In this context, and in accordance with the Law of 1 August 2018 on the organisation of the National Commission for Data Protection and the general data protection framework, and with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (the "GDPR") (referred to together hereinafter as the "laws on the protection of personal data"), the INFPC uses cookies on its Internet site (

The cookies the INFPC uses are stored on your computer, tablet, smartphone or other device allowing Internet browsing ("the Terminal"), subject to the choices about cookies you have expressed, which may be changed at any time, using our preference management tool or your browser settings.

What a cookie is

Cookies are small text files used for recording certain items of information about your browsing; they are stored on the hard drive of your Terminal when you view an Internet site.

They are transmitted by the website's server to your browser.

A cookie may be used to authenticate a user or to store specific information about the user, such as preferences for a website or the content of an electronic shopping basket, for the duration of the period of validity of the cookie in question - its content can only be altered by the INFPC. In this way, cookies make it possible to collect certain items of information so that we can offer you personalised services that match your requirements.

As indicated on the information banner, by continuing to browse our Internet site you agree to certain categories of cookies being placed on your Terminal. You can revoke your decision at any time by rejecting cookies, using our preference management tool or your browser settings.

Why the INFPC uses cookies

The INFPC uses three types of cookie on its website: (i) browsing cookies (essential), (ii) session cookies (essential), and (iii) analytics cookies (non-essential).

Cookies are said to be "essential" when they are required for enabling the basic functions of the website, such as a secure connexion to your personal user space. They are enabled automatically when you use the website and log on.

Cookies are "non-essential" when they make it possible to collect information about your use of a website, without being essential.

Whether they are essential or not, cookies may also be functional - for example, files that make other functions possible, such as saving preferences, social interactions, the possibility of posting comments on the website, and analysis of use in order to optimise the website.

Browsing cookies (essential)

Cookies of this type are used to improve the user's comfort during subsequent visits to the INFPC's website. They make it possible to save your preferred language, your acceptance of cookies, and your participation in any satisfaction surveys the INFPC may propose on its website.

Session cookies (essential)

Cookies of this type are used in the personal workspace; they make it possible to know whether the user has been authenticated or not.

Analytics cookies (non-essential)

Cookies of this type are generated by Google Analytics to distinguish between a user's successive sessions, and by Hotjar to gain a better understanding of our users' needs and optimise user experience on our website. They allow us, for example, to understand the amount of time spent on a page, the links clicked on, and more generally users' browsing habits, etc, thereby enabling us to improve the service we offer.

How to manage cookies


The website provides you with a tool that allows you to manage cookies according to their type. The choices you make using this tool will only be valid when you are browsing the website.

You can use our cookie preference management tool to manage cookies.

Configuring your browser

You can configure your browser software so that cookies are stored on your Terminal, or so that they are refused, either systematically for all websites, or depending on the issuer (website).

You can also configure your browser software to ask you each time a cookie is proposed whether you want to accept or refuse it on your Terminal.

Configuration varies according to the browser you use.