What is a Cookie?
A cookie (commonly referred to as a " cookie ") is a very small text document stored on your computer/device (and maintained by your browser). It often contains a unique randomized identifier so that the platform or website can " recognize " this cookie again. The main purpose of the cookie is to ensure the functioning of a website or improve navigation; these cookies are necessary to view the site. Depending on the cookies enabled and implemented by the organization, they also provide certain information to the owners of these websites, including audience measurement.
Cookies do not harm the terminal, but make it easier, for example, to retrieve preferences, prefill certain fields, and customize the content of the services on the visited site. These data enable the improvement of usability and services based on your interests.
What Types of Cookies Do We Use and Why?
In general, we use first-party and third-party cookies as well as persistent cookies. The session cookies we use are called " first-party cookies ". Many session cookies are essential for the proper functioning of our website, as they generally allow you to navigate our site and use our features. Cookies used by our partners and third-party service providers are called " third-party cookies ". These cookies are temporary and remain on your device until you close your web browser.
Persistent cookies remain on your device after you close your browser or until you manually delete them. In the first case, the lifespan of the cookie depends on the specific cookie's duration or " lifetime " and your browser's settings. These cookies help us recognize you as an existing user of our website. Therefore, it is easier and more convenient to return to our website or interact with our services without having to log in again. Furthermore, persistent cookies also help us recognize you when you visit a resource belonging to our website from another website or application (such as an advertisement) and help us record information about your web browsing habits during the lifetime of the persistent cookie.
Here is the list of different types of cookies used:
Necessary | Essential Cookies
These cookies are necessary to allow users to navigate our website and access its features. Without these cookies, requested services (such as navigating from one page to another or login functionality) cannot be provided.
Statistics | Optional Cookies
Statistics cookies allow us to understand how visitors interact with our website by collecting and reporting information anonymously. These cookies include tracking tools such as Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager.
Performance | Optional Cookies
As of September 2023, there are no performance cookies integrated into the Donna platform.
Marketing | Optional Cookies
When integrated into the platform, marketing cookies are used to track visitors on our website. The goal is to display ads that are relevant and attractive to individual users and therefore more useful for publishers and third-party advertisers.
The site also allows for the integration of third-party site features, including some social media. These features may sometimes come with scripts or other features that read and sometimes place cookies from these social networks on your device. These cookies may be used to personalize advertising messages. Although we do not have access to these cookies or any control over these social networks, which are responsible for their own processing, or the data they collect, including in the context of data transfers outside the European Union when some of them are located in the United States, we deemed it essential to mention them so that you have clear and complete information that their use may, if applicable, require your consent. For more information, please refer directly to the list of potential cookies from social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)
When LinkedIn, Twitter, or other available sharing buttons are used, users are directed to a page controlled by these companies, which may place cookies (including targeting cookies) and will be subject to the respective LinkedIn, Twitter, or other relevant website cookie policies.
You have the option to configure your devices to accept all cookies, notify you when a cookie is issued, or not accept any cookies. However, the latter option may result in certain personalized services not being provided, and you may not be able to fully enjoy all the features offered by the site.
If you do not wish to receive cookies in general or wish to refuse only certain cookies, you can adjust your browser settings accordingly. Instructions are provided on each browser's website for this purpose:
- For Microsoft (Edge or Internet Explorer): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/delete-cookies-in-microsoft-edge-63947406-40ac-c3b8-57b9-2a946a29ae09
- For Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&hlrm=en&sjid=16555746073261176031-NA
- For Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox
- For Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201265
For any other browsers not mentioned above, please consult the cookie management help available on the internet. You can also refer to the link below for an overview of how to block or delete cookies on the most common browsers: <a