Statement concerning cookies on this website

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files sent from a website and stored on a user's computer during a visit to the website concerned. Cookies have many functions, such as informing the website about your browsing history in order to make your experience more efficient and user-friendly, remember your preferences, enable you to browse the website, and authenticate your identity if you have registered on the site or wish to make a purchase on it. Cookies may also be designed to ensure that online advertisements are better-suited to your interests. The use of cookies does not damage your computer in any way and they are usually deleted automatically after a period of time, e.g. six months. Find more detailed information concerning cookies on: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Do SARL DUMONT, DORLAND & CLAUZEL use cookies on their websites?

Yes. We use cookies on our sites, like almost all websites. This enables us to detect when a user comes back to our website, count the number of users who visit, what pages they use, and whether any technical problems occurred when they were loading pages or browsing the website. This informs us which parts of our sites are most interesting and useful to our users and enables us to monitor the overall interest generated by our websites. It also helps us to identify technical problems on the website and deal with them as soon as possible. It also helps us ensure that our sites are working properly and improve the services we provide.

Am I obliged to accept cookies to use this website?

No. You can deactivate cookies, including those used on our website, in the cookie function on your browser. However, some parts of our website, like most other sites, do not function properly if you select this option. For example, if you wish to buy an item on our website or create a password to access a restricted area, you will not be able to do so if the site cannot authenticate your identity using cookies.

What types of cookies are used by this website?

Three main categories of cookies are used on our websites:

Essential cookies. These cookies are essential for you to browse a website and use its functions, particularly services you have requested. Without these cookies, you cannot access these services, for example, browsing as a registered user, accessing secure areas on the website, or making purchases. Like all public websites, we use essential cookies.

Performance cookies. These cookies collect information on the way that visitors use a website, logging which pages are most frequently visited by users and whether they receive error messages from some pages. These cookies do not collect any information that identifies visitors. This information is aggregated and anonymous and is only used to improve website functions. Like almost all websites, we use performance cookies on our sites.

Permanent cookies. These cookies enable the website to remember the choices you make (e.g. username, language, or location). In return, the website offers you improved, customised functions, and enhances your website experience. The information collected by these cookies is generally anonymous and does not include your browsing activity on other websites. Like almost all websites, we use permanent cookies on our sites.

What happens if I authorise cookies on my browser?

Unless these functions are deactivated, by using our website and online services, you authorise us to install cookies and the associated technologies on your computer.

What are web beacons?

Some pages on our website may contain web beacons (also known as invisible pixels or transparent GIF). We use web beacons to improve content display for visitors and generate statistics on web traffic and trends. Web beacons cannot identify you as an individual.

How do I refuse (withdraw my consent for) cookies or other similar web technologies?

You can refuse cookies in two ways:

Firstly, you can configure your browser to block the use of cookies. In this case, you can still browse our website but you will not be able to use a number of its functions.

Secondly, you can click on the link below to refuse the use of non-essential cookies and the associated technologies. You can also withdraw your consent to the use of web beacons on this website by clicking on the button below. Remember that a number of functions on our sites depend on these technologies to provide content or improve the presentation and deleting these cookies may block some functions and make browsing the website less efficient and enjoyable. Withdrawing your consent to these cookies deactivates them, so they can no longer fulfil the functions described above. Note that the code for deactivating these cookies will still be present on your computer or other device and the cookies will be listed in your browser, unless you delete them as well, using the browser settings. You will find the relevant instructions on the following website: www.aboutcookies.org.

Do SARL DUMONT, DORLAND & CLAUZEL authorise third parties to install cookies or other similar technologies on their websites?

In general, we do not authorise third parties (e.g. advertisers) to install cookies on our websites or conduct behavioural advertising. However, on some of our websites, such as our social media pages, some people may upload third-party content, such as YouTube or other videos, or integrate content and sharing tools from other third-party sites. As we do not control the diffusion of cookies by sites that are neither owned nor operated by SARL DUMONT, DORLAND & CLAUZEL, you should check the relevant third-party websites to find out more about these cookies, whether it is possible to refuse them, and how to do so. However, you can usually deactivate third-party cookies by choosing the appropriate browser settings. You will find instructions on: www.allaboutcookies.org.