Cookie Policy

  • Cookie policy

When you browse one of our websites, cookies, i.e. tiny files, are installed on your computer, mobile device or tablet. As our websites are designed to respond to our readers’ needs and expectations, we need to use cookies to provide you with a customised service. In fact, it are these tiny files that make it easier for you to access your account, that help us to remember what you like to read and allow us to personalise the offers and information we share with you. This page was created to help you understand how cookies work and how you can configure them.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file that is installed on the hard disk of your computer, mobile device or tablet when you visit a website or check out an advertisement. It is designed to collect information about your browsing habits and to provide you with services that are tailored to your device.

Cookies contain a unique code that identifies your browser each time you visit the website. Cookies can be installed by the server of the website you are visiting or by partners this website works with. A website server can only read the cookies it has installed itself and does not have access to any other information on your computer or mobile device.

The information that is collected is anonymous and does not allow us to identify you personally. Cookie-related information cannot be linked to your surname and/or first name because cookies do not contain any personal information. You can always return to the website at a later stage and refuse these cookies and/or delete them by changing your browser settings and/or enable/disable our website cookies.

Why does the Rossel Group use cookies?

The Rossel Group uses cookies to enhance your browser experience. Cookies tend to make the interaction between website users and websites easier and faster. They remember your preferences (e.g.: language) to speed up any subsequent visits to our websites. In addition, they help you to navigate between the various sections of our website. Because they can also be used for analytical and statistical purposes, cookies actually allow us to tailor the content and ads published on our websites to the preferences, personal interests and needs of our visitors.

Types of cookies used

Cookies can be divided into different categories depending on their origin, lifetime and use:

1) Origin

Rossel Group cookies

Rossel Group cookies are installed on your device by our websites to enable us to meet your needs while browsing our website and to enhance and personalise our website services.

Third-party cookies

These cookies are installed by other companies, be it partners or businesses, so as to identify your interests and personalise the ads they post via our websites or elsewhere. They can be installed when you browse our websites or click on one of the ads that are posted on our sites.

2) Lifetime

Session cookies

Session cookies are temporary cookies whose lifetime is limited to a browsing session. They are designed to enhance your interaction with our websites for the duration of your session and disappear as soon as you close your browser.

Permanent cookies

Permanent cookies are cookies that stay on your computer, mobile device or tablet even after you have closed your browser. They stay on your device for a definite period of time or until you decide to erase them. These cookies allow us to recognise you and to remember your browsing preferences from one session to the next.

3) Use

There are three main categories we can divide our cookies in, in function of their use:

Functionality

As their name suggests, functionality cookies ensure the proper functioning of websites. They are designed to meet any technical requirements and are essential to provide you with a seamless and secure connection to websites.

This category more specifically includes analytical cookies, which measure visitor traffic, and performance cookies. Aside from providing us with information on how visitors use our websites and how our websites perform, functionality cookies help us to detect any malfunctions in our websites. It is to thanks to these cookies that we are able to continuously maintain our websites and offer our users a more enjoyable browsing experience.

Functionality cookies are essential and cannot be deactivated.

Behavioural cookies

The cookies in this particular category allow us to offer our users ads that are relevant to their interests. They are designed to enhance and personalise their browsing experience.

To find out more about the cookie policy our partners who use this type of cookies operate, please click the following links:

Outbrain
Teads
DFP
IP
Digiteka
Dailymotion
Nugg ad
Rubicon
Appnexus
DFP audience
adex
Sharethrough
Ligatus

Social

This category comprises cookies that allow us to offer our users the option to share content posted on our websites and to comment on that content via the social media.

To find out more about the cookie policy the various social media we work with operate, please click the following links:

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

How to manage cookies?

If you browse websites that have not been fine-tuned, you can only manage your cookie preferences via your browser.

As a rule, browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can also set your browser to allow you to change your cookie preferences. To find out more, please click your browser’s “Help” tab or one of the following links:

Chrome
Firefox
Internet Explorer
Safari
Opera

If you browse one of our fine-tuned websites, you can also manage your cookie preferences via our websites’ cookie settings. Simply go to the bottom of the web page you are visiting and click the “Manage cookies” link. Next, click the ON/OFF button to activate/deactivate any of the following services:

NB: By way of reminder, to ensure the proper functioning of our websites, functionality cookies should not be deactivated.

Also note that certain essential functionalities of the Rossel Group websites simply won’t function without cookies. For instance, if you deactivate cookies that register your preferences, you will systematically have to re-enter your login information (language, username, password, etc.). In other words, deactivating certain cookies can have a seriously negative impact on your access to our services.

What if third-party cookies are deactivated in your browser?

If third-party cookies are deactivated in your browser, certain functionalities of the Rossel Group websites may no longer work as they should.

For instance, thanks to the third-party cookies our advertisers use, the ads posted on our websites are tailored to your personal interests. This means that if you decide to configure your browser not to accept third-party cookies, you will still be able to see all the ads but they will no longer be tailored to your preferences.

To avoid drawbacks of this kind, be mindful of the functionalities that may be impacted if you adjust your cookie preference settings.