What is a cookie?
Cookies are files or bits of information that may be stored in your computer (or other devices connected to the Internet such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit the DSM Websites. A cookie generally contains the name of its website of origin, the cookie’s ʺexpiration dateʺ (how long it will stay on your device) and a value, which is generally a randomly-generated unique number.
What types of cookies do we use?
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies allow the DSM Websites to remember the choices you make.
|This cookie archives the information on the language chosen to visit the website.
|This cookie archives the information when you accept cookies.
We use Google Analytics which uses internal cookies allowing the generation of reports on the interactions of visitors with the DSM Websites. These cookies used to stock information collect personal data linked to you activity on the Website. These cookies record a unique, encrypted user name, used to generate statistical data on the way in which the visitor uses the website.
|Used to distinguish the users
|Used to distinguish the users
|Used to accelerate the request rate.
Do we use third-party cookies?
Yes, in addition to Google Analytics, the DSM Websites utilize certain services proposed by third-party websites. More particularly, these include:
- Sharing buttons (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Email) ;
- Videos shown on the DSM Websites (YouTube) ;
- Interactive maps (Google Maps) ;
- Captchas to verify that you are not a bot (Google).
These features use third-party cookies posed directly by their services. We strive to identify those cookies so that you may decide whether or not to accept them. Should you refuse them, it is possible that you will no longer be able to access those services and certain pages on the DSM Websites may not work properly or no longer be accessible. You may indicate your preferences as indicated below.
How can I control or delete cookies?
You may control or delete cookies directly on the DSM Websites by clicking on the icon at the bottom right of your screen.
You may also control or delete cookies via the settings of your Internet browser. Most Internet browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. You may change those settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are sent to your device. There are several different ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser’s instructions or help service for more on how to adjust or modify its settings.
If you use several devices to access the DSM Websites (for example, your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) you should ensure that the browser for each one of those devices is set at the cookie settings you have specified.
If you disable the cookies that we use, that may have an impact on your experience as a visitor on the DSM Websites. Do not hesitate to contact us in case of difficulties at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use a software technology called clear gifs, or invisible pixels, which help us to better manage the DSM Websites’ content by informing us of the effectiveness of that content. Those invisible pixels are small picture files with a unique ID, having a function similar to that of cookies, that are used to follow users’ movements on line. Unlike cookies, which are archived on a user’s computer hard drive, the invisible pixels are invisibly integrated into web pages and are approximately the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not associate the information collected by those invisible pixels with the personal information of our users.
Last updated: 27 April 2022