Definition of the term “cookie”

Users are hereby informed that by continuing to browse the Bibliothèques d’Orient web site (http://heritage.bnf.fr/bibliothequesorient/), they accept the use of cookies to collect statistics, to study usage, and for security.

A cookie is an item of information that is automatically placed on users’ computer hard disks, mobile telephones, or tablets by the site visited or by a third-party server. It contains several items of data: the name of the server that placed it, an identifier in the form of a unique number, and, possibly, an expiry date.
Cookies are managed by users’ internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, etc.)

For an optimum experience at our web site, we recommend that you accept these cookies.

Cookies needed for web-site functioning
These cookies are needed for the web site to function. Without these cookies, you will not be able to use our web site normally.

The web site’s analytic cookies and audience-measurement cookies
These are cookies that enable us to know the audience use and performance of our web site, and to improve its functioning.
Our web site uses the Xiti cookie to measure and analyse visitors’ browsing behaviour. The data gathered enable us to optimise and improve the web site for our users.

Configuring the internet browser

You have the option to configure your internet browser to accept or reject all cookies, delete cookies periodically, see when a cookie was issued, its period of validity, and its content, and to prevent it from being stored on your hard disk.

You can, at any time, choose to block or deactivate these cookies by configuring the internet browser on your computer, tablet, or mobile telephone, in accordance with instructions from your internet-browser provider that appear on the following web sites:

In Internet Explorer: open the “Tools” menu, then select “Internet Options”; click on the “Confidentiality” tab, then the “Advanced” tab, select the desired level, or click on the following link:
http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-FR/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
For further details, you can also consult the CNIL web site, in particular page:
http://www.cnil.fr/vos-droits/vos-traces/les-cookies/conseils-aux-internautes/ie
 
In Mozilla Firefox: Open the “Tools” menu, then select “Options”; click on the “Privacy” tab, then select the desired options, or follow this link:
http://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/activer-desactiver-cookies
For further details, you can also consult the CNIL site, in particular page:
http://www.cnil.fr/vos-droits/vos-traces/les-cookies/conseils-aux-internautes/firefox
 
In Safari: select “Safari > Preferences”, then click on “Security”; In the section “Accept cookies”, select the desired options or follow this link:
http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=search&fac=all&q=cookies%20safari
For further details, you can also consult the CNIL site, in particular page:
http://www.cnil.fr/vos-droits/vos-traces/les-cookies/conseils-aux-internautes/safari
 
In Google Chrome: open the configuration menu (under the wrench logo), then select “Options”; click on “Advanced options”, then, in the “Confidentiality” section, click on “Content parameters” and select the desired options, or click on the following link:
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=fr
For further details, you can also consult the CNIL web site, in particular page:
http://www.cnil.fr/vos-droits/vos-traces/les-cookies/conseils-aux-internautes/chrome
 
In iOs 
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=fr_FR
 
You can also type “cookies” in your browser’s “help” section to access configuration instructions.