Cookie policy on Hypotheses

OpenEdition has carried out work to bring its cookie policy on its platforms into compliance with Article 82 of the French law “Informatique et libertés” and GPDR (General Data Protection Regulation). Readers and bloggers will find in this blog post the main principles of the cookie policy on Hypotheses.

What cookies are set by Hypotheses ? 

When readers visit a Hypotheses blog, two types of cookies may be deposited in their browser:

Functional cookies which do not require consent

These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of the site.

On Hypotheses, these are : 

  • cmplz_# which allows storing, for a period of twelve months, the information relative to the consent of the cookies
  • PHPSESSID which allows to temporarily store the current WordPress session
  • _modal which allows you to show or to hide a warning window on certain blogs for a period of 4 hours

You can find more information about these cookies on the OpenEdition’s Cookie policy page.
We no longer set cookies related to Matomo. Matomo is a web analytics platform that allows us to obtain valuable information on the geolocation of our readers, the pages most consulted, the devices used for consultation, etc., which is then used to administer and improve our services. In order to guarantee the protection of our users’ personal data, the IPs recorded by Matomo are now anonymised, in accordance with the recommendations of the CNIL. We have configured it so that it does not set cookies that identify the user.

Third-party cookies

Hypotheses bloggers have the possibility to integrate content hosted on other platforms and services that deposit so-called “third party cookies”. Among these platforms, some deposit only functional cookies, or no cookies at all, and therefore do not require any special treatment. This is the case of Nakala. Content hosted on these platforms will be displayed directly in the posts.

However, most of the other platforms deposit cookies, particularly for marketing purposes (for example Youtube, Dailymotion, Twitter, etc.). We do not have control on these cookies. They require special treatment as described below.

How does Hypotheses handle cookie consent?

From now on, Hypotheses use Complianz to manage cookies consent. Thanks to it, you now have the possibility to refuse them and to fine-tune your choices.

Example of cookies consent banner on Hypotheses blogs

Consent to the deposit of cookies is done at the platform level. Once accepted for one blog, they are deemed to be accepted for the whole platform.

By default, the display of embedded content from third-party services is deactivated if they involve the deposit of marketing cookies. Cookies which enable targeted and personalised advertising will be activated only after acceptance by readers.

Here are a few examples of how marketing cookies are displayed before prior to consent:

Display of content from Google Maps before cookies consent
Display of content from YouTube before cookies consent
Display of content from Internet Archive before cookies consent

Services whose embedded content is blocked prior to consent :

URLs from iFrames sources blocked before consent :

  • Google Maps
  • OpenStreetMaps
  • Vimeo
  • YouTube
  • Dailymotion
  • SoundCloud
  • Spotify
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
  • TikTok

Media uploaded to your media library will continue to be displayed normally.

As a blogger, you won’t have to set anything up on your side. The Hypotheses team takes care of the configuration of Complianz at the creation of the blog. For existing blogs, the configuration has also been updated automatically. The cookie consent banner will be in the same language as the one declared in the dashboard of your blog.

If you want to know more about Openedition’s cookie policy and how to best set up your browsers, please visit the dedicated page on our portal.

Featured image : Cookies by Neil Conway CC BY 2.0

Cite this blog post
Céline Guilleux (2021, October 22). Cookie policy on Hypotheses. The house of blogs. Retrieved June 12, 2024, from

You may also like...

Search OpenEdition Search

You will be redirected to OpenEdition Search