Cookies Policy

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In accordance with Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002, Institut Européen de Français (hereinafter “COMPANY” or “we”) informs you that (hereinafter “site” or “Web site”) uses cookies to store information on your computer, required to access some of its features. By using the site, you declare you have read and you agree to this Cookies Policy as well as the Terms and Conditions of use of the Website.

I – Definition of “Cookies”

Cookies are small text files loaded to your computer or smart phone when you use some Web sites, computer programs or mobile applications (“sites”, in general). They store information needed by these sites to provide you with their services, improve navigation, remember your preferences, run advertising campaigns, etc. Read more about cookies in Wikipedia or on the site of the European Commission.

II – Classification of Cookies

There are three classes of cookies, and the same cookie can receive different classifications, depending on how it is created and used. Please note these categories are not always standard, and other sites may use different classifications.

II.1 – According the duration of the cookie

Session cookies: Only last during a browsing session, and are removed the moment the browser window is closed. Session cookies are used for technical functionalities, for example to remember what products have been added to a shopping basket.

Persistent cookies: They are stored on users’ devices after the browser window has been closed. The duration of this type of cookie is set by the website that created it, and it can last for an indefinite period of time. They are commonly used to remember your navigation preferences during future visits or for targeted advertising. The intrusiveness of this type of cookie depends on if it is used by the same site, or a third party site, and what it is used for.

II.2 – According the cookie origin

First party cookies: The website that sets the cookie is the same website the user is visiting.

Third party cookies: The cookie is created by a website other than the one being visited, collecting information to provide visitors with their own services or track users on the third-party site.

II.3 – According the cookie usage

Technical Cookies: Allow the user to navigate through a site and use any of its existing options or services, for example, identify the session (1-a), restrict access to some pages, serve content according the visitors’ languages, remember the elements of an order, complete the checkout of a shopping cart, use a password protected page, set security features, manage videos or music, or share content via social networks. Some technical cookies are considered “strictly necessary cookies”, because the site could not work without them.

Customization Cookies: Allow users to personalize the functioning of a website (such as languages, colors, country, etc).

Analytical Cookies: Monitors the behavior of users on a website, generating statistics that can be used later to define marketing strategies, provide users with custom information, and improve services and content.

Advertising Cookies: Used for more effective management of advertising spaces on the site.

Targeting Cookies: Stores information about users’ behaviors through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, sometime across multiple sites. In this case, they used to be known as “Super Cookies”. These are usually created by third-party sites offering some kind of service in return, like social networks and email services. Super cookies are the most likely to offer risks to users, both in regards to their privacy and to the security of their computers. For this reason, it is important you know what services or websites store these types of cookies, and decide how to manage them.

III – How this site uses cookies

At this moment we are storing the following cookies in your computer:

Cookie Name (s)



cluid, __cfduid,_jsuid

Third, persistent, technical, necessary

The cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings per client through our CloudFlare CDN service.

_gid,_eventqueue,_gat, _ga, _first_pageview

Third, session, analytical

Web site statistics by the program Google Analytics.


Third, session, technique

Identify the language of the user.

thebing_snippet_session_id, thebing_snippet_session_name

Third, session, analytical

Used on course booking pages.


Third, persistent, analytical

They are advertising and campaign cookies.


Our cookies never store your personal information like your name, address or email. Also, we never store financial or credit card information in cookies on any part of this site. You can withdraw the consent you have given to us to store cookies in your computer at any time by simply configuring your browser (see explanation below). Usually you can use this site anyway without these cookies, although some services might not work properly if they are disabled.

IV – How to manage cookies

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off cookies (including third-party cookies) by changing your browser settings. You will find more information about this topic in the help menu of your browser. Here are the configurations to manage your cookies on the most widely used browsers:

a) Google Chrome

b) Mozilla Firefox

c) Safari

d) Opera

e) Internet Explorer

As mentioned above, this might affect how you interact with many websites. For instance, you could be unable to login to services or programs, such your profiles on social networks.

You can also delete cookies after visiting our site or any other websites, either selectively or altogether. Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently excluded from any sites or services. Unless you have selected the settings to permanently refuse cookies, a new cookie will be stored on your computer for the next time you visit the site.

We strongly recommend you to use DoNotTrack, after installing a compatible browser. It will improve your privacy by limiting the way some targeting cookies are processed by your browser. Read more in

V – Security habits

Although we make our best efforts to inform you about cookies and our policies, you are ultimately responsible for your own privacy and security. Only by learning more about your rights and the Internet in general, and acquiring safe, “common-sense” navigation habits, will you be able to protect yourself and get the most the Internet has to offer.