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Our use of cookies

Cookies are a set of data stored on a user’s device when the user browses a web site. The data is in a file containing an ID number, the name of the server which deposited it and, in some cases, an expiry date. We use cookies to record information about your visit, language of preference, and other parameters on the site in order to optimise your next visit and make the site even more useful to you.

To improve your experience, we use cookies to store certain browsing information and provide secure navigation, and to collect statistics with a view to improve the site’s features. For a complete list of the cookies we use, download “Ghostery”, a free plug-in for browsers which can detect, and, in some cases, block cookies.

Ghostery is available here for free:

You can also visit the CNIL web site for instructions on how to configure your browser to manage cookie storage on your device.

In the case of third-party advertising cookies, you can also visit the following site:, offered by digital advertising professionals within the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA). From the site, you can deny or accept the cookies used by advertising professionals who are members.

It is also possible to block certain third-party cookies directly via publishers:

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Means of blocking

Analytical and performance cookies

Google Analytics

Targeted advertising cookies


The following types of cookies may be used on our websites:

Mandatory cookies

Functional cookies

Social media and advertising cookies

These cookies are needed to ensure the proper functioning of the site and cannot be disabled. They help ensure a secure connection and the basic availability of our website.

These cookies allow us to analyse site use in order to measure and optimise performance. They allow us to store your sign-in information and display the different components of our website in a more coherent way.

These cookies are used by advertising agencies such as Google and by social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Among other things, they allow pages to be shared on social media, the posting of comments, and the publication (on our site or elsewhere) of ads that reflect your centres of interest.

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) uses CAS and PHP session cookies and the New Relic cookie for monitoring purposes (IP, response times).

These cookies are deleted at the end of the browsing session (when you log off or close your browser window)

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) uses the XiTi cookie to measure traffic. Our service provider is AT Internet. This company stores data (IPs, date and time of access, length of the visit and pages viewed) for six months.

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) does not use this type of cookie.

For more information about the cookies we use, contact INRA’s Data Protection Officer by email at or by post at:

24, chemin de Borde Rouge –Auzeville – CS52627
31326 Castanet Tolosan CEDEX - France

Dernière mise à jour : Mai 2018

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Terms of use

By accessing, browsing or using this website, you acknowledge and accept the terms of use contained below.

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 (, 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 ( 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  or a letter to the centre INRAE Hauts-de-France 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 INRAE, 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.