1.What is a cookie?
2.How we use cookies
3.We use the following types of cookies
4.Specific cookies we use
5.Granting us permission to use cookies

What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

How we use cookies
Most of our web pages use "cookies". A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we place on your computer or mobile device if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our website.

For information about what types of personal information will be gathered when you visit the website, and how this information will be used, please see our Privacy Policy

We use the following types of cookies:

  • strictly necessary cookies – these are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies the services you have asked for, like online application forms, cannot be provided;
  • performance cookies – these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works; and
  • functionality cookies – these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of the web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Specific cookies we use
Cookies may be set either by Institut des Hautes Etudes du Goût (HEG)'s website ("first party cookies"), or by a third party website ("third party cookies"). The tables below identify the cookies we use and explain the purposes for which they are used.

However, we constantly review information about first and third-party cookies and we may update the information contained in this section from time to time.

First Party Cookies




Further information

Content Management System - Session



These cookies are used to maintain session state (that is, they remember whether you have logged in or not, and to identify your browser session for example, if you open several tabs or windows accross the web site).


Content Management System - Language


This cookie is used to maintain your language selection.


Content Management System - Template


This cookie is used to maintain the site template (layout, colours) selection.


Google Analytics





These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Overview of Google Analytics privacy

Third Party Cookies




Further information

Google Maps





These cookies are used by Google to track how many people are using their maps.

Overview of Google privacy






These cookies are used by AddThis to provide sharing functionality.

Please note: when sharing content with friends through social networks – such as Facebook and Twitter - you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Overview of AddThis privacy

Flash cookies (or Local Shared Objects)

On the Institut des Hautes Etudes du Goût (HEG)'s website we display visual content using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your experience as a user. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, but they're managed differently by your browser.
If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings (opens in a new window). Please bear in mind though, that if you disable Flash cookies for www.heg-gastronomy.com you'll unable to access certain types of content on the site, such as videos.

Granting us permission to use cookies
By using our website and if the settings on the software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Please consult your documentation or online help files). However doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

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