POST’s cookie management policy

1. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file generally made up of letters and numbers sent by the internet server and saved to your device (PC, tablet or smartphone) via your web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Opera, etc.).

Some cookies are stored directly by the websites you visit. Others, known as ‘third-party cookies’ are stored by the website’s partners (social networks, advertising networks etc.).

2. What are cookies used for?

Most cookies store technical information relating to your browsing history on a particular website (language settings, screen size and resolution, connection time, pages visited, IP address, etc.) to enable that website to ‘recognise’ your device.

They are generally required to enable the website to function properly (saving your session, your shopping basket, remembering your favourites, etc.), but they also serve to analyse your browsing behaviour on the website, optimising your experience and showing you personalised content such as articles, offers, search suggestions or targeted advertising in line with your preferences, if you wish.

Please note that sharing your device with other people is likely to have an impact on the personalisation the cookies we use can offer and consequently on their effectiveness in terms of your individual preferences.

3. How does POST use cookies?

Our website uses a range of cookies to better customise how it functions, by interacting with your user profile. 4 types of cookies can be used by our website:

-> Strictly necessary cookies 

These make it possible to use the main functions of the website, such as remembering your device’s display preferences (language, display settings) based on the graphic charter, the device type and the viewing and screen reading software that you use (internet browser type) and to take this into account during subsequent visits.

They also allow us to link the various pages consulted together so as to enable a seamless browsing experience.

They mean we can manage your user session once you have been identified, as well as the content of your shopping basket if applicable.

-> Audience measurement and statistics cookies

These allow us to compile statistics and traffic and usage counts for the various pages and sections of the website (number of visits, pages viewed, your journey on the website, the links you click on, your return frequency, etc.).

The following information is helpful to us:

- For research in order to adapt the website content to suit your needs.

- For detecting malfunctions and improving our service quality.

-> Social media cookies

We use services offered by third-party websites to make our website more interactive. These services use cookies when you interact with them. They include:

- Reaction buttons on social media (LinkedIn, etc.)

- Share buttons on social media (LinkedIn, etc.)

- Videos posted on the website (YouTube, etc.)

-> Advertising & commercial cookies

These may be placed on your device to identify your preferences and interests and the products viewed or purchased on our website, so that the dynamic ads displayed to you, either by POST or by its business partners, in the relevant spaces can be tailored to you.

4. Managing cookie preferences

When you visit the homepage of our website, a dedicated cookie information banner will pop up. You will then be asked to accept all cookies embedded in the pages you visit, or to customise your cookie preferences.

Although most internet browsers are automatically configured to accept cookies by default, accepting them is not mandatory. You can choose to allow cookies to be stored on your device and change your mind at any time by changing the settings in your browser. You can also ask your browser to warn you if a website tries to store a cookie on your device and only accept cookies from certain websites by changing your browser settings.

However, if you choose not to allow cookies, POST cannot guarantee that you will be able to access all of the services on its website or that the website will function as well as possible. By continuing to use our website, you accept the storage of cookies on your device.

To change how cookies are managed by your browser, you can change the settings in the confidentiality tab. Please note that certain features of the website may no longer work. Each browser is configured differently. The configuration is described in your browser’s help menu, which will tell you how to amend your cookie preferences.

5. Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies do not require your consent, but you can always object to said cookies being stored on your device and delete them in your browser’s configuration settings. Nevertheless, your user experience may be much less enjoyable, and you may no longer be able to access some website features.

6. Other categories of cookies (audience measurement, social media, advertising)

You can object to these categories of cookies being stored and read by changing the settings in your browser.

For further information on cookie settings in the main web browsers, please read the browser software publishers’ documentation.

7. How long cookies are stored for

The cookies we manage on our website cannot be stored for more than 13 months.