Cookie Policy

Like most websites, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These files are called cookies.


The term cookies should be understood in the broad sense. It covers all tracers implemented and/or read when a website is viewed, regardless of the type of device (e.g. a computer or smartphone) that is used.

Cookies improve the user experience by:

  • Saving your preferences so you don’t have to re-enter them every time you change pages,
  • Measuring how you use the site in order to improve it and respond to your expectations more effectively.

Our cookies are designed to make the site work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these files as you wish. Blocking all cookies may therefore prevent you from benefiting fully from the features offered by our site.

Cookies will not be used to collect personal data from your hard drive, read your email address or obtain personal information.


You can configure your browser to block cookies.

How you manage your cookie settings varies from browser to browser. You can find more information about how to change your cookie settings from your browser’s help menu.

For more information about cookies and how to manage them, you can visit the website of the CNIL, the French data protection commission (in French). You can also learn more about how we use cookies from the remainder of this document.



This Mazars website uses cookies in several places. We’ve listed each of them below, with more details about why we use them and how long they last. “End of session” means the cookie is temporary and will be removed each time you close your browser. Some of the cookies we use are removed at the end of the browser session, i.e. when you close your browser (these are called “session cookies”). Other cookies remain on your device and allow us to recognise your browser during your next visit (“persistent cookies”).



Purpose – This cookie is used by our content management system and is added when you visit the site. It is essential to the working of the site.

Expires – End of session


Name – mazarsAcceptCookies

Purpose – Saves a cookie to let us know that you have seen and accepted our message on cookies.

Expires – 12 months

On your first visit to the website, you may be greeted by a pop-up banner message that provides information about cookie use. We’ll store a cookie when you click the accept button so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and will stop showing it.


We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site and gain a better understand of their expectations. This allows us to constantly improve the site.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here, etc. We do not receive or record any personal information such as your name or address, so this cookie cannot be used to identify you. We do not allow Google to use or share data about browsing on our website with a third party.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by visiting this page on Google.

Name – _utma

Purpose – This randomly generated number is used to determine the number of unique visitors to our site.

Expires – 2 years

Name – _utmb

Purpose – This randomly generated number works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time users spend on our site.

Expires – 30 minutes

Name – _utmc

Purpose – This randomly generated number is used (with _utmb) to calculate when you close your browser.

Expires – End of session

Name – _utmz

Purpose – This is a randomly generated number and information about how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search).

Expires – 6 months

Name – jsuid

Purpose – This cookie holds a random number that is generated the first time someone visits the website. Its purpose is to identify new visitors to the website.

Expires – 10 years

Name – _eventqueue

Purpose – This cookie stores an array of mouse events that may not be logged to our servers before the current page is unloaded. These events can then be processed when the next page is loaded.

Expires – 1 hour

Name – heatmaps_g2g_100626449

Purpose –  This cookie allows us to tell Google to record the clicks on a page so that a heatmap (a depiction of which points of a webpage a user looks at and for how long) can then be generated.

Expires – 1 hour

Name – _first_pageview

Purpose – This is a session cookie that is set on the first page view of any visit. Its purpose is to ensure that certain parts of the code only fire on the first page view, making it faster and more efficient.

Expires – 10 minutes

Name – _referrer_og

Purpose – This cookie stores the external referrer for a visitor

Expires – 90 days


Mazars is not responsible for the placing of third-party cookies on your device by any social media you belong to. Social media may place a cookie on your device that enables you to be identified, particularly when the features for posting comments on content or publications are used.

Our website includes applications called social plugins linked to various social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube) which allow us to offer you content recommendations. When you load a page from our site containing one of these plugins, your browser connects directly to the servers of the social media site concerned. The social media site then transmits the content of the plugin directly to your browser, so that it is incorporated into the webpage.

To see the purpose and scope of the collection, processing and use of the data by the social media you belong to, as well as your rights and options to change your privacy settings, please consult the General Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy of the social media in question.

Name – leo_auth_token

Purpose – These LinkedIn cookies are set by the LinkedIn share button. They are used to track which pages the user visits. For more information, visit the following page on the LinkedIn website:

Expires – 1 hour


Purpose – These LinkedIn cookies are set by the LinkedIn share button. They are used to track which pages the user visits. For more information, visit the following page on the LinkedIn website:

Expires – End of session

Name – visit

Purpose – These LinkedIn cookies are set by the LinkedIn share button. They are used to track which pages the user visits. For more information, visit the following page on the LinkedIn website:

Expires – 2 years

Name – LinkedIn Insight Tag

Purpose – The LinkedIn Insight Tag enables the collection of data regarding members’ visits to the website, including the URL, referrer, IP address, device and browser characteristics, timestamp, and page views. This data is encrypted, then de-identified within seven days. LinkedIn does not share the personal data with the website owner, it only provides aggregated reports about the website audience and ad performance. LinkedIn also provides retargeting for website visitors, enabling the website owner to show personalized ads off its website by using this data, but without identifying the member. LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes through their account settings.

Expires – 90 days

Name – guest_id

Purpose – This cookie is set by Twitter. It is present because we offer Twitter’s share and follow widgets on our webpages.

Expires – 2 years


Purpose – These cookies are set by YouTube to measure viewings of the YouTube videos featured on our webpages.

Expires – End of session