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Cookies Policy

What is a cookie?

A Cookie is a small computer file, a marker, which is stored and read on a device for example during the consultation of a website, the reading of an email or the installation or use of a software program or a mobile application, whatever the type of device used (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc).

In this policy, we use the term “Cookies” to refer to all the markers stored and read on your device.

Who is processing your cookies?

Mécénat Servier Charity Fund is the data controller of the processing related to the management of Cookies. Other data controllers store cookies on the website. They are listed in Section 5 “Third-party cookies”.

Mécénat Servier Charity Fund may appoint processors to process Cookies on its behalf. In such a case, a contract stating the obligations of each party is established to ensure the security of the personal data.

Important information concerning consent

The storing or reading of certain Cookies does not require prior obtaining of your consent, either because they do not process any personal data concerning you, or because they are strictly necessary for the provision of the service which you require. It is the case of Functional Cookies and Analytical Cookies.

Your prior consent must be obtained for the storing or reading of Third-party Cookies.

You may at any time withdraw your consent to the storing or reading of the Third-party Cookies through the Cookie settings panel (HERE).

What cookies do we use?

We use various types of Cookies whose purposes are described below.

Functional Cookies

These are the Cookies necessary for the functioning of our site. They enable you to use the main functions of our site. These Cookies also enable us to file your browsing preferences on our site by storing the various options you chose during your last visit. We can thus propose them to you again to simplify your browsing on our site (e.g. the choice of the version to be displayed, standard or mobile-optimised).

Without these Cookies, you will not be able to use our site correctly.
You can object to the deposit of them and delete them via your browser settings, but your user experience is liable to be impaired.

This concerns the following Cookies:

Name of Cookie Data collected Purpose Storage time 
PHPSESSIDNoneTo provide functions across pages.Session
pll_language Website display language. Used to display the website in the right language. 1 year 
tarteaucitron Consent for each third party service used by the website. Stores consent or refusal for each third party service used by the website. 1 year 

Analytical Cookies

These are Cookies which tell us about the use and performances of our site and allow us to draw up statistics on traffic volumes and use of the various elements of our site (contents visited and visitor paths), enabling us to make our services more interesting and user-friendly (pages or sections most often consulted, most read articles, etc.).

The settings of the tool allow only a use of audience traffic for purposes strictly necessary to the operation and day-to-day administration of the site. Moreover, the settings of the tool enter into the scope of consent exemption, as defined by the CNIL (French supervisory authority).

You can object to the deposit of them and delete them via your browser settings.

This concerns the following Cookies:

Name of Cookie Data collected Purpose Storage time 
_pk_ses* Unique session ID. Statistics. Session 
_pk_id* Unique user ID. Statistics. Session 

Third party cookies

Social media sharing Cookies

This site use services (listed below) offered by third parties (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn). If you give your approval (consent), these third parties will store Cookies which will enable you to share our contents on social media. Via these Cookies, these third parties will collect and use your browsing data for their own purposes, in accordance with their data privacy policy. To exercise your rights over the data collected by third parties, or for any question concerning this processing, you can consult their data privacy policy.

Name of the third-partyName of Cookie Data collectedPurpose Storage timeCookies policy
Youtube (Google)YSCUser IDTracking views of embedded videos.SessionClick here
Youtube (Google)VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEBrowsing behaviourThis cookie is used as a unique identifier to track video viewing.6 monthsClick here
Youtube (Google)PREFBrowsing behaviourRecording your preferences and other information, especially the preferred language, how many search results you want to appear on your page, and whether or not you want Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.8 monthsClick here
Youtube (Google)GPSLocation dataDetecting a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographic GPS location.SessionClick here

Configuration of your browser, smartphone and software components

Any setting change which you may make on your device will be liable to modify your browsing on our site and your conditions of access to certain services/functions requiring the use of Cookies. You can authorise or refuse the recording of Cookies in your device and change the device’s settings at any time.

If you have accepted the recording of Cookies in your browser software, they are stored in a dedicated area of your device.

If you refuse the recording of Cookies in your device or if you delete those which are recorded in it, you will no longer be able to benefit from certain functions even though they are necessary for browsing in certain areas of our site. If applicable, we decline all responsibility for any consequences due to the downgraded operation of our site resulting from the fact that it is impossible for us to store or consult the Cookies necessary for their functioning which you have deleted or refused.

How do you configure your browser?

Most browsers accept Cookies by default. However, you can decide to block these Cookies or ask your browser to inform you when a site attempts to install a Cookie on your device.

Please refer to your browser’s help menu to configure the Cookies according to your preferences. The links to the Cookie setting instructions for the main browsers are given below:

How do you configure your confidentiality settings in your smartphone/tablet?

You can decide to change the confidentiality settings of your smartphone/tablet.

To configure your confidentiality settings: