Cookies are activated and used during your navigation on the website. They are small text files, usually consisting of numbers and letters, which do not create any security risk for your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Cookies allow us to :

Understand the behaviour of visitors on the various pages of the site
Measure visitor activity on the site and the frequency of their return visits in order to adapt the site to the use of its visitors
To measure the number of visits, the number of pages viewed

You can consult these different cookies and find out what they are used for in the list below.

These cookies are activated by default on your web browser. However, you can configure your browser to inform you of each creation of cookies and possibly prevent their creation. Here are the steps to follow on the 4 main browsers:

  • Chrome :
  • Firefox :
  • Safari :
  • Internet Explorer :

You will not be denied access to our site if you disable cookies, but some features may not be available.

The listing and explanations below have been written in English and come directly from the services mentioned.

1. WordPress cookies

  • wordpress_[hash] : On login, wordpress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/
  • wordpress_logged_in_[hash] : After login, wordpress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.
  • wp-settings-{time}-[UID] : WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
  • wordpress_test_cookie : Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled.

The actual cookies contain hashed data, so you don’t have to worry about someonegleaning your username and password by reading the cookie data. A hash is the result of a specific mathematical formula applied to some input data (in this case your user name and password, respectively). It’s quite hard to reverse a hash (bordering on practical infeasibility with today’s computers). This means it is very difficult to take a hash and “unhash” it to find the original input data.

WordPress uses the two cookies to bypass the password entry portion of wp-login.php. If WordPress recognizes that you have valid, non-expired cookies, you go directly to the WordPress Administration interface. If you don’t have the cookies, or they’re expired, or in some other way invalid (like you edited them manually for some reason), WordPress will require you to log in again, in order to obtain new cookies.

2. Google Analytics cookies

  • _gat : This cookie has a ten minute timeout. This cookie does not store any user information, it’s just used to limit the number of requests that have to be made to
  • _ga : This cookie has a 2 years timeout. Used to distinguish users.
  • _gid : This cookie has a 24 hours timeout. Used to distinguish users.

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites : collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

3. Ninja Forms Cookies

  • nf_wp_session : To manage visitor contact form interactions with the site.

4. Other cookies

  • PHPSESSID : To identify your unique session on the website
  • cookiebar : To store if the user has hidden the cookie bar
  • hide_bn_bar : To store if the user has hidden the “Breaking News” bar

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