Management of cookies

OSCI would like to store “cookies” on your computer. A “cookie” is a small text file that is saved and stored on your computer’s hard disc unless you delete it or it expires. It is not a program and cannot harm any data on your computer. A cookie does not allow us to identify you.

Generally, cookies stored via the website have one of the following functions:

  • The first is to “maintain the state of an application”, in other words to ensure that, each time you come back to the website, you visit the website in the configuration that you have chosen.
  • The second function is to follow your movements on the website. The cookie records information regarding your computer’s navigation on our website (the pages consulted, the date and time of the consultation, the type of browser, etc.); this allows the compilation of statistical reports on the website’s traffic. With this cookie, no identifiable personal information is saved.

You can be alerted when you receive cookies or you can oppose the storing of cookies by configuring your browser accordingly. You can also delete cookies already stored. To find out more, click here.

If you consider that cookies constitute an intrusion into your private life, configure your browser to alert you of the presence of cookies or to refuse them, and delete those already stored.

But be aware that more and more websites use cookies to facilitate and improve your navigation on the websites, recording no personal data associated with you and enabling you simply to enjoy the functionalities and services offered by the websites. Many of them are what are known as “temporary cookies”, which expire when you close your browser. Not configuring your browser to alert you will prevent you from receiving too many alert messages. Moreover, we also advise you not to configure your browser to refuse all cookies for the following reason: in certain cases this could reduce your access to useful information during your subsequent visits to the websites concerned.