Cookies

This cookie statement provides information about the cookie policy. This cookie statement can be changed. The Mérieux Foundation therefore advises you to consult it regularly.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hardware (your computer for example) by a website.

Why does the Mérieux Foundation use cookies?

The Mérieux Foundation is always looking for new ways to improve its website and provide you with a better service. By using cookies, the Mérieux Foundation can make content or advertising on its Website more relevant and adapt them to your personal tastes and needs. In addition, cookies make it easier and quicker for you to interact with our Website and help you browse the different parts of it.

What type of cookies is used by the Mérieux Foundation?

The Mérieux Foundation uses analytical cookies to collect information about how you use the Website in order to improve its content, better adapt it to your wishes, and make it easier to use.

The Mérieux Foundation uses third parties to analyze use of the Website.

Below is an overview and further information about the analytical cookies we use:

 

Name of the cookie Duration before expiry Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users
__utma 2 years after installation or update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when javascript libraries are run and the __utma cookie does not yet exist. The cookie is updated every time data are sent to Google Analytics.
__utmb 30 min. after installation or update Used to determine new visits. The cookie is created when javascript libraries are run and the __utmb cookie does not yet exist. The cookie is updated every time data are sent to Google Analytics.
__utmc End of browser session Not used in ga.js. This cookie used to be used in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz 6 months after installation or update Logs the source of traffic or of a campaign to find out how the user arrived on your site. The cookie is created when javascript libraries are run and is updated every time data are sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv 2 years after installation or update Used to store variable and custom data about a visitor. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a custom variable at the visitor level. This cookie was also used for the _setVar method, which is obsolete. The cookie is updated every time data are sent to Google Analytics.

How can I block and/or delete cookies?

If you do not want the Website to place cookies (except functional cookies) on your computer, you can block and/or delete cookies via your browser settings. Below we show how to block and/or delete cookies for the most frequently used browsers:

If you have blocked some or all of the cookies, the Website may not work properly or you may not have access to certain parts of this site.