What is a cookie ?

A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded to your device when you access a website.

What are cookies used for ?

They allow the website to recognize your device and retain certain information about your preferences or past actions in order to allow the website to function or improve its functioning.

They also provide information to site editors. In summary, cookies help us to provide you with a good browsing experience on our website and to improve it.

Are all cookies the same ?

Cookies can be different depending on their lifespan or their origin.

There are two types of duration for cookies :

  • Session cookies, which are temporary and will only be stored in the memory of your browser when it is open. As soon as the browser is closed, the cookie will be deleted from your history.
  • Persistent cookies that have an expiration date. These cookies are not deleted when the browser is closed, but are deleted once the expiry date has been reached. These durations are set according to the purpose of the cookies. You can also manually delete these cookies.
  • You use our audit request form.

Cookies can come from different sources :

  • First-party cookies are created by the website you are visiting.
  • Third-party cookies are created by third-party providers and placed by the website editor for different purposes.

You can find more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been placed on your device and how to manage and delete them, on the websites youronlinechoices.com and aboutcookies.org.

Web beacons

Web beacons (also called "internet tags", "pixel tags", "clear GIF" or "html tags") are generally invisible image files placed on a website. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to track the actions of visitors to our website.

We may use beacons to obtain information such as the IP address of the device that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears or the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time at which the page been viewed and the browser version used to visit the page.

IP addresses and URLs

An IP address is a unique identifier that certain devices use to identify and communicate on the Internet. When you visit our website, we can see the IP address of the device used to connect to the internet via the aforementioned web beacons.

This information is used to determine the general location of the device. We may use this information to modify the way we present our sites in order to improve your visit.

A URL (uniform resource locator) is a unique identifier or address for every resource on the Internet. For example, this is the address of the web page you are visiting. We use this information to know which pages are visited and how you navigate our website.

How do I change my cookie settings?

ORSOFT respects your right to privacy. Therefore, you can choose not to consent to the use of certain categories of cookies on this page.

Click on the different headings to find out more and modify the default configuration. However, blocking certain categories of cookies may affect your browsing experience on the site and the services we are able to offer you.

We recommend that you keep cookies enabled in order to take full advantage of our website. Please be aware that choosing not to enable certain types of cookies may affect your browsing experience on the site and the availability of certain services.

In addition, most internet browsers allow you to configure most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit allaboutcookies.org/fr or aboutcookies.org.

Find out how to configure cookies on the most common browsers :

To find information about other browsers, we recommend that you visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of tracking by Google Analytics across all websites, visit : tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.


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