Cookies

Changed on 16/12/2019

Cookies are small files that may be stored on your device (PC, mobile phone or tablet) whenever you visit www.inria.fr. This page explains how cookies work, and the various browser options that are currently available to control their use.

Definition

A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your device whenever you visit our website. The purpose of these cookies is to collect anonymous status information relating to your web browsing, and to use this to provide you with content that is compatible with your device and relevant to subjects that interest you. Cookies can only be read or modified by the website that issued them.

Use of cookies

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To gather statistics relating to the number of visits and uses of the various elements of our website, including the number of pages viewed, the number of visits, activity, and frequency of return in order to monitor and improve our quality of service.
  • To adapt the presentation of our website to suit your display preferences, in terms of language, display resolution, operating system in use, etc.
  • To make it easier for you to use our website, for example by storing information entered into a form or the data that you have chosen to view, in order to provide you withinformation relevant to your interest in the activities of Inria.

Cookies settings

Operational cookies

There are some cookies that we have to include in order for certain web pages to function. For this reason, they do not require your consent. In particular:

  • Name: Cookie Agreed
  • Services: Cookie notice EU Cookie Compliant
  • Purpose: Confirm that the user of the site has validated the insertion of cookies on his computer
  • Cookie type and duration: cookie interne persistant, 3 months

Analytics cookies

We use these purely for internal research on how we can improve the service we provide for all our users. The cookies simply assess how you interact with our website – as an anonymous user (they data gathered does not identify you personally).

  • Name: _pk_id
  • Services: analytics with the open-source software Matomo
  • Purpose: Recognises website visitors (anonymously – no personal information is collected on the user)
  • Cookie type and duration: First-party persistent cookie, 13 months
  • Name: _pk_ses
  • Services: analytics with the open-source software Matomo
  • Purpose: .
  • Cookie type and duration: First-party persistent cookie,, 24h
  • Name: _pk_testcookie
  • Services: analytics with the open-source software Matomo
  • Purpose: check that the navigator allows cookie
  • Cookie type and duration: First-party persistent cookie, 30min

Third-party cookies

Some of our pages display content from external providers, e.g. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

To view this third-party content, you first have to accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, which we have no control over.

But if you do not view this content, no third-party cookies are installed on your device.

Third-party providers on inria.fr:

These third-party services are outside of the control of Inria. Providers may, at any time, change their terms of service, purpose and use of cookies, etc..

How can you manage cookies?

You can manage/delete cookies as you wish - for details, see aboutcookies.org

Removing cookies from your device

You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.

Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).

Managing site-specific cookies

For more detailed control over site-specific cookies, check the privacy and cookie settings in your preferred browser.

Blocking cookies

You can set most modern browsers to prevent any cookies being placed on your device, but you may then have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site/page. And some services and functionalities may not work properly at all (e.g. profile logging-in).