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The Site uses cookie technology to allow you to log in and access your account, subject to your preferences regarding cookies. You can modify your preferences at any time.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file, generally made up of letters and digits, which is sent by a web server to your browser’s cookies folder on your computer’s hard disk when you browse the Site.

What types of cookies are there?

The Site uses several types of cookies, each with a different purpose. Some are required if you wish to use our entire range of services.

Strictly necessary cookies

Cookies that are necessary for the Site to function are needed for you to be able to use all the services offered. They are placed on the Site by Hachette Livre and are only used to ensure that it functions properly.

The essential cookies that we send on our Site enable us to:

  • allow the visitor to access the site systematically via the same host server,
  • multilingual redirection,
  • homepage page video service (one display/service),
  • the CloudFlare accelerator.

Analytics cookies

These cookies allow us to learn about how our Site is used and how it performs, so as to improve the way it operates. These cookies may be placed on our Site by Hachette Livre or by third-party providers.

Analytics Cookies we issue on our website enable us to:

  • count the number of visitors,
  • generate audience size and usage statistics,
  • analyse browsing to adapt the Site,
  • and ensure its coherence.

Cookies used to improve site interactivity

These cookies enable us to customize your use of our Site. They allow you to save your choices and preferences, and they can also be used to provide you with features that you have requested.

These cookies we send on our Site enable us to:

  • save the work station’S IP address to provide access to restricted and personal areas of the Site,
  • save log-in information securely,
  • identify the IP address used by Viméo,
  • manage Cookies acceptance,
  • and customise contribution interface.

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are listed in the tables above. In addition, the Site uses a number of services offered by third-party sites. These include Twitter and LinkedIn, which can be accessed via a link at the bottom of the page.

These functionalities use third-party cookies placed on your computer by these services if you accept them, or if you continue to browse the Site without changing your settings. You can get information and configure your cookies at any time based on the instructions below.

Your options for managing cookies

Some cookies are sent to your browser without giving you an opportunity to disable them. These include things like session identifier cookies used solely for the purpose of enabling or facilitating electronic communication.

When it comes to managing cookies, you have several options. Depending on the options you choose, your experience on the Website may be altered or your access to certain online services requiring cookies limited.

You do not have to enable cookies. You can change your browser settings to disable them. You can also set your browser to alert you as to which cookies have been sent to your computer and ask you to enable or disable them. You can also enable or disable (or remove) cookies on a case-by-case basis or disable all cookies.

You can change these settings at any time.

If you enable cookies, the cookies on the websites you use may be saved temporarily in a given location on your computer. The cookies can only be read by their sender.

You can disable cookies at any time.

If you do choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain website features, such as those requiring you to log in.

If cookies have been disabled on your browser, we cannot be held liable for downgraded operation of the services on the Website due to the fact that we cannot store or consult the cookies required for normal operation of the Website.

Changing your browser settings to manage cookies

To control the cookies on your computer, you need to change your browser settings. The settings are different for each browser. For more information, consult your browser’s help menu.

Internet Explorer

In Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options. Click the General tab and, under Browsing History, click Settings. Then click the View Files button.

Click the column header Name to sort files alphabetically by name. Scroll down the list until you find file names starting with “Cookie” (all cookies start with this prefix and their file names generally also contain the name of the website that sent the cookie).

Select the cookies of your choice and delete them.

Close the window with the list of files, and then double-click OK to return to Internet Explorer.

For further information about cookie settings in Internet Explorer, see: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies


In Safari, go to the Safari menu and select Preferences. Click Security. Click Show Cookies. Select the cookies and click Remove or Remove All. Once you have removed the cookies, click Done.

For further information about cookie settings in Safari, see: https://support.apple.com/fr-fr/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac


Go to the Chrome menu in the toolbar. Select Settings. Click Show advanced settings. Go to the Privacy section. Click the Show cookies button. Select the cookies and delete them. Click Close to return to your browser.

For further information about cookie settings in Chrome, see: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&hlrm=en


Go to the Tools tab in Firefox and select the Options menu. In the window that opens, select Privacy and click Show Cookies. Select the cookies and delete them.

For further information about cookie settings in Firefox, see: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences



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