What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file that is stored on the hard-drive of your computer, tablet, mobile handset or other device. The cookie file allows its issuer to identify the device on which it is stored for the duration of the cookie's validity or storage period. In all cases, the cookie expires after a maximum of 13 months.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies on our website to enhance the browsing experience of our users. Cookies allow you to set your connection preferences.

The cookies we issue also allow us to:

  • implement security measures, such as when you are asked to login to a service or content again after a certain period of time,
  • customise the presentation of our website to the display settings of your device (language, operating system used, etc.) when you visit our website, based on your device's hardware and display or reading software. These processes are made possible by the use of functionality cookies,
  • give you access to reserved and personal sections of our website thanks to personal identifiers through session cookies,
  • collect information about the way in which visitors use the website so we can improve its value and user-friendliness, and compile statistics about the traffic volume and use of the various sections of our website through analytical cookies.

What types of cookies do we use?

Type of cookie Name of the cookie Purpose Validity
Functional cookies exane-derivatives Improve the user's browsing experience. This cookie contains an encrypted chain allowing the user to be identified as a unique user 12 months
Session cookies JSESSIONID Avoid the need for the user to login again at each visit Session (when the browser is closed or after 30 minutes of inactivity)
Functional cookies F5 TSxxxxxx Secure exchanges Session
Functional cookies disclaimer_exane_oc, disclaimer_exane_credit, disclaimer_exane_ispremium, disclaimer_exane_oc, acceptCGUIDX Allows us to know if the user has accepted the general terms of use of the associated website in order to provide a customised display of contents 12 months
Functional cookies cookies-disclaimer Allows us to know in what cases the cookies consent banner must be displayed 12 months
Functional cookies cookies-agreed Allows the website to remember the acceptance of cookies and indicates in what cases the user's login must be replaced by a "Guest" login 1 day if accepted, 12 months if rejected

When a user formally accepts cookies, information about each page visited is collected:

  • The user login,
  • The date when the page in question was visited,
  • The user's IP address (as we are unable to identify this information because it is protected by an anonymity system),
  • The user's browser and its version.

How to manage cookies

You can customise the browser to limit or eliminate the use of cookies. However, it should be noted that the rejection of certain cookies may disrupt your browsing experience, and it is therefore impossible to block them, as is the case for functional and session cookies.

You can choose to accept the placing of your cookies on your device and change your mind at any time by changing the parameters of your web browser.

Depending on the type of browser you use, you will have the following options: accept or reject cookies of any origin or from a given origin, or configure the display of a message seeking your consent each time a cookie is placed on your device.

To make or change your choices, please refer to the help menu or the dedicated section of your browser. For example:

By continuing to browse on the Exane website, you implicitly agree to cookies being placed on your device.

You can also express your choice here:

More information about cookies

More information about cookies can be found on the CNIL's website:

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