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This page gives a summary of the policy on cookies and other trackers used by the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles as part of its various online tools.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a temporary file placed on your computer’s, tablet’s or mobile’s hard drive when you visit a website. Its role is to facilitate browsing and to offer you personalised services.

When browsing websites, information is therefore collected in these files and stored for a pre-defined specific purpose and period of validity.

What are cookies used for?

Necessary cookies

These cookies are deposited by the website publisher and are essential for you to browse the website.
Disabling them or changing their settings may prevent access to the website, the website’s services and/or affect its display. They allow you to secure your connection and to use the key functions of the website (for example, go back to pages you have performed searches on or make a booking).
Necessary cookies are not subject to your prior consent as they generally expire after the session.

Functionality cookies

These cookies are essential to the website’s proper functioning.
They are not subject to your prior consent as they only enable the following:
>  to adapt the website to your device’s display preferences (language, display resolution, operating system, etc.) when browsing the website, according to the hardware and the visualisation and read software installed on your device,
>  to collect anonymous statistics concerning visits and use of the various website components to allow its publisher to administer and improve the website.

Optional cookies

Optional cookies concern personalised advertising operations.
These include all cookies that produce accurate, non-anonymous statistics and which study your browsing behaviour.
They also include all social media cookies, notably managed by their share buttons.
In accordance with the GDPR, these cookies require users’ prior consent.

CRCV websites and databases

For its websites and online databases, the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles uses necessary and functionality cookies known as session cookies. They are used to store information on the current session. If you end your browsing session, the session ID and all other data stored will be deleted.

Regarding other functionality cookies, the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles has chosen to install the web analytics tool Matomo to generate statistics on its websites institutional website, banque d’images, project website Immersailles).

Matomo guarantees compliance with the GDPR and has been approved by the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) as one of the few web analytics tools that can collect data without visitor consent.

To do this, we have configured Matomo according to requirements to ensure the following:

  • the tool is hosted as a self-hosted version
  • no personal data is collected
  • we have disabled data exports
  • IP addresses are anonymous
  • only “First party” cookies are used by Matomo (third-party cookies and cross-domain cookies not used)
  • the “User ID” and E-Commerce features are not used
  • Heatmaps and Session Recordings are extensions not installed on our server

View our data protection policy

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