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The sites are designed to be attentive to the needs and expectations of our readers. This is among other things why we use cookies to, for example, identify you when you comment on one of our articles.

We use cookies for:

Remember your preferences and settings: If you enter a site in the group your city or you choose to display the comments in a certain order (from the oldest to the most recent for example), we can store this data in a cookie in order to able to provide you with relevant information when you revisit the site. This saves you time by eliminating the need to enter the same information each time you visit the site.
Log in and authenticate. When you sign in to one of the group’s sites with your Microsoft account, we store, in a cookie encrypted on your hard drive, your unique ID and the time you logged in. This cookie allows you to browse the pages of the site without having to establish a new connection to each page. These cookies will be deleted from your computer when you log out. We also use cookies to facilitate the login process. For example, your email address may be stored in a cookie that remains on your computer after logging out. This cookie is used to enter your e-mail address and you only have to enter your password during the following connections. If you are using a public computer or prefer not to keep this information, select the appropriate radio button on the login page and this cookie will no longer be used.
Show targeted advertising. When we display advertisements on our pages, we place one or more permanent cookies on your computer or device at the same time so that we can recognize the same each time advertisements are published. By displaying our ads and those of our advertising and publishing partners on our websites, we may, over time, collect information about the types of pages, content and advertisements that you, or others who use your computer, have been visited or consulted. We use this information for a variety of purposes, for example, to try to prevent you from being exposed to the same advertisements. This information also allows us to select and display targeted ads that we deem consistent with your preferences.
Collect and analyze statistics. We may use cookies to count the number of visits, unique visitors, page views or to generate other aggregate statistics on the activities of our sites and services. These analyzes will help us better manage these sites and services and improve their performance.