What is a cookie?
Cookies are activated and used during your navigation of the FAMI-QS website.
Cookies are small text files, usually consisting of numbers and letters, which are placed on your computer, tablet or smartphone. They do not pose a security risk to your device.
They allow to amongst others:
- understand the behaviour of visitors on the various pages of the site;
- measure visitor activity on the site and the frequency of their re-access in order to adapt the site to the use of its visitors;
- measure the number of visits, the number of pages viewed.
In practice, different types of cookies can be distinguished:
- Essential and non-essential cookies – Cookies can be distinguished on the basis of their purpose. Essential cookies are those that are necessary for the proper functioning of the website, for example facilitating navigation (they allow you to return to the previous page). Non-essential cookies are those without which the site can still function properly. These include analytical cookies (such as Google Analytics) and tracking cookies, which analyse the behaviour of the users on the website and retain their preferences (pages viewed, time and geographical area viewed, number of visits, etc.).
- First and third-party cookies: – Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party depends on who places the cookie. First-party cookies are those placed by the website of FAMI-QS. Third-party cookies originate from others and are often used to track online behaviour across different websites, such as cookies placed by Google, Twitter and Facebook.
- Persistent and session cookies: – Cookies can also be distinguished on the basis of their lifespan. Persistent cookies remain on the user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie or until they are manually deleted by the users. They are activated each time the user visits the website which created that particular cookie. On the contrary, session cookies are temporary: they persist only for the duration of the browser session (which starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when he closes the browser window). Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
What cookies do we use and why?
|_PRIVACY_SESSION||1 year||Visitor’s language||Save visitor’s language for future visits|
|_PRIVACY_GFONTS||24 hours||Externe script||Font call (the cookie fetches the font(s) from an external source)|
|_PRIVACY_GMAP||24 hours||Externe script||Map call (the cookie fetches data from the Google maps widget to allow FAMI-QS position to be displayed)|
|_PRIVACY_SESSION||Storage period 1 year||Content Visitor’s language||Purpose Save visitor’s language for future visits|
|_PRIVACY_GFONTS||Storage period 24 hours||Content Externe script||Purpose Font call (the cookie fetches the font(s) from an external source)|
|_PRIVACY_GMAP||Storage period 24 hours||Content Externe script||Purpose Map call (the cookie fetches data from the Google maps widget to allow FAMI-QS position to be displayed)|
What cookies do we use and why?
|_PRIVACY_GTRACKING||24 hours||Sequence of characters||Analyze the traffic on the site|
|_PRIVACY_GTRACKING||Storage period24 hours||ContentSequence of characters||PurposeAnalyze the traffic on the site|
How can you see which cookies are installed on your device and how can you delete them?
If you want to know which cookies are installed on your device or if you want to delete them, you can use the following link [link to add towards a dedicated tool] or a setting in your browser. You can find more information on how to do this via the links below.
|Firefox (mobile)||Chrome (mobile)||Safari (mobile)||Microsoft Edge|
More information about cookies, including how to block or delete them on browsers other than those listed above, can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org. This site is only available in English.
You will not be denied access to our site if you disable cookies, but some features may not be available.