In order to bring you more personalised services and content, the Maisons du Monde Foundation uses cookies.


How we use cookies

To improve the services offered on our website such as project information, content optimisation and customisation to be more relevant to you (including personalised offers and advertisements), the website uses cookies.

You can disable cookies at any time, free of charge via your browser (instructions at the bottom of this page), though if you disable cookies or other technologies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our Service. If you choose not to disable cookies, you agree that our site can use them.


When you visit our website, information about your browsing habits on our website can be saved in text files called ‘cookies’, installed on the browser of your device (computer, tablet, Smartphone, etc.). Cookies are used to recognise your browser during subsequent visits. Only the cookie issuer can read or modify the information contained in the cookie.

Some cookies are essential to using our website, while others optimise the user experience and customise the content displayed. Cookies are used to:

  • Measure and analyse traffic and use on our website, our sections and services, so we can improve the user experience and our services,
  • Store the display preferences of your browser (language, display settings, operating system, etc.) and adjust the presentation of our website when you visit, based on your device’s hardware and software used when browsing our website.
  • Store the information you provide when filling in forms (registration, access to your account) or information that you have chosen.
  • Implement security measures,
  • Limit the number of ads displayed,
  • Adapt the advertising content on our website to your areas of interest and location (list of stores nearest you),
  • Adapt and send you personalised ads by email or display them on your device in ad spaces containing cookies that we issue. When you visit a third party website and you see one of our ads, this is because of a cookie we placed on your browser. These cookies may be placed by our technical service providers and used.

The types of cookies

1. Cookies needed to make purchases online

These are cookies allowing you to add items to your basket and access your client space. These cookies are placed on your browser by the Maisons du Monde Foundation.


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2. Analytical cookies

They allow us to analyse what is happening on our website in order to improve the performance and the way we present our content to you. They tell us how you move around our website when you are using it (the pages most visited, the last page visited, how long you stay on the website). These cookies are placed on your browser by the Maisons du Monde Foundation. Example: fondation.maisonsdumonde.com_ga

3. Functionality cookies

They allow us to offer you special features on the website and personalise our services and content. Most of these cookies are placed on your browser by the Maisons du Monde Foundation.

A few examples:


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 4. Social network cookies

We may include third party apps on our website, which allow you to share content from our site with other people or to share your opinion about content on our site. This includes “share” and “like” buttons from social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

The social network can identify you through this button, even if you don’t use it when you visit our site. This type of button can allow the social network to track your browsing history on our website, if you are logged in to your social network account on your device while visiting our website.

We have no control over the process used by the social networks to collect information about your use of our website associated with any personal data about you that they have. Please consult the privacy policies of these social networks to learn how the information they gather from these buttons is used for advertising and other purposes. The privacy policies of each social network should enable you to change your account settings.

Consenting to Cookies

You can opt out of cookies at any time and free of charge via your browser’s settings.

If you consent to cookies on your device browser, cookies in the pages and content that you visit may be stored temporarily in a dedicated space on your device. They can be read only by the issuer.

Opting out of cookies

If you opt out of cookies on your device, or if you delete cookies placed there, you will no longer be able to benefit from a number of features which are necessary to browse some areas of our website.

For example:

  • If you attempt to access our content or services that require you to log in,
  • When we or our service providers cannot recognise the type of browser used by your device, its language and display settings or the country where your device is connected to the Internet.

Opting out of or deleting cookies may negatively impact your user experience on our website. This is your personal choice made at your own risk and its consequences cannot be considered our fault.

Cookies accompanying our advertising content displayed by third parties

When you visit a website displaying one of our ads, the ad may contain a cookie.

This cookie may be stored on your device and allow us to recognise your browser, calculate what we owe to the ad server or third-party website, and to collect statistics.

Personalised ads

We want to present ads that are personally relevant to you. To this end, cookies allow us to determine in real time what ad to display on a device, based on your recent browsing history on websites or apps.

You would obviously prefer to see ads that match your areas of interest rather than ads that are irrelevant to you. Similarly, we want to ensure that we show ads that will be of interest to our users.

Sharing your device with other people

If you share your device with other people or you use different browsers on your device, we cannot ensure that the services and ads displayed on your device correspond to your own use and not to other users. You are free to share your device with other people and to configure your browser’s cookie settings as you choose, under your own responsibility.

Your choices about cookies

You can manage cookies in several ways. Any changes you make may affect your online experience and your access to certain services that require the use of cookies.

You can manage cookies in the following ways:

1. Change your browser settings

You can configure your browser to accept or reject cookies either systematically or based on the issuer.
You can also configure your browser to ask you to accept or reject a cookie, before it is stored on your device.

Go to the Help menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie settings.

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2. Contact the European Digital Advertising Alliance

You can go to the website Youronlinechoices, proposed by the European Digital Advertising Alliance and managed in France by the Interactive Advertising Bureau France.

You can find out what companies have registered with this platform and that offer you the option to refuse or accept the cookies that they use to adapt the ads displayed on your device to your browsing history:

This European platform is shared by hundreds of Internet advertising professionals and is a centralised interface where you can accept or reject cookies as stated above.

This procedure will not prevent the display of advertisements on the Internet sites that you visit. It will just block the technologies that adapt the ads to your areas of interest.