Policy on Cookies

Table of Contents


1. Preambule
2. Definition
3. Reasons for using cookies
4. Cookies used by our Site

4.1 Cookies placed by the Firm
4.2 Cookies placed by a third party

5. Consent
6. Management of cookies

6.1 Cookie management module
6.2 Configuration of browser software
6.3 Opposition modules for third parties
6.4 Interbranch opposition platforms

7. Protection of personal data


HMN & Partners wishes to provide you with clear and transparent information on the use of cookies when you visit its web site: hmn-partners.com.


1. Preambule


1. In order to allow Internet users to benefit from the services offered on www.hmn-partners.com (the ‘Site’) of HMN & Partners (‘the Firm’) such as consultation, optimization of access and personalization for the individual user, the Site uses cookies.

2. You can deactivate the cookies that you have agreed to see at any time, free of charge, through the available options as discussed below.


2. Definition


3.When visiting the Site, browser information from your terminal (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) can be registered in text files known as ‘cookies’, which are installed on your browser. Cookies are used to recognize your browser during the period of the cookie’s validity and to send certain information to the Site (e.g. session ID or choice of language).


4. Only the cookie issuer can read or modify the information contained in the cookie.


5. There are different types of cookies:


– Session cookies which disappear as soon as you leave the Site;

– Permanent cookies which remain on your terminal until expiration of their service life or until you erase them using the functions in your browser.


6. During your visits to this Site, cookies may be installed on your terminal.


3. Reasons for using cookies


7. Our Site uses cookies for several purposes:

– to facilitate your browsing;

– to suggest personalized content: our Site uses cookies in order to tailor editorial content on our Site based on your visit;

– to collect statistics on visits.


8. Some cookies, which do not require your consent, are essential for using the cookie application. These are technical cookies used by the Firm for:


– keeping your session open;

– registering your choices relating to cookies;

– registering your choice of language.


9. Other cookies are presented for your consent. They are used for improving the performance of the Site and allowing the Firm to analyse and calculate the number of visits to the Site.


4. Cookies used by the site


10. The cookies used on the Site are:


– the Firm’s cookies;


4.1 Cookies placed by the firm


11. Cookies placed by the Firm are identified in the table below:


Cookie name : _pk_id

Purpose : Used to store some details about the user such as the visitor’s unique identifier.

Period of validity: 13 months


Cookie name : _pk_ref

Purpose : Used to store attribution information, the referrer initially used to visit the site

Period of validity: 6 months


Cookies name : _pk_ses,_pk_cvar, _pk_hsr

Purpose : Cookies with a short period of validity, used to store data temporarily for the visit

Period of validity: 30 minutes


Cookie name : _pk_testcookie

Purpose : Used to check whether the visitor’s browser support cookies

Period of validity : created and immediately deleted after the visit


Cookie name : mtm_consent

Purpose : Allows you to remember that consent has been given (or withdrawn) by the user

Period of validity : created and immediately deleted after the visit


Cookie name : mtm_cookie_consent

Purpose : To remind that consent for the storage and use of cookies has been given by the user

Period of validity : created and immediately deleted after the visit


4.2 Cookies placed by a third party


Our Site does not contains cookies created by third parties.


5. Consent


13. During your first visit to our Site, you will be asked to agree to or refuse the use of the entire range of cookies, whether from the Firm or from third parties.


14. You can also consent independently and specifically to each individual purpose, through the option ‘personalize my choices’.


15. You can also choose to leave the cookie consent box by clicking on ‘Continue without consent’. The simple fact of continuing to browse without clicking on one of the options in this Cookies Box implies a refusal to consent to their use.


16.When you accept the use of cookies, a consent cookie is installed.


17. If you do not want cookies to be installed or read on your terminal, a refusal cookie will be placed on your equipment, so that the Firm can register the fact that you have refused the use of cookies. This will remain in place for a period of 6 months.[1] Please note that, if you do not give your consent, you will not have access to some sections of the Site.


18. If you erase this refusal cookie, it will no longer be possible for you to be identified as having refused the use of cookies.


19. Refusal and consent cookies will remain on your terminal. You can at any time modify your choice by clicking here [LIEN VERS LE MODULE DE GESTION DES COOKIES].


6. Management of cookies


20. You can manage and modify the use of cookies at any time, using the following methods: – directly on our Site, by clicking on the module for that purpose [LIEN VERS LE MODULE DE GESTION DES COOKIES], or – by clicking on our “Cookies” icon which appears on every page on our Site [à créer sur le site], or – through your browser software, or – through inter-branch opposition platforms.


N.B.: In order to register your refusal of cookies, a ‘refusal’ cookie will still be placed on your terminal. Therefore, if you deactivate all cookies on your terminal or if you change terminal, we will no longer know that you have chosen this option.


1.1 Cookie management module


2. A module will allow you to choose which cookies you wish to accept or refuse for our Site. 3. At any time, by clicking here [LIEN VERS LE MODULE DE GESTION DES COOKIES], you will have access to this module and be able to modify your preferences.

1.2 Configuration of browser software


4. You can configure your browser software so that cookies are either registered on your terminal or are rejected, depending on the cookie issuer.


5. You can regularly remove cookies from your terminal via your browser.


6. Do not forget to configure the browsers on all your terminals.


7. For managing cookies and your choices, each browser uses a different configuration. This is described in the browser’s help menu and will allow you to find out how to modify your choices for cookies.

For example:


– For Internet Explorer™: https://support.microsoft.com/fr-fr/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies ;


– For Safari™: https://support.apple.com/fr-fr/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac ; – For Chrome™: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=fr&hlrm=en ; – For Firefox™: https://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/protection-renforcee-contre-pistage-firefox-ordinateur?redirectlocale=fr&redirectslug=Activer+et+d%C3%A9sactiver+les+cookies ;


– For Opera™: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies.


8. Nevertheless, we wish to draw your attention to the fact that, when configuring your browser to refuse cookies, certain functions, pages and areas on the Site, which require the use of cookies, will no longer be accessible, and we cannot be held responsible for this situation. 9. For more information about how to configure your browser software, we invite you to consult the site of the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL): https://www.cnil.fr/fr/cookies-les-outils-pour-les-maitriser.


1.3 Opposition modules for third parties 10. You can choose to deactivate certain third party cookies, by going directly to the issuer’s web page. For example: – To deactivate cookies from Google Analytics, go to: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=fr.


1.4 Inter-branch opposition platforms


11. Several professional publicity platforms offer you the possibility of refusing or accepting cookies issued by members of these platforms. These centralized mechanisms do not block advertisements; they only prevent the placement of cookies allowing personalization of cookies relating to your interests and online browsing.


12. For example, you can go to the www.youronlinechoices.com to prevent the installation of these cookies on your terminal. This site has been created by digital publicity professionals at the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) and is managed in France by Interactive Advertising Auel


13. On this platform, you can see which companies are registered and you can refuse or accept the cookies they issue in order to adapt advertisements for display on your browser, according to the data they collect: www.youronlinechoices.com/fr/controler-ses-cookies.


14. This European platform is shared by hundreds of advertising companies on the Internet and provides a centralized interface that allows you to express your refusal or acceptance of cookies as described above.


2. Protection of personal data


15. Within the structure established for using cookies as described above, the Firm may process your personal data, such as your IP address, as site controller.


16. The reasons for using cookies are described above.


17. Processing of your personal data collected from cookies for which consent is requested requires your consent. When consent has not been given, personal data is processed only for the purposes of analysing and measuring visits to its Site, which are in the Firm’s legitimate interests. 18. Data obtained from the cookies used by the Site will be given to the Firm’s authorized personnel.


19. Cookies are never kept for longer than is necessary for the purpose for which the cookies were installed and, in any event, no longer than 13 months. Data collected from cookies is kept for 25 months maximum. 20. You can withdraw your consent at any time by using the management module available on every page of our Site or through this link [LIEN VERS LE MODULE DE GESTION DES COOKIES].


21. You have right of access, correction, removal and transfer of your personal data, and the right to limit the processing of your personal data.


22. You also have the right to oppose, at any time and for any reason relating to your personal situation, the processing of personal data collected to serve the legitimate interests of the Firm.


23. More information is available, in particular relating to the exercise of your rights, from our document on “Policy on Protection of Personal Data“.


24. Requests for the exercise of your rights can be sent to the Firm’s Delegate for Data Protection at the following postal address: Lexing Alain Bensoussan Avocats, Immeuble Cap Etoile – 58 boulevard Gouvion-Saint-Cyr 75017 Paris or from this email address: paris@lexing.law. 25. You have the right to lodge a complaint to the Commission nationale informatique et libertés (CNIL), which is the appropriate regulatory authority: its offices are at 3, place de Fontenoy 75007 Paris.