Cookies settings

When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to, to make your online experience easier by saving browsing information. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience.

There are two types of cookies, the first-party cookies, created by the website you visit and hosted by ESG, and third-party cookies, created by other websites. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies.

Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our settings.

For more information on the cookies, please consult the “Cookies Policy” available in the footer.

Cookies Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you. Cookies permit to “remember” your actions or preferences on a limited period. Depending on the type cookies, cookies will:

  • Be stored temporarily in your browser’s memory, and destroyed when it is closed down, (“Session Cookies”)
  • Be saved on your computer so that when you close it down and start it up again, it can still be there (“Persistent Cookies”). The Persistent Cookies are created by giving them a limited lifespan, provided for each cookie in the tables below.

We use internal cookies, allowing us to memorize information like your language choices or your connection information.  These cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting. These third-party cookies allow other organizations to generally help us to analyze how our site is being used, measure the number of visitors to the site, and display advertising.

Your consent applies to the following domains:

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are only set to provide you with services you have requested , such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but these functions and services will not work for you and in particular, we won’t be able to save your preferences about cookies. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Targeting Cookies: These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising. Subject to your prior consent, these cookies stored in your device by the third-parties listed below, allow us to count the number of displays of advertising content in our advertising spaces, identify these contents, the number of displays for each of them, the number of users who clicked on each content and where applicable, further actions carried out by the users on the sites linked to these advertising contents, to be able to calculate the sums due to the actors of the advertising distribution chain (communication agency, advertising management, site/distribution medium) and to establish statistics.
Performance Cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They measure how often your visit our website and how you use it. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.    All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Functional Cookies: These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.  If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
Social Media Cookies: These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools. Please note that by consenting to these cookies, you consent to the follow up of your navigation on the websites of these third parties.
Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

The below list details the cookies used in our website.

collectUsed to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavioue. Track the visitor accros devices and marketing channels.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
csrftokenThis cookie is associated with Django web development platform for python. Used to help protect the website against Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks
GPSRegisters a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
IDEUsed by Google DoubleClik to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of mesuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user
midThe cookie is set by Instagram. The cookie is used to distinguish users and to show relevant content, for better user experience and security.
pagead/1p-user-list/#Used by
PHPSESSIDThis cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users' unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
test_cookieUsed by to check if the user's browser supports cookies.
urlgenThe cookie is set by instagram to enable the user to browse through the website securely by preventing any cross-site request forgery.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEUsed by to try to estimate the user's bandwidth on pages with integrated youtube videos.
YSCUsed by to register a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from youtube the user has seen.
yt-remote-cast-installedUsed by to store the user's video player preferences using embedded youtube video
yt-remote-connected-devicesUsed by to store the user's video player preferences using embedded youtube video
yt-remote-device-idUsed by to store the user's video player preferences using embedded youtube video.
yt-remote-fast-check-periodUsed by to store the user's video player preferences using embedded youtube video.
yt-remote-session-appUsed by to store the user's video player preferences using embedded youtube video.
yt-remote-session-nameUsed by to store the user's video player preferences using embedded youtube video.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit,