Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are data placed on your computers or mobiles. They are distinguishable by their unique identifiers associated with your computers or phones. They allow you to have a better consumer experience on your favorite sites by remembering your actions and preferences. This means you don’t need to enter your browsing preferences each time, such as location, font, or language.

These “cookies” are stored in your computer’s memory. They do not allow us to identify you; however, they record information regarding your computer’s navigation on the Site (the pages you visited, date, and time of consultation, etc.) that we can read during your subsequent visits.

For all Data Processing related to cookie collection, GENOPOLE, a public interest group, registered under SIREN 189100142, located in EVRY-COURCOURONNES (91000), and specialized in biotechnology research and development, determines the means and purposes of the Processing. Therefore, GENOPOLE acts as the Data Controller, in accordance with the Regulations concerning Personal Data, notably Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of individuals concerning the Processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data.

GENOPOLE attaches the utmost importance and care to the protection of privacy and Personal Data, as well as compliance with applicable Legislation.

The purpose of this Cookies policy (hereinafter the “Policy”) is to provide you with clear and straightforward information on how your Data is collected through cookies deposited on the internet.


Are cookies deposited when you browse the website?

Upon your first visit to the website, a banner informs you of the presence of these cookies and invites you to indicate your choice. Cookies requiring your consent according to regulations are only deposited if you accept them. You can inform yourself and configure the cookies to accept or refuse them by visiting the page located at the bottom of each page of the site or by configuring your browser.


What data is collected through the cookies?

Through cookies, all data related to a terminal at a given time can be collected, including:

  • Date, time, and duration of a terminal’s connection to a website
  • Internet address of the page from which the terminal accessed the website
  • Terminal’s operating system type (e.g., Windows, MacOS, Linux, Unix, etc.)
  • Type and version of the browsing software used by the terminal (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, etc.)
  • Brand and model of the mobile device or tablet
  • Possible download errors
  • Language used by the browsing software
  • Characteristics of the content viewed and shared


What are the purposes of the cookies deposited on the COBIOE website?

On our site, we may deposit different types of cookies for various purposes:

  • Necessary cookies for the functioning of the website: These allow you to use the main functionalities of the Site, such as saving information between two site visits on the same device, session identifiers, or interface customization elements (language choice or presentation). They do not require your prior consent and are essential for the proper functioning of the Site. Refusal to store these cookies on your device or browser or their deletion may limit your navigation and experience on the site.
  • Analytical cookies, statistics, or audience measurement cookies: These allow us to understand the usage and audience performance of the site and improve its operation for our visitors. For example, generating statistics and traffic volumes and usage of various components of the site (visited sections and content, navigation paths) to enhance the interest and usability of the site.
  • Social media cookies deposited by social networks when you share site content with others or express your opinion on this content through an application button. These cookies are deposited only when you have expressly consented through the banner displayed during your first connection. We have no control over the process used by these social networks to collect information regarding your browsing on our sites and associated Personal Data they may have. Please consult their data protection policies to know your rights concerning each of them and manage your privacy settings.


Who deposits cookies on the website?

The entities depositing cookies on the website are:

  • The COBIOE site publisher and COBIOE’s subcontractors, namely technical service providers processing your browsing data on behalf of COBIOE.
  • Social network publishers may deposit cookies on the website.


What is the storage duration of the deposited cookies?

Cookies deposited by COBIOE, our subcontractors, and partners, along with the collected data, are retained for a maximum duration of 6 months from their placement on your device. After this period, your consent is required again, and the cookie banner will be displayed during your next visit to our site.

Contact forms are kept until the request is processed and, at most, for a duration of 13 months from the sending date.

Once the data processing purposes are achieved, considering any legal or regulatory obligations requiring the retention of certain data, we proceed to delete your data.


How to manage your consent for cookie placement?

The placement of a cookie for audience measurement, content personalization, social networks, and targeted advertising requires your prior consent. This consent is requested through the banner displayed during your initial site navigation. You can choose to accept the placement of cookies for all listed purposes, refuse them, or customize your choice. One of our tools uses cookies to improve audience measurement. The data collected by this tool is purely statistical and solely serves site management. Therefore, the cookies from this tool benefit from an exemption from consent (in accordance with the CNIL requirements). To benefit from withdrawing consent (opt-out), please click here.


How to configure cookies on web browsers?

You have the option to configure your browser to accept or reject all cookies, periodically delete cookies, or view when a cookie is issued, its validity period, and content, and refuse its storage on your hard drive. You can choose to block or disable these cookies at any time by setting the internet browser on your computer, tablet, or mobile device according to the instructions provided by your internet browser provider available on the following websites:

For Internet Explorer: Instructions For Microsoft Edge: Instructions For Mozilla Firefox: Instructions For Safari Mac/Iphone/Ipad: Instructions or Instructions For Google Chrome: Instructions For iOS: Instructions

You can also search for “cookies” in the “help” section of your browser to access configuration instructions. For more information, you can also visit the CNIL website: CNIL Cookies


What are your rights?

Regarding the personal data we collect/process, you can exercise the following rights:

  • Right of access (Article 15 of the GDPR)
  • Right to rectification
  • Right to erasure (Article 17 of the GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 of the GDPR)
  • Right to object (Article 21 of the GDPR)
  • Right to withdraw consent at any time (Article 7-3 of the GDPR)
  • Right to restrict processing (Article 18 of the GDPR)
  • Right to define the fate of your data after your death and choose whether we communicate (or not) your data to a third party you have designated (Law for a Digital Republic).

You can exercise all these rights by contacting the Data Protection Officer (DPO) of GENOPOLE at the following address:


When you submit a request to exercise your rights, please specify the scope of the request, the type of right being exercised, the personal data processing concerned, and any other relevant information to facilitate the review of your request. Moreover, if there is reasonable doubt about your identity, proof of identity may be requested.

If, after contacting us, you believe that your data rights are not being respected, you can lodge a complaint with the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL).


How to contact us?

For any questions regarding this policy or to exercise your rights, you can contact us:

In writing, ideally by registered mail with acknowledgment of receipt at the postal address: GIP Genopole 20 rue Henri Desbruères 91030 EVRY-COURCOURONNES Or by email at:

Your request must specify the address to which the response should be sent. We will respond within a maximum period of one month from the date of receipt of the request. In some cases, due to the complexity of the request or the number of requests, this period may be extended by 2 months.


Updating this Policy

This policy may be regularly updated to comply with developments in regulations concerning personal data.