In a quiz my answer to "You [formal] are cold" was "Vous êtes froid" but it was marked wrong with the correct answer supposed to be Vous avez froid. Contradictions the lesson entirely !
The correct answer is Vous avez froid. Your using the irregular verb avoir.
Ils/ Elles not
Avoir chaud / froid = To be hot / cold
Here is a link https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/conjugate-avoir-jai-tu-as-vous-avez-in-le-present-present-tense
Also see this link as well.
I would add that it is indeed the case in french that one "has" cold, or heat, or thirst, etc... I don't purport to be an expert, but I think to say in french that, quite literally, one _is_ cold would be to say that one is literally _the cold_ and not that they are afflicted with coldness.
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