Personal data and cookies


When you visit a site, a text file (cookie) is stored in a specific space on the hard disk of your computer or mobile device. A cookie does not identify you personally. It allows its transmitter to recognize your terminal and to collect a certain number of information relating to the navigation carried out since this terminal.  Cookies are managed by your Internet browser and only the issuer of a cookie can decide whether to read or modify the information contained in it. A cookie has a limited validity period, its deposit and storage on your terminal are in compliance with applicable legislation.

Certain features of this site, such as statistics on site visits or the reading of embedded content, are based on third-party sites. The deposit of cookies allows these sites to track your navigation. These cookies are only stored if you give your consent. You can change your choices about whether or not to accept cookies placed on your device, either on your browser or online with different operators, at any time. When it comes to cookies, the settings of each browser are different and are described in its help menu.

The cookies deposited, subject to your choices, give access in particular to the following information: – Identifiers of the equipment you are using (IP address of your computer, Android identifier, Apple identifier, etc.), – Type of operating system used by your device (Microsoft Windows, Apple Os, Linux, Unix, BeOS, etc.), – Type and version of the browser software used by your device (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.), – Dates and times of connection to the site, – Contents viewed.

For your information, links to the main browsers to disable cookies: Chrome  | Firefox  | Opera  | Safari  |  Edge – IE

Statistics and audience measurement

The Google Analytics web analytics service used on this website is provided by Google Inc.

Analytical cookies placed on our site by GoogleAnalytics enable us to obtain anonymous statistics on visits to our site in order to optimise it and detect any malfunctions. These text files placed on your computer help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the data on Google’s behalf, including the publisher of this website. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can disable the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, this may prevent you from using certain features of this site. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

For information, the link to manage Google Analytics cookies.

Social Networks

The use of social networks to interact with our site may result in data exchanges. For example, if you are connected to the Twitter social network and you visit a page on this website, Twitter may collect this information. Similarly, if you view an article on this website and click on the “tweeter” button, Twitter will collect this information. We invite you to consult the personal data management policies of the various social networks to learn about the collections and processing they carry out on your data.

Embedded content from other sites: articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles…, embedded from YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, Youtube and other sites). Content embedded from other sites behaves in the same way as if the visitor were visiting that other site. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking tools, track your interactions with such embedded content if you have an account logged into their website.

Social network cookies are used here for the Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+ sharing buttons. Disabling these cookies prevents any interaction with social networks.

For your information, links to manage social network cookies:  Twitter  | LinkedIn  | Facebook  | Google+

Personal Information

By requesting access to certain services, you will be asked to provide professional personal data via an online form or an e-mail.

Subscribe to our newsletter, invitations, event subscriptions, mailing lists

Your email address, identity, organization, status, are in particular necessary data that you transmit to us by email or form in order to access these services. The collection of the e-mail address in particular is obligatory. Data processing concerns only persons who wish to register and access these services.


Your data is processed to manage these subscriptions and to compile statistics related to the service. This is: your email address, subscription date, statistics related to the newsletter service.

The webmaster of the site and INRAE’s IT department (host and database manager) have access to this data. No data transfer is performed.