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These files make it possible to recognize the user’s terminal and present to them a content adapted to their preferences. Cookies provide the user a pleasant navigation experience and support the efforts of CONCORDIA Academia in offering comfortable services to the user, such as: preferences on online confidentiality, accessing certain sections or downloading documents. The cookies are used in prepare certain aggregate anonymous statistics that help us understand the way in which a user benefits from our web pages, allowing us to improve their structure and content. They also allow us to customize the content and advertisements to be able to offer social network functions and to analyse traffic.
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