Cookie policy

What are cookies?

A "cookie" is a string of information, generally small in size and identified by a name, which may be sent to your browser by a website to which you connect. Your web browser will store it for a certain period of time and send it back to the web server each time you reconnect.

Different types of cookies are placed on the sites:

  • Cookies that are strictly necessary for the site to function properly

  • Cookies placed by third party sites to improve the interactivity of the site, to collect statistics, etc.

> Learn more about cookies and how they work


The different types of cookies used on this site


Cookies that are strictly necessary for the site to function

These cookies enable the site's main services to function optimally. You can technically block them using your browser settings, but your experience on the site may be degraded.

You also have the option of objecting to the use of audience measurement cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation and day-to-day administration of the website in the cookie management window accessible via the link in the footer of the site.


Technical cookies

CAS and PHP session cookies for connection identification and security.24 days                    
Saves your cookie consent choices for the Drupal EU_Cookies_Compliance module.Session     


Audience measurement cookies deposited by Matomo approved by the CNIL

The Matomo audience measurement tool is deployed on this site in order to obtain information about visitor browsing and to improve its use.

The French data protection authority (CNIL) has granted an exemption to the Matomo Internet web cookie. This tool is therefore exempt from the requirement to obtain the Internet user's consent to the deposit of analytics cookies. However, you can refuse to accept these cookies via the cookie management panel.

_pk_ses.<ID>Short lived cookies used to temporarily store data for the visit30 minutes
_pk_id.3.<ID>Used to store a few details about the user such as the unique visitor ID13 month


Good to know:

  • The data collected is not cross-referenced with other processing

  • The cookie deposited is used solely for the production of statistics

  • The cookie does not track the user's browsing on other sites.


How do I accept or refuse cookies?

When you start browsing a Drupal site, the "cookies" banner allows you to accept or refuse all the cookies we use. This banner will be displayed until you make a choice, even if you are browsing on another page of the site.

You can change your choices at any time by clicking on the "Cookie management" link.

You can manage these cookies in your browser. Here are the procedures to follow:

Firefox ; Chrome ; Explorer ; Safari ; Opera

In accordance with the European Regulation on the protection of personal data and Law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on data processing, data files and individual liberties, you have the right to access, rectify and object to your personal data for reasons relating to your particular situation, to withdraw your consent at any time and to have your personal data deleted.

For more information about the cookies we use, you can contact INRAE's Data Protection Officer by email at or by post at :

24, chemin de Borde Rouge –Auzeville – CS52627                 
31326 Castanet Tolosan cedex - France



Last update : May 2021