer be tailored to your browsing habits, but will be “generic” ads, i.e., the same as when you use a new computer or a newly installed browser, with a newly created user account that is not linked to anything known by the companies that implement these trackers.
The use of these types of cookies and trackers is subject to the user’s consent. The expression of this consent or refusal is collected during the first visit of an Internet user to one of our sites and can then be modified as mentioned in section 4.1.1 below.
These cookies and trackers may be deposited on your terminal by social networks. They are intended for sharing the content of our websites on social networks or for integrating content from social networks into our websites.
They may be used when we add a “Like” or “Share” button that will allow these actions to be reported on the social network to which they are attached. These cookies and trackers are beyond our control, as is the data processed by these social networks. For more information on these cookies and trackers, we invite you to consult the privacy policies of each of these social network sites.
Necessary cookies may last until you delete them, although most are deleted when you leave the session.
All cookies and traces, whether deposited directly by our sites or indirectly via our sites, have a validity period which is mentioned in the list of cookies and traces below.
For details and to change your consent, go to this page.
Please note that when you object to the installation or use of one or more cookies or trackers on one of our sites, one or more cookies are deposited that contain a record of your choice. If you delete these cookies, which are intended to record your choices regarding cookies and trackers, it will no longer be possible to identify you as having refused or accepted the use of certain cookies and trackers. If these choice cookies are deleted, you will have to express your choice again. These choice cookies are called “CookieConsent”.
The cookies necessary for the proper functioning of this website cannot be deactivated because the website cannot function without them.
Some browsers implement a feature that allows you to indicate that you do not want to be tracked. This choice is passed on to sites that can take it into account in order to adapt their behaviour.
You can find more information about this feature here: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_Not_Track
Currently, there are no legal constraints or consensus for websites to recognize and respect the Do Not Track option. Therefore, few sites respect this feature, including ours.
You may usefully refer to the following resources:
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