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I. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a piece of information placed on your hard drive by the server of the website you visit. A cookie cannot be used to identify the user personally, but it records information about the user’s browsing behaviour on the website and recognises you when you next visit.

A cookie contains various types of data, such as:

  • the name of the server that left it;
  • an identifier in the form of a unique number;
  • possibly an expiry date.

Cookies perform different functions.

Some cookies are essential for using the Website (hereinafter the “Website”), while others optimise the user’s experience. 
 The cookies we issue are used for the purposes listed below, subject to your prior consent and your browser settings:

  • to ensure the Website works properly (strictly necessary cookies),
  • to put together statistics and figures on visitor traffic and the use of our Website’s various components (sections, content, etc.), allowing our departments to improve our Website’s user-friendliness and content,
  • to adapt the appearance of our Website to your device’s display settings (display resolution, operating system used, etc.), when you visit the Website,
  • to be able to send you targeted advertisements that best correspond to your interests.

To find out more about cookies, please visit the website of the French National Commission for Information Technology and Civil Liberties (CNIL):


II. Cookies left by third parties via the Website

Our Website may contain cookies issued by third parties (communications agencies, audience measurement companies, etc.), which allow these third parties to collect information about the browsing behaviour of visitors to our Website, for as long as their cookies remain valid.

We may also offer third-party software applications on certain pages of our Website that allow you to share content from our Website (recipes, for example) on social networks, if you so wish, in particular on Facebook and Twitter.

The social network may link this viewing behaviour to your profile and in that way adapt its advertisements based on websites you’ve visited.

We have no control over the methods that social networks use to collect information about your browsing behaviour on our Website. We advise you to check these social networks’ terms and conditions on the use of your data to find out why they use it.



III. Managing your cookies

Whether or not your device is shared with other people and how your browser’s cookie settings are configured are your choice and responsibility.

You can manage and change the way cookies are used at any time, but please be aware that changing your cookie settings may affect your terms of access to certain services requiring cookies.

1. Allowing cookies:

If you allow cookies to be saved on your browser, cookies integrated in the pages and content you’ve viewed may be stored in a dedicated space on your device. Only the party that issued them will be able to read them there.

2. Blocking cookies:

You can set your browser to block cookies, either completely or depending on the issuer.

Every browser has different settings for managing cookies. You can consult your browser’s help menu to find out how to change your cookie preferences.

- For Internet Explorer:

- For Firefox:, or see the CNIL’s practical guide (

- For Safari:

- For Chrome:

- For Opera:

If you use a browser that’s not listed above, you should consult the relevant help section of the browser you use.

Flash© cookies from Adobe Flash Player™: Adobe Flash Player™ is a software application that enables the rapid development of dynamic content using the Flash programming language. Flash stores the settings and preferences for this content and information on how it is used by employing technology similar to cookies. However, Adobe Flash Player™ manages this information and your preferences via a different interface to the one provided by your browser. Since your device is likely to display content developed in the Flash language, we advise you to access your Flash cookie management tools directly on the website