What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that websites store on your equipment (computer, tablet or mobile device) when you visit them. It enables these sites to save your actions and preferences for a certain period of time. In this way, the cookies enable the site to remember users’ data and interactions with a site's different pages: to manage the authentication of a service, a shopping basket, etc.
There are several types of cookies:
Audience measurement cookies, to measure your visit and analyse your browsing;
Advertising cookies, to present the most relevant offers and services to you;
Session cookies, to secure your browsing.
Which cookies are used by IMA?
The IMA Group uses the following cookies:
Audience and performance measurement cookies
Audience measurement cookies are stored in order to measure the number of visits and page views, understand what visitors do on the website, and how often they return to it so that it can be adapted to our visitors’ needs.
Session cookies are stored to help manage your browsing session. This browsing session makes it easier for you to access the site’s online services; for example, by ensuring that you do not have to re-enter personal data.
The “accept or decline cookies" cookie
While browsing, we offer you choices relating to cookies. To store whether you have agreed or declined to receive cookies, we are required to place a new cookie on your computer
|Name of cookie||Type of cookie||Description||Life span|
|PHP||PHPSESSID||Functional cookie||This session cookie is used by default by PHP during communication between the web server and the browser. Each visitor receives a unique and automatic ID from PHP. It stores settings on a page-by-page basis so that, for example, you do not have to complete a form again in the event of an error||Deleted when the browser is closed|
|tarteaucitron||eu-consent||Functional cookie||This cookie records whether you have agreed to or declined the storage of cookies||6 months|
|Matomo||_pk_ses.1.b670||Analytics cookie||This cookie stores information concerning a user's visit to the site||30 minutes|
|Matomo||_pk_ref.1.b670||Analytics cookie||This cookie is used to identify the sites from which the visitors have come||6 months|
|Matomo||_pk_id.1.b670||Analytics cookie||This cookie identifies whether it is a first-time visit or not||13 months|
How to manage cookies
To modify your choice, use the "Managing cookies" link. This does not affect technical cookies.
Your web browser (Chrome, Safari, Edge, etc.) also allows you to:
Accept or decline cookies in general
Certain cookies may sometimes be required by certain functions offered by the sites, and by declining them, you may no longer have access to these functions.
Your web browser allows you to manage these cookies and delete them as you wish. Please refer to the specific procedures for each of the browsers below.
Tools tab (gear icon in the upper-right corner)/Internet options. Click Privacy, then Advanced and select “Block” in the two option buttons displayed. Click OK to confirm.
Click the menu icon (represented by three lines) in the top of the browser window, then go to the Options tab. Click the Privacy and Security tab. Tick the “Block cookies and Site data (may cause certain sites to stop working)” radio button.
Click the menu icon (symbolised by a gear) in the upper-right corner of the browser. Select Preferences. In the "Privacy" section, select the button "Always" after "Block cookies".
Click the menu icon (symbolised by three dots) in the upper-right corner of the browser. Select Settings. Click Advanced settings. In the "Privacy" section, click preferences. You can block cookies in the "Privacy" section.