Use of cookies

1. WHAT IS A COOKIE AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR?

A cookie is a text file that may be saved, depending on your preferences, in a dedicated space on the hard drive of your device (computer, tablet, etc.) when you access an online service using your browser. It is transmitted to your browser by a website’s server. Each cookie is assigned an anonymous identifier. The cookie file allows its issuer to identify the device on which it is saved during the period for which this cookie is valid or saved. A cookie does not make it possible to identify individuals. When you access the Terre des hommes websites, we may, depending on your preferences, install different cookies: functionality cookies, performance cookies, social media cookies and advertising cookies.

2. WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE USED ON TERRE DES HOMMES’ WEBSITES?

The cookies transmitted by our websites are divided into three categories to make it easier for you to manage them:

- Functionality cookies,

- Performance and analysis cookies,

- Social media cookies.

3. HOW CAN YOU MANAGE COOKIES FOR TERRE DES HOMMES’ WBESITES?

You can manage the cookies we use on the Terre des hommes websites.

In your web browser settings:

You can configure your browser to allow cookies to be saved or rejected on your device, either systematically or depending on the issuer of the cookie. You can also configure your browser so that you are given the choice to systematically refuse or accept cookies before any cookie has been saved on your device. 

The management of cookies and preferences is different for each web browser. It is described in each browser’s help menu, where you can find information on how to change your cookie preferences. Below are links to different help menus allowing you to configure your browser:   

Internet Explorer™: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies  

Safari™: https://support.apple.com/?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html

Chrome™: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB&hlrm=en 

Firefox™: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Opera™: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/en/cookies.html

Once you have saved your preferences, we will only read or write the cookies authorized by your rules. Any cookies saved before you changed your settings are still stored on your computer. You can delete these cookies in your browser settings.

Please be aware that we use a cookie to store your cookie preferences. This means that:

- If you delete all cookies, you must update your preferences again.

- If you use a different device, profile or browser, you must update your preferences again.   

4. WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU REJECT COOKIES?

If you refuse to save cookies on your device, or if you delete the cookies already saved, you will not be able to benefit from a certain number of functionalities that are necessary to navigate certain areas of Terre des hommes’ websites. This is the case if you try to access content or services which require you to log in. This is also the case if we, or our service providers, cannot identify, for technical compatibility purposes, the type of browser used by your device, or its language and display settings, or the country from which your device appears to be connected to the Internet.

In this case, Terre des hommes cannot be held responsible for consequences linked to the reduced functioning of our services that result from us not being able to save or consult the cookies which you have refused or deleted but which are necessary for the functioning of the website.

5. WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE USED?

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies enable you to navigate the website and use its essential functionalities, such as secure areas or donation pages. These cookies do not collect information that could be used for marketing or targeting purposes.

We use these cookies to:

Adapt the appearance of Terre des hommes’ websites to your device’s display preferences:

- Language used,

- Display resolution,

- Operating system used.

Share information with a technical partner for the sole purpose of providing services or functionalities on our websites.

The cookie management tool that we provide does not allow you to disable this type of cookie. Indeed, you must accept cookies to be able to use our website. If you disable cookies in another manner, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to navigate the website normally.  

Performance and analysis cookies

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service supplied by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse how the website is used by visitors. The data generated by cookies concerning your website use (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the United States. We use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, compile activity reports and provide other services related to website activity and Internet use. For more information on the Google Analytics service, please visit: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

We use these cookies to:

- Calculate visitor statistics for Terre des hommes’ websites and the use of various parts of Terre des hommes’ websites to improve the content and ergonomics of our services.

- Measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and understand which pages interest you.

- Test various functionalities.

Social media cookies

Social media cookies concern services provided by third parties, such as “Like” and “Share” buttons. They are used to provide services or memorize your preferences for sharing on social networks.

The social network that provides these application buttons is able to identify you using this button, even if you have not used the button during your visit to the site. Indeed, this type of application button can enable the social network concerned to monitor your browsing activity on our site simply due to the fact that your account with that social network is active on your device (open session) when you browse our site.

We have no control over the procedures used by social networks for gathering information about your browsing activity on our site and its association with the personal data they have access to. Please consult the privacy protection policies of these social networks to learn more about how they use, particularly for advertising purposes, the browsing data they are able to collect using these application buttons. These privacy protection policies should allow you to set your preferences for these social networks, particularly by configuring your account settings for each of these networks.

We use these cookies to:

- Create links to/with social networks such as Facebook,

- Allow you to log in to social networks when the share option has been activated.

You may accept or refuse these cookies. However, if you refuse them, you may be unable to access some “share” functionalities and “social” interactions.

6. WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU SHARE YOUR DEVICE WITH OTHER PEOPLE?

If your device is used by more than one person, and multiple browser software is used on the same device, we cannot guarantee that the services and advertisements shown on your device correspond to your use of the device and not to that of another user.

In this situation, your decision to allow others to use your device, as well as your browser settings regarding cookies, is your sole responsibility.