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Different types of cookies are placed on the sites:

  • Cookies strictly necessary for the proper functioning of the site
  • Cookies deposited by third party sites to improve the interactivity of the site, to collect statistics

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The different types of cookies used on this site

Cookies strictly necessary for the site to function

These cookies allow the main services of the site to function optimally. You can technically block them using your browser settings but your experience on the site may be degraded.

Furthermore, you have the possibility of opposing the use of audience measurement tracers strictly necessary for the functioning and current administration of the website in the cookie management window accessible via the link located in the footer of the site.

Technical cookies

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CAS and PHP session cookies

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12 months

Audience measurement cookies (AT Internet)

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Shelf life


Trace the visitor's route in order to establish visit statistics.

13 months


Store the anonymous ID of the visitor who starts the first time he visits the site

13 months


Identify the numbers (unique identifiers of a site) seen by the visitor and store the visitor's identifiers.

13 months

About the AT Internet audience measurement tool :

AT Internet's audience measurement tool Analytics is deployed on this site in order to obtain information on visitors' navigation and to improve its use.

The French data protection authority (CNIL) has granted an exemption to AT Internet's Web Analytics cookie. This tool is thus exempt from the collection of the Internet user's consent with regard to the deposit of analytics cookies. However, you can refuse the deposit of these cookies via the cookie management panel.

Good to know:

  • The data collected are not cross-checked with other processing operations
  • The deposited cookie is only used to produce anonymous statistics
  • The cookie does not allow the user's navigation on other sites to be tracked.

Third party cookies to improve the interactivity of the site

This site relies on certain services provided by third parties which allow :

  • to offer interactive content;
  • improve usability and facilitate the sharing of content on social networks;
  • view videos and animated presentations directly on our website;
  • protect form entries from robots;
  • monitor the performance of the site.

These third parties will collect and use your browsing data for their own purposes.

How to accept or reject cookies

When you start browsing an eZpublish site, the appearance of the "cookies" banner allows you to accept or refuse all the cookies we use. This banner will be displayed as long as you have not made a choice, even if you are browsing on another page of the site.

You can change your choices at any time by clicking on the "Cookie Management" link.

You can manage these cookies in your browser. Here are the procedures to follow: Firefox; Chrome; Explorer; Safari; Opera

For more information about the cookies we use, you can contact INRAE's Data Protection Officer by email at or by post at :


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General Information

Please refer to the legal notice of the site

Intellectual Property

The general structure of the site, its contents, texts – including press releases – videos, images and animations which appear or are available on the site, are protected by third-party intellectual property rights. 

You hereby agree not to copy, translate, reproduce, sell, publish, use or share copyright protected website content without the prior written agreement of the site’s publisher, whose contact details are contained in the legal notice.
The site publisher does grant you the right to reproduce all or part of the site’s content for the purpose of saving a copy or printing a paper version of it. This right is granted solely for personal, private and non-collective use.

You may quote site content subject to compliance with the law (Article L. 122-5 of the French Intellectual Property Code).

Brands and logos present on the site remain the property of the site publisher, except in specific cases. You agree not to re-use this content without prior written agreement, except in reference to the present site.

The site publisher shall not be held liable in any way for any consequences resulting from the use or interpretation of information found on the site. Furthermore, this content appears purely for informational purposes only and in no way is intended to be advice or a recommendation of any kind. You alone are responsible for the use you make of the information found on the site.

The site publisher shall make every possible effort to ensure that information is accurate and up-to-date at the time it is published on the site. However the web site publisher does not guarantee in any way whatsoever the exactness, precision or exhaustiveness of the information contained on the site. Information contained on the site is non-contractual and can be modified at any time.

Access to the site may be interrupted at any time without advance notice, in particular in the event of force majeure, maintenance, or if the site publisher decides to suspend or no longer provide this service.


The site may contain links to partner and/or third-party sites. The site publisher is not in control of these sites and cannot be held liable for the content found on them.
The creation of links (by way of any technical procedure) by third parties to other pages or documents published on the publisher’s web site is permitted, provided that: 

  • the links are not detrimental to the site publisher’s interests, 
  • the user can identify the source and author of the document at any time.

Personal Data - Right of access and Right of rectification

The following personal data is collected through the site: the IP address, date, time and pages visited, response time-related technical data (via cookies), and any information provided by the user via email in relation to a contact form, a subscription to site updates or the transmission of an newsletter. This data is subject to computer processing by the site publisher, who is responsible for this process.

This data is used for the purposes of publishing the web site, measuring traffic, processing response time-related incidents, as well as processing requests you may submit via the contact form, or to send you a newsletter.
The legal basis for the processing of this information is the publisher’s task of general public interest, in particular the creation and maintenance of informative web sites.

Data is stored for:

  • six months in the case of data collected using cookies,
  • and for the length of a subscription to site news or the newsletter.

This data is necessary for the smooth operation of the web site (cookie-related information), in order to process your information requests (contact form information), and to transmit the information letter and notification emails related to a subscription.

Withholding some or all of this data may result in you being unable to access the site.

Data is handled by individuals working on the web site and the services it offers. Collected data will only be provided to third parties for the purposes of managing the website, and traffic in particular, or to meet legal and statutory requirements.

You have the right to access, correct, delete, oppose (for a legitimate reason) or limit the use of data concerning you, in accordance with Law No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 on Data Processing, Files and Individual Liberties ([lien][lien]), and with EU Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data ([lien][lien]). You have the right to give general or specific instructions on the storage, deletion and sharing of data concerning you following your demise. You also have the right to submit a claim to a supervisory authority such as the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL).

Except in the case of a claim, which must be submitted directly to a supervisory authority, you may exercise these rights by sending an email to the site publisher [site webmaster’s email address] or a letter to the  [Full name of the administrative services unit or centre] department together with a signed identity document.

INRA has a Data Protection Officer. She can be contacted by email at [lien][lien] or by mail at INRA, 24 chemin de Borde Rouge, Auzeville, CS52627, 31326 CASTANET TOLOSAN CEDEX, France


The site publisher reserves the right to change the terms of use without prior notice.

Choice of Law

Any dispute relating to these Terms of Use will be settled in a French court only.