During your first connection to the website a banner message appears at the bottom of the screen warning that information about your browsing may be stored in alphanumeric files called “cookies”. Our policy on cookies will help you better understand the systems we have put in place concerning browsing our site. It give information, in particular, about the full set of cookies present on our site and their use, and explains how to changes your options.

General information on cookies on this site

As publisher of this site, Civipol may place cookies on the hard drive of your device (computer, tablet, mobile phone, etc) in order to guarantee a fluid and optimised navigation experience on our site. Cookies are small text files that allow us to identify your device in order to personalise the services we provide. The information collected by cookies does not identify you by name in any way. They are used only for the specific needs of improving the interactivity and performance of our site, and to provide you with content adapted to your interests. None of this information is communicated to third parties except when Civipol has obtained your prior approval, or in the case where the information must be provided following a court order or instruction from any other authorised administrative or legal body. For further information concerning the information stored in cookies, you will find hereafter a list of the different types of cookies that may be used on the Civipol website, with their names, use and expiry dates.

Cookie preferences

You may accept or refuse cookies at any time. During your first connection to the website a banner message appears at the bottom of the screen with a brief explanation about cookies and similar technology used. This banner states that your continued browsing on the Civipol site (by loading a new page or clicking on a link, for example) implies acceptance of cookies. Depending on the type of cookie, you may be required to accept the placing and reading of cookies on your device.

Cookies that do not require consent

In accordance with the recommendation of the French National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL), certain cookies are exempted from prior acceptance as they are strictly necessary for the operation of the site or they are only used to facilitate electronic communication. The cookies in question are, in particular, used to identify the session, to authenticate the user, for load balancing, or to personalise your interface. These cookies are fully covered by this policy document insofar as they are issued and managed by Civipol.

Cookies requiring prior consent

This requirement concerns cookies issued by third parties and classified as “permanent” insofar as they remain on your terminal until they are deleted or reach their expiry date. Since such cookies are issued by third parties, their use and storage are defined under their own confidentiality policies which can be viewed by following one of the links below. The cookies in this group include those used for web traffic measurement and advertisements, over which Civipol has no control, as well as those used for sharing on social networks (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.).

Social network sharing cookies are issued and managed by the publishers of the network in question. Subject to your agreement, these cookies enable you to easily share a part of the content of the site, in particular by clicking on a share button linked to the social network in question. Web traffic measurement cookies provide statistics on the frequency of use of different elements of the website, such as content or pages that you visit. This information contributes to the improvement of the ergonomics of the site. The traffic measurement tool used on the Civipol website is provided by XITI.  Their confidentiality policy can be consulted (in French) at:


Cookie parameters

Most web browsers are configured to authorise cookies by default. Your browse provides the possibility to modify these standard parameters so that all cookies are refused, or that some cookies are accepted or refused depending on the issuer.

WARNING : Please note that refusal to accept cookies on your device may alter your browsing experience as well as your access to certain services and functions on the site. Civipol does not accept any responsibility for the consequences of degraded browsing conditions that may result if you refuse, delete or block cookies that are required for the operation of the site. These consequences shall not be considered prejudicial and shall in no case give rise to compensation. Your browser also allows you to delete existing cookies, and to receive a warning when new cookies could be stored on your device. These parameters do not affect your browsing but may cause you to lose the benefits provided by the cookie. You can find more information below on the various tools that allow you to modify your cookie parameters.

Customising your browser

Each browser gives you the possibility to customise your browser parameters. To find out how to modify your preferences, click on the ling corresponding to your browser.

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For further information concerning the use of cookies, visit the CNIL website:

For any questions or requests for further information concerning this cookies policy, please contact us.

List of cookies

For a detailed list of cookies used on the Civipol website:

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