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Cookies et le site FitNest

1. What are cookies?


Cookies are small files that are saved on your computer when you surf websites. They contain information about your browser and the sites you visit. Cookies consist of 2 parts: the name and the content. They are saved in a specific folder on your hard drive and each has a unique identifier and duration. When you return to a site, the cookie allows the site to recognize you and continue the history. Some cookies delete themselves when you leave the site, others remain on your computer as long as you do not delete them.


Cookies are not active programs, so they are not harmful to your computer and are not always used for commercial purposes. Some are used to make surfing easier; they avoid having to enter certain data on each visit (login, screen settings). Which Internet pages are visited? What is the path used to get there? How long does the visitor stay on the site? etc.


Based on these results, the site can be modified according to the visitor's interests and needs. For example, by displaying personalized information.


2. What are the different types of cookies?

  • Site cookies: These are direct cookies. They are created by a site to improve the functioning of a web page. They are used to manage the technical component of a site, such as language selection or interests. They are generated and installed by the site visited.

  • Third party cookies: these indirect cookies are generated and installed on your computer by a third party than the visited site. They record the surfing behavior of an Internet user. It is especially for this type of cookie that site owners must ask permission from Internet users before installing a cookie, according to the law in force since 2012. The law does not distinguish between original cookies and third-party cookies. The authorization of the Internet user is the only criterion of distinction. Cookies that are necessary for a site to function do not require authorization. In all other cases, permission is required.

3. What kind of cookies do we use ?


Original cookies and third-party cookies.


The FITNEST website mainly uses original cookies. They are intended to make surfing easier. We use them to record certain information, such as language choice, pages visited and duration of visits. In order to best surf our website from your computer, tablet or cell phone, it is best to accept cookies.


The FITNEST website also uses third-party cookies:

  • Cookies from Google Analytics, a free service that collects website statistics and makes a detailed analysis. This service allows us to have a clear idea of the flow of visitors, sources of traffic and page views, and thus to be able to modify all or part of our site according to the results and the interests of our users.

  • Cookies from hosting services and search engines.


4. How do I manage cookies?

By adjusting your browser settings. You can choose to block all cookies or accept only cookies from specific sites.

Will blocking affect your ability to browse the FITNEST Site? Yes and no. 

You can still browse our site even if you have disabled all or some cookies. However, you will only be able to navigate to certain personalized pages on our website if you accept cookies.

Your navigation will generally be less convenient if you reject all cookies. Some parts of the site will not work. In other words, it is best to avoid blocking cookies completely.


Below is an overview of the options that browsers offer for managing cookies:


  • Chrome : Open your browser. Click on the Chrome menu and then choose settings. Click on Show advanced settings and then in the "Privacy" part on the Content settings button. In the "Cookies" section you can adjust the settings and delete cookies.

  • Internet ExplorerOpen your browser. Click on Tools and then Internet Options. Click on the "Privacy" section and choose the desired level with the slider. You can also adjust it manually by clicking on Advanced. There is a distinction between permanent original cookies, permanent third-party cookies and temporary cookies. Deleting cookies can be done via the main Internet options screen.


  • Firefox: Open your browser. Select Privacy. Set Firefox to Use custom settings for history. To enable cookies, check Accept Cookies. To disable cookies, uncheck the box. Firefox gives you the option to disable third-party cookies. In addition, you can also set how long cookies can be saved. By clicking on Show Cookies, you can delete one or more cookies.


  • Safari: Open your browser. With Safari, cookie management is limited to one screen. In the Preferences tab click on Privacy. You then have three different ways to accept/delete cookies. Via Show Cookies you can view and delete cookies.


  • Opera: Open your browser. Click on the Extra menu and then on Preferences. Via Advanced and Cookies you can adjust the cookie settings. You have the possibility to automatically delete new cookies when you close your Internet session. You can also decide what happens to each cookie that is sent to your computer. To do this, click on Ask me before accepting cookies. Every time a site wants to save a cookie a dialog box appears.

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