Cookies are blocks of data deposited on an internet user’s device by the server of the website visited. They are used by websites to send information to the internet user’s browser and allow the browser to send information back to the original site (e.g. a session identifier or language choice).

Only the issuer of a cookie can read or modify the information contained therein.

There are different types of cookies:

  • session cookies that disappear as soon as you leave the site;
  • permanent cookies that remain on your device until they expire or until you delete them in your browser.

You should note that during your visits to this site, cookies may be stored on your device.

Purposes of the cookies used

Some of the cookies used by the Publisher have the exclusive purpose of enabling or facilitating electronic communication (detecting connection errors, identifying connection points, etc.).

Some are strictly necessary for providing online communication services at your express request (shopping cart, screen display preferences, etc.).

Others are used to:

  • analyze the number of visitors and how they use the site in order to develop it with the aim of improving the browsing experience;
  • make the site more user-friendly and interactive. 

What cookies do we use?

Cookies used on the website include:

  • the Publisher’s cookies;
  • third-party cookies chosen by the Publisher to achieve specific objectives.


Publisher cookies

The cookies deposited by the website are detailed in the table below:


Cookie name




Stores the current display language for the site

1 day


Used by WordPress determine whether the browser accepts cookies








Third-party cookies

The Publisher also uses services offered by third parties.


Technical cookies

The main purpose of these cookies is to facilitate browsing and to provide the features offered by the website.


Permanent cookie:

Cookie name




This is a general identifier used to manage user session variables. It is typically a randomly generated number and is used, for example, to keep a user logged in when switching between pages.



Temporary cookie:

Cookie name




This is a cookie deposited by Jetpack to retrieve statistics on how the site is used.

30 min



Measuring user traffic

The Publisher uses third parties to measure the site’s traffic.

For informational purposes, the Publisher uses, among other things, Google Analytics to count visitors and determine how they use the site. This is a statistical tool that allows the Publisher to improve its website by taking into account the needs of its visitors.

The data generated by these cookies includes:

  • your use of the site, such as the pages you visited;
  • your IP address to determine the location of your connection. This data is immediately anonymized after the location is determined and is not provided to Google.


The cookies used are detailed in the table below:


Permanent cookie:

Cookie name




This cookie is used to track the user session.



This cookie is used to count the number of views per page and monitor how the user browses the site

2 years



Improving the site’s user-friendliness and interactivity

To provide access to certain features of the site, the Publisher uses services offered by third parties, such as:

  • sharing buttons (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn);
  • videos posted on its Vimeo or YouTube channels.

These features rely on third-party cookies that are deposited directly by the service providers.



During your first visit to our site, you will be asked to accept or decline the use of certain cookies.


If you do not want cookies to be deposited or read on your device, a refusal cookie will be stored so that the Publisher can record that you have declined the use of cookies. If you delete this refusal cookie, it will no longer be possible to identify yourself as having declined the use of cookies.


Similarly, when you accept the use of cookies, a consent cookie is stored.


Consent or refusal cookies must remain on your device. You can change your preferences at any time as indicated in the following section entitled “Cookie management”.


Cookie management

You have several options for deleting and managing cookies and other trackers.


Browser settings

While most browsers are set by default to accept the use of cookies, you have the option, if you wish, to choose to accept all cookies, reject them systematically or choose which ones you accept according to their issuer. You can also regularly delete cookies from your device via your browser.


Do not forget to configure all the browsers on your devices (tablets, smartphones, computers, etc.).


When managing cookies and your preferences, the configuration of each browser is different. You can use your browser’s help menu to learn how to change your cookie preferences. For example:


  • for Internet Explorer™:;;

  • for Firefox™:;


However, you should keep in mind that by configuring your browser to decline cookies, certain functionalities, pages and areas of the site will not be accessible, for which we cannot be held liable.


Ad choice platforms

Several professional advertising platforms also offer the option to refuse or accept cookies used by their member companies. These centralized systems do not block advertisements from being displayed. They only prevent cookies that adapt advertisements to your interests from being deposited on your device.


For example, you can go to to prevent these cookies from being stored on your device. This site is offered by digital advertising professionals grouped within the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) and managed in France by the Interactive Advertising Bureau France.


On this site, you will be able to find out which companies are registered on this platform offering the option of refusing or accepting the cookies they use to adapt the advertisements that may be displayed on your device to your browsing history:


This European platform is used by hundreds of online advertising professionals. It is a centralized interface allowing you to accept or decline cookies that are likely to be used to adapt the advertisements displayed on your device to match your browsing history.


Cookie management module

Lastly, there is a cookie management module that allows you to choose which cookies you wish to accept or decline on this site.

You can access the module at any time to change your preferences by clicking on this link: “managing cookies”.


Personal data protection


For the purposes of the use of cookies as described in this document, the Publisher acting as the Data Controller may process your personal data.


The data collected is necessary to achieve the purpose of each cookie. It will only be used for authorized services provided by the Publisher and/or the company issuing third-party cookies.


Your personal data may be transferred to a data processor established in the United States for the purposes of using social network cookies or Google Analytics. Google Analytics will receive the following categories of data: pages visited, IP addresses, data on the device.


The aforementioned data processors are in compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield and ensure an adequate level of data protection (Decision (EU) 2016/1250 of July 12, 2016).


Personal data collected via cookies is never stored longer than necessary to achieve the purpose of the cookie, and never longer than 13 months.


Pursuant to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), individuals have the right to be informed, access, rectify, erase, object on legitimate grounds and to data portability.


Where consent is the legal basis for processing, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.


You can exercise these rights by first contacting the person responsible for the Data Protection Policy by email at or by post at Valrhona Foundation, 315 allée du Bergeron, 26600 Mercurol-Veaunes, France.


In order to ensure better protection of your rights, the Publisher has appointed a Data Protection Officer that you can contact if necessary at the following address:


You have the right to lodge a complaint with CNIL, the French Data Protection Authority.


For more information, see the Privacy Policy.